The final match of the 2016 BAL Division I season took place in the Rio of Southern England, Basingstoke (wait... that doesn't sound right). Yet again, a small but battle hardened squad of GCAC athletes delivered a heartening team performance to finish 5th place on the day. This in turn meant that we finished 4th overall in the table - level on match points with the 3rd placed club - to secure another year in the 2nd tier of the national league. Our congratulations to league winners, Thames Valley Harriers, and 2nd placed Southampton, both of whom are deservedly promoted to the Premiership.
A large team of athletes travelled to Bedford to take part in the National Final against seven other teams from the UK. We were joined by ten of our athletes who had competed in the UK School Games in Loughborough.
Team Glasgow is a composite team in the YDL and is made up from first claim members of the 4 clubs listed below:
Any Under 20 Male from any of the above clubs can join Glasgow City AC so they can compete in the UK BAL.
Athletes must be aware that if they join Glasgow City AC, they therefore cannot compete for Team Glasgow under YDL rules. Glasgow City is not one of the clubs in Team Glasgow's composite team. Note field events use Senior equipment weight and 110m Hurdles.
Glasgow City AC kicked off the 2017 BAL season at the scene of the great escape last year, Basingstoke. Division 1 promised to be a titanic battle this time round with some of the most illustrious clubs in the country striving for supremacy. Despite the best attempts of a few good men that made the journey to compete, we finished bottom of the table, level on points with the host club. It was also close at the top with Cardiff just having the edge on compatriots, Swansea, to finish winners of the match.
Team Glasgow started off their YDL season in brilliant style this past weekend, competing in the newly formed league in Sheffield.
Led by our four team captains; Andrew Costello and Emma Thompson for the Under 20 team along with Jamie Burns and Shona Crossan for the Under 17 team, Team Glasgow performed superbly for so early in the season.