A RECORD 13 Winchester and District Athletics Club athletes have been selected to represent their county team at the prestigious English Schools Athletics Track and Field championships. The event this year will be held in Manchester between July 8-10.

Despite all the disruptions and challenges from Covid, Winchester Athletes continue to perform at the highest level during 2021 in what is proving to be a record season. Numerous club records have already been broken and the junior teams, who compete in two league competitions (thw Wessex and YDL), have won all their fixtures to date.

The success in making the Hampshire team is a reflection on the hard work and dedication of this group of young athletes, their coaches, parents, and supporters – well done to all.

Hampshire Chronicle: Winchester Throws Squad

11 Winchester Athletes have been selected for the Hampshire Team, one for Somerset and one for Surrey.

Junior Girls:

  • Abi Belward – High Jump
  • Louis Moore - High Jump
  • Erin McBriar – Discus
  • Rosa-May Sprake - Discus
  • Arabella Wilson – 300m (Surrey)

Intermediate Girls:

  • Rose Chesterfield – 3000m
  • Grace Colmer – Long Jump
  • Olivia Busher – Javelin

Junior Boys:

  • Oscar Webb – High Jump (Somerset)

Intermediate Boys:

  • Charlie Elford Pond – Hammer

Senior Boys:

  • Oliver Thatcher – High Jump
  • Sam Clifton – Hammer
  • Harry Crosby – Long Jump

Winchester and District Athletics Club is a successful and inclusive club and are always looking for new athletes or coaches in all age groups and levels of ability.

The club competes in events from Quad Kids at under-11 right through to Veterans and is targeting a move to the National Athletics League in the next couple of years for the Senior Squad.

If you or a family member is interested, visit the club website at WADAC.org.uk