News reports - December 2020

11th December 2020: New Northern League challenge in 2021

On first reading the Northern T&F League structure for 2021, I couldn't believe it. Of the 6 clubs in our Division West 1, 5 are Merseyside clubs! We might have expected 2021 to follow the format of divisions and venues agreed for the cancelled 2020 season but the 2020 AGM passed a motion, originally put in 2019, to move to a more regional structure designed to reduce travel. So we have West, East and North East regions and our Division West 1 comprises Liverpool Harriers, Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton H & AC, St Helens Sutton AC, Wirral AC, Southport Waterloo and Manchester Harriers.

Dates and venues are as follows:

Senior track & field athletes will recall that in 2019, our last year of league competition, we moved up on promotion to Division 2 in the old structure and were pleased to consolidate, finishing the season in 3rd place against some good clubs - Blackpool, Preston, Bolton, Leigh and Seaton. Being placed in Division 1 in the new regional structure is a step up, both a challenge and an opportunity. The standard of competition will be higher and that will give us the opportunity to raise our game, to rise to the challenge and improve both individually and as a team.

Promotion / relegation is one up, one down.

Bring it on!