Merry Christmas to all our athletes, coaches, parents, officials and friends within the athletic community!
Yate Outdoor Sports Complex (YOSC) will be officially closed for Christmas from December 19th, through to January 4th.
We had a fantastic evening on December 1st, at the England Athletics South West Volunteer Awards…
First of all, we are super-excited to say we have just won the South West Club of the Year award!
There are 9 awards up for grabs and this year Yate & District Athletic Club have finalists in 4 categories!
Club of the Year
Coach of the Year (Sam Smith)
Unsung Hero of the Year (Ellen Taylor)
Young Volunteer of the Year (James Viner)
We are very pleased to introduce you to Andrew Moyes – our new Officials Co-ordinator.
Andrew comes from a hospitality background, having worked for M&S, Shell and his own coffee shop chain. He now work as a Hospitality Consultant. Andrew became involved in athletics and the club via his daughter Natasha, who is one of our promising young hurdlers and sprinters, currently an U15, who trains with hurdles coach Graham.
Andrew has jumped right in at the deep end this year by joining the committee as the Officials Co-ordinator. This means that for any competition or match that Yate AC are involved with, he has to ensure that we have our full quota of officials. It’s a big job!
For a competition such as the one we held last weekend we need at least 30 officials. For a league match, at least 5 officials must travel with the team, or, if we are hosting, we need around 15 officials. Officials put valuable points onto the score board. So we are very grateful to Andrew for getting on board.
What would make Andrew’s job so much easier would be if we had more officials, so if you are going along to matches with your athlete please do consider getting involved in this capacity.
You can get in touch with Andrew at email@example.com
We are delighted to confirm that YOSC will be open again for training from next Tuesday, 30th March.
The academy will restart on Tuesday from 6pm, with all sessions running as they did prior to this last lockdown with the same times, groups and coaches. Note that spaces need to be booked with Jeremy and paid monthly in advance.
If anyone has decided not to continue please let Jeremy know so their space can be allocated to someone else.
Club training will commence again on Tuesday from 7pm (unless you hear differently from your coach). Please continue to pay at the end of the month for sessions attended – coaches will keep a record of attendance. Cost per session is £2 for Yate AC and Westbury members, £3 for everyone else.
We will endeavour to open the bar for takeaway drinks only, but will be relying on volunteers, so please bear with us (and let us know by reply if you are able to support in manning the bar). Please remember a face covering will need to be worn when entering the club house.
Please remember to strictly adhere to all social distancing guidelines when training, remaining 2m apart and keeping your hands sanitised etc. This is for everyone’s safety, not least our hard-working coaches! Do not attend if you, or any members of your household, are experiencing Covid symptoms or are waiting for the results of a test. Please also do not attend if you have been asked to self-isolate by Test and Trace, PHE or by your school.
Individual training outside of club hours
YOSC will be available again for training outside of club hours. Please pre-book with Jeremy. Cost per session is £3 per hour.
Thank you to all those who have already renewed their membership – we will be renewing EA licenses from the 1st April so look out for emails from England Athletics in early April. Athletes do need to be registered to compete, and it looks like we will have a fairly full season again this year. You can renew your membership here . Just click on the big orange button and complete the online form. You will need to use the primary email linked to the athlete – if you’re having problems just reply to this mail.
There are a few people who have renewed on line, but haven’t actually paid fees yet – so please do check if you can’t remember paying.
Looking forward to seeing you all again!
Yate and District AC Committee
Further to the Prime Minister’s national address this evening, we’re sorry to inform you that YOSC will be closing with immediate effect
Welcome to 2021!
We hope you all managed to enjoy Christmas, albeit a strange one this year?
Because South Gloucestershire has currently remained in Tier 3,
Great news – we are reopening and back to the track on Wednesday 2nd December!
Here’s a few details to make you all aware of…
Great news! Our Junior Academy sessions are beginning to get up and running again – albeit looking slightly different than they did before.