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Warren Three target gold

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 July 2008 | UPDATED: 20:46 05 July 2010

Mark Boggis

"WE'RE all aiming for gold!"

That's the vow from three teenagers - who've been referred to as The Warren Three - as they prepare for another crack at national titles.

“WE'RE all aiming for gold!”

That's the vow from three teenagers - who've been referred to as The Warren Three - as they prepare for another crack at national titles.

And after collecting a fistful of medals, the trio of Kieron Jessop, Jonathan Cooper and Daniel Shaw will once again represent their Lowestoft school and eastern region of England at the National Disability Junior Athletics Championships by the seaside in Blackpool this weekend.

The youngsters will take on the best of Britain, having excelled at the qualifying event in May.

And proud PE teacher at the special school in Clarke's Lane, Carlton Colville, Sue Allen, is once again hopeful that the trio can return laden with more gold, despite all having to move up to U17 level now.

Having made it a hat trick of national firsts in the sprint events at U15 last year, Keiron Jessop warmed up for the weekend's races by winning the regional events at 100m, 200m and 400m.

Daniel took gold in the shot putt with a distance of 5.14m at the regional event, and he'll be aiming for success in this event nationally as well as competing in the javelin, which he qualified for as well.

“They are all very excited about the weekend, and it's a brilliant achievement to reach this standard for two consecutive years - particularly as they have had to move up and age group,” Mrs Allen said.

“There's a lot more talent to come through the school, as these youngsters have given the others something they can aspire to.”

The trio are all eagerly looking forward to competing, staying in the Blackpool Hilton Hotel and meeting other competitors they'd made friends with in the past.

“”I will be competing on my 15th birthday, which will make it even more special,” Daniel told The Journal.

“I'm just glad to be going to Blackpool again this year,” Keiron added.

His younger sister Emma, who attends a special school in Norfolk, will also be competing for the eastern region this weekend.

“We are all aiming for gold,” Daniel added. “I am glad I am going back to Blackpool and I hope to go again next year,” Jonathan said.

It promises to be a busy weekend for pupils from The Warren School, as 14 youngsters will also be taking part in the Suffolk Youth Games on Sunday as well.

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