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Dublin Juvenile Track & Field Leagues 2024

Well done to all athletes who competed in the recent Dublin Indoor Championships, to those who progressed on the National Juvenile Indoor Championships and to those who won medals in both Championships – particularly our medallists at National level!      We hope you enjoyed your events and are looking forward to the Outdoor T&F season - which kicks off on Sunday 28th April in Tallaght with the first of the 3 Dublin T&F Leagues.   Below is a summary of the Dublin T&F League dates, with links to each day’s Schedule of Events:   League 1          Sunday 28th April @ 10.30am   Tallaght ( Link: L1 Schedule ) League 2          Saturday 11th May @ 10.15am  Tallaght ( Link: L2 Schedule ) League 3          Sunday 16th June @ 10.30am   TBC (schedule to follow)              How do the Leagues work? The Leagues are an open competition you do not have to pre-register for the competition - simply turn up  at least 1 hour before  your first event and  register with the DSD Official  (at the DSD flag) to receive your Age Label.   Once you’ve registered and received your Age Label - you can compete in any or all of the events scheduled for your age group.    Medals will be awarded to the top 3 athletes in each event on each competition day.   The Dublin T&F Leagues are a relaxed introduction to T&F Competitions.  They are a great opportunity to try new events and to get some competition experience (and practice) before the upcoming Dublin T&F Championships in May and June. We would encourage all athletes to come along and enter as many events as possible.   Please arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled event, remember times are approximate and events can start up to 45 minutes earlier than scheduled.    Volunteer Officials – (NO experience required!)  As with all events it is a condition of the Dublin Athletics Board Juvenile Competition Committee that all Clubs provide officials – without volunteers and officials - these competitions cannot take place. To ensure our coaches can prepare and assist their athletes we look to parents  to help when required and aim to schedule volunteers on a rota basis  throughout the day to share the load.    There are a number of parents who step up regularly - for which we are most appreciative - however we would like to invite  those that have not volunteered before to also come forward .    Please let us know when you are available - there is  no prior experience required – it is a great way to learn more about the different events and give back to the athletics community.   As always we endeavour to minimise time officiating by spreading the work among many – it is much appreciated if you could make yourself available if asked to help on the day if we are asked to provide additional volunteers.   Notes: Club singlets must be worn (singlets will NOT be on sale on the day) Dundrum South Dublin Athletics Club - Team Wear Be prepared for all types of weather Bring water/food as delays can happen All clubs are required to provide officials to help at these events - it will be much appreciated if you make yourself available to help when asked. Only athletes a ged U10 – U16 are eligible to compete (U9 may step up to U10)
U10 (born 2015 & 2016)
U11 (born 2014)
U12 (born 2013)
U13 (born 2012)
U14 (born 2011)
U15 (born 2010)
U16 (born 2009) An athlete  cannot  step up or down an age in any event  (except U9 born 2016 can step up to compete with U10s). Track events will be decided on times  – no heats/quarter or semi-finals Field events – 3 throws/jumps per athlete All competing athletes must be currently registered. In the event of contests clashing, officials will show flexibility, ie if a competitor is involved in long jump contest and a track event/other field event is called, he/she will be facilitated to participate in both, but must inform the official(s). Parents and supporters are not permitted on the track or infield areas. Please cooperate with, abide by and respect the decisions of the voluntary officials and organisers of the competitions. Everyone in attendance should help keep the facilities we use clear of rubbish. Please use rubbish bins where they are provided or bring your rubbish with you when leaving!   The programmes and event orders are subject to change to facilitate the smooth running to the competition.   Note Gardai have advised that cars parked illegally on cycle and footpaths will be fined. Additional Links : 2024 T&F Competition Calendar. 2024 Age Category.   Wishing all our athletes the best on Sunday – we look forward to seeing you there! Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions.   Yours in sport Sharon Wilson Director of Athletic Operations

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