July Newsletter

July 9, 2012

Brighton and Hove City A.C. – July Newsletter

Hello all: welcome to the latest edition! Firstly I must tell you that our Chairman, Chris Carter has had a couple of strokes and is at present in Worthing hospital. He is reasonable well and is making steady progress: we wish him well and hopefully making a full recovery.

CLUBHOUSE. This is now complete and is fully carpeted and the tele is working well. The new building was put through its paces at the County under 13 Championships and everything went well. My thanks to Kym and Flo who provided refreshments for the spectators and officials. PLEASE MAKE USE OF THIS FACILITY.


Medalists from the County under 13’s and under 11 quad kids Championships:

Quad kids boys:
1st Dominic Pay 233 points

Quad kids girls:
1st Flo Robinson 210 points
3rd Anna Dornbusch 186 points

Under 13 boys:
Thomas Blanden 1200m
Liam Neale discus
Edan Cole javelin
Piers Hamer high jump

Thomas Blanden 75m hurdles
4x100m relay
Harry Neale discus
Tomas De Jesus high jump

Bronze: Harry Neale 800m

Under 13 girls:
Amber Anning 150m
Amber Anning 800m
Emily Robinson javelin
Poppy Henderson Shot putt

Moyo Oloko 75m
Jessica Tsapperelli 70m hurdles
Moyo Oloko shot putt

4x100m relay
Georgia Coleshill high jump
Anna Valeri long jump

Poppy’s shot putt is a new Championship best performance and Jessica’s hurdles is a new club record. A total of 19 medals are a brilliant performance and a credit to Pete and his team for the effort they put in: I am sure that everyone who turned up had a great time and enjoyed the terrific atmosphere. One of our second claim athletes, Katherine Abel, a Hampshire girl won both the javelin and discus but did not count in our Championship results, well done to her and her dad John who officiated at the meeting.

Other results:

The young athlete’s league had its final match at Eastbourne and although we did not have a full team we still proved too strong for the opposition. We were comfortably ahead at the final event and this gave us the league title. Next year this league will be disbanded and a new “development league” will take its place: this will include the under 20’s as well. On the subject of the under 20,s they were far too good for the other teams at Bournemouth and so far it is two out of two. Well done to Josh and Kiera for their great work.

The senior men and Women also are ahead in their new league and the crunch match comes next when they face the teams just below them in the league. We should still be too good for them!!

The woman’s National League team have been to Liverpool for their second fixture and with a weakened team they finished 6th.

This week end the youngsters are off to the English Schools Championships at Gateshead. This is the top schools event in the world and is organised to a very high level. For some this is the nearest thing they will attend to a major international type event so we wish them well. Brighton has provided 15 athletes, a quarter of the County squad, what a terrific endorsement of us as a club and our coaches.

Pete Witcomb

Pete will be running his leg of the Olympic Torch relay on Monday 16th July at 6.07pm at Hove Park. Please turn up and cheer him on, (a sea of red tops would be good).

Bob Willows: General Secretary