Chelmsford Athletics Club

Chelmsford Athletics Club - EYAL

Eastern Young Athletes League 2018



The EYAL is for boys and girls in the U13, U15 and U17 age groups. With around 25 clubs taking part in 5 fixtures a year in a 'round robin' league there are finals for the top six and a plate final. Events from sprints to pole vault are covered.


Each league match involves six or seven teams. The major clubs in the league only meet each other once during the season, so the opposition is different at each match. The majority of the clubs in the league are from Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. There are Cup and Plate finals in September.



Chelmsford’s 2018 fixtures are:


Host Club

Other Clubs Competing

Sun 15th April


Basildon, Havering, Team Norfolk, West Suffolk, Waveney

Sun 6th May

Thurrock Norwich, Shaftesbury Barnet, HAWCs/E&H, CATs, Braintree

Sun 3rd June

Hemel Hempstead

Dacorum & Tring, Stevenage, Bedford, Biggleswade, HAWCs/E&H, Luton

Sun 8th July

Braintree St Albans, Watford, Herts Phoenix, CATs 
Sun 5th Aug Peterborough Nene Valley, Ipswich, Colchester Harriers, Team Norfolk, Waveney

Sun 2nd or 9th Sept





The club can enter two scoring athletes into each event in an age-group (except Hammer and Pole Vault, which are limited to one per club). Athletes are designated 'A' and 'B' competitors according to their ability. Track races are run as 'A' and 'B' races. Field events are run all together with 'A' and 'B' results separated afterwards.



The normal range of events are 100m, 200m, 3/400m (not U13s), 800m, 1500m, Hurdles, Long-jump, High-jump, Triple-jump (U17s only), Pole-vault (not U13s), Shot, Discus, Javelin, Hammer (not U13s), 4 x 100m relays.

The timetables for 2018 can be found here.




All 'A' and 'B' competitors score points for their team (normally 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in a 7 team match). Non-scoring athletes are also permitted in most events.


Team Managers:



U17 Men

Kate Kerwin

U17 Women

U15 Boys

Jenny Clatworthy & Sarah Tremelling

U15 Girls

Liz Okoh & Heidi Parris

U13 Boys

Liz Okoh

U13 Girls

Nigel Motley