We are fast approaching the new 2024/25 outdoor track and field season, so we have some early season news and events to share with you, so read on to find out about Kit, the upcoming AGM, Sports Mind Coaching, Sprints & Hurdles entries (now open) and the new Membership year.
2022 OUTDOOR SEASON
The evenings are getting longer and the temperatures are slowly getting warmer, as summer approaches.
From a Track & Field perspective, this can mean only one thing. The outdoor season is here!
For those of you new to athletics this can often be a confusing time, but it’s really easy… we promise!
Competition can be broken down in to four categories. Click any of these titles for more information;
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
OK, so you’ve done the training. Maybe you feel as though you are ready to officially record a time/height/distance and compete against other athletes?
To do this, you will need to be a fully paid up club member (membership).This will give you an England Athletics user number, something you will need to enter a competition.
All performances will be recorded on the Power of 10, a statistics website that has recorded all UK results and age group rankings since 2006. This website allows users to manage their own profile: new user form
Each League usually has four fixtures.
Athletes earn points for the club, according to their competition finish position.
League tables are created, with promotion and relegation usually at stake.
Make sure you have contacted your relevant Team Manager to let them know your availability and what events you would like to do. Please don’t rely on them to chase you!
- The first Avon Track & Field League (all ages) is scheduled for 12th June at Yate (TBC)
- The first Lower Age Group YDL (U13/U15) fixture is 8th May at Yate
- The first Upper Age Group YDL (U17/U20) fixture is 24th April at Yate
- The first Midland League (seniors) fixture is 22nd May at Cheltenham
- The first National Athletics League (seniors) fixture is 7th May at Milton Keynes
Your opportunity to win a medal!
County Championships entry is now open. Here are links to three local counties:
- Avon County Championships entry
- Wiltshire County Championships entry
- Gloucestershire County Championships entry
It is each individuals responsibility to enter these championships.
There is no team selection policy.
There are no qualifying standards to attain.
Later on in the year, consider entering the South West Championships to be held on July 24th.
Open Meetings are there for anybody to enter and are a great way for athletes to record a performance without any of the pressures of medals or points.
Check our Fixtures List for Open Meetings (as well as every other competition). These are happening all over the country and can be entered by all England Athletics registered athletes (club members).
Also check the “Links” section of this page to search for competitions we may have missed.
Make sure your PE Teacher is aware you want to enter the “District Trials”. This is the first step on the Schools Championships ladder. Do this in May!
The following is a message from Joy Bray, the Team Manager to our Lower Age Group Youth Development team (U13 and U15), but the principle applies to everyone hoping to be part of a league team this season:
Yate & District AC are hosting their third COVID-Secure Open Meeting this coming Sunday (23rd August). This time its solely for track athletes who compete in events 300m-800m (including hurdles).
WE’RE HAVING A FIELD DAY!
Yate & District AC are hosting a second Open Meeting this coming Sunday (16th). On this occasion it is field events only.
The sun was shining today as the athletes arrived for our pilot competition. The event went very smoothly, and is was so great to hear that starting gun again!
SUNDAY 19TH JULY – PILOT EVENT
A few reminders ahead of tomorrows pilot event.
The 2019/20 Midland Counties Indoor Open Meetings and Championships prospectus is now available
Please note, the timetable for the Avon Open Meeting on Wednesday September 4th has been revised.