2022 League Champions- Thames Valley Harriers
The National Athletics League comprises three levels involving 37 Clubs competing at four rounds of fixtures. At the top of the NAL is the Premiership involving 16 clubs, next level involves 16 clubs in the Championship followed by National One with 5 Clubs. The League system has a hierarchical format with promotion and relegation between divisions and Area Leagues.
The club competition structure within the Premiership and Championship involves Round Robin group format fixtures with each Division divided into 4 seeded groups.
Fixtures to be held on:
Round 1 Sunday 11th June 2023
Round 2 Saturday 15th July 2023
Round 3 Saturday 5th August 2023
Groups are determined through the World Athletics seeding system. Each seeded group will have the opportunity to compete against the other three seeded groups, in their division, over the first three fixtures of the season.
Premiership and Championship groups are determined through the World Athletics seeding system.
Each fixture weekend would involve two Premiership and Championship matches of eight clubs per round.
The fourth fixture is a Grand Finale weekend which involves two separate fixtures. The top 8 clubs in the Premiership based upon the league table after the first three rounds of fixtures contest Match A and clubs from 9th to 16th contest Match B. Likewise in the Championship.
Division One involves five clubs following traditional competition structure of four fixtures.
|National Athletics League Divisional Structure 2023|
|Premiership Division||Championship Division||Division One|
|Birchfield Harriers||Basingstoke & Mid Hants AC|
|Blackheath & Bromley||Bedford & County AC||City of Portsmouth AC|
|Chelmsford AC||Belgrave Harriers||Marshall Milton Keynes|
|Crawley AC||Bournemouth AC||Southend AC|
|City of Sheffield & Dearne AC||Bristol & West AC||Yate & District AC|
|Harrow AC||Cardiff AAC||Yeovil Olympiads|
|Jaguars Track & Field Club||City of Portsmouth AC|
|Newham & Essex Beagles||Havering AC|
|Notts AC||Herne Hill Harriers|
|Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers||Herts Phoenix AC|
|Sale Harriers||Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers|
|Swansea Harriers||Liverpool Harriers & AC|
|Thames Valley Harriers||Peterborough & Nene Valley AC|
|Trafford AC||Southampton AC|
|Woodford Green & Essex Ladies||Tonbridge AC|
|Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow||Yeovil Olympiads|