Match Results /
Fixture Dates for 2018:
July 1st and 15th;
Avon T&F League Rules For 2017 Season
(Updates for 2018 in preparation)
The League is run under British Athletics rules.
- Teams may enter up to three athletes per age group event (U13 and above): the best two performances will count for team points as outlined
in section 9 below; the other performance will be considered as a non-scoring guest.
- In the 100m (both programmes), the Women’s 1500m (Programme A),and Mens’s 1500m (Programme B) Masters may be declared to score either as
Seniors or Masters (but not both) In the100m separate races may be staged at the discretion of the Starts team. In all events except those
mentioned above, Masters must compete as Seniors
- Guests of the opposite gender to the programmed event are not allowed in field events with the sole exception of pole vault.
Guests of the opposite gender in races are only allowed exceptionally at the discretion of the track referee.
- All protests must be made to the Track and Field Referees of the day and only by a Team Manager.
- Ages of competitors will be as per British Athletics rules, which are set out below:
- U11 Boys & Girls, Under 11 but 9 or over, before 31.08.2017. (School year 4 & 5)
- U13 Boys & Girls, Under 13 but not Under 11 at midnight on 31.08.2017. (School year 6 & 7)
- U15 Boys & Girls, under 15 years at midnight on 31.08.2017. (School year 8 & 9)
- U17 Men & Women, under 17 years at midnight on 31.08.2017. (School year 10 & 11)
- SM & SW over 17 years at midnight on 31.08.2017.
- Men Masters, 35 or over, on the day of competition.
- Women Masters, 35 or over, on the day of competition.
- The League can take no responsibility for competitors under 11 years of age (i.e. Yr’s 4 & 5).
- No athlete may compete in two age groups per meeting, except the MM/WM, who may compete as SM/SW,
but not in the same event. Any athlete being caught doing this will have all of their points deducted, as well as
any points for relay teams that he or she may have competed in. Athletes may move up an age group in subsequent
matches, subject to British Athletics rules.
- Number of Events
- No competitors may compete in more than 3 events excluding relays. Athletes competing in too many
individual events will lose their best points score(s).
- Club colours must be worn and these are listed below:
- Team Bath – Blue vest with yellow panels.
- Bitton RR – Yellow upper part with blue lower part..
- Bristol & West - White vest with red horizontal band.
- Forest of Dean - Green vest with a white chest band.
- Gloucester – White vest with diagonal red band.
- North Somerset AC: Navy Blue vest with White Trim
- Yate - Green vest with yellow vertical stripe.
- Numbers must be worn front and back except for the High Jump and Pole Vault.
Team numbers are to be supplied by teams and must be Stacy size and not "home-made".
Numbers must be from the defined range of numbers for the club for all age groups.
- Track Events
- The make up of races is at the discretion of the track officials. All events up to and including 400m
can be seeded to grade the races in order of performance. Lane draws will no longer be operated, but preferential
treatment in seeding athletes in certain lanes should be avoided at all times.
- Three trials per competitor - implements as per British Athletics rules. Javelin: Team Managers must ensure
that all their entrants have previously achieved in competition or training, a valid throw of at
least 12.00m (males) or 10.00m (females). Other throws: Team Managers must ensure that any athlete they
enter has a basic knowledge of the event.
- Long Jump: three trials per competitor. Triple Jump: three trials per competitor: no
take-off board or line at less than 7 metres will be provided.
- High Jump - starting height will be 1.00m for competitors in all age groups.
(All entrants must previously have cleared, either in competition or training, a height
of at least 1.00m).
The second height on offer will be : High Jump – For each age group, the first height on offer will be 1.00m.
The second height on offer will be: Under 13B/G: 1.05m; U15G: 1.10m; U15B: 1.20m; U17W/SW: 1.20m; U17M/SM: 1.30m.
Competition will proceed in 5cm increments until most of the competitors
have been eliminated. In each case, the Field Referee will have discretion to introduce intermediate
heights to allow for attempts at League records or qualifying heights for major competitions.
- Pole Vault – The starting height and progression will be at the discretion of the Field
Referee. The Field Referee may at his discretion split the competition into two pools,
or call an interval in the competition to allow event officials a break and/or athletes
to warm up again. No under-11 competitors will be allowed in either the scoring or
non-scoring competitions in this League.
- Provision has been made to have 7 teams with two scoring athletes per team in every event. The first two athletes
of the three permitted per team will score depending on where they finish within the combined event. The scoring will
be 1st 14 points down to 14th place 1 point. As an example:
- 1st Fred Bloggs Team A 14 points
- 2nd Dick Tracy Team A 13 points
- 3rd Larry Adler Team A 0 points
- 4th Leon Spinks Team B 12 points
- 5th Don Quarrie Team C 11 points
- (Note only 1 relay team to score per age group)
- Each age group is scored separately.
- Total points scored by all age groups determines overall match position.
- Total points scored determines match position for each age group.
- Match points are scored as 1st = 7, 2nd = 6.......7th = 1 point.
- At the end of the season total match scores determine age group and overall positions. In the event of a tie, total event
points will be used to determine final positions.
- Provided there is at least one athlete of the correct age group in
the team, composite teams can run and score at the higher age grouped team. To clarify: if 3 U13s and 1 U15 form a team, they
will compete with the U15 age groups. They must not under any circumstances compete 2 age groups above their youngest member,
i.e. U13 U13 U13 U17 or U17 U17 U17 U13.
- Team Declarations
- There is still a requirement to provide a Relay and Masters Declaration form and also the
Officials Declaration form. These should be presented before the start of the meeting. This
now includes a requirement to provide contact names and mobile numbers so that the result
team may easily contact team managers if result queries arise during the day.
- The Results Team are targeted with issuing a set of provisional results to each Team contact
within 48 hours of the meeting. All clubs have until seven days following the meeting to point
out any errors or omissions in the results (or to report that they have found none affecting
their club). If there are no unresolved issues remaining seven days after the meeting, the
results will be declared Final, published, and submitted to Power of 10.
- Each non-Hosting, competing team must provide:
- 2 track officials (track judge and timekeeper)
- At least 3 field event judges to work as a team (1 of whom must be qualified).
- 2 parents/officials to assist with the under 11 events (Track, time and field event judging).
- The host teams will be responsible for:
- An Administration team to to support the Results Coordinator.
- Personnel to carry out the raffle.
- A Starters Marshall, (2 preferably, for the 75 and 100 metres sprints)
- An announcer.
- A Chief Timekeeper and Track Referee (Note, they do not have to belong to one of
the Host clubs, as long as they are in attendance).
- A hurdle movement team
- A field equipment officer
- 2 parents/officials to assist with the under 11 events (Track, time and field event judging).
- Officials are to report to the host teams 30 minutes before the start of the match.
(Remember it requires some 30 officials for the meeting to run smoothly.). Officials and photographers
are required to sign in on the appropriate register to be provided by the host club.
- The Starter and Field Referee and First Aid will be supplied by the League for all
4 matches during the season.
- Affiliation Fee
- This will be set prior to the first match and will be the minimum required to pay for
the running costs of the league (£200 for the 2015 season).
- Second Claim Athletes
- Second claim members will be allowed to compete as scoring athletes in the league,
provided they compete as scoring athletes for one team only during the season.
- Abandonment of an event or meeting
- The decision of the Track or Field Referee to abandon or not hold an event because of safety concerns must be communicated
clearly and promptly to all competing teams. A decision to suspend or abandon a meeting must be taken by the Referees in conjunction
with committee members present and then clearly communicated to a team manager representing each competing team.
- Athlete of the Match Awards
- For every completed match, one Male and one Female Athlete of the Match award will be
made, on the basis of performances against AAA of England Grades in the age group in
which they competed on the day. Under-11’s will not be eligible for the award; performances
by Masters will be compared against Senior grades. No athlete may win more than one award
in a season. All decisions on awards (including about meetings not completed) will be made
by the Committee, whose decision will be final.
WEBMASTER'S NOTE: I have made minor changes to the layout of these rules compared to the
printed version; a good layout for a printed document is not necessarily best on a website, and
vice versa. In case of discrepancy, the print copy
is the valid one. John D.