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
News update of what’s happening in Yate Athletic Club
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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!
Don’t forget this month your membership renewal/new Membership is due for the new season.
This is a really straightforward process: simply download the membership renewal/new form from the website, complete it, sort out the payment and get it to our membership Secretary Ellen Taylor by email, post or at the track. We’ll then get your registration sorted with England Athletics for the coming season, which entitles you to compete in all sorts of athletics competitions such as local opens (7 of which are held at YOSC), county championships, and of course, as part of the Yate team, in the Avon Track and Field League (4 meets), Youth Development league (4 meets) and for under 17s and above the Midland league (4 meets). For some age groups that’s the opportunity to compete for the club 8 times in the season, for U17 and above 12 times!
Not to mention the training opportunities at own ‘home track’ at YOSC (with our wide range of development and experienced performance coaches), which after the track relay this summer will be even more extensive.
We can therefore offer the full development pathway from our academy sessions through to club nights at our own track.
If you are looking for membership of Yate AC for the first time (new members always welcome!) you just need to do exactly the same thing, but download the ‘joining for the first time’ form instead of the renewal form. You’ll receive a Yate competition vest as part of your first membership fee too (reduced rates for subsequent years)!
The final deadline for us to receive your membership form is March 31st. This will ensure your registration is renewed/newly registered in time for our Sprints and Hurdles competition on 8th April.
All the info that you will need is on the website membership page, but if you do have any other questions about registration, training or competition please do grab any of the Yate AC coaches or one of the Committee members who will be happy to chat with you.