Aviva Sportshall UK Finals - 21 April 2012
Well - what can I say!
Saturday was a totally fantastic experience for everyone from Hampshire involved in the National Sports Hall Athletics Finals. In total 49 English Counties, and all the Counties from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland participated in the preliminary Regional rounds, with only the winners proceeding through to Saturday's finals. We emerged with the U13 Girls winning the National title by nearly 200 points, and the U13 Boys finishing 3rd! Whilst we have previously finished 2nd on a few occasions, Hampshire have never won an age-group before! Every single athlete rose to the big occasion with so many Personal Bests in individual events, and we were not far from achieving a complete 100% record in the relays! The team spirit and support for each other was tremendous, and was a major contributor to our successes.
So well done to all athletes, many thanks to Ewan, Tony, Robert and Alex who officiated on the day; and also grateful thanks to the coaches and Team Managers who supported on the day. We are all very indebted to Carol Quinn, who has run our County League for so many years. The full results are on www.sportshall.org
I also have certificates for all competitors which I will distribute rapidly. There are many photographs (courtesy of Ewan). I will send these individually to athletes (otherwise they will jam up in-boxes!
Kind regards and many congratulations!
Athletics Coaching & Performance Officer
Hampshire & IOW
Mobile: 07793 308922
Office: 01962 846025
Full list of competitors: