CLUB TRAINING CONTINUES ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. ALL MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE RECIEVED AN EMAIL WITH DETAILS AND IT WILL ONLY BE POSSIBLE TO TRAIN IF YOU HAVE BOOKED A TRAINING SLOT WITH ONE OF THE COACHES. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMTOMS AND LET YOUR COACH KNOW BEFOREHAND. PLEASE REMEMBER TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING OF AT LEAST 2 METRES. IN ADDITION TO CLUB TRAINING NIGHTS SSDC HAVE RE-OPENED THE BILL WHISTLECROFT ATHLETICS ARENA FOR CLUB MEMBERS AND TRACK PASS HOLDERS FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE (OR 5 AND A COACH) TRAINING SESSIONS, PAYABLE AT THE GALLEY, BUT BOOKING NEEDS TO HAVE BEEN MADE IN ADVANCE BY PHONE EMAIL OR ONLINE SPREADSHEET. THE HOURS ARE BETWEEN 9 AND 5 EVERY DAY. ALL ATHLETES SHOULD HAVE HAD AN EMAIL WITH DETAILS OF HOW TO BOOK. YOAC HAVE CONTACTED MEMBERS RECENTLY ABOUT REDUCED MEMBERSHIP COSTS AND RENEWALS ARE NOW DUE.
With excellent facilities and a team of committed and qualified coaches, we are helping to produce many outstanding individual athletes who have gained national and international honours at senior and junior levels of competition. Our club was established in 1969 and has always enjoyed being amongst the leading clubs in the South West of England. In 2001, YOAC joined forces with Wells City Harriers and now enter combined teams for Track and Field as well as Cross Country and Road Running.
We have always made good use of the council owned and managed track that was up-graded to an 8-lane "all weather" track in 1984. With Lottery and Sport England funding the track was refurbished in 2002 including the installation of floodlighting and the track was again refurbished in 2011. We run a small friendly clubhouse that provides changing facilities and a refreshment bar for members, guests and visiting athletes. The clubhouse was opened in June 1988 in memory of former member Joanna France from funds raised by the Joanna France Memorial Trust. Yeovil Olympiads are proud to be based at the Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, Yeovil.
YOAC and South Somerset District Council work together to develop and promote athletics in the local community. This partnership is providing real optimism for the future of athletics in the area by supporting various initiatives such as Star:track athletic camps in the school holidays. Our members also provide support to the Sports:hall athletics programme promoted by Somerset Active Sport Partnership. These take place at Yeovil College and Stanchester School.