128 teams compete in this Nationwide Competition, which is split into 3 Regions. Yate athletes compete as part of a composite Avon Team with athletes from Bristol & West, North Somerset and Team Bath. The team competes in the Midland Premier South West Division of the Midland Region.
There are 3 league matches across the season, with the top 3 teams from our division going on to compete in the Midland Regional Final , where we could compete against the top 3 teams from the Midland Premier North East Division for a place at the National finals.
Yate Team Managers:
2018 TEAM MANAGERS REPORT:
TEAMAVON came top of the Midland South West Premier Division this season, thanks to some excellent performances by athletes from Yate & District AC.
For the first time for four years we reached the National Final at Bedford on 9th September by coming second in the Midland Regional Final at Newport. This was a great experience for all the athletes who took part.We competed against teams from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Rugby & Northants, Shaftsbury Barnet and Bromley & Blackheath (the eventual winners). TEAMAVON did exceptionally well to finish fourth overall. Hopefully, this success will motivate and inspire our young men and women to continue in the sport and strive to improve even further next year.
All the Yate athletes who took part in the YDL UAG this season have been a great credit to the club. Second only to Team Bath, Yate contributes the most competitors and our athletes are always willing to take part in whatever needs doing:
U20 men: Joshua Snook, Daniel Brooks, Adam Brooks, Jack Moore, Aidan Noble, David Thomas, Ben Whitaker, James Edwards.
U17 men: Toby Conibear, Greg Hayward, Isaac Cory, Nathaneal Mitchell, Liam Hillier, Ben Latham, Abdi Hasan, James Harrod, Max Elliott, Dylan Armstrong, Jonny Mead, Bryn Davies, Archie Davis-Grant.
Yate success at the National Final:
Yate athletes won the only gold ‘A’ string medals for TeamAvon in the National Final:
Daniel Brooks, U20 100m; Toby Conibear U17 Hammer Throw and Abdi Hasan U17 800m.
These were outstanding performances. Abdi and Nathaneal also won gold in the U17 4 x 400 relay.
Other gold medallists in ‘B’ string events were Josh Snook (400), Jack Moore (HJ), and Isaac Cory (400m).
Silver and Bronze medallists include:
U20 men: Adam Brooks (HJ & TJ), Daniel Brooks (200m), 4x 400 relay team (Josh Snook).
U17 men: Toby Conibear (Discus), Ben Latham (PV).
On the women’s side the best performance by a Yate athlete was by Hannah Hobbs who won a silver in the Under 20 ‘A’ 3000 metres while Lucy Durham won Silver in the ‘B’ Triple Jump.
In addition, we would like to thank all our faithful officials who have supported us throughout the season and earned the team vital extra points in each match.
We have had a wonderfully successful season and are very honoured to say that TEAMAVON is one of the best teams in the country.
Sandra Woodman (Mens team manager)
Tel: 01761 415316 or 07745166966
Jim Strudwick (Women’s team manager)
Tel: 0117 9697656 or 07971439703