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Last Updated: Wednesday, 8 December, 2004, 13:51 GMT
New domestic competition launched
UK Athletics has launched a new competition with the aim of increasing standards for club and junior athletes.

The UK Indoor City Cup will take place next year and will see cities from all over the United Kingdom competing against each other in two matches.

The first match will take place on 19 February in Sheffield with the second held in Manchester on 6 March.

UK Athletics chief executive David Moorcroft said: "Competition between cities has not been tried in the UK."

"We are sure that this new pilot will gain support and momentum into the next five years when we can make it a real success and make a considerable contribution to the domestic calendar."

The event will include a full compliment of field events and track races up to 1500m, finishing with relays.

The competing cities will be as follows:

Match 1-19 February 2005, Sheffield
Bristol, Cardiff, London North, London South, Oxford, Sheffield

Match 2-6 March 2005, Manchester
Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle

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