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George Bunner, founder of Sportshall Athletics, shares his memories of Jean Pickering, whose funeral takes place today.http://goo.gl/c9kUsc
I would like to pay tribute to our dear friend Jean who in addition to her untiring work for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund has given such loving service to Sportshall Athletics.Uggs Black Friday Deals
The best athletes aged 11 to 14 who have competed in Sportshall Athletics events across the country came together for the UK final at Birmingham’s NEC on Sunday April 7th.
After GB & NI international heptathlete Jade Surman and GB & NI hurdler James Gladman, both former Sportshall participants, kicked off the day with an inspiring talk, hundreds of under 13 and under 15 athletes competed in a variety of athletics events to score points for counties from around the UK.Cheap Uggs Wholesale
The under 13 girls event was won by Hampshire with a score of 1119, seven points clear of runners up Birmingham, while Greater Manchester were just a further point back. Hertfordshire were more comfortable winners of the under 13 boys category with 1166 points ahead of Avon with 1116 points and Tyne and Wear with 1044 points.
In the under 15 girls age group, a score of 1176 was enough for Norfolk to clinch victory ahead of Tyne and Wear and Birmingham. Phoebe White from Birmingham was the individual winner just two points ahead of Olivia Brough of Tyne and Wear with Jade Simson taking third.
Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan amassed a score of 1230 to narrowly defeat Norfolk by just three points in the under 15 boys category, Surrey placed third. Norfolk did have the individual all rounder winner though as Jack Deardon scored 284 points to defeat Kristian Jones (Cardiff & Vale of Glamorgan) who was second and his Norfolk teammate Thomas Lake who was third.
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YOUNG ATHLETES: From Hambleton Primary School are Nathan Gelder, Alfie Robinson and James Roberts.
FIGHTING fit pupils from five primary schools in the Selby district pitted their skills against each during the Selby cluster Sportshall athletics competition.
The event took place on Friday November 23 at Selby High School, with Thorpe Willoughby, Wistow, Selby County Primary, Barwic Parade and Hambleton Primary Schools taking part2013 Nike Air Max Cheap Hot sale.
There were 12 events in total. Six track and six field events. To begin with the Selby High School year nine students and teachers started doing warm-ups with the children. As soon as everyone was warmed up they got on with the games.
In fifth place was Thorpe Willoughby with 106 points, fourth Wistow – 122 points, third was Selby County Primary School with 134 points and in second place Barwic Parade with 146 points. In first place was Hambleton with 208 points with an event organiser saying: “The event was a phenomenal success.Buy Discont Nike Air Max 2014”
The sessions prepare the children for the competition pathway as well as rewarding their individual performance and improvement in the form of badges and certificates.
The programme also helps to identify gifted and talented children, enables schools to compete virtually against other schools all over the UK and can support fitness monitoring within the school and in a broader context.
The 30 pupils who scored the most combined points in balance step, long jump, high-stepper, chest push and speed bounce were due to represent their school in a level 2 competition, against other schools from Ipswich and South Suffolk, at Westbourne Community College, todayCheap Nike Air Max 2013 Sale.
Sportshall development officer Adam Burgess said: “The day was a great success and enjoyed by all.”