What an amazing year 2019 has been for the U11s teams both in the Hampshire Sporthall and Wessex Track and Field League matches.
Firstly, am massive congratulations to every single athlete that compete for the club during 2019, it was absolutely fantastic to see so many young talented athletes representing the cub. This was particularly emphasised in the recent Sportshall indoor competition that took place in November, over 35 Southampton athletes with many competing in the first comp, absolutely brilliant – see team photos.
After 4 amazing indoor competitions (full results via Hampshire Athletics > Sportshall) during 2018/19 season, the final match taking place in Havant where it was confirmed the Southampton Girls A team came 3rd, Boys A team came 1st and Boy B were places 3rd. Following the success of the indoor comps, 7 SAC athletes went on to represent Hampshire in the regional indoor finals in March 2019 – Isabelle, Gracie, Keelan, Aman, Jack, Nathan and Charlie.
The first Wessex League match (full results via Wessex League Track and Field Website) took place in Swindon where the team started fantastically well scoring a very respectable 1659 points. This was the followed with a home match and a further 2 away matches taking place in Guildford and Bournemouth. After 4 terrific League matches Southampton team were positioned 2nd out of 24 teams which is an absolutely amazing performance. 26 athletes represented the club in the competition and each being awarded a wonderful medal, massive well done to every athlete that participated in the Wessex League matches. The team spirit was just wonderful throughout the season and for me one of the season highlights was seeing/hearing the girls team at the Bournemouth match having a song/high 5s lead by Gemma.
2019/2020 Indoor Sporthall competition has now started with 2 of the 4 matches having taken place and what a tremendous start. The Girls and Boys A teams both currently 1st and what is equally as impressive is the Girls B team are 4th and Boys B team are 3rd. Well done again to all the athletes that have been part of the team and very much look forward to seeing as many athletes as possible competing in the next 2 matches that will be taking place in January and March 2020. I am absolutely delighted to announce that following their performances in the first 2 league matches 11, that is right 11 out of 25/26 athletes from SAC have been selected for Hampshire in the Regional Finals that are taking place on 22nd March 2020 – Aedan, Keelan, Victor, Jack, Seb, Nathan, Elle, Nell, Gracie, Elise and Millie – brilliant news and thoroughly looking forward to watching and cheering on the team.
I am sure you will agree 2019 has been a wonderful year and I am really looking forward to seeing as many athletes as possible representing the club in 2020.
Happy New Year
U11s Team Manager
Boys Team Photo – please note the parents have all given approval for this photo to be used.
Not the whole team but represents the girls team spirit