Track & Field Teams
In 2012 the Club fulfilled its season’s aims when the men won promotion to Division Three of the British Athletics League and the women won promotion to Division Three of the UK Women’s League. In 2013 both teams won promotion to Division Two in both leagues. In 2014 the men consolidated their position in Division Two but after three excellent results the women secured promotion to Division One of the UK Women’s League. In 2015 both teams remained in their respective divisions with the women narrowly missing out on promotion to the Premier League. We will continue to strengthen our teams through athlete development and external recruitment in all events to hopefully secure future promotions in 2016 or – as a minimum – consolidate our national league positions.
The composite team from Bristol & West and Yate & District was entered into the Midland Athletics League in 2013 to give more competitive opportunities to athletes from both clubs. The League is a combined female/male competition with 33 individual track & field events and both 100m and 400m relays held at four fixtures during the summer. Athletes aged U17 and above can compete and the team is normally a broad spread of experienced and youthful participants.
In 2013 the composite team was 4th in Division 2; 3rd the following year and 2nd in 2015 winning promotion to the top Division for the 2016 season where they were 4th.
We will continue to compete in the UK Youth Development League at under-20 and under-17 competitions as part of a composite ‘Team Avon’, which was initially facilitated by the Avon Athletics Network. At the under-15 and under-13 level we will compete in the UK Youth Development League with back-up from Mendip Athletic Club.
Our teams in the UK Youth Development League are looking forward to an improved performance in 2016 and all athletes and their parents are asked to check the fixture list and athletes are asked to make themselves available to support the clubs push to remain in the Midland South/West Division 1 and build for promotion to the National League before too long. The management team of Sarah Clarke (U13 Girls), Dave Clarke (U13 Boys), Jonathan Jackson (U15 Girls & U15 Boys) need all the support they can get to make the young athlete’s teams successful.
The Avon Track and Field League matches give our members the opportunity to enjoy local friendly competition.
Contact our Team managers
- Seniors: Roger Brocklesby (British Athletics League – men only), Chris Elson (UK Women’s League – women only), Steve Grant and Peter Mountain (Midland League – Bristol & West Competitors) and Dave Hart (Avon League – Men and Women).
- Youth Development League (Upper Age Group): Hilary Nash.
- Youth Development League (Lower Age Group): Boys Under-13 Dave Clarke, Boys Under-15 Simonne Lowrey. Girls under-13 Sarah Clarke, Girls under-15 Jody Whitehead.
- Avon League: Age group managers as for National Young Athletes League plus under-11 girls and boys Dean Garrett.