Sportshall Match, Tunbridge Wells – 3rd February 2019

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.

Under 11

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)

Under 13

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).

Under 15

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.

Leslie Stone


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