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   Dave Richardson


We are shocked and sorry to share the sad news of the death of our club member David Richardson on 21st June.

Dave was such an enthusiastic athlete who thoroughly enjoyed his training to improve himself for all levels of competition including South West League and British Masters Championships where he was eager to learn from his fellow competitors and to then pass on his knowledge to others. He was passionate about athletics, was fun to be around and was a lovely man. He will be very much missed at YOAC. Our sympathies extend to his partner, Denise, and his family.


Daves Funeral - A Message from Denise


 Dear friends and family I thank so much for all the help and lovely thoughts and messages you have sent to me .It has been a very sad and tough time for our family's.I have the arrangements for David Richardson's funeral which will take place on
Friday the 17th of July at Elim Church, Southville, Yeovil, BA21 4JA.Service starts10.30am
Then at12 o'clock at there will be a small send off at The Crematorium, Bunford Lane, Yeovil, BA20 2EJ.
If anyone not wanting to go to the Crematorium they can go straight to the reception for some lunch at The Great Western pub. 47 Camborne Grove. Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5DG.
The food will be vegetarian.
Please note that at the Church and the Pub the parking is very limited.





Next YOAC Events - Sun 26th July - Youth Development League U17/U20 at Gloucester

                                   Sun 2nd August - South West League Cup at Yeovil


Yeovil Olympiads are proud to be based at the newly renamed

Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena, Yeovil.

There was a renaming ceremony during the Yeovil Games on 14th September 2014, details of which can be found on our news page.






Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club - Somerset's Premier Athletics Club



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Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club - for 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.


YOAC have recently adopted a Smokefree Sports Club Policy. Therefore smoking is not permitted anywhere in or around the club or within its grounds (including all indoor and outdoor areas where youth activities are taking place). This includes the use of e-cigarettes.
We ask that all club members and any visitors to the track respect this policy. 

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.


Senior Men's British Athletics League

This competition is for Senior and U20 Men. It is possible, however, for U17 Men to compete, with the League's approval, if the athlete has attained the Senior Grade 3 AAA standard or is capable of finishing in the top 3 of the A string.