The last Sportshall meeting of the year at the beginning of February saw 2 U15 Paddock Wood AC athletes take the top 2 league trophies. Harriet Court in her last year as an U15 claimed top spot to win the U15 girls league trophy. Wining the shot and Standing long jump. William Hirst took the boys trophy with wins in the speed bounce and standing long jump. Also competing in the U15 girls Megan Rein and Abigail Palmer. In the U13 girls the team finished 6th a good result as Paddock Wood did not have a complete team for the last meeting. Those in the team for the season Alathaea Jenkins, Kathleen Knights Misson, Maddy Sinclair and Seraphina Yates. Just one U13 boy competed for the season Nathan Palmer. In the U11s league the girls team finished 4th and the boys 7th. Competing for the girls we had Kelsie Allcorn, Ellen Simmonds, Amelia Chapman, Jola Faskin and Jessica Patterson.in the boy’s team Jonah Fenandes, James Henry, Noah Holden, Lucas Whittle, Otto Hemming and Nicholas Humphreys. A big thank you to all the parents who stepped in to help team manage and officiate.
In the U 11 girls there were some good team results with Kelsie Allcorn Ellen Simmons and Amelia Chapman moving up to 3rd place in the league table. In the boy’s team with 2 first timers to Sportshall competition Noah Holden and Otto Hemming plus Jonah Fernandes and James Henry came 12th overall.
In the U13 girls Alathaea Jenkins came equal 2nd in the Speed Bounce with 77 bounces to win a silver medal. She came 5th in the St Long jump and equal 4th in the Vertical jump. Kathleen Knight Mission came 6th in the 2 lap race she jumped 1.98m in the St Long Jump and putt the shot 6.64m well below her PB. In the U15 girls Harriet Court became the Kent Champion in the Shot 9.41m.She also won the St Long Jump 2.32m and came 2nd in the 4 lap race. Megan Rein won a silver medal in the St Triple Jump 5.74m, she claimed a bronze in the 2 lap race and was 5th in the Speed Bounce with 71 bounces. U15 William Hirst won the Speed Bounce with 81 bounces, he also claimed victory in the Vertical jump and came 2nd in the St Long Jump with 2.26m. William, Harriet and Alathaea have all been picked to represent Kent in the Regional Sportshall Final in Burgess Hill at the end of February.
Paddock Wood Athletics Club took part in the Kent County Sportshall Championships at the Stour Centre Ashford.
Harvey Fordham, Alex Grey and Alex Stone competed in the Under 15 boy’s, Harvey won 4 gold medals with an outstanding jump in the standing triple jump 8.07m in the standing long jump it was 2.59m, he jumped 67cm in the vertical jump and ran 21.7s for his 2 lap. Alex Grey finished the 2 lap just 100 th of a second behind Harvey to claim the silver medal he was 3 rd in the standing triple jump 7.55m and 2 nd in the standing long jump 2.55m. Alex Stone won his 4 lap race 51.8s, came 2 nd in the shot 9.86m and 3 rd in the speed bounce with 79 bounces. All 3 are in the Kent team for the Sportshall regional final at Burgess Hill in March.
Joe Stone was the clubs only U13 boy competing. Joe won the standing triple jump by nearly a metre jumping 7.23m to win gold. Joe also won the shot 10.02m he was 2 nd in the standing long jump and won another gold in the 2lap race 22.00s. Joe is also selected for the Kent team.
Adam Garside had a clean streak in the under 17 boy’s coming home with 4 Gold Medals after winning the 2 lap 22.8s ,standing triple jump 7.03m, standing long jump 2.35m and the 4lap 50.8s.
Amillia Beaumaster, Philip Dagostin, William Hirst, Tilly Ryan and Nico Walters competed in the under 11 category. William managed to come in the top 12 for most of his events with his standing long jump being his best performance 1.72m Phillip jumped 1.64m. Nico and Tilly both did the ball push with the same score of 5.25m and Amillia did well in the speed bounce with 50 bounces. The team finished 10 th on the day.
The number of athletes competed in the first Sportshall match this season and we were in a position field an under 11 team, 1 under 13 boy, 2 under 13 girl, an under 15 girls and under 15 boys team.
With this being the first match along with new faces taking part, our athletes competed well and enjoyed this noisy fun environment.
Competing for the first time Amillia Beaumaster, Daniel Ositelu (under 11), Rebecca Ositelu (under 13) and Elizabeth Ositelu (under 15)
The under 15 boys competed well. Alex Gray – 2nd in Triple Jump (7.84m), Joint 2nd in the 2 lap race (21.5s), 3rd in Vertical Jump (59cm) finishing 4th overall. Alex Stone – 1st in Speed Bounce (78), 2nd in Shot Put (9.99m) finishing 3rd overall. Harvey Fordham – 1st in Vertical Jump (71cm), 1st in Triple Jump (8.66m), 1st in the 2 lap race (21.2s), 3rd in Shot Put (9.65m), 3rd in Speed Bounce (75) finishing 1st overall. Team – 1st with 3 to score (2513 points).
In the under 15 girls Abigail Exall – Triple Jump (6.49m), Speed Bounce (72), 2 lap race (23.9s) finishing 10th overall. Elizabeth Ositelu – Shot Put (7.40m), Triple Jump (5.77m), 2 lap race (23.7s) finishing 11th overall. Molly Brown – 3rd in Triple Jump (6.56m), Speed Bounce (74), 2 lap race (23.5s) finishing 4th overall. Team – 3rd with 3 to score (2073 points).
We were unable to get enough athletes competing to make up a team in the under 13 age group. Competing in her first Sportshall, Rebecca Ositelu finished 8th overall with some strong performances – Vertical Jump (50cm), Shot Put (5.68m) and speed bounce (65), 2 lap race (24s). Kiera Conrad-Pickles – Speed Bounce (59), 2 lap race (24.2s) finishing 12th overall. Joe Stone competed as our only under 13 boy winning the age group. His best performances were 1st in Shot Put (9.46m), 1st in Triple Jump (7.29m), 2nd in Speed Bounce (77), 2nd in the 2 lap race (21.7s) and 3rd in Vertical Jump (55cm).
For the under 11s the top performances are Daniel Ositelu – Long Jump (1.78m), 2nd in Vertical Jump (51cm). Nico Walters – Long Jump (1.73m), Joint 5th in Speed Bounce (52). Tilly Ryan – Long Jump (1.62m), Foam Javelin (10.75m). Amillia Beaumaster – Balance Beam (36s), Speed Bounce (48).
Our Under 11 team came 4th in Long Jump, 5th in the 2 lap race finishing 8th overall.
I would like to thank all our athletes for taking part and look forward to watching them continue to develop throughout the season. Our next match will be on Sunday 17th November at the Stour Centre Ashford.
Sunday was our last league match in the Sportshall season at the Tunbridge Wells Sports centre.
Managing to field 14 athletes with 2 under 11 teams, 2 under 11 Girls and Boys along with 3 under 15 boys, I am pleased with the performances of all the athletes who took part and managed to bring home the Silverware for the older age groups.
Another solid performance from Paddock wood 1 (Aaron Brown, Maurice Roberts, Nico Walters, William Hirst) placed the team 4th overall, with Aaron, Maurice and William coming in the top 10 for some of the events. Best performances Aaron (Javelin – 14.75m), Maurice (Javelin – 16.25m), Nico (Speed Bounce – 51) and William (Javelin – 14m).
Paddock Wood 2 (Freddy Tapp, Lily Hughes, Tilly Ryan) along with Alfie Valach from Swale performed well and placed 9th overall. This was the first club competition for Freddy and Lily who put in a great performance. Best performances on the day were Freddie (Speed Bounce 13th – 53), Lily (Vertical Jump 7th – 46cm) and Tilly (Javelin 25th – 10.75m)
Being unable to make up a girls team and only being 5 points behind 1st place after match 2, we missed out on a chance of taking the Under 13 Girls team trophy. Abigail Exall and Molly Brown, putting in a solid performance on the day, with Molly finishing 1st with 718 match points and 2nd in the league with 10 points, winning performances in Vertical Jump (56cm) and Shot Put (6.93m). Adigail finished 6th with 665 match points and 6th in the league with 22 points. Best performance 3rd Vertical Jump (49cm).
Against strong opposition Benjamin Gillard and Joe Stone competed for the Boys. Joe finishing 4th with 700 match points, winning the league with 8 points, best performances on the day were Vertical Jump 3rd (52cm) and Shot Put 3rd (7.17m). A good performance from Benjamin’s in this 1st Sportshall competition, Benjamin finished 12th with 499 match points. Best performance 8th Speed Bounce (64).
Alex Stone, Harvey Fordham and Liam Simms made up the boys team for Paddock Wood performing well against strong opposition, winning the Team trophy for Paddock Wood. Harvey finished 1st with 799 match points and 3rd in the league with 2 points after 2 matches. Best performances Vertical Jump 1st (60cm), Shot Put 3rd (7.56m), Long Jump 1st (2.48m), Speed Bounce 3rd (75) and 6 Lap 1st (77.8 sec). Alex Stone finished 3rd with 754 match points, winning the league with 8 points after 3 matches. Best performances Shot Put 2nd (8.63m), Long Jump 3rd (2.16m) and Speed Bounce 2nd (78). Liam finished 5th with 714 match points and 6th in the league with 11 points after 2 matches. Best performance 6 Lap 2nd (78.5 sec).
Well done to all athletes for taking part.
The number of athletes that are competing in Sportshall this season continues to grow and we were in a position field 2 full under 11 teams along an under 13 girls and under 15 boys team. This just left Joe Stone to compete for the under 13 boys. (All plans have their hic-ups) where with delays we has to re arrange the under 11 team 2 to ensure that everyone who was there got to compete in all events. I would like to personally thank Ruby Waite for competing with Ashford which allowed 2 boys from Swale to compete.
Competing for the first time Harry Vellacott, Jack Hames, Ruby Waite (under 11), Kiera Conrad-Pickles, Charlotte Parker (under 13), Liam Simms, Joseph Bevis and Alex Gray (under 15).
The under 15 boys competed well. Alex Stone Joint 1st in Speed Bounce (77), 2nd in Shot Put (8.73m) finishing 2nd overall, Alex Grey 2nd in Long Jump (2.49m), 3rd in the 4 Lap race (47.2sec.) finishing 3rd overall. Joseph Bevis 2nd in the 4 Lap race (46.6sec.), 3rd in Speed Bounce (70) finishing 4th overall. Liam Simms 4th in Speed Bounce (69), 5th in the 4 Lap race (49.1sec.) finishing 6th overall.
In the under 13 girls, Molly Brown 1st in Vertical Jump (56cm), 4th in Shot Put (6.45m), finishing 7th overall after twisting her ankle. Abigail Exall 4th in Long Jump (2.06m), 5th in the 4 Lap race (52.4sec.) finishing 11th overall. Charlotte Parker 14th in the 4 Lap race (54.3sec.), 22nd in Shot Put (4.79m) finishing 21st overall. Kiera Conrad-Pickles 10th in the 4 Lap race (53.7sec), 32nd in Speed Bounce (63) finishing 34th overall.
Joe Stone competed for the under 13 boys, 2nd in the 4 Lap race (49.5sec.), 2nd in Shot Put (7.49m) finishing 3rd overall.
For the under 11s the top performances are Aaron Brown 2nd in High Stepper (13.7secs) Harry Vellacott 7th in Ball Push (5.25m) Jack Hames 14th in Speed Bounce (47) Nico Walters 8th in Speed Bounce (48) Ruby Waite 54th in Ball Push (3.00m) Tilly Ryan 30th in Speed Bounce (43) William Hirst 3rd in Ball Push (5.75m). Paddock Wood Team 1 were 3rd overall and will receive a Bronze Medal.
Well done Aaron, Nico, Tilly and William from Team 1
After 2 matches the overall competition standing for the under 13 and under 15 age groups are.
Under 13 Boys
Joe Stone 1st (2 matches) 4 points
Under 13 Girls
Molly Brown 3rd (2 matches) 9 points
Abigail Exall 6th (2 matches) 16 points
Charlotte Parker 11th (2 matches) 33 points
Kiera Conrad-Pickles 39th (1 match) 34 points
Under 15 Boys
Alex Stone 1st (2 matches) 5 points
Harvey Fordham 4th (1 match) 1 point
Alex Grey 6th (1 match) 3 points
Joseph Bevis 9th (1 match) 5 points
Liam Simms 10th (1 match) 6 points
We look forward to see you all back in Ashford for the Kent Championships on the 9th December.
I would like to say a big thank you and well done to all the children that took part in the Sportshall competition this Sunday in Swanley.
Being able to field 2 Under 11 teams, 3 Under 13s and 2 Under 15s for the Sportshall competition in Swanley, we had our largest squad this season. All athletes performed well in their respective disciplines and have continued to improve throughout this season. Paddock Wood 1 finished 2nd in the Under 11s gaining our first Silver medal this season for this age group, along with a combined club (Bexley/Paddock Wood/Tonbridge/Swale) Under 13s Girls Gold medal and another combined club Gold medal for the Under 15 Girls.
William Hirst, Matthew Oakes, Maurice Roberts and Joe Stone (Paddock Wood 1) along with Jack King, Lucas Mounter, Leon Sherwin and Nico Walters (Paddock Wood 2) competed in the Under 11s.
Paddock Wood 1. William stepped up to team 1 coming joint 8th in Vertical Jump with 0.38m, Matthew came joint 1st in Vertical Jump with 0.50m, Maurice in his first Sportshall competition came 3rd in the Overhead Throw with 8.00m and 8th in Standing Triple Jump with 5.29m and Joe came 1st in Triple Jump with 6.21m.
Paddock Wood 2. Jack came 5th in the Overhead Throw with 7.50m, Lucas also in his first competition had a respectable Overhead Throw of 4.75m and managed 3.65m in his first attempt at Standing Triple Jump, Leon’s best event was Speed Bounce with 41 and Nico also has improved in Speed Bounce with 46. In the spirit of Sportshall I would like to give a special mention to both Leon and Nico for running for Swanley AC, thus, allowing Swanley to run in the team relays.
Lucy Tallon in the Under 13 girls, put in another solid performance in the 4 lap race coming in 1st and finishing 4th overall, along with a combined club Gold medal.
Jacob Kemmitt and Alex Stone both competed in the Under 13 Boys against strong opposition. Jacob came 4th in the 4 lap race and 6th overall. Alex came 2nd and 3rd in Shot Putt and the 4 lap race respectively, and gained a PB in the Shot Putt with 8.25m. This placed him 4th overall.
Kimberley Garcia in the Under 15 Girls came 2nd in Speed Bounce with 86 and 4th overall along with a combined club Gold medal.
Adam Garside in the Under 15 Boys continues to improve against strong opposition coming second in Shot Putt and the 4 lap race, placing him 3rd overall.
The next competition will be on the 25 February 2018, in Sittingbourne. I look forward to watching our athletes compete again in this final competition of the Sportshall season.
Well done to all the children that took part in the Sportshall competition this Sunday in
With only three Under 11s we were unable to enter a complete Paddock Wood team in this
age group. Therefore, we borrowed an Under 11 from Ashford AC.
Our younger members Nico and Leon were paired together in speed bounce and vertical
jump. With these not being their stronger events both managed to get respectable scores in
speed bounce of (41) and (39), along with a benchmark to improve on in vertical jump at the
next competition. Joe was paired with Oskar from Ashford AC in javelin and long jump. Both
boys performed well in the long jump with Joe coming joint first with 2 meters and third in
the javelin with 17.5 meters. All four boys were very competitive in both the obstacle and
over/under relays, coming 7th and 8th. This placed us 8th overall.
We were in a similar position with the Under 13s and Under 15s in not having enough
athletes to enter a Paddock Wood team.
Lucy, being the only Under 13 girl, put in a solid performance in the 4 lap race come 4th. Lucy
was part of a combined team with Tonbridge, Bexley and Swale who come 1st.
The Under 13 boys Aaron, Alex and Harvey had a great competition. With the addition of
Oscar from Folkestone the boys placed 3rd overall as a combined Paddock Wood /
Folkestone team. Harvey gained a couple of PBs in shot putt (8.36) and winning the triple
jump with his PB (7.17). Aaron in only his 2nd Sportshall competition showed a big
improvement of over 70cm in his shot with a putt of (4.70). Alex managed a PB in the triple
jump with (6.21). All boys put in a solid performance.
Adam was our only Under 15 boy and came 7th with this being his 2nd Sportshall
competition, working hard against some strong opposition.
The next competition will be on the 10 December 2017 – Kent Sportshall Championships –
The Stour Centre, Ashford. Results from this competition will be used during the selection of
the Kent Squad for under 13 upwards.
Last Sunday saw the last in the Kent Sportshall meetings held at the Swallows Leisure Centre Sittingbourne. Paddock Wood AC had 20 athletes competing. In the U11 age group, team 1 again excelled, just missing out on Gold for the 3rd meeting in a row, had to be content with the Silver team medal. 3 of the team had competed the day before in the Minithon at Lee Valley. Dillon Dew (Team 1) came 4th in the Speed bounce with 57 – this was equalled by Abigail Exall (team 3). Chloe Exall her cousin (team 2) jumped 56 bounces. Jess Penny (Team 1) got 55, a PB for her. All within the top 10 out of 46 athletes. Liam O’Neil (team 2) threw a PB in the Foam Javelin 15.25m with Joe Stone (Team 1) throwing 12.25m and Aaron Brown who had joined Dover RC to make up a team threw 12m. Molly Brown (Team 2) jumped 1.86m in the Standing Long Jump with Abigail just beating her with 1.87m. Joe Stone jumped 1.84m and James Boni (team 3) jumped 1.60m with Liam O’Neil doing the same distance. Hayden Phillips (Team2) jumped 36cm in the Vertical Jump, Dillon Dew came 2nd in this event with 51cm. Ollie Jury got 29cm and Kiera Conrad-Pickles, both (team 3), 27cm. Lucy Tallon and partner Joe Stone easily won the 2 lap race. Lucy jumped 1.85m in the Standing Long Jump. Team 1 Dew, Penny, Tallon and Stone came 2nd, Team2 O’Neil, Brown, Exall, Phillips were 8th and Team 3 Boni, Abigail Exall, Conrad Phillips, Jury were 13th out of 24 teams. In the U13 age group, Charlotte Whiffen jumped a PB in the Standing Triple Jump 5.82m and got a PB in the Speed Bounce with 79 bounces. She came 4th out of 29 athletes. Poppy Jury also U13 jumped 56 in the Speed Bounce. In the U13 boys, Harvey Fordham gained a PB in the Shot with 5.89m. Alex Stone also did a PB in the Shot 5.98m. Aiden O’Neil jumped a PB in the Standing Triple Jump 5.41m and the Speed Bounce 57 bounces. Sam Hockey in the U15 girls claimed a PB in the Speed Bounce with 83 bounces. Sam finished 3rd. Fin Hollyer finished 1st in the U17 boys with a PB in the Vertical Jump 58cm and equalled his Standing triple Jump 7.18m.