On Sunday 8th December junior athletes from the club travelled to The Stour Centre Ashford for the Kent County Sportshall Championships meeting.
The club had 2 U/11 teams and U/13 James O’Gorman and Samantha Hockey and U/15 Mia Morgan. James O’Gorman won 3 medals; he won Sliver in the Vertical Jump with 48cm, Bronze in the Standing Long Jump 2.24m, and Silver in the Shot. Samantha Hockey just missed out on a medal in the Speedbounce with 72 bounces. Sam ran the 4lap race keeping up with girls double her size and possibly a year older. Mia Morgan came 2nd in the 6 lap race earning her a Silver medal.
Unfortunately 2 members of the teams were unable to come at the last minute, so the teams had to be hurriedly revamped. Team 1 consisted of Holly Tapp who teamed up with Alfie Morgan who was competing for the first time. Aiden Johnson partnered Liam Simms. In Team 2 Joseph Shepheard joined Mathew Johnson and first timer Alistair Dow teamed up with Jack Holly also competing for the first time. Alfie Morgan’s best event was the Vertical jump with 42cm Holly Tapp did 37cm. Liam did well in the Speedbounce with 42 bounces and Aiden did 40. In team 2 Joseph Shepheard jumped 1.44m in the Standing Long Jump with Mathew Johnson 1.43m. Jack Holly and Alistair Dow did the speedbounce 34 and 33 respectively. Team 1 finished 23rd out of 42 teams and Paddock Wood 2 came 34th.
The next meeting is on the 26th January 2014 at Ashford again.