Match report – YDL Lower Age Group

Match Report for the YDL Younger Age Group.  Sat 21st May 2016

The first of our younger age group YDL competitions was held in Royal Leamington Spa last weekend and saw eight of our younger athletes compete and compete they did! Every single one of them gave it their all, some achieving new PB’s, some trying new events for the very first time!  All of them represented their club brilliantly.

With so few athletes it was unlikely that we were going to score well against the other eight clubs; however, we were not last and scored in total 193 points.

The day began with George Whinney’s debut performance for the club, bravely announcing that he was sure that he wanted to compete in the 75m hurdles, having never tried this event before! After picking Head Coach Ian, off the floor, he led him away for a quick training session, happy that he was capable of doing the race safely, George competed and being the only athlete in the race came home first, scoring maximum points for the club! Well done George and we look forward to seeing you training with Ian before the next competition.

The 100m sprint was popular with five athletes competing in the 100 meters; a notable performance was from Jordan Seetul-Drew setting a PB of 12.9. Holly Hunt and Ella-Rose Hobday competed in the 150m, with Holly setting a new PB and Ella-Rose trying this event for the first time and getting a respectable time of 27.7. Sprinter Amy Hunt put in some very respectable times in the 100 and 200 winning them both comfortably and she also achieved a PB in the discus putting her in third place.

Harry, George and Ronnie represented the U13 boys and competed hard against some tough competition showing grit and determination, I look forward to seeing them all compete through the rest of the season. A special mention to Ronnie who despite being poorly earlier in the week, still competed, even though he was not at his best – Great Spirit Ronnie!

U15 Isabel Hobday’s best performance of the day was in the 1500m achieving second place, improving her PB by 17 seconds, well done Isabel.

So over all a great day, with great performances and some great benchmarks set for the rest of the season. Special thanks to coaches Caroline and Ian and of course all the parents who supported their children and volunteered for official duties.

The next YDL is on Sunday 19th June at Grantham where I really hope we will see more of the younger athletes supporting their club and putting all those training hours to good use. If you are unsure about competing speak to the athletes that where at Leamington and they can tell you what it’s really like, how much fun they had and how many free sweets they got!

The signup sheet is on the notice board or you can sign up via the web site. We really do need you.

Huge thanks again to all the athletes that competed at Leamington, for your huge smiles and bags of enthusiasm. I am looking forward to our next competition.




YDL LAG Sat 21st May Results:


U15B 100m A 5. Jordan Seetul-Drew       12.9s PB

U13B 100m A 5. Ronnie Davey                    15.2s          U13B 100m B 1. George Whinney         14.2s PB

U15G 100m A 1. Amy Hunt                           12.2s

U15B 200m A 6. Jordan Seetul-Drew       26.4s PB

U13B 200m A 4. Harry Denton                    29.6s PB   U13B 200m B 3. Ronnie Davey                32.3s

U15G 200m A 1. Amy Hunt                           25.6s

U15G 300m A 7. Isabel Hobday                  52.4s PB


U13G 800m A 3. Ella Rose Hobday             3:06.3 PB

U13B 1500m A 2. Harry Denton                  tbc

U15G 1500m A 2. Isabel Hobday                5:20.3 PB

U13B 75m HU A 1. George Whinney        16.1s PB


U15B Long J A 3. Jordan Seetul-Drew      4.86m PB

U13B Long J A 2. Ronnie Davey                  3.86m      U13B Long J B 1. Harry Denton                 3.83m

U15G Long J A 7. Isabel Hobday                 3.13m

U13G Long J A 7. Holly Hunt                         3.18m


U13B Shot A 5. George Whinney               6.07m PB

U13G Shot A 6. Ella Rose Hobday              3.06m

U15G Discus A 3. Amy Hunt                         18.42m

U13G Javelin A 5. Holly Hunt                       9.19m


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