Saturday saw the last league track and field match’s of 2022. The final position in the Northern Youth Development league didn’t see the promotion position we wished we could have had last year, this was due to the pandemic. This season we have lost a considerable amount of athletes that have not returned to training with our club. Saying that we will see younger athletes moving up from the u11 squads, we should have a better wide base of multi discipline athletes, this season we are have been sorely low on field athletes which showed on the team sheets and the final match tallies.
The Senior team this season has been devastated with the pandemic disrupting training and life style changes and some athletes regrettably have moved on to other clubs, all these contributing factors have seen the Senior team relegation for the first time in many, many years. Looking at the current club squads there are athletes that will be moving up to u17, so this will fill some of the gaps of this season, however this will take a few years take time to get a much stronger team in breadth, before we again take out place in a higher Northern League division. On the horizon there are athletes becoming members of our club, that will become the core of the throwing section, which we will be built on.
The loss of athletes because of the pandemic has not been only to our club but to all sports in the uk, it effected the turn out of all clubs at the NEYDL and Senior League as well as the much loved NYSD Tuesday night matches these regrettably had to be abandoned for the rest of the current season.
There will be an opportunity for U11s to compete in our clubs Fantastic Four competition helpfully outdoors in September and indoors over the winter.
The club thanks all the athletes, coaches, managers, and official’s, that have supported both league teams this season, we look forward to showing the full potential of our club in the 2023 season.