Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena

General Information

The Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena offers some of the most comprehensive facilities in the South West.

The Arena comprises:

  • Eight-lane 400M synthetic track
  • 4 Long Jump/triple jump pits
  • 2 High jump beds
  • 1 Pole vault bed
  • Hammer throws cage
  • Discus throws cage
  • Shot put throw circle
  • Grandstand for seated view of the finish line
  • Terraced seating
  • Fully floodlit.
  • Announcers Hut, with PA system
  • Clubhouse

Athletics Events and Meetings

The Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena hosts over 30 different athletics events / meetings each year. The majority of these events are held between April and July and are booked on request up to 12 months in advance.

The events include;

  • Primary and Secondary School Sports Days
  • Somerset/Dorset Regional, County and Area Schools Athletics Championships
  • Young Athletes League
  • British Colleges League
  • South West League
  • Race for Life events
  • South West Pentathlon events
  • Yeovil Olympiad inclusive games

Fees and charges: 

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Athletics arena fees and charges

Track Pass Information and Application Form

As part of our access and use of the Athletics arena we now offer an annual trackpass for all club and casual users to attend site and train individually or with other users/coaches outside of bookable club use and events, you can download a form and email it in to leisurebookings1@somerset.gov.uk  with an ID photo, once ready you will be contacted to collect and make payment via the Yeovil rec office located in the JOD pavillion.  

Trackpass application form 2023-24

Yeovil Olympiads Athletics Club 

The Arena is the home to Yeovil Olympiad Athletics Club; they are one of the largest clubs in the South West. The Club is open to anyone from the age of 11 years.

Club Training nights are every Tuesday & Thursday night through the year.

Please visit their website for more info: www.yeovilolympiads.com

Junior Athletics Programme 2023

UNFORTUNATLEY OUR JUNIOR ATHLETICS PROGRAMME WILL NO LONGER BE RUNNING THROUGHOUT 2023 AND EARLY 2024, WE HOPE TO RE-START THE PROGRAMME IN LATE SPRING NEXT YEAR, PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE AND CHECK OUR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS CLOSER TO THE TIME. 

Our Junior Athletics Programme is a great way to discover this exciting and varied sport, teaching young athletes the basic movement patters, improving their abilities in running, throwing and jumping and all whilst providing a fun and enjoyable environment, the sessions run every Monday during term time from 5.30pm -6.30pm (7-9 year olds) & 6.45pm-7.45pm (10-14 year olds).  

Our junior athletics programme for Autumn/Winter 2023 is now taking applications with a start date of Monday 11 September, we have limited spaces for both our coaching class (7-9 year olds) and academy class (10-14 year olds) available so hurry up to sign up. Please download and complete the application form below and either drop it into our sports office located inside our cafe or email in to leisurebookings1@somerset.gov.uk. 

Qualified British Athletics coaches deliver a programme that provides a great platform for any young people looking to join Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club.

REQUEST TO BOOK: 

To make a booking for this facility, please click the button: 

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Should you have any questions, please email: leisurebookings1@somerset.gov.uk