The Southern Athletics League (SAL) provides a good level competition for Senior, U20’s, U17’s Men and Ladies. Only senior weight (throws) and heights (hurdles) are used. Non-scoring guests are allowed in all events.
TVH are the only club in the South of England to have their team in the top division of both national leagues (BAL & UKWAL) and Southern Athletics League. There are currently over 100 teams that are compete in SAL. The league is split into three tiers. In the top division (Division 1), 16 clubs meet each other once in a round-robin system at 5 different fixtures throughout the summer. In Division 1 there are 4 teams (men and women) competing in each match. The lower divisions are regionally spilt with the top and bottom teams gaining promotion and relegation.
All clubs need to provide Timekeepers, Track Judges and Field Officials for every match. Each official scores two points per match. If you are interested in becoming an official or a volunteer for the team please contact John Husbands (firstname.lastname@example.org).
TVH SAL 2017 Team
Team Managers: Phil Wetton and Amber Simukonda
Officials: Roy Clarridge, Roger Fitzgerald, Geoff Hawes, Dave Huffer, Marion Huffer, John Husbands, Barrie Saunders, Jason Seward, John Smith and Paul Woodgate.
2017 SAL Division 1 Teams
A Basingstoke & Mid Hants
F Bedford & County
E Belgrave Harriers
B Blackheath & Bromley Harriers
K Bracknell AC
O Colchester Harriers
Y Crawley AC
D Dartford Harriers
P Herts Phoenix
M Marshall Milton Keynes
E Nene Valley Harriers
T Thames Valley Harriers
2017 SAL Division 1 Dates, Venues (postcode) and Teams
Saturday April 15th Bromley (BR2 9EJ) B O E T
Sunday May 21st Bedford (MK41 9SB) F N T M
Saturday June 17th Linford Christie Stadium (home) T Y H S
Saturday July 8th Basingstoke (RG22 5SN) A P W T
Saturday August 19th Dartford (DA1 1JP) D T C K
TVH SAL History
After a long and successful history in the Southern Men’s and the Southern Women’s Leagues, TVH decided to join the newly establish SAL in 2012 to offer its athletes the chance to compete in a better combined men’s and women’s team competition. TVH entered the regionalised Division 2 Central in 2012 where they finished 4th. In 2014 TVH SAL team had an outstanding season becoming Champions of Division 2 North and gaining promotion to the top flight (Division 1).
TVH SAL Record
2012 Division 2C 4th
2013 Division 2N 5th
2014 Division 2N 1st
2015 Division 1 8th
2016 Division 1 12th