Sportshall Grand Prix & Regional Championships.

The third Sportshall Grand Prix took place at Fareham Academy last week. A few WADAC athletes took part at the event, organised by Hampshire Sportshall Team Manager Mike Coker. Athletes take part in six disciplines; 1 Lap ; 2 Lap ; Speed Bounce : Standing Triple Jump : Standing Long Jump and Soft Javelin.

 Sam Brockway took part in his second Grand Prix and impressed by again winning the under 13 boys event. He had individual wins in the 2 Lap, Javelin & Speed Bounce along with second place in the Long Jump.

In the under 13 girls event there were 26 competitors and Grace Reid was 10th and Sophie Torrance 15th. In the Speed Bounce Sophie produced a life time best of 82 to finish equal second in that discipline. Graces best individual placing was 8th in the 2 Lap race.

In the under 11 girls category there was also 26 competitors and Abi Reid was 17th overall with her best placing being 7th in the Javelin.

Lucy Torrance took part in the under 15 girls and finished 7th overall with her best individual place being third in the Javelin.

Sam Brockway has been selected for the Hampshire Sportshall under 13 boys team which is taking part in the Regional Sportshall event at Burgess Hiil Sussex on the 22nd February. Good luck to him when he takes part in the 2 Lap, Relay and Speed Bounce events he has been chosen for.



Sportshall under 11 South East Regional Finals

The under 11 Girls & Boys Sportshall South East Regional Finals take place on Sunday 11th January at Triangle Leisure Centre, Burgess Hill, West Sussex. I am pleased to announce that WADAC have two athletes selected for the Hampshire team ; Freya Brannigan & Frankie Diedrichsen. Freya will be taking part in 1+1 Relay, 4x1 Relay, Grand Prix event & Hi-Stepper. Frankie will be participating in Hurdles Relay, 4x1 Relay,  Standing Triple Jump & Speed Bounce. We wish them the best of luck.

The next Sportshall League match takes place on Sunday 25th January at Mountbatten Centre, Portsmouth.

I have sent an email asking for confirmation of whether athletes are able to compete at the match. Could you please let me have all replies asap so teams can be selected. Thanks.


Sportshall Grand Prix

WADAC Sportshall young athletes went along to the Sportshall Grand Prix at Fareham Academy organised by Mike Coker. The athletes compete over six events: 1 Lap sprint : 2 Lap Sprint : Standing Triple Jump : Standing Long Jump : Speed Bounce : Javelin. Sam Brockway competing in only his second Sportshall event dominated the under 13 boys event winning three of the events overall and finishing 2nd in the other three. In the under 13 girls event Grace Reid was 6th overall with a creditable 3rd place in the 1 Lap, Emelia Jarvis finished 7th and Sophie Torrance 8th, with her best event being 5th place in the Speed Bounce. Lucy Torrance competed in the under 15 girl category, finishing 4th with her best performance being 2nd in the Speed Bounce.


CC6 results from Kings Inclosure

The Winchester & District men proved themselves last Sunday at the CC6 race in Kings Inclosure Stoney Cross by winning the team event in difflicult conditions.  Ian Debnam and James Heneghan came third and fourth respectively, a debut run for James too, while Julian Mann and John Gore ensured our win with sixth and sixteenth positions cementing our team win. This puts the men's team in second postion overall so far, and all to play for!

Unfortunately the ladies turn out was limited to Jane Gandee who came in a creditable fifth.  Hopefully more runners can attend the next race on the 14th December at Janesmoor Pond for the Santa Special to return our ladies to winning ways.  



WADAC young athletes competed at the second Hampshire Sportshall league match at Andover Leisure Centre. There was a great improvement by all teams and more consistency of performance which is a result of the comtinued committment to training shown by the athletes. The under 13 boys team finished 2nd overall with Sam Brockway showing great promise in his very first Sportshall event. The under 13 girls showed great consistency and achieved third place overall. The under 11 girls finished 4th team on the day with Freya Brannigan and Abi Reid impressing with thieir combined efforts in the 6 Lap Parlauf and 1 Lap events. The under 11 boys achieved 4th place and showed great enthusiasm, with a great example being Jacob Clements who volunteered to do the 1+1 Lap and 6 Lap double as well as achieving the equal best score in the Balance Test. Lucy Torrance finished fifth in the individual under 15 girls event. The next match is in January in Portsmouth. There is a Sportshall Grand Prix event on December 10th at Fareham Academy which is a very good event to attend.