Just a reminder the Avon schools track and field championships are being held this Saturday at YOSC so there will not be any training on the Track this Saturday 9th of June
Just to remind everyone there will not be an academy session on Wednesday 23rd May, as there is another open competition being held at Yate, entry on the night, so we encourage you all to enter. There will be another Quad kids comp within the events so all the under 11 are encouraged to have a go at their home track.
Details on our home page link.
The South West championships entries are now open (https://events.englandathletics.org/competition/easw-track-field-2018/profile) check the qualifying standard before you enter and if you meet the requirements give it a go.
They are being held on Sunday 22/07/18 at Exeter Stadium.
Best of luck for then and our open on Wednesday 23rd May at Yate
News from our partner club Westbury Harriers
Online entries are now open for the Westbury Wipeout, our adventure run for 8 – 15 year-olds. This will be held on the evening of Monday, 2nd July at Blaise Castle. Full details are on the Events Wipeout page of the Westbury Harriers website, including a link for online entries.
Please enter early to avoid disappointment! There is a strict limit of 300 places, which all went very quickly last year. There will not be entries on the day.
COMBINED EVENTS AVON SCHOOLS TEAM ESAA REGIONAL CHAMPS
Dave Turner is trying to put together possible teams of 4 from AVON SCHOOLS for the ESAA Combined Events Regional Champs. To Be held on 23/24th June 2018 at Yeovil
If you or anyone you know wants to be considered then he will require your name,school and contact details (address etc).
Details of their pbs in the CE events would be useful .
The age groups are U15 Boys and Girls (Years 8and 9) Pentathlon
U17 Boys(Yr10/11) Octathlon
U17 Girls(Yrs 10/11) Heptathlon
U20 (Yrs 12/13 )Boys Decathlon…Girls Heptathlon
David G Turner/Susan Jones CE County Team Managers
Tel 01934832867 MOB 07747024799
We have an exciting opportunity for young athletes at Yate & District Athletics Club. A few places are still available, please contact Carolyn Conibear to register your interest. If there are any adults who are willing to help in supporting the young volunteers please email Carolyn Conibear who will be able to give you more details.
Just to confirm the track is booked on SATURDAY 21/04/18 by North Somerset so there is NO TRAINING for Yate and
District AC on Saturday 21/04/17 at all.
Next Wednesday evening the 25th April there is an open competition from 6.00 pm run jointly by YATE & District AC and Bristol and West AC so there will be no Yate AC academy sessions. We would, however, encourage you all to enter the event. There are quad kid events too, (75 m, 600 m long jump & vortex throw) so everyone should be able to give it a go. Don’t forget the team managers will be able to see the results which helps them in team selection, how will they be able to select you if they don’t know how well you do and what you like doing?
Please go to the front page of our web site, click on the entry details, its entry on the night, so just turn up, pay and compete! For some of you this may be your first taste of competition, so what better way to start at your own track, with all the friendly faces you know around to help!
Last bit of news. Don’t forget the entries for the Avon County Championships close on 5/05/18, last year we had a great Yate representation in the event so get those entries in!
Calling all Yate Under 17 and Under 20 Yate athletes who would like to be considered for ‘Team Avon’ in the U17/U20 Youth Development League.
You should have all been sent an ‘availability’ form to return to the team managers, advising them what events you would like to do and which dates you are available for selection.
Please return your forms to the appropriate manager as soon as possible.
Under 17 Girls/20 Women Team Avon Manager – Jim Strudwick firstname.lastname@example.org
Under 17 Boys /U20 Men Team Avon Manager – Sandra Woodman email@example.com
The Throws and Jumps open held at YOSC on Saturday 24th March was a great success.
As you may be aware all proceeds from entries and the tombola were to be donated to Sport relief and we managed to raise £503.30!
Thank you to every one who helped out (special thanks to Amy Nolan for manning the tombola which raise £65 towards the total)!
Despite one or two learning points on the day, we received many positive comments from athletes and officials regarding the event and the complex.
Thank you all.
Looking forward to our Sprints and Hurdles open on 08/04/18!
Great News, Westbury Harriers have 3 coaches at the track on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 -8.30! This will ensure everyone who wants coaching for cross country and track work from 800 m up will be catered for at all levels. There is now a dedicated beginners group, so no need to feel it will all be too fast for you!
On Thursdays from 7.00 – 8.30 Neil Miller, from Westbury Harriers, has kindly stepped in to run the distance session until our new coach Jason Micheal starts in April. Jason has vast experience in coach, ranging from academy sessions up to senior athletes like Ellie Leather who is currently in American on a sport scholarship! He Will be a great addition to our coaching team and we look forward to him joining us at Yate.
Sandra Woodman’s sprint group (Tuesdays and Thursdays 7.00 – 8.30) is also looking really healthy with a range of younger athletes joining the group. It is great to see the younger ones training next to the more experience ‘English Schools’ qualifying athletes, what better role models can there be?
Graham Howell’s performance Hurdles group is growing nicely, but don’t forget he also has a development squad that meet on Wednesday nights from 7.00 pm -8.00 pm should you are interested (but not sure what it entails) or do want to follow a hurdles pathway and benefit from his vast experience.
Our AGM has been set for Thursday 29th March at 8.30 pm in the club house, any proposals need to be submitted in writing to our Secretary Tracey John 7 days in advance.
Look forward to seeing you there.
Dear athlete and parent,
Following from our communication on Yate AC website and our newsletter on 31st January, you will be aware that Mark Lodge and Phil Lucker have set up their own Athletics club. Due to this it has been agreed that Phil and Mark will no longer be coaching for us/Yate AC at the 7.00-8.30 Tuesday and Thursday evening club sessions, this is to avoid a potential conflict. We appreciate that this can be disruptive to athletes and do understand the bond between athlete and coach can be special. We apologise for not communicating with you sooner but as you can imagine we had lots of things to get sorted in a short time!
We thank Mark and Phil for all their contributions over the past many years. Mark and his family have spent many hours supporting YOSC and the athletes for this we are greatly appreciative.
Yate have many other coaches who are all ready to talk with you to discuss your training needs at the times when Mark and Phil would have been coaching. Please do come along as usual to your Tuesday and Thursday training sessions where one of the Yate coaches led by Jeremy Dale will be available to help you meet the other coaches and discuss your individual training and competing ambitions.
Do feel free to grab anyone in a Yate AC green jumper if you would like to discuss anything further or have any concerns.
Many thanksYate and District AC