News update of what’s happening in Yate Athletic Club
A few news items
Firstly congratulations to the Yate and Westbury athletes for their results in the SW Cross Country Champs and the SW Indoor Champs. Results are on our website (https://yateac.co.uk/homepage/2018-2)
The entries are now open for the Birmingham indoor on 24/02/18 we always try and make this a good club outing so give it a go, its in the Birmingham NIA, great atmosphere and a good day out!
Just to let you all know the track will be closed from Saturday Afternoon 23rd December and re open Tuesday 2nd January 2018 So the last Club session will be on Saturday Morning 23rd and start again Tuesday evening 2nd.
Matt Spicer has been working hard on the history of the club for this season just gone and further back in time and has sent in the post below.
With the year drawing to an end, we thought now would be a great time to look back at everything that has happened at the club, during what was generally a very successful Track & Field season.
So, we created a ‘2017 Review’ which can now be viewed under our new ‘Club History’ section of the website. https://yateac.co.uk/about-the-club/club-history/2017-2/ This page documents a number of things, including club competitions, league placings, individual achievements and general club news.
As you may appreciate, in a sport with so many age groups and events, there are so many things to report, that we unfortunately may miss things from time to time. Please accept our apologies if this has been the case.
Next season, please pass on your reports and photographs and we will do our utmost to try and record it on the 2018 webpage.
As we look towards 2018, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you that our AGM has been deferred until the New Year, in the hope that we will be able to share, in more detail, what we hope could be some very good news regarding the re-laying of the track. We will share with you the AGM details as soon as we can.
Finally, for those of you still doing your Christmas shopping online, we remind you that we have an ‘EasyFundraising’ account and that every time you shop online, you could also be getting a large retailer to make a small contribution to our club. For more details look here: https://yateac.co.uk/fundraising/online-shopping/
Our thanks to Matt for all his hard work on the research and web site.
With Schools breaking up at the end of this week there may not be many training session left so ‘We wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy new Year’
The 2018 Avon Schools fixtures list is out…. http://www.avonschoolsathletics.org.uk/calendar.html
Entries are now open for the second day in Cardiff.
Welsh Athletics Junior Open Regional Championships Day 2.
Entries are now open for the Welsh Athletics Junior Open Regional Championships Day 2, which incorporates the South West England indoor championships. This event takes place at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 6th January, and there are medals to be won for the top three athletes in each age group from each region (South Wales, East Wales, South West England).
The events available are:
U13 Girls – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put
U15 Girls – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Shot Put, Pole Vault
U17 Women – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Pole Vault
U13 Boys – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump
U15 Boys – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Pole Vault
U17 Men – 60m, 60m Hurdles, 800m, 1500m, Long Jump, Pole Vault
Please note that U13 and U15 athletes CANNOT compete in 800m and 1500m on the same day. Entry numbers for field events are capped at 40 athletes per event, with only 8 spaces allocated to South West England athletes. Entries close on December 15th.
The cost is £6 per event for one event, £12 for two events or £15 for three events. Spectators do have to pay £3 for the privilege of watching and there is parking available at 50p for the day – although arrive in good time as spaces are limited.
Go to Welshathletics.org/competitions or follow the link for more info and the online entry form:http://www.welshathletics.org/competitions/events/track–field/2018/january/welsh-athletics-junior-open–southeast-wales-regional-championships-day-2.aspx
Midland Counties Athletic Association 2018 Indoor Meetings
Entries are now open for the first two Midland Counties Athletic Association indoor open meetings. The dates are January 6th/7th and January 27th/28th. An ‘open meeting’ means that any athlete registered with England Athletics through and affiliated Club, can take part – there are no minimum standards to reach before you can enter – and, in case you were wondering, Avon and Gloucestershire are officially part of the Midland Counties Athletic Association. These two opens are held in the High Performance Centre adjacent to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. It’s a straightforward journey of around 1 hr 45 minutes. The HPC is a ‘smallish’ indoor venue but it does have a full 100m indoor track. There is plenty of free parking but you will need to take your own chairs! This is mainly an indoor competition, with events for the U13 age group and above, but it does include outdoor throws. The events on offer are:
Saturday 6th and 27th January: High Jump, Long Jump, Pole Vault, Triple Jump, Javelin, Hammer
Sunday 7th and 28th January: 60m, 60mH, Shot, Discus
The cost is £7 per event, and you get two races in both the 60m and 60mH events for your £7. Closing dates for online entry are 21st December for the first weekend and 12th January for the second weekend, although entries will close early if full capacity has been reached.
For more information, and to enter online, go to the Midland Counties Athletics Association website or follow the link:https://mcaa.athletics-uk.org/midlandcounties/2018/default.asp
Please note that the second day of the South West England championships for U13, U15 and U17 age groups in Cardiff is also on Saturday 6th January.
The indoor season will soon be with us , so here are two links to the Midland Counties AA (Birmingham) and Cardiff Met (Cardiff) both of whom put on great events. If you have never done anything like this before have a chat with your coach, but they are definitely worth having a go. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t enjoyed it!
Looking further ahead our Sprints and Hurdles will be held at Yate on 8th April 2018, entries fill up really quickly, so you will need to apply within hour/days of entries opening (we will let you know nearer the time), again put the date in your diary and talk to you coach about what events to do, but remember this is one of the first opportunities of getting a time registered on power of 10 so you know how winter training has gone and the Club Team Managers can see what events you do and forms the basis of their team selection process for the early league matches.
Entries are now open for the Welsh Athletics Junior Open Regional Championships Day 1, which incorporates the South West England indoor championships. This event takes place at the National Indoor Athletics Centre in Cardiff on Sunday 3rd December and if you are looking for some early indoor competition over the winter this is the closest indoor arena to us (only around a 30-minute drive once you get across the Second Severn Crossing). It’s easy to get to and there are usually quite a few Yate athletes who go along.
The championships take place across two days (the second day is on Saturday 6th January). There are medals for the top three athletes in each age group from each region (South Wales, East Wales, South West England). As the turnout is often not huge from South West athletes, the chance of winning a medal can be pretty good! This year it seems that entry numbers for field events are capped at 40 athletes per event, with only 8 spaces allocated to South West England athletes. Entries close on November 17th.
The events available on December 3rd are:
U13 Girls – 200m, Long Jump, High Jump,
U15 Girls – 200m, 300m, Long Jump, High Jump
U17 Women – 200m, 300m, Shot Put, Triple Jump, High Jump
U13 Boys – 200m, Shot Put, High Jump
U15 Boys – 200m, 300m, Shot Put, High Jump
U17 Men – 200m, 400m, Shot Put, Triple Jump, High Jump
The cost is £6 per event for one or two events, and £5 per event if you enter three events. It is a well-run open, with parking on site for a small charge – arrive in good time though as it does get busy – seating for spectators, refreshments for sale as well as some small bits of kit, e.g. spikes, tape, rollers, and sometimes some clothing and shoes. There is usually a charge for spectators of around £3.
The entry process is quite straightforward – they are not even asking for an EA registration number! Go to Welshathletics.org/competitions or follow the link for more info and the online entry form: http://welshathletics.org/competitions/events/track–field/2017/december/welsh-athletics-junior-open–southeast-wales-regional-championships-day-1.aspx
It was great to see so many faces, new and old, at the awards night on Saturday, thank you for coming. We hope you all enjoyed the slight changes made to the evening.
Thank you to Ellen for taking us through the evening, John Ford, Yate Town Mayor, for presenting the awards, Nicki Robson for organizing the food, Tracey and Nicki for setting everything out and clearing up! Pat and Tony for the raffle Matt and Charlotte Viner for sorting all the awards and the huge task of collating all the votes, Sam Hillier Smith for typing and printing all the certificates.
Thank you to all the coaches, officials, team managers and parents for all the hard work that made the season so successful for the club.
Below is a list of medals/certificates that could not be collected on the night, these will now be kept by Pat and Tony behind the tuck shop on club nights so please come and collect them.
|YATE & DISTRICT AC – AWARDS NIGHT|
|Uncollected Certificates / Medals & Trophies|
|QUAD KIDS – GIRLS||QUAD KIDS – BOYS|
|Phoebe Havard||Replacement Medal||Harry Lucker||Certificate / Medal & Trophy|
|Adam Merrett||Certificate & Medal|
|Lucas Harrell||Certificate & Medal|
|Thomas Darton||Certificate & Medal|
|Thomas King||Certificate & Medal|
|U13 GIRLS||U13 BOYS|
|Ruby Saunders||Certificate||Otis Walker|
|Maddox Davies||Certificate||Peter Banks|
|Ella Staveley||Certificate x 2 & Medal||Alex Elliott|
|U15 GIRLS||U15 BOYS|
|Bethany Helliker||Certificate x 2||Owen Merrett||Certificate x 2|
|Evie Green||Certificate||Max Elliott||Certificate|
|Emily Whittaker||Certificate||Henry Watling||Certificate|
|Poppy Clarke||Certificate||Dylan Armstrong||Certificate x 3 & Medal|
|Dalis Jones||Certificate x 2 & Trophy|
|U17 WOMEN||U17 MEN|
|Georgia Crew||Certificate x 2||Abdi Hasan||Certificate x 2|
|Chloe Pitts||Certificate & Medal||Dominic Rogers||Certificate|
|Leighton Tuodolo||Certificate x 2|
|Daniel Brooks||Certificate x 2 & Trophy x 2|
|U20 WOMEN||U20 MEN|
|Alexis Bond||Certificate||Leon Graham||Certificate|
|Ellie Wallace||Certificate & Medal||Tom Pallot||Certificate|
|Hannah Hobbs||Certificate x 4 & Medal||Adam Brooks||Certificate|
|Yvette Westwood||Certificate x 5 & Medal & Trophy x 2||Jack Joynson||Certificate x 3 & Medal|
|SENIOR WOMEN||SENIOR MEN|
|Annie Lewis||Certificate||Ben Wells||Certificate|
|Floren Scrafton||Certificate x 2 & Medal||Luke Lorenzi||Certificate x 2|
|Adam Wilson||Certificate x 2 & Trophy|
|MASTERS WOMEN||MASTERS MEN|
|Maria Townsend||Certificate x 3 & Medal||Alex Moulder||Certificate|
|Anthony Glover||Certificate x 2 & Medal|
|Eugene Lawlor||Certificate x 4 & Medal|
|Pete Jackson||Certificate x 2 & Medal|
Well the dust has settled and the results are in.
Katie Robbins is now the Target Sprint Junior British Champion and Josh Snook grabbed Bronze despite a bad back on the day, (at one point he wasn’t even sure he would be able to start in the final)
This is a fantastic result and a great reward for their hard work, learning to shoot as well as keeping their run training going. Well done to them both!
Alex Moulder has now finished his Invictus Games in Toronto, having competed in 100m and 200m sprints, he also did Discus, Shot putt, the cycle road race and Time trial as well as 50m breast stroke and free style, just narrowly missing out on a medal, he must be looking forward to getting home and a well deserved rest!
What an experience! Well done, cannot wait to catch up with him.
Tickets for the awards night are now on sale behind the bar or from Pat on the tuck shop. Numbers are limited so please don’t leave it to the last minute.
Also can those who won awards last year please return them to Pat on the tuck shop, over the next week or so to enable them to be prepared for this years recipient.