Last updated: 14th April 2019
The Northern League is the premier track & field event in which Bury AC compete and is open to Senior and U20 athletes. U17s can also compete in some events. Our team manager is Byron Edwards.
Fixtures & Results – 2019
This season’s fixtures are below. Bury are competing in Division 3WC. Please endeavour to make yourself available for as many fixtures as possible. We were relegated from Division 2 in 2018, but results were very close and we suffered from a lack of entrants in hurdles and field events. We are seeing promotion this year so athlete availability is crucial.
Match 1 Sunday 19th May 2019 Carlisle
Match 2 Sunday 16th June 2019 Longford Park, Trafford
Match 3 Sunday 14th July 2019 Bury
Match 4 Saturday 10th August 2019 Ashton
There is a single Division 1 and then Divisions 2, 3 and 4 are each split into four regional Divisions. Each division contains six teams, although some regional division 4s contain more. Bury will compete in Division 3WC in 2019, after finishing 5th in the division in 2018 and being relegated after two years in Division 2WC. The other teams in the division in 2019 are: Border Harriers & AC, Burnley AC, East Cheshire Harriers & Tameside AC, Kendal Amateur Athletic Club and Trafford AC.
Full details of the structure and teams in each division can be found here.
Scoring, Promotion & Relegation
6 clubs compete across 4 fixtures, with points awarded in a wide variety of events for “A” and “B” athletes as follows, for positions 1-6: “A” athletes: 9 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 “B” athletes: 7 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1
It is important to field athletes in all available events to ensure that no available points are missed, so please be willing to “have a go” in events that may not be your favoured choice.
The winning club in each fixture then gets 6 league points, second place 5 points and so on. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated while the winning team goes to a playoff match with the winners of the other three regional Division 2 winners and the bottom two clubs from Division 1.
More details and the full set of rules for 2019 can be found here.
As well as athletes, every club has to provide a team of officials to support the event. A significant number of points are also scored for provision of officials, and if we are short of officials, this can greatly reduce the points that we score. Not all officials need to be qualified – roles include, for example, raking the long jump pit, collecting the discus after each throw etc – so if you are unable to compete, please make yourself available to officiate.