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|
Harvey Fordham from Paddock Wood AC broke his own county Standing Triple Jump record the previous weekend at the Swanley Sportshall meeting. Harvey was determined to get the record and is aiming to break the Standing Long Jump record at the last meeting of the season at Tunbridge Wells on the 13th March. He jumped 6.90m, 8cm more than his previous record. Harvey is in the Kent U/11 Sportshall team due to compete at Burgess Hill in the Southeast Final of Fun in Athletics. Harvey also won the Ball Push 6.75m. Team 1 were 2 short of the team that won best Club at the County Champs, but Martha Peachey and Freya Kirk–Martin joined Lucy Tallon to make up the team. Martha Peachey came 3rd in the Speed Bounce with 54 bounces with partner Lucy Tallon jumping 49. Lucy did well in the Vertical Jump with 37cm putting her in 7th place with Martha jumping 36cm. Freya jumped 4.33m in the Standing Triple jump. The team came equal 2nd winning team Silver. Team 2 consisting of Liam O’Neil, Chloe Exall, Alex Gray and Joe Stone. Alex was 6th in the Ball Push 5.50m and 8th in the Triple Jump 5.34m and Joe Stone jumped 4.98m. In the Speed Bounce Chloe Exall produced a PB with 50 bounces. Liam O’Neil jumped 36cm in the Vertical Jump. Team 2 came 6th. In Team 3 Erin Clarke did well in the Speed Bounce with 48 bounces, Mathew Brown had a good triple Jump with 4.34m, Oliver Jury jumped 4,16m. Newcomer Harvey White in his first Sportshall competitions leapt 33cm in his Vertical jump and the team came 12th. In the U/13 girls, Poppy Jury did events she had not done before including the Shot. Despite not having the chance to practice, she did well with 3.50m and jumped 1.74 in the Standing Long Jump. Aiden O’Neil improves every time he competes. In his Speed bounce, he increased his score from 44 to 51. In the U/15 boys James O’Gorman won the Gold Medal for the best performance wining 3 out of the 5 events with his Shot of 10.06 some 3 m better than the 2nd placed competitor. Ted Peachy joined James with his best result being the Speed Bounce of 74. Both are in the County team for the regional Finals in March.
On Sunday, Paddock Wood AC young athletes travelled to The Stour Centre Ashford for the Kent County Sportshall Athletics Championships. The club had four complete teams but because of illness could only field 3 out of 4 athletes for the fifth team. After winning last time the club’s first team had a lot stronger opposition with 29 U/11 teams taking part.
Harvey Fordham once again could not be beaten in the Standing Long Jump, jumping 2.16m; partner Holly Tapp jumped 1.82m putting the pair in 2nd position overall. However, they did win the trophies for the Overhead Ball throw with Harvey again wining with 9.75m and Holly 8.75m. The other pair in the team did the speed bounce with Dillon Dew jumping 54 bounces and Freya Kirk- Martin jumping 55. Dillon was 3rd in the Vertical jump with 50 cm, helping to keep the team up amongst the top 5. After the Hurdles race and Obstacle relay it bought the team up to 3rd to win the Bronze medals and the Cup for the Best Club in the competition. Team 4, with 2 newcomers to Sportshall, did exceptionally well coming 11th ahead of team 2 and 3. Hayden Velvick did well in the Speed Bounce with 55 bounces and came 8th out of 47 in the Standing Long Jump with 1.89m. Jamie Flinton partnered Hayden jumping 1.67m in the Standing Long Jump. Mathew Brown threw 6.50m in the Seated Overhead Ball Throw, John Janse jumped 40cm in the Vertical jump, and a good run in the flat race bought them up to 11th. Team 2 also had great individual results with Martha Peachy jumping 58 bounces in the Speed Bounce coming 4th, a PB, and Alex Stone doing 49 bounces. Joe Stone did 35cm in the Vertical Jump as did Erin Clarke and the team finished 20th. Team 3 had newcomer Joe Flinton in the Speed Bounce with 45 bounces – this was an excellent score but the winner jumped 60 bounces and the top 29 all jumped 50 or more. Ollie Jury joined him in the team in his first Sportshall jumping 43 bounces, Chloe Exall threw 4.25m in the Ball Throw and Alex Gray jumped 1.62m in the Standing Long Jump. Team 5 unfortunately only had 3 athletes so with someone going ill overnight and someone else dropping out on the Thursday, it meant that Justin Gregory had not got a partner but this not stop his enthusiasm jumping 1.67m in the Standing Long Jump and 43cm in the Vertical Jump. Twins Megan and Jake Frankel joined together with their best result coming in the Vertical Jump with Jake jumping 33cm and Megan 25cm. In the U/13 girls Poppy Jury won a Bronze Medal in the Standing Long Jump 1.83m and Kimberly Garcia won a Bronze in the 4 Lap Race (55.9s) both in their first Sportshall. Mollie Dew jumped 75 bounces in the Speed Bounce and 42cm in the Vertical Jump. James O’Gorman won a Silver medal in the U/15 boys Shot Putt with 9.89m and Finlay Hollyer Jumped a PB in the Standing Triple Jump 6.44m. The only U/15 girl competing was Erin Frankel who jumped 45cm in the Vertical Jump and did 78 bounces in the Speed Bounce.
The previous weekend saw Paddock Wood AC youngster at the second Sportshall meeting of the season, which was held at Folkestone Sports Centre. After being 2nd last time by only 2 points, Paddock Wood Team 1 were determined to do better this time even though there were 19 teams to compete against – but win they did, taking the team gold medals with 5 points to spare over the second place team. Harvey Fordham, who remains unbeaten in the jumps, won the Standing Long Jump with 2.18m. His partner Holly Tapp came 3rd with 1.92, a PB. Harvey also won the foam javelin with 17.25m. Holly threw 12.75m. The other pair in the team did well, with Dillon Dew placed 2nd in the Speed bounce with 56 bounces and Lucy Tallon scoring 48. Dillon was 5th in the vertical Jump with 45cm while Lucy jumped 40cm. Lucy is only 9years old. They won the Obstacle Relay and came 3rd overall in the Under and Over relay. Despite a slight mix up the takeover Lucy Tallon caught up to win their heat. Paddock Wood 2 did well to come 5th with Martha Peachey doing 55 bounces in the Speed Bounce and partner Alex Stone 48. Freya Kirk Martin and John Janse did the foam Javelin. John threw 11.50m and Freya 9.75m. In the Vertical jump; they both did 39cm. In the same team Alex Stone jumped 1.71m in the Long Jump with Martha jumping 1.55. Due to illness team 3 were 2 athletes down so they joined with Folkestone to make up a team. Grace Hughes jumped 1.63m in the Standing Long Jump with Mathew Brown 1.45m .In the Speed Bounce Grace did 44 bounces and Mathew 37. The mixed team came 14th.
In the U/15 girls, Sam Hockey had an excellent vertical jump with 49cm and in her Speed Bounce she achieved 78 bounces. Amy Bateman was not feeling too well so just did the Shot, Triple Jump and Vertical Jump where she did 45cm. In the U/15 boys Finlay Hollyer jumped 6.33m in the Standing Triple Jump and 51cm in the Vertical Jump to gain 3rd place overall and claimed a gold medal in a mixed team award. The next Sportshall is the County Champs at Ashford on the 6th December.
Last Sunday saw the first Sportshall competition of the season , which was held at the Swallows Leisure Centre Sittingbourne. Paddock Wood Athletic club had 4 teams competing in the U/11 events and 5 individuals in the older categories. Many were competing for the first time and all did exceptionally well.
Once again Harvey Fordham excelled in the Standing Triple Jump leaping 6.74m to win overall with new member Alex Gray jumping 5.54m after only having one practise session and finishing 4th. Jamie Dickson also did well in his first Sportshall jumping 5.18m coming 7th and Alex Stone 5.14m. Harvey also won the Ball Push with 8.50m with Holly Tapp coming 2nd with 7.25m. Freya Kirk-Martin was 9th with 6m. Dillon Dew finished 4th in the Vertical Jump with 42cm closely followed by Joe Stone and Lucy Tallon both with 39cm., Jamie Dickson 37cm, Liam O’Neil 35cm and John Janse 34cm. There were some good results in the Speed Bounce with Dillon Dew gaining 52 bounces, coming 2nd, with Martha Peachy getting 49 bounces as did Liam O’Neil. New to the event was Erin Clarke with 48 bounces. Chloe Exall jumped 4.79m in the Standing Triple Jump – her first time at Sportshall. Team A, which consisted of Harvey Fordham, Holly Tapp, Dillon Dew and Lucy Tallon came 2nd to win the Silver medals just 2 points behind the winners. Team B Alex Gray, Freya Kirk–Martin, Martha Peachy and Joe Stone finished 4th. Team C Liam O’Neil, Erin Clarke, Chloe Exall and Alex Stone were 5th and team D were Jamie Dickson and John Jannse who did exceedingly well in their first competitions, who were joined by 2 lads from Folkestone to finish 8th.
Mollie Dew in her first U/13 competition had a great Speed Bounce 74, and 45cm in the Vertical Jump which shows her to be a good all-rounder, just needing to get more experience in the Shot. The same went for Aiden O’Neil who got no putts in the Shot but did well in his 2-lap race (26.5s). Ted Peachy and Finlay Hollyer competed in the U15 age group, both for the first time in Sportshall. Both jumped 46cm in the Vertical Jump, but Fin just got the better of Ted in the Standing Long Jump with Fin jumping 2.04m and Ted 2.01m. They shared the team Gold with one boy from Swale and one from Thanet. U15 Freya Dickson, also in her first Sportshall competition, did well in her 2 lap race (26.2s) and jumped 62 in the Speed Bounce.
Sunday 1stMarch Paddock Wood Juniors competed in the final sportshall match of the season at White Oak Leisure Center in Swanley.
PWAC Team 1 (Harvey Fordham, Freya Kirk Martin, Mollie Dew and Dillon Dew finished in 5th, they have not been out of the top 6 all season. Harvey continued to excel in the jumps, leading the county once again in the U11’s in the Standing Triple Jump in 6.20, Mollie jumped 5.18. Mollie finished 4th in the Speed Bounce with a PB of 52 bounces. In the Vertical Jump both Freya and Dillon had fine jumps of 35 and 42 respectively. Well done to PWAC 1.
PWAC Team 2 of Liam O’Neil, Isabell Guralamocca Alex Stone and Joe Stone finished in 11th position. Massive effort by Joe who played Rugby in the morning and travelled over from West Wickham to replace a team member at the last minute. Joe jumped 4.81 in the Standing Triple, In Speed Bounce brother Alex recovered from a bad ankle to complete 50 speed bounces to finish7th also a PB. Liam jumped 0.30 in the Vertical Jump and threw 10.35 in the foam javelin. Isabella Guralamocca also showed great potential in only her second sportshall moving up through the teams.
PWAC Team 3 of Aidan O’Neil, Eva Wilson, Martha Peachy, and Alistar Dow finished one place behind PWAC Team 2 in 12th. All performed really well in their respective events Demi Barker and Matthew Brown finished 14th in a combined team with Dartford Dashers. Great performances by both who worked well together.
In the older age groups, U13 Girls, Sam Hockey and Amy Batman finished strong, Sam having a great sportshall season in 5th place and Amy who started sportshall this year finishing in 14th place.
In the U15 girls Eloise Winton fought hard with a back injury to finish 4th in the overall standings.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the PWAC athletes who have taken part this winter in the Sports Hall Competitions, it has been fun to watch teams working together many of which were new to sportshall at the beginning of the season it is great preparation for the Summer season.
Also finally massive thanks to all parents who ferried all the athletes across the county these past few months to the events.
It’s been great to have you along as the support crew.
See you all next season – Janine, Lorraine and Janet
The first Sportshall of next season will hopefully be at Tunbridge Wells on Sunday 11th October .