Norfolk’s stars of the future out in force at Sportshall Athletics Championships

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

There were four hours of non-stop action at the Norfolk Sportshall Athletics Championships.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Sportspark in Norwich was the venue for the event in which young athletes from every corner of the county competed and enjoyed themselves.

Events including relays, standing long jump, vertical jump shot putt, hurdles and speed bounce were held for the under 11, under 13 and under 15 age groups.

The championships, although enjoyable for both as athletes and spectators, can lead on to higher things too.

Athletes such as international high jumper Chris Baker and shot putter Sophie McKinna started in these events. British cycling's Vicki Williamson was also a competitor.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan


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Young athletes such as West Norfolk's Alfie Williams, City of Norwich`s Serena Grace and Eleanor Brown were county champions on Saturday but have also made their mark in national athletics championships already.

As a result of the championships teams will be selected to represent Norfolk in the Eastern Regional Championships, also at Sportspark in Norwich, on March 24.

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Norfolk has had great success at the national Sportshall championships at Sport City in Manchester.

In 2016 the under 13 girls won the team title and last year the under 15 girls competed with real distinction and won another national team title.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

It is hoped that this outstanding success will be continued this year.

A special award was made to Mike Da Silva, who has officiated at the Norfolk championships for 14 years and given sterling service to athletics in Norfolk.

Sportshall

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U11B Two Lap: 1 Barney Clarke 23.9, 2 Ethan Rattenbury 24.2, 3 Kai Wiseman 25.4.

U11B Two Lap Hurdles: 1 Oliver Shipp 25.4, 2 Joe Machin 26.1, 3 Malachi Komolafe 26.2.

U11B Four Lap: 1 Barney Clarke 51.7, 2 Oliver Shipp 52.4, 3 Ethan Rattenbury 53.8.

U11B Triple Jump: 1 Kai Wiseman 5.73, 2 Daniel Coles 5.58, 3 Oliver Shipp 5.56.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U11B Long Jump: 1 Barney Clarke 2.05, 2 Malachi Komolafe 1.95, 3 Daniel Coles 1.95.

U11B Vertical Jump: 1 Samuel Nash 42, 2 Alex Scott 40, 3 Charlie Tunmore 40.

U11B Speed Bounce: 1 Barney Clarke 53, 2 Charlie Tunmore 44, Liam Bridges 44, Thomas O'Neil 44.

U11B Chest Push: 1 William Broad 7.00, 2 Ethan Rattenbury 6.45, 3 Daniel Coles 6.75.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U11B Turbo Javelin: 1 Charlie Pain 17.75, 2 William Broad 16.75, 3 Malachi Komolafe 16.25.

U11G Two Lap: 1 Serena Akomah 24.4, 2 Isabelle Mardle 24.4, 3 Isabelle Rushmere 24.6.

U11G Two Lap Hurdles: 1 Isabelle Mardle 25.3, 2 Serena Akomah 25.4, 3 Isabelle Rushmere 26.9.

U11G Four Lap: 1 Gracie Calvert 54.7, 2 Caitlin Bell 54.8, 3 Jennifer Allen 54.8.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U11G Long Jump: 1 Isabelle Mardle 2.08, 2 Agatha Goulby 1.84, 3 Kyla Butcher 1.83.

U11G Triple Jump: 1 Isabelle Mardle 6.14, 2 Caitlin Bell 5.79, 3 Gracie Calvert 5.56.

U11G Vertical Jump: 1 Poppy Harrison 43, 2 Gracie Calvert 43, 3 Serena Akomah 41.

U11G Speed Bounce: 1 Jennifer Allen 52, Rebecca Sinden 52, 3 Amy Watker 49, Eric Gara-George 49.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U11G Chest Push: 1 Agatha Goulby 5.75, 2 Amy Watker 5.75, 3 Maddy Powles-Warren 5.50.

U11G Turbo Javelin: 1 Sophia Pickering 12.75, 2 Kyla Butcher 11.75, 3 Gracie Dean 11.50.

U13B Two Lap: 1 Joel Burgess 22.8, 2 David McQueen 23.2, 3 Jaiden Dean 23.3.

U13B Four Lap: 1 Jaiden Dean 48.9, 2 Calvin Smith 48.91, 3 Kit Howlett 51.2.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U13B Six Lap: 1 Calvin Smith 79.7, 2 Kit Howlett 79.9, 3 Benjamin Cone 82.6.

U13B Long Jump: 1 Conrad Winter 2.36, 2 Jaiden Dean 2.28, 3 Riley Kemp 2.15.

U13B Triple Jump: 1 Conrad Winter 7.12, 2 David McQueen 6.89, 3 Calvin Smith 6.42.

U13B Vertical Jump: 1 Conrad Winter 60, 2 Riley Kemp 50, 3 Liam Clare 48.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U13B Shot: 1 Conrad Winter 8.37, 2 Benjamin Polley 6.84, 3 Vaughan Beckham 6.68.

U13B Speed Bounce: 1 Kit Howlett 81, 2 Ryan Wood 76, Vaughan Beckham 76.

U13G Two Lap: 1 Mary Hill 24.0, Erin Waterfield 24.0, 3 Mia Bailey 24.2.

U13G Four Lap: 1 Grace Daniels 51.5, 2 Hannah Pain 52.7, 3 Georgia Pegg 52.71.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U13G Six Lap: 1 Grace Daniels 81.6, 2 Alice Craddock 82.3, 3 Georgia Pegg 84.4.

U13G Long Jump: 1 Megan Gough 2.02, 2 Nicole Kaszczak 1.98, 3 Grace Daniels 1.96.

U13G Triple Jump: 1 Mia Bailey 6.18, 2 Leah Collins 6.12, 3 Amy Moses 5.95.

U13G Vertical Jump: 1 Erin Waterfield 51, 2 May Hill 50, 3 Millie Hart 48.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U13G Shot (kg): 1 Bea Honeybone 8.82, 2 Luella Brookes 8.69, 3 Lucy Oakley 8.05.

U13G Speed Bounce: 1 August Gara-George 81, 2 Ellis Craddock 77, 3 Georgia Pegg 76, Grace Daniels 76.

U15B Two Lap: 1 Joeseph Williams 22.1, 2 Alfie Williams 22.1, 3 Scott Leeder 22.3.

U15B Four Lap: 1 Alfie Williams 46.5, 2 Joeseph Williams 47.3, 3 Alexander Mandilakis 48.8.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U15B Long Jump: 1 Scott Leeder 2.43, 2 Joeseph Williams 2.39, 3 Alex Whall 2.37.

U15B Triple Jump: 1 Alfie Williams 7.78, 2 Scott Leeder 7.40, 3 Toby Robinson 7.29.

U15B Shot (kg): 1 Alfie Williams 13.32, 2 Michael Langley 9.91, 3 Scott Leeder 8.83.

U15B Speed Bounce: 1 Jake Hart 79, Joeseph Williams 79, 3 Toby Robinson 74.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U15G Two Lap: 1 Serena Grace 22.9, 2 Eden Harrison 23.2, 3 Eleanor Brown 23.21.

U15G Four Lap: 1 Serena Grace 47.6, 2 Alice Hill 49.3, 3 Ellie Morgan 51.4.

U15G Long Jump: 1 Eleanor Brown 2.33, 2 Ellie Morgan 2.22, 3 Holly Harrison 2.12.

U15G Vertical Jump: 1 Alice Hill 60, 2 Anabel Joynson 55, 3 Serena Grace 54.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

U15G Speed Bounce: 1 Ellie Morgan 91, 2 Serena Grace 85, 3 Ellis Stewart 79.

U15G Shot (3.25kg): 1 Eleanor Brown 9.42, 2 Eden Harrison 8.79, 3 Ellen Cunningham 8.53.

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017

The Norfolk County Sportshall Championships 2018Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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