Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) is set to return to the spotlight when the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation hosts the second edition of the Spanish national inter-clubs meeting at the Lluís Puig Velodrome in Valencia on Saturday (15).
Featuring two seven-event competitions for mixed-gender club teams of 10 athletes, the event will start with a teenage athletes from a mixture of age groups (U20/U18/U16) which will be followed by a match for senior athletes.
Both matches, which will each last approximately two hours, will be live-streamed for free. The U20 match starts at 16:00 CET and can be seen here while the senior match starts at 1815 CET and can be seen here.
Heading the fields of six teams in the two matches will be last year’s U20 winners Alcampo Scorpio 71 and senior winners Playas de Castellón and, like last year, a plethora of Spanish internationals in both categories are expected to be competing.
In 2020, the RFEA was awarded a €300,000 grant by the European Union to develop DNA for use in clubs and schools. The two-year project, which is called locally Jungle Athletics, includes the creation of a smartphone app, a national competition programme and an international conference scheduled for September.
Reflecting the growing interest in the DNA concept by athletes at all levels, this event comes three weeks before an indoor showcase DNA event for senior national teams - Scotland v England v Wales v Ireland v Spain v Turkey - on 5 February in Glasgow, Scotland hosted by European Athletics, Glasgow Life and EventScotland.
For more details of DNA, and the DNA indoor international match in Glasgow next month, go to www.dna.run.