League Match Reports 2021

Youth Development League,


Youth Development League

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.