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Youth Development League (YDL),

Scottish Athletics Indoor League (SAIL)


12th December 2021

The current league table standings after SAIL match 2 can be found at the link below. With the 3rd and final match on the 16th January there are a number of our teams in with a chance of making the final (Note the first 3 qualify)


12th December 2021
Emirates Arena, Glasgow

The second Scottish Athletics Indoor League (SAIL) Match saw the DTFC athletes head along the M8 again to compete at the Emirates in Glasgow with a number of the teams looking to build on their excellent scoring in the first match.

The Under 11 girls saw Evanne Carson contribute points with a solid 60m run in 10.61secs and a standing jump of 1.45m. Poppy Buchannan was the Club’s representative in the 600m and finished in a creditable 2.12mins. For the boys Sean Asamoah ran a 9.08secs 60m race to finish 1st with Callan Lennie on his Emirates debut finishing 3rd in 10.15secs. Sean added points with a 3rd spot in the standing jump with Callan finishing 8th. The girls team finished 3rd in their match and the boys 4th , both in a good position heading in to the last match in January.

The U13 girls produced a number of excellent individual performances to secure a 3rd spot in the match. The Pick of these was Molly Robinson’s 2nd place and a 1.20m PB in her high jump, Murron Kane 4th in the 60m with a 9.11secs PB and 5th places for Lottie Thomas in the 60m hurdles and Poppy Warner in the 800m with a PB of 2.48mins. The U13 boys won their match comfortably with a DTFC athlete in the top two in 5 of the 7 events. Charlie Hunter was 1st in his High Jump and 60m hurdles where he secured a PB of 11.04secs.There were 2nd places for Finlay Gaughan in the 200m in a PB of 30.48secs, Gregor Fraser with a 2.45mins PB in the 800m and Lucas Alexander leaping 3.88m in his long jump.

The U15 girls finished the match in 4th spot with Sophie Thomas the only athlete recording any PBs. She was 1st in the 300m with a PB of 45.14 and 3rd in the long jump with a PB of 4.14m. There were however some terrific performances throughout the team with Amy Jenkinson producing an excellent 10.19secs in her 60m hurdles to finish 2nd whilst Sarah Kane was also 2nd this time in the 60m with a time of 8.59secs.The U15 boys struggled with numbers to make up a team and as a result suffered a large amount of penalty points. With only Caleb Munro and Zak Alexander available both did well in their respective events , their highlights being a 8.95secs time for Caleb in the 60m and a 70.25secs time for Zak in the 400m.

The U17 girls continued their dominance of their section winning their match again. There were four 1st places for the girls ; Shayna Asamoah in the 60m in a time of 8.18secs, Darcie Black in the 60m hurdles in 9.36 secs and high jump with a PB of 1.60m and Kirstin Penman in her first attempt at the  triple jump in with a jump of 9.46m. There was a 2nd spot for Darcie in the shot putt with a throw of 9.61m and 5th spots for Shayna in the 800m with a PB time of 2.31mins and Kirstin in the 300m in 45.44secs.

The U17 boys finished 4th in this match with a host of solid  performances. Matthew Tait cleared 1.85m to claim the high jump top spot and the only PB was secured by Oliver Morrison in the 400m where he ran 57.12secs.There were good shows from  Mark Harley in the 800m with 2.20mins and Brook Ferguson in  the hurdles where he finished in 11secs. Adom Akouko was a solid 5th in his 60m sprint in 7.84secs.

The U20m women also finished 4th in their match with Rebecca Grieve outstanding in her 60m and 800m where she recorded 7.91secs and 2.16mins respectively. Maia Helm contributed points to the team with a 4th spot in the high jump and a determined 6th place in the 400m.

It is all set up for a number of the DTFC teams to produce the performances required to ensure participation in the SAIL final in March when the 3rd and final SAIL takes place in mid-January.


17th October 2021

After the first SAIL match in October the club are in a strong position in many of the age group Leagues. 

Hoping we build on this going in to the next match on Sunday 12th December.


17th October 2021
Emirates Arena , Glasgow

The Indoor Athletics season resumed in the middle of October with the first match of the Scottish Athletics Indoor League (SAIL) being held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow and DTFC headed along the M8 with athletes who had been here many times before and now also a group of athletes who had never experienced athletics at Scotland’s number one indoor venue.

For the U11 age group it is always a daunting prospect when they first compete at the Emirates but Sean Asamoah showed no signs of nerves as he ran a blistering 9.4secs in his 60m winning his race by an astonishing 1.3secs. Lily Grace Hyde was competing for the girls in the 60m and ran an excellent 11.1secs to finish 5th. The only other track event for the U11s was a 600m where both Evanne Carson in a PB of 2.19mins and Innes Barnett ran solid races.

The U13 boys were firing as well with Bradley Moffat netting PBs and first spots in both the 60m and 200m with his 9.15secs in the 60m particuarly impressive. Bradley even had time to add a third spot in the long jump with a PB of 3.76m. Charlie Hunter added a first place in the 60m hurdles with a PB of 11.87secs and a second spot in the shot putt. Lochlan Walker added more points for the team with a solid 7th place and PB in the 800m as well as winning his high jump with a PB of 1.15m.

The U13 girls were solid throughout their events with Lottie Thomas 3rd in the 60m, Hollie Lynas ran a 200m PB of 32.4secs and Macy Wainwright a 2.52mins in her 800m. Lottie and Hollie finished in the pack in the long jump and shot putt respectively adding more points for the team. Molly Robinson finished a very creditable 3rd in the high jump clearing 1.15m whilst posting a seasons best.

The U15 girls had high expectations as they entered their events with a very experienced team. Sarah Kane was 1st in the 60m with a PB of 8.54 and secured a solid 5th in her shot putt whilst Sophie Thomas comfortably won the 200m with a PB of 27.69secs and finished a solid 5th in her long jump. Amy Jenkinson kept the points rolling in for the team with an excellent 2nd spot in the 60m hurdles and a PB of 10.49secs and a 3rd spot with a 1.35m PB in the high jump. Rachel Barnett ran a solid 2.40mins in the 800m to add to an impressive points total for the team.

There were only two U17 girls able to make the event however between them they won five out of the seven disciplines. Shayna Asamoah was 1st with a PB of 8.1secs in the 60m, and also 1st in the 200m. She added a solid throw of 8.32m in the shot putt where she finished 3rd. Darcie Black was the other girl in this age group and was 1st in 60m Hurdles with a 9.34secs PB, 1st in High jump with 1.55m and 1st in the long jump with a leap of 5.12m.

There was a good performance from the U17 boys with Callum Newton 2nd in his hurdles with a 9.43secs PB and also 2nd in his long jump . He was however 1st in his high jump clearing 1.73m. David Cuthbert was the other U17 athlete and he ran a solid 2.14mins PB to finish 4th in the 800m.

Ellen Ranklin was the only U20 athlete at this event for DTFC and was 2nd with an SB of 10.67secs in the hurdles and a 1st in the shot putt with a throw of 9.89m.

An excellent start for the club in the first match of the indoor league and hopes are high that the fine form can continue when the 2nd match takes place in December.


1st August 2021
Grangemouth Stadium

The second and final Youth Development League match took place at Grangemouth on the first Sunday in August with the DTFC athletes keen to secure as high a league spot as possible. The club headed in to the fixture in third spot but were hit with three late call offs which was to hinder their quest. The 19 DTFC athletes that competed netted a total of 25 PBs between them and with all athletes limited to 2 events each that is a very healthy return.

In the U13 section 75m sprint there were PBs for Hollie Lynas and Lucas Alexander with both securing points. In the slightly further 150m sprint Charlie Hunter and Bradley Moffat also put in terrific PBs. The middle distance events also saw some excellent performances from our athletes where Rachel Barnett produced an excellent 800m run to net a 2.36mins PB whilst Freya Kiernan set her PB in the same race with 2.59mins. The PBs continued to flow from the DTFC athletes in the 1200m races this time courtesy of Lucy Gibb and Gregor Fraser both securing vital points for their team. The field events weren’t quite as fruitful for the U13 group however Gregor Fraser and Bradley Moffat set new PBs in the long jump with 3.26m and 3.48m respectively. Freya Kiernan and Hollie Lynas were also setting PBs in the long jump along with a 5.09m shot putt throw and new PB for Zack Alexander.

The U15 age group is a strong area for DTFC and once again the results from the athletes here were very impressive. In the 100m Shayna Asamoah ran 12.55secs to win the A string and Sarah Kane 13.98secs to secure 2nd spot in the B string. Amy Jenkinson secured a solid 3rd spot in the 200m A string. In the 300m races all three DTFC athletes secured PBs with Shayna Asamoah’s 2nd spot in 42.11secs the most impressive. In the middle distance races David Cuthbert’s 2.22mins and Lucas Alaxander’s  2.39mins were PBs and saw both athletes finish solidly in the pack. Ruby Candlish was just outside her PB in 2.37mins. The field events for the U15 athletes gleaned more points with the high jump seeing Callum Newton win the A string in a jump of 1.65m whilst Oliver Morrison comfortably took the B string honours by clearing a new PB of 1.60m. It was a similar story for the girls U15 high jump with Ellie Candlish winning the A string with a 1.55m jump whilst Amy Jenkinson set a new PB by clearing 1.35m to secure the B string. Once again the DTFC athletes secured first spots in the A and B strings this time in the long jump . Callum Newton firstly taking the A string with a In the boys long jump once a 5.69m leap with David Cuthbert taking the B string in 4.23m. For the girls Kirstin Penman secured 2nd spot in the A string with a 4.47m PB. The shot putt was once again proving to be a points source for the U15 team with PBs for both the DTFC athletes. Brook Ferguson threw 8.19m and Sarah Kane 6.68m to finish solidly in the pack.

The Club finished a very commendable 5th out of 9 teams in the YDL lower Scotland East league. With no promotion or relegation this season is a good indicator for hopefully even better performances next season.


20th June 2021
Grangemouth Stadium

The lack of any athletic league action was looking likely to be replicated in 2021 with the Forth Valley league and Central and South Scotland League both cancelling all fixtures back in the spring. The Youth Development League which allows U13 and U15 age groups to compete confirmed two fixtures but with the leagues regionalised and no promotion or relegation it was to be a different season.The DTFC Team headed to Grangemouth on 20th June for the 1st YDL match of the season and set a number of PBs in their wake with a stunning overall team performance.

The hurdles were the starting point for the meeting and DTFC were ruthless in their domination. In the U13B 70m hurdles Charlie Hunter was 2nd in a PB of 15.18secs whilst in the U15G Kirstin Penman and Amy Jenkinson posted at DTFC 1 / 2 with PBs of 13.12 secs and 13.44 secs finishing over 2 seconds ahead of the rest of the field. Callum Newton in the U15B 80m hurdles also ran a blistering PB of 11.72secs whilst comfortably winning his race.

Highlights in the 75m sprints were a third spot for U13G Milly Mackenzie with a PB of  11.34secs whilst in the 100m U15G race Shayna Asamoah won in 12.76secs with Sophie Thomas third in the B string 100m race in 13.58secs.

The middle distance performances were just as impressive with Oliver Morrison netting a PB of 2.12.63mins in the U15B 800m to finish 4th in the A string whilst David Cuthbert produced a SB of 2.30.55mins to finish 3rd in the 800m B string. There was also another PB for the ever improving Ruby Candlish in the U15G 800m race whose 2.33.00mins secured 5th spot. In the U13G 800m races there were PBs for both Rachel Barnett and Holly Spalding with Rachel registering her new PB below 2.40mis for the first time with 2.39.86mins.

In the field events Caleb Munro was setting a PB of 1.34m in the high jump to finish 3rd while Ellie Candlish comfortably won the U15G high jump with an excellent leap of 1.51m.The only other DTFC athlete in a field event was Sarah Kane who finished 3rd in the javelin with a throw of 13.12m

An excellent performance by the team considering that each athlete was restricted to one event each by SA rules which certainly did not suit the smaller clubs. At the end of the meeting after the scores were counted DTFC sat 3rd in  the 8 team league just behind Edinburgh AC and Pitreavie AC which is a huge credit to the athletes that competed.

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