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.
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 janduff.com12
- 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|
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.
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.
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..
Those who completed the Med Ball challenge during the winter months your scores are now on the Sportshall.org website. The club is 22nd overall. There are individual tables for the top 36. Badges have been ordered and will be here soon.
PADDOCK WOOD AC PRESS REPORT 15.03.2016
Sunday 13th March saw the last of the Kent Sportshall competitions held at St Johns leisure Centre Tunbridge Wells. Because of the refurbishments, part of the competition was held in a tennis court and part in the Sportshall itself. Paddock Wood AC originally had 5 U/11 teams entered, but unfortunately their star jumper Harvey Fordham fractured his ankle the week before which meant his ambition to take the county U/11 Long Jump record along with the Triple jump which he already has, could not happen. A couple of no-shows meant the teams were down to 4 and Jessica Penny, in her first Sportshall, had to compete on her own although did get the chance to do one of the relays with another member of a club who turned up late. Several athletes were late due to a 4-mile traffic jam near Hadlow College for their Lambing day. The teams all did well coming up against the Kent School Champions from Claremont school who had 7 teams entered.
Hayden Velvick in team 1 scored a PB in his speed bounce with 56 bounces making him =2nd while partner Lucy Tallon jumped 52 also an excellent score for =6th. They were 2nd fastest in their 2-lap hurdle race. Joining them was Freya Kirk- Martin and Liam Simms who came in as a last minute substitute doing the Standing L/Jump 1.62m and 1.61m respectively and the Foam javelin throw both throwing 11.50m. The team finished 5th just 0.5 of a point behind Folkestone. In team 2 Alex Gray teamed up with John Janse. Alex jumped 1.66m in the St L/Jump and John 1.44, but the pair ran the fastest time in the 2 lap flat race, a whole second faster than any other team. Alex Stone threw 13.50m in the Foam javelin a PB. Chloe Exall’s best event was the Vertical Jump scoring 36cm. Team 2 came 6th. Team 3 made up of Liam O’Neil and Grace Hughes and Joe Stone and Demi Barker, came 9th. Liam did best of the Paddock Wood team throwing 13.75m in the Foam Javelin and Grace 13.50m Joe Stone and partner Demi Barker both jumped 46 in the Speed bounce. Justin Gregory was the clubs best Long jumper of the day in Team 4 jumping 1.76m, Joshua Douglas in his first Sportshall jumped 1.62m they were joined by Ollie Jury and Harvey White who has improved in every event he has done this season throwing the Foam javelin 12m and jumping 37cm in the Vertical Jump. The team finished in 14th place. In the U/13 girls, Kimberley Garcia came 3rd in the 2lap race (24.3s) and Poppy Jury jumped 40cm in the Vertical Jump. They joined up with Swale to make a team and won Gold Medals. U/13 Javier Sequeira in his first ever Sportshall found his best event to be the Speed Bounce where he bounced 57 times. Aiden O’Neil improved vastly on his Vertical jump improving by 7 cm on his previous attempt. U/15 Finlay Hollyer did a PB of 73 in the speed Bounce to win that event and also jumped a PB in his vertical Jump 53cm. The club now looks forward to the outdoor track season.