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Club events

Derby Athletic Club teams compete at all levels and age groups. Details here are of competitions available over the winter season 2023-24 (sportshall and cross-country) .

If you would be interested in managing or assisting with the teams for any of these competitions, your support would be most welcome. Please contact Chair@derbyathleticclub.co.uk if you can help.

Competition information

Northern League

Our athletes, female and male, Masters to U17s, compete in the Northern League. Senior athletes are over 20 and can be of any ability, as long as they bring their very best efforts to any event they participate in for Derby Athletic Club.

Northern League dates for summer 2024: TBC – please check this page for updates.

For more information please see the Northern League website or email DAC Northern League contact Paul Blakey on Coaching@derbyathleticclub.co.uk.

Derbyshire MiniLeague

MiniLeague is organised by Derbyshire Athletics and is run for U11s to U15s. Three competition formats for all athletes aged 9 and older: sportshall athletics, cross-country and track and field.

More information here

Youth Development League lower

YDL lower is a league for U13 and U15 athletes.

Meetings planned for 2024:

  • Saturday 20 April – Berry Hill Stadium, Mansfield
  • Sunday 19 May – Moorways Stadium, Derby
  • Sunday 16 June – South Kesteven Stadium, Grantham

Points for the team are won through athletes’ performances. The team is selected from those athletes who have announced their availability.

Team managers will choose the team (two athletes per event) and publish this ahead of the event. If members are available, they should sign up in the DAC clubroom or contact their team manager. Further information about YDL is on the YDL website (Derby AC competes in the Midland section), or contact juniors@derbyathleticclub.co.uk

Youth Development League upper

YDL upper is a league for U17s and U20s. Points for the club are based on your performances.

Meetings planned for 2024:

  • Sunday 28 April – Tamworth Sports Stadium
  • Sunday 26 May – Northwood Stadium, Stoke
  • Sunday 30 June – Shobnall Stadium, Burton

The team is selected from those athletes who have announced their availability.

Team managers will choose the team (two athletes per event) and publish this ahead of the event. If members are available, they should sign up in the DAC clubroom or contact their team manager. Further information about YDL is on the YDL website (Derby AC competes in the Midland section). Email Chair@derbyathleticclub.co.uk.

Open events

There are various open events which DAC athletes are welcome to enter. There is an additional cost involved for open events and entries must be submitted before the event deadline.

Open events typically include:

Derby Athletics Development Association (DADA) track and field evening events at Moorways (for entry details go to the run-jump-throw website) – usually held on Tuesday evenings, throughout the summer season.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Championships, usually held over a weekend in May.

Final dates for these events for 2024 are TBC.

Cross-country and road races

The club supports the North Midlands Cross Country Leagues throughout the winter months (October to January).

This league offers races for Seniors/Masters, U17, U15, U13 and U11 for both females and males.

Teams are entered in to the Northern and National Cross Country Championships (including relays) in all age groups and both sexes.

Teams are also entered in to the Northern and National Road Relays in September/October and April.

In September/October Senior Men race over six stages, Senior Women over four stages and U17s, U15s, and U13s race over three stages.

In the April relays the men’s team comprises 12 stages (they qualify for the Nationals via the Northern) and the women’s six stages (they can enter the Nationals direct without having to qualify).

The Contact Us page of this website has contact details for team managers; or contact DAC competitions officer Richard Wilson

The County Championships for cross country (individual entry) in January covers all age groups and both sexes.

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