Guest Athletes

Harry Coppell. Photo: Mark Shearman

1. Only Athletes who are members of an athletics club that is affiliated to England Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland. Scottish Athletics or Welsh Athletics may become a NAL guest athlete.

2. Guest Athletes must be registered with their Home Country Athletic Federation (HCAF) and eligible to compete for the 2024 Track and Field Season.

3. A limited number of guest athletes who are trying to achieve qualification for European  Championship, World Championships or Olympic Games may compete at the following NAL fixtures only. 

  • Round 1 – Saturday 1st  June 
  • Round 2 – Saturday 22nd June
  • Round 3 – Sunday 7th July
  • Round 4 – Saturday 3rd August

 4. Para- athletes, Under  20 and Under 18 athletes who have the support  from UKA or HCAF may apply for NAL competition as guests to gain entry standards. Those guests accepted for throwing events may use correct implement weight for age group or classification group.

7. Guest athletes must apply in advance, by midnight on: 

  • Thursday 23rd May 2024 for Round One fixtures
  • Thursday 13th June 2024 for Round Two fixtures
  • Thursday 30th June 2024 for Round Three fixtures
  • Thursday 25th July 2024 for Round Four fixtures

9. Guest athletes  must apply using the online application form on the NAL website below.

10. Guests must provide their name, post code, date of birth, club, Unique Registration Number (URN), event, event PB within the preceding 12 months, and email address. 

11. Requests must be received by the Leagues Operations Officer by midnight on the date specified in paragraph seven for the relevant fixture. No exceptions.

12. Whilst the NAL will try and accommodate as many guests as it can who meet the performance criteria, the League does not undertake to invite as guests everyone who applies, as guest places on the field and track are subject to:

  • Availability within the timetable of Divisional Matches
  • The number of scheduled athletes per league event
  • The track and field facilities of the host track
  • Availability across all Divisional Matches per round 

13. All selected guests will be notified through email by

  • Monday 20th May for Round One fixtures
  • Monday 10th June for Round Two fixtures
  • Monday 1st July for Round Three fixtures
  • Monday 29th July for Round Three fixtures

14. The selection of guests for any meeting is at the absolute discretion of the League Board and is not subject to appeal. 

15. Guest Standards 2024:

Long Jump7.406.10
Triple Jump15.4012.80
Pole Vault4.803.70
High Jump2.101.75


To apply, please fill out the form below: