City of York Athletic Club’s first national finals

The CITY of York Athletic Club took part in the National Final of the Youth Development League for the first time in its history.

York competed in both the under-13 and under-15 lower age group and the under-17 and under-20 upper age group.

At the start of the season, York City held a 100% record in the North Premier East divisions of the Youth Development Leagues, having won all of their league matches.

Thanks to their solid form, they qualified for the Northern Regional Final held in York last month.

York won the final in the lower and upper age groups to advance to the national final, held earlier in September at Sports City, Manchester.

In the lower age group final, 47 entrants from York competed, with the club winning 26 medals.

Despite their strong performance however, they finished seventh out of the seven teams that participated, just 10 points behind Giffnock North in sixth, but 203 points behind first-placed Blackheath and Bromley.

In the senior age group final, the club placed third after a number of strong performances throughout the day.

Blackheath and Bromley finished first again, their senior age group winning by a comfortable margin after scoring 882.5 points, over 160 ahead of second-placed Avon.

York, who finished with 593.5 points, finished just under 50 points ahead of fourth-placed Trafford Athletics Club.

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