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Heart of England League 2018

Welcome to Leamington Athletics Academy who have joined the league.

The 2018 Fixtures, dates & venues are detailed below. For venue maps go the 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

Saturday

5th May

Telford  

Saturday

5th May

Royal Sutton Coldfield
Venue Telford   Venue Royal Sutton Coldfield
 

Sunday

24th June

Rugby & Northampton  

Sunday

24th June

Banbury
Venue Ken Marriott Rugby   Venue Banbury
 

Sunday

8th July

Radley   

Sunday

8th July

Worcester
Venue Tilsley Park   Venue Nunnery Wood, Worcester 
         
Division 3   Division 4
Date Host   Date Host

Saturday

5th May

Saffron supported by Bicester, Harborough,
Tamworth   & BRAT
 

Saturday

5th May

Daventry (supported by Witney & Droitwich)
Venue Saffron Lane   Venue Leamington
 

Sunday

24th June

Saffron  

Sunday

24th June

Nuneaton
Venue Saffron Lane   Venue Pingles Nuneaton
   

Sunday

8th July

Corby  

Sunday

8th July

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Venue Rockingham Triangle, Corby   Venue Dell Stadium, Dudley

League Support

For the 2017 and 2018 seasons the league is being supported by Start Fitness and Sportsweardeals.

The support package has been entusiastically welcomed by the clubs and athletes and is designed to be aspirational and not only recognises excellence but it also provides all the athletes with an incentive.

Start Fitness has provided the Athlete of the Match T Shirts and Sportsweardeals has provided medals for the Best Performances and trophies in each division.

For the 2018 season Start Fitness will also provide the teams the vest letters/numbers.

Athletes from Bromsgrove & Redditch, Kettering and Stratford in their specially branded Heart of England Athlete of the Match T shirts.

 AOTM2  Kettering AotMAOTM1

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