Let’s hear it for the Yate & District club officials

EARLIER this week the blog reported on the success of local officials Colin Johnson and Mike Strange being recognised in the England Athletics South West Volunteer Awards.

Top helpers (L to R): Andy Mead, Charlotte Viner, Jo Nolan and Tony Jefferies.

So it was with interest that I read about Yate & District AC paying tribute to their own band of selfless volunteer officials, without whom the club would not function.

‘These guys have worked tirelessly all season at a variety of matches and add valuable points to our team scores,” said a statement issued by the club.

‘They encourage and organise the athletes, ensure a fair competition is had by all, and accurately note down and report results. We couldn’t enter a team into the various leagues without them. And they are all organised by the wonderful Pat Jefferies!’