17 December 2015
National Young Athletes League (U17, U15, U13
Boys & Girls) Results for 2010
September 2010 - NYAL Auxiliary Final
I understand that we won the
Auxiliary Final but there are some errors on the official results...
These are the power of 10 results for the final on Saturday, the list on the
Young Athletes website is wrong.
Some Photos from Jay Galley
- NYAL - Copthall
We thought we'd came second, we were
told we had finished second... but it wasn't to be. It was third in the end. And
here is the explanation:
10 Aug 2010 11:42
Subject: FW: NYAL AREA FINAL RESULTS
It is with
regret that I feel it necessary to write to you formally regarding the
mix-up with the results at the Southern Area Final which has caused
consternation within our Club. Whilst we all appreciate that mistakes can
happen, it is the way this incident has been dealt with that makes us very
As a Club
we went into the competition with fairly low expectations; the last two
matches (including the Final) fell well within the school holidays and many
of our key athletes were enjoying well earned family holidays. We knew too
that other clubs would face this problem, (the competition is after all for
school aged children) therefore a place in the Auxiliary Final seemed a more
realistic outcome for the Club this year.
keenly fought match, where Enfield were quite obviously the strongest, the
announcement that we had finished in second place came as a very pleasant
surprise. Great excitement followed and we were even presented with a shield
for second place.
for travelling to the Final immediately started, particularly difficult this
year as many athletes were already away or about to go away and with at
least 120 athletes, plus coaches and chaperones to organise at this late
stage much of Monday was spent sourcing hotels. We finally obtained one
hotel in Manchester and the other in Huddersfield – the nearest we could get
for a busy Saturday which had many weddings and a Muse Concert to compete
with. It was quite by chance, and after booking hotels and transport, that
my colleague noticed (on Wednesday lunchtime) on Power of 10 that
and Bromley had moved to 3rd place.
very aggrieved that nobody phoned the Club immediately when the errors came
to light. I received a call whilst on holiday in Switzerland to find out if
the League had emailed or telephoned me – no one had – and I spent the rest
of the week trying to ascertain what had happened.
Up to now,
we have not had an official apology from the League. The explanation that it
was due to tied results and the high jump, seems a very feeble excuse and
can hardly account for the 35 points that the result changed by. If there
was a problem with the results program, would it not have been better if the
results had been published after they had been scrutinized; and certainly
without the fanfare of the presentation at the end of the day?
I also feel
it is worth telling you of the significant damage the League’s lack of
courtesy has done to their reputation with the young athletes. The entire
cohort are aware of the sorry saga, widely discussed amongst different club
athletes on Facebook / MSN / MySpace etc; not that the results changed, but
the unseemly way the clubs were left to find out. I note too that there is
no explanation, let alone apology, on the League website.
that someone amongst you will now provide a full explanation to our Club and
to Havering and Mayesbrook.
& Bromley Harriers AC
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 26 August 2010 11:19 PM To:
Subject: Re: NYAL AREA FINAL RESULTS
First of all I must apologise for
not replying to you sooner but I replied to Paul Byfield on the 6th August
and thought that the league apologises would have been passed on to oother
membersof the Club. Also I have been away on holiday.
I also apologise for the errors
in the original results. I attended the meeting and I was aware that there
were some problems however I was not aware that there were any discrepancies
with the scoring.The issues I was aware of are stated below:
1. Firstly a computer crashed
right at the beginnning of the meeting. Another computer had to be found and
the software reinstalled..
2. 5 electronic declarations
sheet had not been sent throiugh before hand and all the athletes names had
to be inputted 4 were from Blackheath.
3. No field results could be
printed because they were picking up the wrong names.
I was only made aware of the
problems with scoring on the Wednesday morning when I received a copy from
Simon Fennell. I then spent the next 3 hours going through every result to
re check then - I also found a couple of minor issues. The major issues were
one result not being entered and the software not interpreting and scoring
The League has already taken
steps to try to ensure this problem does not occur again by arranging for
changes in the software and improvement in the provision of support. I doubt
this will be any consolation to you but remember that all officials at these
meetings are volunteers who do their best.
Once again I apologise profusely
on behalf of the League to you and the athletes and parents who thought that
they were going to go to the Main Final.
Photos from Jay Galley
2010 - NYAL -
1 Blackheath & Bromley 643.5
2 Croydon Harriers 566.5
3 Woodford Gn / Essex Ld. 488.0
2010 - NYAL - Battersea Park
16 May 2010 - NYAL - Handy
Photos from Mick Jones
These from Jay Galley
- NYAL -
All you need to know for 2009 (all