This Sunday (July 31st) Bexley’s youngsters are taking part in our last league match of the season at Sutton Vallance just the other side of Maidstone.
We need YOU! the girls are chasing promotion and the boy’s need to stay up.
There is a coach leaving at 9.30/9.45 from Avenue road erith (Our normal place – cost £5 per seat)
We are proud of our youngsters who have done extremely well, but there has not been enough of them, please make this effort (I’ve booked the sunshine and its a nice venue)
Please let me know down the club you can come, and what you would like to do.
or reply to this e-mail (please copy in my work e-mail as well email@example.com
or my home no which is – 01322-446822
or my mobile (but its not great reception) 07816-616755
Also I will be very grateful for any officials to help
A 4th straight win for Bexley AC’s southern mens team saw them climb to the summit of Southern Mens League division 1.
The current league table is detailed below:
Table after 4 matches
|2||City of Portsmouth||533||19|
|3||Brighton & Hove||510||18|
|8||Medway & M||404||14|
|10||Newquay & Par||472||13|
|17||Newham & EB||342||10|
|18||St Mary’s Richmond||410||9|
|20||Woodford Green and Essex Ladies||310.5||8|
|21||WSE & H||376.5||7|
|24||A F & D||306.5||5|
Having, for the past two years experienced the thrill of participation in The English Schools Championships, Nicola Gregory’s overriding objective for the current season was to qualify again.
Although she had already thrown entry standard distance, Nicola was hoping to reinforce her claim for selection at the Inter County Schools Competition, and, being at her home track, there appeared no better place to do it. Unfortunately, a virtual cloudburst during the event all but wrecked the completion as far as big throws were concerned.
However, as it turned out Nicola had done enough to get the nod from the selectors to book a place on the coach bound for Gateshead.
On the big day the hoped for PB was not forthcoming but she threw well enough to make the cut and eventually finish in seventh place.
Nicola says that she, already, cant wait for next season when she will again be doing her upmost to claim one of those much sought after places in the Kent team and experience the excitement of English Schools all over again.
The following gives a flavour of how Tommy took in the English Schools Championships at his first attempt, winning Silver in the Inter Boys 100 meters., as seen by his parents who were there to watch him:-
Tommy’s ESAA Weekend
Tommy’s weekend began on Thursday at 1030am when he got picked up from Dartford. He then endured the 8 hour coach journey to the University of Sunderland, Kent’s base for two days.
Friday saw him get up at 530am!!! In order to shower, breakfast and get on the coach bright and early, destination Gateshead.
After soaking up the atmosphere Tom’s first race was at 1.45pm, where he won comfortably in a time of 11.20.
4.02pm saw Tom run in the semi final which again saw him win in a time of 11.16.
He enjoyed the rest of the day chilling and re-fuelling his body.
Saturday came and Tom looked a bit nervous when we saw him but confident of a good run.
2.35pm saw him run in a very quick race that saw him do a time of 11.06 his quickest time of the weekend, which earned him a silver medal. The winner running 11.03, the smallest of margins.
Photos are to follow but we must toast the success of Bexley AC’s athletes at the English Schools Championships on the weekend of 1st and 2nd July. Tommy Ramdhan performed brilliantly in his first English Schools to bring home the Silver Medal in the Junior 100 metres when running 11.06, after runnning two earlier rounds in 11.2 and 11.16 respectively. Tommy has had a fantastic season so far with the England National Champs still to come. He is currently ranked Number 1 on thePower of 10 list.
Farren Morgan began the season running very few races but put it all together when it mattered to come 4th in the Senior Boys 400 metres in a time of 48.47, after clocking 48.79 in the heat – two very fast times, putting him 12th equal on the Power of 10.
Nicola Gregory came an excellent 7th in the Inter Girls Discus with a fine throw of 33.24, whilst Billy Somogyi was unfortunate to fall in the heat of the Inter Boys 800 metres whilst lying 2nd at the time, having run 1:58.62 inthe Kent Schools Championships to reach his first English Schools Championships.
Many congratulations to these athletes for reaching what is the highlight of any School age athlete – competing at the English Schools Championships.
Kent League report – Canterbury 3rd July
A staggeringly small team went to Canterbury on Sunday for the 3rd Kent league fixture how we were not last in both divisions (boys & Girls both 4th) was down to incredible performances from this small band of brothers & sisters. But there are serious implications for the club that parents, coaches & club committee members should be aware off (Please see my footnote).
But first the great news with only 3 under 13 girls, 3 under 15 girls, 5 under 13 boys &; 6 under 15 boys we obtained wins &; Grades for the following.
Under 13, boys
100 &; 200 for Cameron Lyttle, with a Grade 1 in both events (still has a year in this age group) though Cameron was 4th in the Shot Put he also got a Grade 4. Harry Jarvis 2nd in the high jump was a Grade 3 – he was also 2nd in the 800 Luke Bullen was 3rd in a fast hurdles race and managed a grade 3 Ryan Hankey managed three 3rds inc some promising throws James O’Hara again done the club proud having a go at everything
Under 15 Boys
Yemi Otuniyi & Olaitan Awodesu made their Kent league debuts and we had them running everywhere in all the sprint events. Yemi picked up Grade 4’s in both his 200 & 400, Olly not far off. Joseph O’Hara won his 800m with a grade 3, and with 3rd in the Hurdles & high jump for grade 4’s Lewis Cailes, had a win in the 800m to make a Bexley 1-2 Andre Stone won with a grade 3 in the 1500 Ben Mathews again gave us a 1-2 in the 1500 Luc Legon – won his walk which was dominated by ouryoungsters For the relays we had Lewis & Ben doubling up, gave us a fine 3rd in the 100, But again our 4×400 team despite tried legs dominated the event
Girls under 13
Marion Bullen won the 600 in such a tight finish where she was given the same time. Despite the bandage on her knee from her 2nd in the hurdles Kerrie Johnson, wins in long jump & the Walk, but she got her grade 4 in the high jump Sian Caiels, had to jump in on the throws and showed promise with two 2,nds
Girls under 15
Olivia Bailey was our winner in the 1500 and along with Ellie Winch 2nd in Javalin 1500 Eleanor Winch also in a 1-2 with the 1500 Kattie Butterworth, won the walk, so all our under 15’s had win
And thanks to the Kent league, we had a combined age group in the under 15’s non scoring relay for fun. I’m sorry I don’t mention all the placing’s, but my thanks to this small but very determined team.
Before I sign off, as you have read we were a very small team, in some part for good reason’s (London borough games & the national schools at Gateshead). But this year we have just avoided relegation in the NYAL league and the boy’s will probably go down in the Kent. For no other reason than we cannot fill the team sheet and off course a knock on, with costs to the club when we have a coach. These youngsters are the future, we must ask ourselves as managers – coaches – officials – parents are we doing enough in promoting these track & field teams. Please Please give this some thought