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Heart of England League 2019

  • In line with the decisions made at the 2018 AGM the League Rules have been amended.

  • At the AGM it was decided to trial 2 x athletes in the High Jump and the timetable has been amended accordingly.

This will be trialled at the first matches and if it is considered that it has been successful then it will continue for the rest of the matches. Success depends on the timetable being adhered to and officials being able to manage the event to a high standard.

If it isn’t considered to have been successful we will revert to the one athlete timetable.

  • The track licence for all the matches is in the Fixtures section.
  • The 2019 Fixtures, dates & venues are detailed below and have been amended from the original information in red. For venue maps go the main or division Fixtures pages.

Thanks to all the clubs who have stepped forward to run the matches....we obviously couldn't run the league without you doing that.

Division 1

Division 2

Date

Host

Date

Host

Sunday 2nd June

Radley

Sunday 2nd June

Kettering

Venue

Tilsley Park, Abingdon

Venue

Kettering

       

Sunday 16th June

Banbury

Sunday 16th June

Brom & Redd

Venue

Banbury

Venue

Redditch

       

Sunday 7th July

Royal Sutton

Sunday 7th July

Kidderminster & Stourport

Venue

Royal Sutton

Venue

Alan Moreton Track, Stourport

       

Division 3

Division 4

Date

Host

Date

Host

Sunday 2nd June

Bicester

Sunday 2nd June

No Match

Venue

Banbury

 

 

       

Saturday 16th June

Nuneaton

Sunday 16th June

Daventry

Venue

Nuneaton

Venue

Leamington

       

Sunday 7th July

Corby

Sunday 7th July

Witney / Droitwich

Venue

Rockingham Triangle, Corby

Venue

Leamington

About the League

The Heart of England League is known as the "friendly league" and was formed in 1978 to give Midland based clubs local competition to a broader range of athletes including non-scoring Under 11s.

The original 5 clubs that formed the league were: Banbury, Leamington, Rugby, Daventry and Nuneaton.

Today there are 28 clubs competing in 3 matches across 4 divisions with promotion and relegation at the end of the season.

There isn't an elected Management Committee. The league has always been run in a more relaxed, ad hoc, consensus way by the competing clubs.

Paul Bearman (Stratford upon Avon AC) is the Leagues Co-ordinator and has been co-opted to chair the AGM in recent years. Martin Smith (Droitwich AC) is the Treasurer. 

Decisions to change rules or the timetable etc. are suggested by the clubs and any changes are made after consultation and approval (or not) by a majority decision of the clubs.