Sportshall Athletics 2017-18

Please find below details of the 2017-18 Sportshall athletics fixtures starting in October.

If you have any questions, please speak to Janet Duffin or Leslie Stone at training.

Sportshall Athletics

Kent County Athletic Association (held in the spirit of UK Athletics rules)

For details on the PWAC involvement in these events please contact Janet Duffin on or Janine Brown at training.


  • Under 13 (School years 7 and 8), Under 15 (School years 9 and 10) and Under 17 (School years 11 and 12). That is, last summer’s age groups.
  • Four boys or four girls for Under-13 and Under-15 teams. No team competition for Under-17’s.
  • Individuals may enter in any of the 3 age groups.
  • The number of teams per club/school in any age group may be limited if the meeting is oversubscribed.


Team event: Here is an example of the type of events that are held at Sportshall fixtures

2 lap race 4 lap race 2 lap race 2/4/6 lap races 4 lap race 2 lap races
Vertical jump Vertical jump Vertical jump Vertical jump Vertical jump Vertical jump
Standing Long Jump Standing Triple Jump Standing Long Jump Standing Long Jump Standing Long Jump Standing Triple Jump
Standing Triple Jump
Speed bounce Speed bounce Speed bounce Speed bounce Speed bounce Speed bounce
Shot Shot Shot Shot Shot Shot
  • Sportshall Match, Ashford – 18th November 2018

    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.


    Leslie Stone

  • Sportshall – Tunbridge Wells – 7th October 2018

  • Sportshall 2018-19

    Details and of the 2018-19 Sportshall events are in the document below. If you have any questions please contact Leslie Stone at

  • Sportshall – Swanley – 28th January 2018

    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.

    Leslie Stone

  • Sportshall – Folkestone – 19th November 2017

    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.

    Leslie Stone

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