WADAC athletes in successful Hampshire teams at Sportshall Regional Finals

Updated on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 8:40PM by Registered CommenterLiz Wass

The full report on this event with pictures will appear in the Daily Echo on Tuesday March 4th and in the Hampshire Chronicle on Thursday March 6th.

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Winchester Sportshall athletes compete well

Winchester young athletes travelled to Andover to compete in the second league match of the Hampshire Sportshall league. The under 11 girls team performed magnificently again to finish second in the match against nine other teams. They now lie second overall in the league to Southampton after the first two matches.
Despite having six athletes instead of the eight allowed the under 11 boys team did really well to finish fourth in the match. This keeps the under 11 boys fourth overall in the league.
Just as in the first match the under 13 girls only had four competing. They all competed admirably but understandably finished sixth in the match which leaves them sixth overall.
Hopefully in the next match a fuller team can be produced.
In the under 13 boys event Winchester did well to finish third in the match as they also only had four athletes. The under 13 boys team remains third overall.
The only under 15 athlete competing was Josh Goble. He finished second and won the standing long jump event.
Best Performances.
Under 11 girls; Alison Harnett & Helena Bohnacker-Bruce 1st equal Balance Beam. Sophie Torrance & Fenella Brooking 2nd Histepper. Fenella Brooking & Zina Elsheikh 2nd Triple Jump.
Alison Harnett, Ella Mae Popowicz, Fenella Brooking, Helena Bohnacker-Bruce. 2nd Obstacle Relay. Sophie Torrance & Serena Charles 3rd Vertical Jump. Helena Bohnacker-Bruce & Ella Mae Popowicz 3rd 1 Lap. Alison Harnett & Fenella Brooking 3rd 1+1 Lap B.
Under 11 boys : Adam Burroughs & Jonathan Eadie 1st Histepper. Zachary Sherry & Thomas Gudino 3rd Long Jump. Jacobs Clements & Thomas Gudino 3rd 1+1 Lap B. Adam Burroughs & Jonathan Eadie 3RD 6 Lap Parlauf.
Under 13 girls: Abi Woollett & Frankie Harnett 3rd Triple Jump. Lucy Torrance & Michaela Bettridge 4th Shot. Abi Woollett & Frankie Harnett 4th Speed Bounce. Lucy Torrance & Michaela Bettridge 4TH Long Jump.
Under 13 boys : Sam Gandee -Morgan & Doug Scriminger 1ST 6 Lap Time Trial. Alex Wilson & Sam Gandee –Morgan 1ST 8 Lap Parlauf. Sam Gandee –Morgan & Alex Wilson 2nd Speed Bounce. Doug Scriminger & Louie Howe 3rd 2 Lap.
Under 15 Boys.2nd Josh Goble Long Jump 1st. 2 Lap 2nd.


Sportshall Training Forecast 2013 / 2014

Written by Ewan Simmonds


Summary of Season. Sportshall starts at 6.45pm on Tuesday evenings. Please note we will do circuits/relays in the Gym, starting at 6.45pm, when Sportshall is unavailable for whatever reason at Kings.












Tues   03/09/13






Tues   07/01/14



Tues   10/09/13


U-11s Match

Burgess Hill, Sussex??

(1) Sun 12/01/14??

Sportshall Asociates

U-11 Regional Event

Burgess Hill, Sussex


Tues   17/09/13



Tues   14/01/14



Tues   24/09/13



Tues   21/01/14



Tues   01/10/13


3rd League Match

Sun   26/01/2014 

12.00 to 1700 pm

Mountbatten Centre



Tues   08/10/13



Tues   28/01/14



Tues   1510/13



Tues   04/02/14


1st League Match

Sun    20/10//13

12.30 -13.30pm

Fleming Park Leisure  Centre Eastleigh

Sportshall  GP

Wed 11/12/13

(3) Westhill Park School


Tues   22/10/13

Circuits in Gym

 U-13/15s Match, Burgess Hill, Sussex

(2) Sun 23/02/14

Sportshall Associates

Regional Event

Burgess Hill, Sussex

Half Term

Tues 29/10/13

No Sportshall /Circuits


Tues 11/02/14



Tues 05/11/13

Circuits in Gym

Sportshall  GP

Wed 12/02/14

(3) Westhill Park School


Tues   12/11/13

Circuits in Gym

Half Term

Tues 18/02/14

      No Sportshall/Circuits



Tues   19/11/13

Circuits in Gym


Tues 25/02/14

Circuits in Gym

2nd League Match


Sun    24/11//13

1200-1700 pm

Andover Leisure Centre



Tues 04/03/14

Circuits in Gym

Sportshall  GP

Wed 23/10/13

(3) Westhill Park School


Tues 11/03/14



Tues   26/11/13


4th   League Match

Sun 16/03/14

 12 noon to 5pm

Fleming Park Leisure Centre Eastleigh


Tues   03/12/13



Tues   18/03/14




Tues   10/12/13



 Tues   25/03/14



Sportshall  GP

Wed 11/12/13

(3)  Westhill Park School

Sportshall  GP

Wed 26/03/13

(3) Westhill Park School


Tues 17/12/13



Tues 01/04/14


Christmas Holiday

Tues   24/12/13

No Sportshall/circuits

UK Finals, If Hants Under 13s and 15s qualify

Sun 07 /04/14?? (still to be confirmed)

NEC, Birmingham ??

Christmas Holiday

Tues   31/12/13

No Sportshall/circuits

Easter  Holiday

Tues 08/04/14

Summer Trg at Bar End starts


 (1)       "Fun in Athletics" Regional Event for U-11s (Over 8 years old and U-11 as at 31 Aug 13) usually comprises the following events for both boys and girls, with the number of competitors per event in brackets:

(a) Track:                     Grand Prix (6), Obstacle, Over/Under and 4 x 1-Lap Relays (4), 1+1 Lap Relay (2), 6-Lap Parlauf (2), Hi-Stepper.

(b) Field Events:           Jumps:     Standing Triple, Standing Long, Vertical  (3 in each event).

                                     Agility:     Speed Bounce, Balance Test, Hi-Stepper (3 in each event).

                                     Throws:   Chest Push, Target Throw, Soft Javelin (2 in each event).

Each Team member is limited to 2 track and 2 field events, with the proviso that an individual's field events must come from separate sub-sections.

Each team should consist of a minimum of 12 athletes, with a maximum of 15 being permitted  All athletes must wear trainers.§

(2)        Regional Events comprise the following events for girls and boys, with the number of competitors per event in brackets:

For U-13s  as at 31 Aug13 (a Team Event):

          (a) Track:    Obstacle, 4 x 2-Lap Relays (4), 8 lap Parlauf (2), 6-Lap Time Trial (2), 4-Lap, and 2-Lap races (2).

          (b) Field:     Standing Triple, Long, and Vertical Jumps, and Shot (2 competitors in each event, with 4 trials in each) & High Jump (2).

Each Team member is limited to 1 track and 1 field event, plus 1 relay event. Each team should consist of a minimum of 12 athletes, with a maximum of 15 being permitted.  All athletes must be over 11 but under 13 years of age as at midnight 31 August/1 September 2013.  All athletes must wear trainers.

          For U-15s and over 13s, as at 31 Aug 13 (an Individual All-Rounder Event):  The competition comprises 3 events, 1 from each section below, for boys and girls, at League level,, with the aim of choosing a 7-person team to represent Hampshire in the UK Final.

             Section A:                                2-Lap or 4-Lap.

             Section B:                                Standing Long Jump, or Vertical Junp (for girls), or Standing Triple Jump (for boys).

             Section C:                                Speed Bounce or Shot.

(3)        Sportshall Grand Prix: Additional competition is also available at Sportshall Grand Prix matches on Wednesdays at Westhill Park School, Fareham, if you need extra practice. They are very useful for keeping you " on the ball".  Attendance is strongly recommended.

Training Cycle.   The intention is always to spend the first couple of weeks concentrating on registration, welcoming any new members, warm-ups, and Sportshall, perhaps closing with relays.  Thereafter it is our intention to concentrate on Sportshall specific event training.  We will record individual abilities in a variety of Sportshall events.  This will enable us to build up profiles of individuals in their age-linked events and to be in a position to choose the best possible teams to take part in the first League event (times/dates yet to be confirmed) After that we will continue to develop all our athletes, concentrating on their strengths and trying to build up on their weaker events, so that they can perform even better in the next 2/3 league events (see above), and contribute to their own and the club's success.  We would very much like to have as many of our athletes as possible chosen to represent Hampshire in the Regional Events, which will probably take place again at The Olympus, Burgess Hill, Sussex. After Easter we expect to return to Bar End track at Winchester for daylight training, details to follow. Please see our website for more details about the Regional Competitions.

What You Can Do.  The Club and its coaches would greatly appreciate it if you could support our Sportshall season by letting your child/children participate in as many of the League and Regional (if invited) events as possible so that our teams can have a chance of performing even better than last year. Really it's up to you to help us, as we can only train them. Do mark the dates in your diary now!   League events tend to be fairly local afternoon only matches, and are great fun for athletes and parents alike. So with so many of last year's athletes returning this year, it is a great advert for Sportshall training and matches! Thank you for all you do to get them there each week and to the matches.


Brendan Harnett   WADAC Co-ordinator  and U11&U13 Sportshall Team Manager


Sportshall commences Tuesday September 3rd - spaces available

Sportshall training commences Tuesday September 3rd, 18.45pm - 20.00pm at the sports hall at Kings School. 

Sportshall is essentially indoor athletics, offering sprints, throws, jumps and agility exercises for those in school years 4 -10. It takes place during the Autumn and Winter terms and is available to existing members only - you cannot attend unless you already have a place at the track.

The Club competes in the Hampshire Sportshall League and there are 4 matches a year, usually on a Sunday afternoon.  Those attending training are expected to compete in these matches but this will count towards your annual 'quota' of competitions necessary to secure a place at Thursday training (year 7 upwards).

These competitons also give you the opportunity to be selected to compete for Hampshire in the Regional and National Sportshall Finals. For the past 2 years WADAC girls have been part of the U13 Hampshire teams that won the National Finals in Birmingham.

If you would be interested in joining Sportshall training or would like some more information please email Lesley at We would be particularly pleased to hear from any boys in school years 4-8.


National Sportshall Finals - Birmingham Sunday 7th April

4 WADAC athletes travelled to Birmingham to compete this year to represent Hampshire/South East of England. Kathryn Burroughs and Emma Froome were in the winning Under 13 girls team, which successfully defended its title

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