YDL 2017

Team IOM Youth will again be competing in the UK Youth Development league in 2017. The team competes in the North West Division 1 League at various venues around the region. Each fixture comprises of a day trip from the Island and are scheduled on the following dates this season:

22nd April 2017
20th May 2017
17th June 2017
15th July 2017

The team is comprised of athletes from each of Manx Harriers, Northern AC and Western AC in the Under 15 and Under 13 age groups (School years 6 thru 9 ). Representatives from each club meet prior to a fixture to select a team.

To be considered for the team an athlete MUST BE A PAID UP FIRST CLAIM member of one of the clubs. If you are unsure of your membership status, you should check with your club membership secretary. It is also very important that your membership is renewed promptly for the 2017 season and you are registered with UKA.

Athletes who regularly attend their club training sessions and are willing to compete in a number of disciplines if required will be put forward by their club for selection.

Athletes may be selected for their perceived potential and not necessarily their current performance.

Registration forms will soon be available from Club Representatives but in the first instance we are asking athletes to register their interest by emailing the following details to Niamh Goddard , the YDL administrator at

Name – Age Group – Date of Birth – Club .

If you have any queries or questions, please contact the YDL administrator or your club coach.

Microgaming Cross Country League – Round 4 and IOM Cross Country Championship – Results

Here are the results of the Microgaming Cross Country League – Round 4 and the IOM Cross Country Championships, along with the overall league results.  This the final round was held at QEII, Peel on Sunday 22 January 2016.

Many thanks to hosts Western AC and to Richard Highfield & Karen Kneale for the results.

Revised Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Standards

Further to the previous announcement the IOMAA have now received revised consideration performance times, distances and scores from the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Association (“IOMCGA”).

The athletics standards for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games are now as follows:

10.45 100m 11.67 sec 2.16 metres High Jump 1.78 metres
21.02 200m 23.90 sec 7.50 metres Long Jump 6.14 metres
47.02 400m 54.15 sec 15.84 metres Triple Jump 13.00 metres
1 min 50.90 800m 2 min 05 sec 5.10 metres Pole Vault 4.00 metres
3 min 44 sec 1500m 4 min 14 sec 70.00 metres Javelin 51.00 metres
13 min 55 sec 5000m 16 min 30 sec 57.00 metres Discus 52.00 metres
29 min 00 sec 10000m 34 min 00 sec 64.00 metres Hammer 60.00 metres
14.00 sec 110m hurdles 18.00 metres Shot 15.50 metres
100m hurdles 13.85 sec 7300 points Decathlon
51.00 sec 400m hurdles 58.50 sec Heptathlon 5400 points
8 min 45 sec 3000m Steeplechase 10 min 20 sec ROAD
* 1 hr 30 min 00 sec 20km Walk 1 hr 44 min 00 sec
* 2 hr 21 min 00 sec Marathon 2 hr 42 min 00 sec
*Relay standards removed as not applicable.

Achieving the standards does not guarantee selection onto the Isle of Man team, but will serve as a useful guide to both the IOMAA and the IOMCGA section committee that an athlete might be considered for selection.

  • Eligibility to compete for the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games based on the current Commonwealth Games rules:

an athlete must have been resident on the island for 5 years prior to the Games
must have been born on the island
athlete’s mother or father was born on the island

  • The standard must be achieved within the “selection window” which for athletics commences on 1st April 2016 and ends on 30th November 2017.
  • Greater weight will be given to an athlete achieving standards nearer the date of the Games, as an indication of current form and fitness.
  • The standard should be achieved at least twice during the “selection window” for events up to 1500m and field events. Endurance and multi events once, plus a supporting performance to confirm fitness in either a shorter event or applicable events in the case of multi events.
  • All qualified athletes will need to satisfy IOMAA of their fitness at time of nomination to IOMCGA by a performance in the 2017 season – ideally as near to that date as possible.
  • The standard should be achieved in high level competition (National UK Championships or international events will be given greater consideration).
  • All timings, wind speed and distance measurements should be validated by UKA qualified officials preferably using electronic measuring devices.borobi_signature_pose_-_thumbs_up_rgb
  • Athletes working towards Gold Coast selection should register their intention with the IOMAA and Head of Performance at the earliest opportunity (
  • Athletes will need to maintain a good level of communication with the IOMAA and the Head of Performance so that their progress can be monitored.

Would you like to become an Athletics Official?

The IOMAA have planned the following courses to allow you to become a qualified level 1 athletics official.

Saturday 18th March 2017  Time – 10am to 12noon Level 1 Race Walking North West NO0285RW National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Ian Richards
Saturday 18th March 2017  Time– 10am to 12noon Level 1 Field Course North West NO0285FD National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell- NEW COURSE
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 2.45pm to 4.45pm Level 1 Track Course North West NO0285TR National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB  TBC
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 2.45pm to 4.45pm Level 1 Timekeeping Course North West NO0285TK National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell -NEW COURSE
Saturday 18th March 2017 Time – 12.30pm to 2.30pm Generic- inc Health & Safety North West NO0285HS National Sports Centre, Grove Road, Douglas, Isle of Man IM2 1RB Shaun O’Donnell

If you are interested please book your place here on the England athletics website.   We will need a minimum number of people booking on each course for them to go ahead.

If you expressed an interest last year then Bridget will be in contact.


Proposed New IOMAA Structure

Ahead of the IOM Athletics Association (IOMAA) EGM on Monday 23rd January 2017 (to be held at The Hydro Hotel, Queens Promenade, Douglas. Commencing at 7pm ) the current IOMAA committee felt it would be useful to share the new proposed structure for the IOMAA.


If you are interested in any of the roles and would like to know more please email

If we can find enough volunteers we are confident that the time commitment for each individual will average no more than 2 hours per week, can you spare 2 hours each week to help ensure that our sport is the best it can be? Parents, athletes, coaches and officials we need your support….. we hope to see you at The Hydro Hotel on Monday.