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AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK, RELATED TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE, ENGLAND ATHLETICS HAVE ANOUNCED THE SUSPENSION OF ALL COMPETITIONS UNTIL JULY AT THE EARLIEST. HOWEVER, AS GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN EASED SLIGHTLY, ENGLAND ATHLETICS HAVE STATED THAT IT IS NOW POSSIBLE TO TRAIN IN GROUPS OF 6 ATHLETES (OR 5 ATHLETES PLUS A COACH) OUTSIDE AND MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING OF AT LEAST 2 METRES. 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 OF ONE HOUR AT A TIME, 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.

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Fun and Performance

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.

Our Facilities

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.

Our Partnerships

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.

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