Welcome to the Welfare page for Yate & District Athletic Club (YADAC).  Here you will find information and policies relating to the welfare & safeguarding of our athletes, volunteers and staff.

At our club, we take welfare seriously. All our coaches, officials and team managers have been DBS checked and have completed England Athletics Safeguarding Training. We have dedicated Welfare and Safeguarding Officers.

Please take time to familiarise yourself with all our policies and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact a Welfare Officer, or the Yate AC Committee. All athletes, volunteers, staff and supporters and encouraged to read our policies and are expected to adhere to them. 

Welfare Officers

Female Welfare Officer – Hannah Jackson

Our Female Welfare Officer is Hannah Jackson

Hannah says:

“I am delighted to be the Welfare and Safeguarding officer for Yate AC. I currently work within the NHS and for SARSAS, a local charity specialising in sexual violence/abuse as a Counsellor. Through my jobs, I have extensive experience of hearing disclosures and managing these sensitively within safeguarding policies. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, I am typically at the track on a Tuesday and Thursday, and can also be contacted by email.“.

You can contact Hannah via:

Male Welfare Officer, Jim Strudwick

Our Male Welfare Officer is Jim Strudwick

Jim says;

“I have been involved in athletics in Avon for over 30 years. In that time I have held a number of administrative posts including Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Avon Athletic Association, Chairman and Secretary of Clevedon Athletic Club and am currently Secretary of the Avon Schools Athletic Association.

I have also been active as a team manager, performing that role for Bristol and West and Yate and District AC, for Team Avon and for Avon Schools.
I am a qualified England Athletics coach specialising in hurdles and sprints and have been fortunate enough to coach athletes to English Schools standard.

My reason for volunteering for this role is that my experience of athletics has shown me that there is a need for clubs to have someone who is independent of coaches, team managers or parents for athletes to talk to in confidence. The well being of athletes in a number of sports has been highlighted recently in the press and television and we need to ensure that we have a safe and supportive environment at Yate and District AC.”

Yate AC Welfare Policies

England/UK Athletics Resources

To look at all England Athletics Safeguarding and Welfare documents, please click on this link which will take you to the England Athletics resources page.

Club Safeguarding and Welfare Archives – Resources (englandathletics.org)

If you would like to raise a safeguarding or welfare concern with UKA directly, you can do so by clicking this link, completing and submitting the form. Your concern will then be investigated by UKA.