Coronavirus – Updated 28/3/2020

Southampton Athletic Club – 28/3/2020
SAC have suspended all new membership payment until we are in a position to know what we can offer our athletes

England Athletics Statement Updated 24th March 11am

  1. Extending the suspension of all athletics activity in England to the 31 May. [Initially this had been agreed to the end of April]. This suspension includes all organised athletics activity in the UK, including all competitions, formal club activities, running groups, and all Education activity (coach, official, teacher).
  2. Strengthening our position on coaching activity – We are now mandating that all physical coaching ceases, and only be conducted via virtual means during this period. Bringing groups of people together to train, however small, can no longer be permitted under the strict ‘Stay at home’ measures implemented by the UK Government.

To read full and any later updates from England Athletics visit the EA website:

Southern Athletics League (SAL) – 28/3/2020
All fixtures up to and including the 7th June have been cancelled.

UK Youth Development League (UKYDL) – 25/3/2020
UKYDL has now cancelled all matches that were due to take place in both April and May 2020.

Hampshire Athletics Vets League – 24/3/2020
The league and regional finals have been cancelled for 2020

Hampshire Athletics – 20/3/2020
Hampshire Athletics has cancelled the Multi-Event/Quadkids and the Track & Field Championship meetings, both scheduled for May 2020. We will endeavour to reschedule all of these events. All announcement will be posted on their website.

Hampshire Schools Athletic Assosciation (HSAA)
Due to the coronavirus outbreak HSAA are cancelling all Track and Field competition for 2020. ESAA website. The ESAA Track and Field Cup is cancelled. Should the situation improve, there may be a very much scaled down ESAA Track and Field Championships in July. There may also, possibly, be a Combined Events and Race Walking Championships in September. If either or both of these situations arise we will consider offering places to athletes.

Wessex League – 24/3/2020
Round 1 potential to postpone to September, highly likely that round 2 will be cancelled. If this happens the league will be cancelled but still hope to run matches in round 3 and 4 and any round 1 that can be moved to September.

The 2nd Round of NAL planned for the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th June 2020 are now all POSTPONED. The intention is to re-arrange the fixture to September.  Date and Venues to be confirmed. This means, hopefully, that the season will now comprise of 3 round robin group fixtures commencing July 2020.  There will not be an end of season finale. We have requested a specific weekend early in September and are awaiting confirmation from UKA regarding the dates and the competition licences.

Active Nation – 20/3/2020
All Activation Nation venues including the track at the outdoor sports centre are closed until further notice. Public access to the grass space remains open.

Wide Lane Sports Ground closed to the public immediately.  They plan to re-open after the 20th of April but this will be subject to further review in the coming weeks.