Welsh Athletics Virtual League 2020

Following a review of the 2018 and 2019 seasons, it is clear that the demand for event-specific competitions continues to grow.  As a result, Welsh Athletics is excited to announce the launch of its Virtual League for 2020 which will provide an alternative to the traditional league format of competition.

This Virtual League will cater for all disciplines/events across a series of engaging event-specific competitions but will also maintain the club ethos that is at the heart of the sport through inter-club competition as well as individual competition.  It is also hoped that this new format will provide more competition opportunities for athletes than the previous Welsh Athletics League format which operated a three-quarter timetable at four fixtures each season.

Aims of the Virtual League:

  • Provide competition that enhances the athlete experience at all levels and maximises the opportunity for enhanced performances
  • Maintain the ethos of inter-club competition in Wales with a points scoring system across a range of events throughout the season
  • Provide an alternative format of league competition for athletes of all abilities across a full range of events
  • Encourage participation at National Championship events

Incorporated Events:

An athlete's best three performances in any given event are scored using the World Athletics Points Scoring System from the following competition opportunities:

Saturday 25th April#RunWithTheWind Sprints inc. selected jumpsCISCEnter Event
Wednesday 29th AprilWelsh Milers by MDAL (inc. 400m & selected jumps)CwmbranEnter Event
Tuesday 5th MayCardiff ThrowsCISC 
Saturday 16th May#RunWithTheWind Sprints inc. selected jumpsCISC 
Saturday 23rd MayWelsh Milers by MDAL (inc. 400m & selected jumps)Swansea 
Tuesday 2nd JuneCardiff ThrowsCISC 
Sat 13th/Sun 14th JuneWelsh Junior Championships (U17 & U20s only to score)Newport 
Wednesday 24th JuneWelsh Milers by MDAL (inc. 400m & selected jumps)Newport 
Thursday 25th JuneCarmarthen Throws (TBC pending track status)Carmarthen 
Saturday 27th June#RunWithTheWind Sprints inc. selected jumpsSwansea 
Tuesday 7th JulyCardiff ThrowsCISC 
Sat 11th & Sun 12th JulyWelsh Senior ChampionshipsCISC 
Sunday 19th July#RunWithTheWind Sprints inc. selected jumpsNewport 
Wednesday 22nd JulyWelsh Milers by MDAL (inc. 400m & selected jumps) - pre-programme to Welsh Athletics InternationalCISC 
Tuesday 28th JulyCardiff ThrowsCISC 
Thursday 30th JulyCarmarthen ThrowsCarmarthen 

The league will culminate in a Finals Weekend which will take place on Saturday 15th August (Cardiff) & Sunday 16th August (Swansea) with the top 8 athletes in each event invited to compete in an end-of-season showdown.

Scoring Categories:

  • Best Club - Overall, Male, Female, Age Group, Event Group
  • Best Individual - Overall, Male, Female, Age Group

Download Welsh Athletics Virtual League Quick Guide