Presentation time at Waveney Valley Athletics Club

PUBLISHED: 09:54 06 October 2017

Waveney Valley AC's track and field champions face the camera. Picture: Club

Waveney Valley AC's track and field champions face the camera. Picture: Club


Waveney Valley AC celebrated the successes of junior club members with the annual awards evening presentation.

With a membership exceeding 130 athletes from eight to 17 many youngsters turned on the style which has led to several selections for county representation.

The evening started with recognition for those athletes ending the season with club records.

They were James Burgess, Millie Weddle and Agatha Gouldby (3) at under-11, Joel Burgess (6), Jack Gooch (6), Finn Howes, Kiera Kane and D’Arcie Ives at under-13, George Browne, Harry Woolston, Michael Van-Haren (2), Abeni Beckham (3), Abi MacKenzie-Websdale and Shamara Hammonds at under-15 and Leon Field, Sam Stevens and Harriet Lyman, all with two, at under-17.

In the seniors Tracy Cone recorded a record along with Matt Jeffries, James Russell (2) and Mason Hodds (6).

Joel Burgess was ranked 29th in the UK at U13 for long jump and 84th over 200m while Finn Howes was ranked 86th in the 75m hurdles and Ethan Hodds 39th in the discus. Michael Van-Haren was ranked 55th for discus at U15 with Abeni Beckham 80th in the triple jump. U17 Leon Field was ranked 89th in the 100m hurdles with Harriet Lyman ranked 10th nationally over the five mile distance on the road. U20 Mason Hodds ended the season ranked 94th in the shot put.

Shields were awarded to the winners of the club championships: U11s - Agatha Gouldby and Thomas Supple/Alfie Caplin, U13s - Amber English and Joel Burgess, U15s - Abeni Beckham and Michael Van-Haren, U17s - Ellie Nutman and Leon Field and Seniors - Michaela Gooch and Mason Hodds.

The U13 most improved award was shared between Finn Howes and Vaughan Beckham along with Ella Newman for her overall improvement.

The coaches athletes awards went to Leon Field (U17) for his training attitude and improvement throughout the season along with Agatha Gouldby (U11) again due to her efforts in training, her dedication to the club and competition and being a young role model to other junior athletes.

The final awards, athletes’ athlete, voted for by the members themselves, went to James Burgess and Agatha Gouldby.

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