On Wednesday 8th December England Athletics London Region held their 2021 Regional Volunteer Awards evening on an online platform, with a number of long serving club stalwarts receiving in most cases overdue and in all cases very well deserved recognition for their contributions to athletics.
Congratulations to Bridget Yule of Herne Hill Harriers and the London Schools Athletics Association on winning the category which recognised Services to Athletics or Running. A marvellous accolade befitting of someone who has served her club and young athletes in London in particular so well over the last couple of decades.
As reported by England Athletics:-
Services to athletics or running: Bridget Yule, Team Administrator and Championships Organiser, Southwark
Bridget Yule has been involved with the London Schools’ Athletics Association for the past twenty years. Latterly her role has been ensuring all London’s young athletes get to competitions across the country, completing all kinds of administrative tasks, from booking overnight accommodation, to communicating with schools and clubs to ensure their athletes know they are eligible for selection.
Bridget has combined meticulous attention to detail with excellent organisational skills, ensuring everything always runs smoothly. Most of her work is done behind the scenes, including compiling results and writing press releases. There is no doubt that as she now goes into a well-deserved retirement, she will be much missed by the thousands of young athletes she has helped.
A big well done and even bigger thanks to Bridget for all her work.