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WAC Presentation Evening – 25 November 2017

Wimborne Athletic Club held their 2017 Presentation Evening at the Colehill Sports and Social Club on Saturday evening, 25th November.  New Chairman Jason Hall celebrated the club’s first win in the South West League and praised the work of coaches, officials and volunteers in that major achievement.  Additionally the club had provided a full one third of the number of athletes from the county who had attended the English Schools Championships.  The club had also been busy, successfully promoting two major road races and had cross country and Sportshall successes.

In several categories it had been very difficult to choose between top quality athletes for the awards.  English Schools contenders, Bethan Burley and Charlotte Ayton were difficult to separate for the Female Outstanding performance of the year and they were awarded the trophy jointly.  The Male Outstanding performance was raised early in the season with Piers Copeland’s performance in the Senior Indoor Championships.

The age group trophies were won at under 11 level by Isla Dalton and Harry Bunting, the under 13s by Ella Dalton and Tobias Blundell, the under 15s by Abbie Lovering and Joe Goodwin, the under 17s by Amy Mercer and Curtis Ormerod-Taylor and the seniors by Hannah Winton and Dave Pearson.

Event trophies were claimed by Joey Kelliher and Abbie Lovering in the Middle Distance events and Jamie Newnham in the Sprints.  Bethan Burley took the Hurdles trophy, just missing out to Dave Pearson for the Multi Events trophy – both were top quality results, Bethan in the English Schools event and Dave in the British Masters.  Charlotte Ayton retained the Long Jump trophy and Caitlyn Hooper the Jonathon Edwards Triple Jump trophy.  Joe Goodwin and Abi White took the male and female Throws awards.  Trudi Carter won the Pole Vault award.

The South West League team won the Team Trophy and Paul Hine won the trophy for the support role.  Tristan Green was adjudged best newcomer.  Holly Nixon won the Clare Bailey trophy in recognition of her dedication to her distance running.  Lorraine Winton was adjudged Coach of the Year reflecting her achievement in getting three athletes through to the English Schools Championships despite spending part of the season with her foot in plaster.  The prestigious Les Phillips Trophy for a major contribution to the life of the club was won by Richard Nunn for his unstinting support for the administration of club membership and finances.




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