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 email@example.com
Under 17 Boys /U20 Men Team Avon Manager – Sandra Woodman firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.