National Young Athletes’ League, Southern Premier Ashton Playing Fields
3rd May 2009
It was a baptism of fire for many of our enthusiastic young members on Sunday. Despite having home advantage we repeated last year's opening result by coming 4th. With four league matches remaining it is going to require a supreme effort to ensure WGEL retain our Premiership status.There are still many excellent individual results to report. The team managers nominated Katherine Birch and Peter Kirabo to receive the club Athlete of the Match T-shirt awards.
Southern Men's League team start with a win.
The day started with the Hammer and Fergus Harford throwing 38.22m (2nd) and Devon Douglas throwing 38.10m (1st B). Both were later to compete in the Shot, where Fergus putt 6.63m and Devon recorded 14.72m (3rd). Devon was to follow up with 43.26m (6th B) in the Discus and Tom Norman throwing 50.86m (1st A). Meanwhile Nick Dowsett recorded 6.22m in the Long Jump to finish 2nd A.