THE GREAT, YATE & DISTRICT ATHLETIC CLUB QUIZ
Answers to all of these questions can be found somewhere on this website!
#1. What is the motto of Yate & District AC? ? The motto appears at the bottom of the Coat of Arms
Our club crest and motto is the same as the official Yate Coat of Arms “Pride & Perseverance”.
“Faster, Longer, Higher” is a play on the Olympic motto “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.
“By Skill and hard work” is the motto of Blackburn Rovers.
“More than a club” is the motto of Barcelona FC.
#2. In 2017, what position did Yate and District finish in the Lower Youth Development League South West Division 1? ? Website - About the Club/Club History/Annual Review/2017...League Tables
A picture of the 2017 Lower YDL Team to help jog a few memories!
This was our first year in the Premier League, following our promotion as Champions in 2016.
Swansea won the league with 17 points, Yate finished in third place, one point below second placed Cardiff Archers.
#3. On a Yate & District AC vest, which shoulder does the golden sash go over? ? There's a picture of it on this page!
The golden sash goes over the right shoulder
#4. Winning an Award on 14 separate occasions, who is the clubs most prolific Awards Night winner? ? Website - About the Club/Club History/Awards Winners
Karen has won an award on 9 occasions
Matt has won an award on 11 occasions
Pat has won an award on 14 occasions
Jamie has won an award on 7 occasions
#5. How much does it cost for a new (not a renewal) Senior athlete to join Yate & District AC? ? Website - Membership
It’s £40 for a new adult member
It’s £30 for a renewal
#6. In which year was Yate & District Athletic Club formed? ? Website - About the Club/Club History
The club was founded on February 9th, 1983.
The first AGM was held on 17th March, 1983.
#7. Who is the Team Manager for our Midland League Team? ? Website - Competition/Team Managers
Sam is Team Manager for U13’s/U15’s in both the YDL and Avon League
Matt is the Midland League Team Manager
Graham is the NAL Team Manager
Sandra is one of the Upper YDL Team Managers
#8. In what year did Jeremy Dale become the Chairman of Yate & District AC? ? Website - Club History/About the Club/Hall of Fame
Having been the clubs Vice-Chairman from 2013-2014, Jeremy took on the role as Chair in 2014
#9. What athletics discipline does Matt Spicer coach? ? Website - Training/Coaches
Matt started hammer throwing in 1984
#10. Which night of the week do Yate & District AC run TWO Junior Academy sessions (6-7pm and 7-8pm) ? Website - Training/Junior Academy Sessions
Junior Academy runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
However, there are two sessions on Wednesdays
#11. Which of the following events is NOT a QuadKids event? ? Website - Competition/QuadKids
Speed bounce is not a Quadkids event. It is however, a Sportshall event.
#12. Which company have Yate & District AC recently teamed up with as an online affiliate? ? Website - Shopping
We are now an online affiliate with Neuff
This means that they will pay us a small commission on anything you buy, once you visit their site using this link, which is already embedded in all the advert images we display on our website: https://www.neuff.co.uk?sca_ref=132199.YGXIHn4k73
#13. What was the name of the clubs founder and first Chairman ? Website - About the Club/Club History/Annual Review/1983
Mike Smith was the clubs founding Chairman.
He sadly passed away towards the end of 2019. We now have a memorial bench at YOSC to remember him by.
#14. What is the venue for our scheduled National Athletics League fixture on August 1st ? Website - Competition/Fixtures & Results/Fixtures
This home match should be the final league fixture.
Fingers crossed it isn’t cancelled!
#15. In 1999, which league title did the senior mens team win? ? Website - About the club/Club History/Annual Review/1999
In 1999 the Midland League was still contested separately by men and women.
Club stalwart, Matt Muggeridge, would have been a key member of this team. This picture appeared in the paper that year…Sorry Matt!
#16. What is the name of the Classified Adverts page on the Yate & District AC website? ? Website - Shopping
ybay was Jeremy’s idea. Obviously a play on eBay
This free classified ads space is somewhere where parents and athletes can buy/sell/swap used athletic spikes and equipment
#17. Which one of these clubs does NOT compete in the Avon Track & Field League? ? Website - Competition/Competition Types/Athletic Leagues/Avon Track & Field League
Swindon have never been a member of the Avon Track & Field League
#18. Who holds the oldest Yate & District AC Club Record? ? Website - About the Club/Club History/Club Records
Neil Hayne, a Brimsham Green student, set two club records the same year the athletic club was formed.
Nothing special in that, but what is amazing is that they have stood firm for 37 years!
Steve Higton set his club record in 1984
Richard Cranswick set his club record in 1985
Pat Gallagher set her club record in 1987
#19. How many gold medals did Yate & District members win at the South West Championships in 2012? ? Website - About the Club/Club History/Annual Review/2012
In the year of the London Olympics, Yate athletes won 5 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze at the South West Championships
#20. Who is the clubs Welfare Officer? ? Website - Welfare
Hannah Jackson formally took the role on in 2020