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
We are holding our first event of the outdoor season on Saturday 24th March at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
Entries are now open, go to the fixtures section and scroll down to find the details or use the click here on the front page under our Sprints and Hurdles entry form.
This is a great opportunity to register a height or distance which will go on ‘power of 10’ and will allow our team managers to see your performances when selecting our teams.
If you are new to competition, being at our home track this is the best way to start your competitive season, surrounded by faces you know. Go on give it a go, we will be on hand should you have any concerns on the day!
Entries for our Sprints and Hurdles Open on Sunday 8th April 2018 are now available.
Click on the link below and enter NOW!
Entries filled up so quickly last year many club members missed out on this popular event.
Entries will be limited again this year so when its Full its Full!
Click on the link and enter now if you intend to!
31st January 2018
You may have recently heard that Yate & District AC coaches Mark Lodge and Phil Lucker have decided to form a new Club. We wish them all the best in their new venture and thank them for all their great contribution to our club over the years.
For our part, following last year’s success in YDL, Midland League and Avon Track and Field, the club is looking forward to a busy and exciting year ahead. Before our track closes for a £800,000 refurbishment, at the end of July we are planning to celebrate our 35 year anniversary.
As well as our usual Sprints and Hurdles competition, Yate AC are also planning a Jumps and Throws Open in March and hosting three other Opens on Wednesday evenings in partnership with Bristol & West AC and Avon AA.
We are actively exploring alternative arrangements for when our track will be out of action. Although this may cause some temporary disruption we will try to minimise this. However, we firmly believe it to be worth it and see it as fundamental in securing the long-term future of the club at YOSC.
This is a tremendously exciting time and we would like to thank our members for their continued support, whether it be coaching, training, officiating, competing, team managing or general assistance, in making Yate & District AC a vibrant and successful community club. Should you wish to get involved we have a number of volunteer opportunities, please contact one of the committee members for more details.
Yate & District Athletic Club