"Avon" -- But Not Us

These organisations have "Avon" in their title although they are not connected with the Avon Athletic Association:

  • The Avon Schools Athletic Association: although there is close co-operation between the two organisations, they operate independently.
  • The Avon Track and Field League: this league currently has seven teams, two of which are Gloucestershire clubs. It has never had a connection with the Avon AA: it simply has a different function within the sport.
  • "Team Avon" in the YDL Upper Age Groups competition is a composite team drawn from the following clubs: Bristol & West AC, Mendip AC, North Somerset AC, Team Bath AC, and Yate and District AC. It is not a team organised or financed by the Avon AA.
  • Avon and Somerset Police -- one of several public bodies which still recognise the former County.
  • "Avon Ladies"
  • Avon Athletics. It's actually about sport in general in schools in a part of Ohio. They take a very strict attitude on Drugs and Alcohol issues, with tests for all at the start of each season and random tests thereafter (see Their Drug-Testing Policy Statement).

    On another page of their website, they state that "If during the school year, and while a member of a school team or squad, the student participates on an organized team engaged in the same sport, he/she shall be ineligible for any further participation in that sport for the remainder of the season. In addition, athletes who are members of a school team or squad are strongly encouraged NOT to compete on independent teams (different sports) while their season is in progress". This would seem to make the typical young-athlete function of a British club virtually impossible.