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 – 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

  • Sportshall – Sittngbourne – 26th February 2017

    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.

  • Sportshall – Kent Championships – Ashford – 11th December 2016

    It was the Kent Sportshall Athletics County Championships on Sunday, which were held at the Stour Centre Ashford. Paddock Wood AC had three U11 teams entered. Team 1 achieved the ultimate goal by winning the overall competition, becoming Kent Champions and getting the Best Club award, which they won last year. Dillon Dew paired up with Jessica Penny. Dillon gained valuable points coming 2nd in the Vertical Jump with 52cm and In the Speed Bounce Dillon Jumped 52 while Jessica did 48 bounces. Joe Stone and Lucy Tallon made up the rest of the team with Lucy jumping 1.83m in the Standing Long Jump and Joe 1.82m. The pair won the trophy for the best 2-lap time. The team won the Obstacle relay, which clinched their Victory. The team won with 145 points, Folkestone 2nd with 138points and Claremont Primary School 3rd 129. In team 2 Grace Hughes and Hayden Philips did the Ball Push. Grace pushed 6m and Hayden 5.25m. Erin Clark had an excellent Vertical Jump 40cm, James Boni jumped 31cm and the team came 12th.  Team 3 was made up of some newbies to Sportshall but they still did a good job with Felix Wright throwing 5.50m in the Ball Push finishing 9th overall. His partner James Cooper jumped 1.68m in the Standing Long Jump. Amy Cooper jumped 34cm in the Vertical jump and Kiera Conrad-Pickles jumped 41 in the Speed Bounce. The team came 17th. Jacob Kemmit, who had recently joined the club, came along at the last minute and helped to complete one of the Ashford Julie Rose teams, in which he competed in the Ball Push 4.75m and the Vertical Jump 27cm. In the older age groups U13 Keira Sutherland in her first ever Sportshall had a good standing Long Jump 1.94m and she jumped 66 in the Speed Bounce. U15 Samantha Hockey won the gold medal in the 2-lap race (24.0s) and she won another medal in the Vertical Jump with 49cm. In the U13 boys, Harvey Fordham claimed Silver medals in the Standing Long Jump 2.25m and the Standing Triple Jump 6.82m and a Bronze in the 2-lap race (24.0s). Matthew Brown won an unexpected Bronze in the Shot Putt 4.41m. Alex Stone just missed out on a medal in the Speed Bounce getting 70 bounces and Alex Gray jumped 5.58m in the Standing Triple Jump. Finlay Hollyer won 4 silver medals in the Vertical Jump 52cm, the Standing Long Jump 2.27m, the Standing Triple Jump 7.18m and the Shot Putt 6.14m.

  • Sportshall – Tunbridge Wells – 9th October 2016

    On Sunday it was the first Sports Hall Competition of the season at St Johns Sports Centre. Tunbridge Wells. He club had Three full U/11 teams and one part team which combined with two more Athletes from Swale and Ashford. Plus several athletes in the older age groups.

    In the U11 competition, Team 1 (Dillion Dew, Lucy Tallon, Joe Stone, Jessica Penny) came 2nd behind Folkestone by just one point and won Silver Medals. Dillon won the Speed Bounce with an impressive 60 bounces with Lucy jumping 48. . In the Standing Triple Jump Joe Stone jumped 5.35m and Jessica Penny 5.14m both excellent jumps. In team 2 (Chloe Excell, Oliver Ebsworth in his first Sportshall competition, Erin Clarke and Joshua Douglas) finished a fine 3rd. and took team Bronze. Chloe and Oliver both jumped 50 bounces in the Speed Bounce. In the Standing Triple Oliver jumped 5.38m to come 2nd. Chloe jumped 5.20m. Erin Clarke did well in the Vertical Jump with 40cm whilst Joshua jumped 38cm.

    Team 3 consisted of 3 newbies to Sportshall Competition, they were Kiera Conrad Pickles, James Boni, and Hayden Philips finished a fine 5th, with Sportshall veteran Liam O Neil making sure they knew what to do. Liam came 2nd in the Speed bounce with 58. Hayden came2nd in the Ball push with 6m James Boni threw 4.75m. Little Kiera jumped 29cm in the Vertical jump.

    Team 4 Grace Hughes 4 by Fergie Conway from Swale and Adie Teale from Ashford AC, they finished 4th as a combined team. Grace did well in the Ball Push with 5m. In the U13girls Mollie Dew and Poppy Jury performed well to finished 3rd in a combined team with Folkestone. Molly did well in the Speed Bounce with 79 bounces, whilst Poppy’s best event was the Vertical jump with 43cm.

    In the U13 boys, PWAC had its first team in this competition for some years. Harvey Fordham, Alex Stone, Alex Gray and Aidan O Neil. They all performed well to finished 3rd team. With Harvey winning the Standing Long Jump in 2.26, to finish 3rd in the overall competition. Alex Gray also did well to finish 6th with a good Standing Long Jump of 1.98. Alex Stone was just 6 points being Alex Gray with his best event being the Speed Bounce 70 . Aiden O’Neil has a good 2 lap race where he finished 2nd in his heat (25.1s)

    The U15 girls saw Lilly Ebsworth win the gold medal for the best overall performance in this age groups overall performance competing well in all her events and winning the 2 Lap race in 22.9 secs and the Vertical Jump with 57cm. Kimberly Garcia competed well finishing 3rd in the Standing long Jump with 1.98m.

    U/17 Finn Hollyer finished 2nd in the U17B event having solid performances jumping 2.22m in the Standing Long Jump and bouncing 74 in the Speed Bounce..

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