Competitions and Leagues

City of Stoke athletes and teams compete in Track & Field, Cross Country and Road competitions at Local, Regional and National level.  No other local club, and very few in the country, offer such a wide range of opportunities to compete.  We have a growing number of athletes who have gone on to represent England and Great Britain as Juniors and Seniors.

We offer team competition in the following leagues:-

Track and Field

Midland Track and Field League 

Available for men and women aged under 17 to senior.  Four competitions at approximately monthly intervals from the beginning of May to August on either a Saturday or Sunday.  The men’s and women’s teams are managed separately but compete as a single team.  A full range of track and field events is available at each fixture.  It is expected that athletes compete for the Club when selected to do so.  Transport is provided from Northwood Stadium at a very reasonable cost and all athletes and parents are encouraged to travel on the coach so that we arrive as a team.

Youth Development League

Lower Age Group –  for athletes in the under 13 and under 15 age groups.

Upper Age Group –  for athletes in the under 17 and under 20 age groups.

A minimum of three competitions for each league between April and June on either a Saturday or Sunday with an opportunity to progress to the Regional and National finals depending on performance.  The men’s and women’s teams are managed separately but compete as a single team.  A full range of track and field events is available at each fixture.  It is expected that athletes compete for the Club when selected to do so. Transport is provided from Northwood Stadium at a very reasonable cost and all athletes and parents are encouraged to travel on the coach so that we arrive as a team.

Northern Masters Track and Field League

For men and women aged over 35.  Four competitions with the opportunity to progress to the Cup final in September.  Fixtures take place on Wednesday evenings from May through to July.  Details can be obtained from the team manager, no transport to these fixtures is provided.

Cross Country

North Staffordshire Cross Country League

Suitable for men and women of all age groups from under 11 to veterans.  Four competitions from September to December.  These competitions take place on Saturdays and all venues are within an hours travelling time from the City.  No transport is provided to these fixtures.

Birmingham League

Men only in the age groups over 17 on 31st of August in the year of competition through to veteran age groups.  Four fixtures starting in early November through to February of the following year.  The fixtures take place in the Midland region on Saturday afternoon.  Whilst a team manager supports these fixtures no transport is provided by the Club.

Midland Women Cross Country League

Women only in the age groups under 20, senior and veterans.  Four competitions from September through to December.  The fixtures take place in the Midland region on either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.  No transport is provided by the Club to these fixtures.

All age groups in accordance with UKA or IAAF rules as defined by the competition organisers.

Other Competitions

In addition to the league competitions all athletes are strongly encouraged to compete in their county, regional and national competitions.  We have men’s and women’s team managers who collate details, collect entry fees and support each fixture on the day.

As a club we also strongly encourage our young athletes to compete in competitions organised by their schools whether that be indoor, cross country or track and field.  In the 2006 English Schools Track and Field Championships Stoke AC athletes won 8 medals, 5 of which were gold – the best results for any one athletics club in the country

We would very much welcome athletes of any standard from across the Midlands who would like to compete for us.  If you are interested please contact: secretary@stokeac.org.uk