Welcome to the Heart of England Athletics League website
This is a temporary stripped down version of the League website to cope with the changed conditions imposed by the pandemic.
TRACK & FIELD AREA COMPETITION 2021
Generally to British Athletics rule book unless otherwise stated in the league rules
Coronavirus :- The competitions are to be run in accordance with the prevailing England Athletics “Return to Competition” Guidelines.
COMPOSITION OF TEAMS
Moving up an age Group
Number of events allowed by each competitor.
If 9 teams : 9- 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 For both A & B strings.
If 8 teams : 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 For both A & B strings.
If 7 teams : 7-6-5-4-3-2-1 For both A & B strings.
The combined points scored in both matches will determine the area winners.
NOTE : INSUFFICIENT QUALIFIED AND SUPPORT OFFICIALS MEANS NO COMPETITION!
NUMBERS AND PINS
Heart of England League Programme
Revised for 2021 – Rev 1
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.
There are 28 clubs and normally they compete in 3 matches across 4 divisions with promotion and relegation at the end of the season. However due to Covid restrictions the 2021 season is being organised differently – see below.
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 League’s Co-ordinator and has been co-opted to chair the AGM in recent years. Martin Smith (Droitwich AC) is the Treasurer.