Northern League

Last updated:  30th December 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 – 2020

After relegation from Division 2 last year, we finished 2019 as champions of Division 3WC, winning all four fixtures and thus securing promotion to Division 2 again next year.  The results for each fixture are below:

  • Match 1   Saturday 2nd May 2020         Bury
  • Match 2   Sunday 7h June 2020            Princess Mary Stadium, Cleckheaton WF15 6LW (Holmfirth Harriers)
  • Match 3   Sunday 12th July 2020           Longford Park, Trafford, M21 9TA
  • Match 4   Saturday 1st August 2020      South Leeds Stadium, Leeds, LD11 5DJ

League structure

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 2WC in 2020 following our promotion.   The other teams in the division in 2020 are:  Leeds City AC, Bolton United Harriers & AC, Holmfirth Harriers & AC, Spenborough & District AC 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 2020 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.

Past results

2019 Final Standings (Division 3WC)

2019 Match 1 Results    2019 Match 2 Results    2019 Match 3 Results     2019 Match 4 Results

2018 Final Standings (Divison 2WC)

2018 Match 1 Results    2018 Match 2 Results    2018 Match 3 Results     2018 Match 4 Results

2017  Final Standings (Division 2WC)

2017 Match 1 Results        2017 Match 2 Results       2017 Match 3 Results       2017 Match 4 Results