Archive: Apr 2015

  1. Young Athletes Shine at 2015 UK Final

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    Sportcity in Manchester was host to a fantastic culmination of the 2015 Sportshall Athletics season over the weekend of 25th/26th April. The event, which sees young athletes from across the UK representing their Counties, provided a wonderful finale to a journey which for most athletes started in County Leagues in October. Nearly 500 athletes took part over the weekend with 18 Counties represented.

    The final was formally opened via video message by a series of former Sportshall competitors and current GB Athletes including Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Martyn Rooney and Sportshall All Rounder Champion 2011 and world Junior Gold Medallist, Morgan Lake.

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    The U15 All Rounder Competitions, were won by defending champion Ellie Hodgson from Hampshire and Kaie Chambers-Brown from Birmingham. Ellie is only the fifth athlete in the history of the championship since 1991 to successfully defend the U15 title. Our 2015 All Rounders join an illustrious group of recipients which includes Mark Lewis Francis, Kelly Sotherton and Jade Surman.

    In the Team Competitions  Surrey claimed both U13 Girls and U15 Girls trophies, whilst the Avon U13 Boys secured their fifth trophy in six seasons. Berkshire took their first ever U15 Boys title with an impressive Hertfordshire team placed as runners up.

    After a thrilling set of final relays, presentations were made by Sportshall’s creator George Bunner MBE and the crowd of parents, athletes, coaches, young and experienced officials went home to plan their next campaign.

    The Sportshall Team would like to thank all competitors, officials, team managers and in particular the City of Manchester, AAA, England Athletics, British Athletics and Eveque for their support in making the event possible.

    Our UK Final Page including results & Galeries is linked here – Click Here

     

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    For full results or more information on the programmes please visit www.sportshall.org or follow on twitter @SportshallUK for regular updates.

     

  2. Scotland Regional School Finals

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    A Bumper week of Sportshall Regional Finals were held across Scotland from February 23rd – 28th. The week, delivered by the Sportshall Development team in Partnership with Scottish Athletics. During the week over 1000 budding young athletes & nearing 100 young sports leaders, coaches, development officers and volunteers were involved across 5 days of activity.

    The first event of the week was held in Peterhead with 7 schools from across the Grampian region involved in what was a great competition won by Hazlehead with 264 points. As the week progressed the teams certainly got louder and louder with the closest competition coming in the last event of the week held at the Peak in Stirling on Friday split by only 22 points.

    The week provided a fantastic culmination of the Sportshall Athletics Season which started at the beginning of the school year with schools, teachers and development teams organising and working hard to deliver the local rounds ahead of the regional finals. The success of the week is testimony to the excellent partnership between Sportshall Associates & Scottish Athletics delivering 5 top class Regional Finals in partnership with many local authorities, active schools coordinators and other local development teams, schools and teachers.

    Congratulation to all teams involved in the week, Results of the Top 3 teams in each region are summarised below:

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    Hazlehead – 264 Donibristle – 340 St Kenneths – 310 Kings Meadow – 364 Strathblane – 218

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    Albyn – 224 Dalgety Bay – 282 Newington – 280 Dean Park – 340

    Bridge of Allan  – 196

    3 Manor Park – 208 Ancrum – 258 Inverkip – 244 Priorsford – 338 Tillicoultry – 182

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