Taking Up Athletics in the Yate Area
Yate and District Athletic Club works in co-operation with South Gloucestershire District Council to ensure that the greatest possible number of potential athletes are given the opportunity to progress in the sport:
Yate AC Junior Academy
This is junior club working with both boys and girls from the age of 6 to 15 years of age. This development club takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 7pm. and Saturday Mornings from 10.00-11.00.
Please contact Jeremy or Ann Dale on 01454 228957 or firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com for more information.
Yate Athletics Academy
This is for boys and girls from 8 to 16 years, and also takes place on Wednesday evenings.
Yate and District Athletic Club
Full competitive membership of Yate and District Athletic Club is available to athletes of 10 years and upward: coaching sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, at 7.00-8.30 Saturday Mornings 11-12 and at other times by arrangement with your coach. Progression from the Academy groups to the main club will depend on factors including:
- General fitness level
- Regular attendance, good behaviour and effort in training
- Vacancies in coaching groups
Athletes of 16 or over should contact our Vice Chair Jeremy Dale to discuss the most suitable coaching / training arrangements for your particular situation.
Club Membership Form: download one by going to the
Maybe you are not interested in competing but are interested in Athletics or supporting your competitive child, you could measure a throw or jump or time the runners? We need officials of any level of experience or of none (we can arrange training); you’ll meet a great bunch of people (and that’s just the other officials); and in most of our Leagues you could even gain points for the Club.
The more who get involved, the less work for all.
If you are interested in helping, or being an official at some of our meetings, please contact Stuart Nunn
Coaches and Coaching Assistants
Quite simply, the more coaches we have, the better service we can provide to our athletes.
England Athletics have created many qualifications to choose from:
- Athletics Leader
- Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF)
- Coaching Assistant
- Athletics Coach
- Children’s Coach
- Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF)
- Event Group Coach
- Event Specialist Coach
Further Details are available at the ULearnAthletics website
If you are interested, or would like more information, please contact Matt Spicer our Coaching Secretary.