Aviva Sportshall Under 13/Under 15 Regional Finals - 12 February 2012

Under 13 and Under 15 Hampshire Sportshall teams
Congratulations to everyone who took part in a fantastic day for Hampshire Athletics at the Regional Sportshall Finals, Burgess Hill. Every athlete performed superbly against very strong opposition ensuring Hampshire maintains a brilliant record of sending at least one team to the National Sportshall Finals in Birmingham (now confirmed to be on 21 April 2012 at the LG Arena at the NEC). Team results as follows:-

U13 Girls - 1st Hampshire 578, 2nd Surrey 550, 3rd Berkshire 532
U13 Boys - 1st Hampshire 603, 2nd Surrey 572, 3rd Oxfordshire 551
U15 Girls - 1st Kent 595, 2nd Surrey 575, 3rd Berkshire 544, 4th Hampshire 492
U15 Boys - 1st Surrey 650, 2nd Berkshire 554, 3rd Sussex 534......7th Hampshire 310 - (hampered by withdrawal of an athlete through illness 2 hours before the start of the event).

So, both the Under 13 Boys' and Girls' teams will be performing in the National Finals in Birmingham, which will be 2012 themed!

Detailed results are on the Sportshall website:
Under 13 Boys
Under 13 Girls
Under 15 Boys
Under 15 Girls

Preparation & Team Building for the National Final

The U13 Boys and Girls team selection for Birmingham will take account of performances in the Regional Finals, also considering selected athletes who were sick/injured and therefore unavailable at Burgess Hill. Additionally we are very keen that all athletes take part in the following two matches:-

Hampshire Sportshall League - Fleming Park, Sunday 18 March 2012, 12.30 - 5.00pm - timetable to be published shortly

Sportshall Easter Grand Prix - West Hill Park School, Wednesday 28 March 2012, 5.45 - 7.45pm - see attached 'flyer' for timetable/ details. Please let me know if you intend to compete in this event (U17s/U15s very welcome as well).

Download Sportshall Easter Grand Prix flyer

Additional Sportshall Coaching Sessions

I would like to invite all athletes to attend Sportshall coaching/training sessions Wednesdays 6.00 - 7.30pm at West Hill Park School, Common Lane entrance, Titchfield Common. PO14 4BS. These sessions will enable event training and Hampshire team building.

Hampshire & IOW Coaching Day, Winchester Stadium - date to be confirmed

We are currently setting up a County Coaching Day with invitations to be sent out shortly. The emphasis will be on planning ahead to the National Sportshall Finals and the 2012 Olympic Track & Field season!

As soon as I have any information relating to the National Finals, I will be in touch. This will include consideration to booking coach travel to Birmingham.

Kind regards and many congratulations!

Michael Coker
Athletics Coaching & Performance Officer
Hampshire & IOW
Mobile: 07793 308922
Office: 01962 846025