Sportshall – WAC get off to great
start – 2 November 2013
reports from Canford Sports Centre
Over 40 of
Wimborne’s fine young athletes competed in the first match of Dorset’s
Sportshall Athletics League, at Canford Sports Centre last Saturday, 2nd
November. It was a tremendous afternoon full of fine performances,
teamwork, hard work, good fun and cheering!!
off to a great start to the Sportshall season and after the first match
are currently winning both the boys and the girls Under-13/11s match.
The under-15s unfortunately struggled to fill full teams, but are lying
2nd overall in both the boys and the girls.
kicked off with the very exciting and agility demanding circuit/obstacle
relay race. Our athletes, rolled, crawled, jumped, huddled and sprinted
their way to a win for both the girls and the boys. The teams were
represented by Abbie Lovering, Lydia Hughes, Ava Keay, Lucy Gladdis,
Derry Sowinski-Brown, Eddie May, Joe Baynham and Ben Butcher. Our boys
guest team also finished 3rd in this event, they were represented by
Joel Green, Tom Morrison, Adam Richardson and Seb Flavell.
the afternoon there were many fine performances, especially from the 15
athletes who were competing in Sportshall, and often for Wimborne AC,
for the first time. Sportshall athletics is great fun but it can be very
noisy, chaotic and overwhelming. Our Sportshall newcomers were Erin
Thickett, Amy and Ava Keay, Abbie Lovering, Lydia Hughes, Jake
Chollander, Adam Richardson, Jack Wilcox, Aimee and Jasmine Figg, Daisy
Middlebrook, Lydia Rusling, Charlotte Piper, Charlotte Laing and Olivia
Sharpe. Well done to all of them!!
athletes also deserve a special mention for outstanding performances
Ayton: 1st in 2 lap and triple jump
Becca May: 1st vertical jump
Erin Thickett: 1st paarlauf and 2nd vertical jump
Abbie Lovering: 1st paarlauf
Martha Taylor: 2nd shot putt
Amy Keay: 3rd in 4 lap
Fern Morrison: 3rd in 4 lap
Eleanor Riley: 3rd triple jump
1st triple jump and 2nd in 2 lap
Elliott Symes: 1st 6 lap and 3rd in shot putt
Mattie Effick: 1st speed bounce
Derry Sowinski-Brown: 1st paarlauf and 3rd in triple jump
Tom Morrison: 1st paarlauf
Ben Butcher: 2nd speed bounce and 4 lap
Jack Wilcox: 2nd speed bounce
Robert Hughes: 3rd in 6 lap and vertical jump.
finished off with some very close and exciting relays. Our girls’ team,
finishing second were Becca May, Erin Thickett, Amy Keay and Charlotte
Ayton. The boys’ team finishing joint first, alongside the Poole AC
team, were Elliott Symes, Fraser Vivian, Mattie Effick and Ben Holland.
had six under-15 athletes representing them that afternoon who also had
some cracking results:
1st in 2 lap and long jump. Currently in 2nd position overall.
Dominic Flavell: 2nd in 4 lap, triple jump and shot. Currently in 3rd
Pippa Hine: 1st in 4 lap and speed bounce. Currently in 3rd position
Caitlyn Hooper: 2nd speed bounce. Currently in 4th position overall.
Bethan Burley: 1st shot putt.
athletes are now looking forward to another exciting match in a few