thanks to Ian for the photos. More to follow
Our Club had sixteen athletes selected to represent Cheshire at the North West Regional Sportshall finals at Wigan on Sunday to compete against teams from Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Merseyside. Crewe and Nantwich athletes made up nearly half of the Cheshire team which also selects from West Cheshire, Halton and Frodsham, Macclesfield, Handforth and Warrington clubs.
There were some outstanding performances which led to the under 13 boys and both the under 15 girls and boys teams winning the event and qualifying for a place at the UK finals at Birmingham's LG Arena in April. The Under 13 girls also performed well and acheive second place. Top performer Freya Taylor Hatswell won the under 15 girls Allrounder title having won three gold medals in speedbounce, 4 lap and 8 lap Paarlauf races, she will get to lead the Cheshire team out at the UK final. Other gold medal winners were Kian Nolan (obstacle relay), Jack Williamson (8 lap paarlauf), Cara Gibbons and Beth Jones (as part of a 4 x 2 relay team), Jason Bennett and Harry Valentine (as part of a 4 x 2 relay team). Silver medal winners were Lewis Palin (2lap and triple jump), Dean Valentine (shot), Jack Shenton (vertical jump) and Jack Williamson (speedbounce). Bronze medal winners were Eve Nickisson (shot), Shaunnah Murphy (shot), Kian Nolan (triple jump), Cara Gibbons (4 lap). Eve Fenoglio, Katie Hughes, Liberty Hughes and Ella Nicholls also performed well on the day. Our Team Manager Wendy Valentine said that she was very proud of all the athletes for being selected and performing well on the day with lots of athletes getting personal bests. We all now are looking forward to the Tom Pink relays at the Birmingham NIA this week and the North West club final in March at Widnes. Well done. More photos coming soon courtesy of Ian.