Winter Minileague competition dates announced: sportshall and cross country
Calling all athletes in school years 10 and below – some winter competition dates for your diary:
Winter Derbyshire MiniLeague (summer 2022 age groups apply for these comps):
Sportshall Athletics – Sundays at Queens Park Leisure Centre, Chesterfield – dates for 2022-23:
16 October 2022
20 November 2022
4 December 2022
8 January 2023
5 February 2023
12 March 2023
Sportshall athletics features short and longer races plus relays, along with shot put, standing long and triple jump, vertical high jump and other events such as speed bounce and hi-stepper.
Cross Country Saturday 29 October 2022, Buxton Rugby Club – No Training
Cross Country Saturday 26 November 2022, Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston – No Training
Cross Country Saturday 17 December 2022, Moorways, Derby – No Training
The Winter MiniLeague Competition Year extends from 1 October (2022) to 30 September in the following year.
U11 boys and girls must be aged nine on the day of competition or 10 on 31 August 2022. This means they will be in school years 4, 5 and 6. All athletes must be at least nine on the day of competition.
U13 boys and girls must be aged 11 or 12 on 31 August 2022, so they will be in school years 7 and 8.
U15 boys and girls must be aged 13 or 14 on 31 August 2022, so they will be in school Years 9 and 10.
All Sportshall Athletics competitions are at Queens Park Leisure Centre, Chesterfield, starting at 1pm, Access to hall by athletes from 12.45pm.
MiniLeague Cross Country:
First race 11am start. Order of races; U11G, U11B, U13G, U13B, U15G, U15B
U11G 1000m, U11B 1500m, U13G 2000m, U13B 3000m, U15G 3000m, U15B 4000m
Distances are approximate and event organisers reserve the right to combine races where appropriate.
Please take the opportunity to come along and compete for your club. If you are interested, there will be sign-up sheets in the clubhouse, or you can speak to your coach.