2020 UK Championships kick off in Essex!


Young Athletes from across the East of England gathered at the University of Essex Sports Arena in Colchester today to represent their county in the 2020 Sportshall UK Championships East Regional Final.

The new venue proved popular for athletes, spectators and officials and we witnessed some outstanding performances and sportsmanship throughout the afternoon.

Full Results are now available here:

Under 11’s


Under 13’s & Under 15’s






Sportshall Development officer for the East Mike Frost commented after the event:

“I am absolutely delighted with the success of the East Regional Final today. It is always a strong competition in the East and the excitement of this amazing new venue has inspired the young athletes to some great performances today. I’d like to thank the University for accommodating us and each of the Eastern counties for their continued support of the programme. The volunteers and officials are integral to ensure we can fit so much into a tight programme and the officials and parent volunteers did a brilliant job today to really make the event an incredible experience for almost 400 young athletes. It was particularly pleasing to see Hertfordshire qualify for the UK Final first the first time in many years and I look forward to welcoming their Under 13 boys to the UK Final in Sheffield in April.”

Winning Teams:

  • Under 11 Girls – Norfolk
  • Under 11 Boys – Essex
  • Under 13 Girls – Norfolk
  • Under 15 Girls – Norfolk
  • Under 15 Boys – Norfolk
  • Under 15 Girls All Rounder Champion – Joyce Nzekwe, Essex
  • Under 15 Boys All Rounder Champion – Conrad Winter, Norfolk

The UK Final for the winning Under 13’s and Under 15’s teams alongside the Under 15’s All Rounder champions will progress to the UK Final on Saturday 18th April.

Photographs © David Griffiths, Fotoccompli