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.
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