Northern League 2017

Team Isle of Man will once again be competing in Div 2W of the Northern League.  Last year we did really well however we found ourselves facing demotion and it was only through the amazing efforts of our athletes on the last match did we manage to stay in the current league.

The Northern League also provides an ideal opportunity for our U17 athletes to compete at a level, which whilst challenging, is well within their capability and to enjoy being part of a team which has been a starting point for many of our elite athletes, many of which still compete. If you are a new U17 and would like to have a chat about the Northern League and what it offers then please get in touch.

In order to get a greater understanding of the athletes available for each trip I would ask that you complete and return a Northern League Commitment Form.  I would also ask that you do this a soon as you can.

This year the matches are as follows:

Match 1 – Saturday, 6 May – Leigh (day trip)
Match 2 – Sunday, 4 June – the Oval, Bebington (1 night stop)
Match 3 – Sunday, 9 July – Wavertree (1 night stop)
Match 4 – Saturday, 5 August – Blackburn (day trip)

Once I have an understanding of the numbers travelling I will be able to provide more details regarding costs.  It has however been agreed that your Club will again fund you to 50% of the total costs.

The Northern League is for FULLY PAID UP FIRST CLAIM MEMBERS of Manx Harriers, Western AC and Northern AC. If you wish to be considered then please ensure that you have paid your annual membership fees to you Club and that your Club has paid your EA fee.  Checks are made and the last thing we want is to have points docked because you haven’t paid your fees!

If you are an Official and available to join us then there are two funded spaces from each Club.  Please also complete the Commitment Form so I can organise who the officials will be for each match. Remember we need 1 timekeeper, 1 track official and 4 field officials one of which must be a level 2B.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in taking part then please pass this information onto them.

I would like to thank you in advance for returning your forms promptly!

Anthony Brand
Team Manager

Microgaming Cross Country League 2016/17 Presentation

The Microgaming Cross Country League presentation takes place on Friday 17 March 2017 at the Claremont Hotel in Douglas. The event is free and a finger buffet will be provided.

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start to the presentations for under 9, under 11 and under 13 awards. This section of the evening will end at 8.30pm or earlier. The older age groups under 15, under 17, under 20, senior and veteran categories will be presented from approx 8.30pm. The presentations should finish around 10pm.

We hope that you can make it to the event. If you cannot, do check with others in your club or who you know are attending and ask them to collect your trophy. There will be trophies from last year on display to be collected if possible.

To see if you have won here is list.

We look forward to seeing you all on the 17 March.

Andy Fox

There will be a raffle held at the Cross Country Presentation, all funds raised will go directly to supporting those athletes who are selected to go to Gotland. If you are unable to make the presentation, and would like some tickets, please send an email to treasurer@iomaa.info and tickets will be arranged for you.

The Island Games are one of the few International events that our athletes can attend and complete in, any funding raised is hugely appreciated by the athletes hoping to compete this June

 

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 ydladmin@iomaa.info

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 (inc IOM Champs)

QE11 High School, Peel on Sunday 22nd January

There is plenty of parking and there will be changing/showering facilities available on the day along with refreshments.

The registration desk will be open before the race as usual from 1pm at the latest.

Download Map here.

xc timetable 2017

Be Ready at start line 5 mins before your start time.

Listen out for whistle and instructions from officials.

Spectators please stay off the racing line.