Sportspeople from the town include: Barnsley defender Martin Cranie, Olympic pentathlete Sam Weale and his twin brother Chris Weale who is a professional goalkeeper for Yeovil Town. Heather Stanning, a rower who won a gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games, was born in Yeovil.
Ninesprings Country Park is in the south east near Penn Hill. It is linked to by a cycleway following the route of the old railway to Riverside Walk, Wyndham Hill and Summerhouse Hill forming the 40-hectare (99-acre) Yeovil Country Park.
The Screwfix company is based in Houndstone having started life as the Woodscrew Supply Company in 1979. However the warehouse was relocated to Stoke-on-Trent following failure to gain planning permission for building expansion.
England Women's Rugby World Cup winner 2014,and freedom of the town holder Marlie Packer is from Yeovil.
Other football teams within the town include Westland's Sports Football Club who play at Alvington Lane and Pen Mill Football Club.
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Rainfall tends to be associated with Atlantic depressions or with convection. The Atlantic depressions are more vigorous in autumn and winter and most of the rain which falls in those seasons in the south-west is from this source. Average rainfall is about 725 millimetres (28.5 in). November to March have the highest mean wind speeds, with June to August having the lightest winds. The predominant wind direction is from the south-west.
Yeovil Aerodrome (ICAO: EGHG), sometimes known as Yeovil/Westland 'Judwin' (to avoid confusion with nearby RNAS Yeovilton), is located 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) west of the town centre. British defence giant BAE Systems also operate a site which produces high-integrity networked software solutions primarily for the military.