For those of you not aware, we competed in our first YDL Premier Division League Match for under U13/U15 at Yate on 22/04/17.
After gaining promotion last year, the competition was certainly a higher standard than last year, but we more than held our own! Below is the email Sam Hillier Smith sent out that evening, which sums it all up.
” To all athletes
Can I just say a Mahoosive THANK YOU to EVERYONE for today.
Thank you to the athletes that came and “had a go” for the team…
Thank you to the athletes that came for just one event…
Thank you to the parents and family members that gave up their day…
Thank you to the coaches that helped through out the day with supporting athletes…
Thank you to the officials that made sure the events ran well…
Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with scoring , announcing, setting up and tidying away all the equipment…
I’ve not long got home and Guess what?
WE FINISHED SECOND!!!!!
Could not of done it without each and everyone of you…The next round is at our home ground again on Saturday 20th May… Athletes please let me know your availability asap as I’m already working on the team!
Come find me at the track if you need too and check the power of 10 in a couple of days for results.
So proud of each and every athlete trying their best and being professional and friendly in their behavior and performance.
Yate and District Team Manager”
Our thanks should also go to Sam who worked tirelessly putting the team together and worked with all the athletes and officials on the day!
The next weekend (30/04/17) saw us compete in the YDL U17/U20 Premier League Match, where we are part of ‘Team Avon’ made up of athletes from Yate and District AC, Bristol and West, Team Bath, North Somerset.
Yet again we did well by winning!! This sets us up well for the contest to reach regional finals but we have to keep this up over the next two matches to progress! So lets get as many Yate athletes as possible in the team
It is some times not appreciated, that athletes who are U17 and above, need to let the team managers know of their availability for selection. Team managers are, for the male team, Sandra Woodman and females, Jim Strudwick.
Whilst they have sent out availability forms to club members earlier in the year, you may have been missed or you may have missed the notification, please contact them and let them know if you are available for future competitions.
Their contact details and details of the matches are on our web site under ‘Competition Structure’ or on the information booklets given out when you joined.
Please note this process also applies to Midland League matches (U17 and above but throwing adult weights etc) where you need to let Matt Muggerridge know of your availability.
Thanks for reading this best of luck in your competitions and for future selection.