Sportshall is the indoor form of track and field athletics for children between the ages of 4 and 15 and the largest competition programme in schools in the UK. There are three age-groups: u11 (Fun in Athletics), u13 and u15 (Sportshall Athletics)
Every year the Meres in Grantham hosts trials for selection for the County Championships (taking place on 30th November 2019, 10:30-15:00), and the East Midlands Regional Finals on March 15th 2020, and our own Dave Eldridge helps run the event for Lisa Richardson, the Lincolnshire Sportshall Athletics Co-ordinator.
Last year, GAC member Jonathan Esiwe was named outstanding athlete of the day in the U15 event. He went on to compete in the national finals in April 2019 and came an impressive 10th position overall, a tremendous achievement. Jonathan is no longer eligible for Sportshall, but we’d love to see some of athletes equal or better his achievements this year, so all U11, U13 and U15 members of GAC – your county needs you!
There is an entry form that you will need to complete and bring with you on the day of the event, but you must let Dave know in advance that you intend to take part: 2019 Lincolnshire Sportshall Athletics invite form. Competitors will also need to bring a £3 entry fee on the day.
Catch coach Dave Eldridge at training on Monday evenings in October for more information, and for more information on what Sportshall’s all about generally, please take a look at the Sportshall site:
For U11s – click here.
For U13s and U15s – click here.
The event is well supported by parents and club officials and we would like to also ask that if anyone can help to volunteer on the day with assisting officials, that would be appreciated. Parent volunteers will be expected to run an event on their own or be left on their own with athletes. They will be supervised by an EA coach or official. If you’re in a position to help, please let Dave know as soon as possible.