COUNTY SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS 2002/3
To all interested in Sportshall Athletics
Sportshall Athletics - Winter 2002/2003
Last winter's Sportshall season built on the
success of the previous year, with some 200 children at a time enjoying some
exciting Sunday afternoons away from the winter weather. With the interest shown
by some of the stronger clubs and training groups, we look forward to yet
another increase in the level of competitiveness this coming winter.
As many of you know, Sportshall Athletics
provides a warm and dry environment for fun competition suited to the younger
age groups. Many coaches, team managers and teachers welcome the events as an
aid to keeping young athletes motivated during the long winter's months. Some of
the events are also useful progress tests of power. There is also the incentive
of a possible county vest for some.
Most of the events are learned very quickly by the
children, often during the warm-up. No-one, therefore, should be put off by the
prospect of doing a new event for the first time. The under-11 competition is
entirely team based, with scoring according to team placings, while the
under-13's and under-15's have individual as well as team scoring, using
decathlon-type scoring tables.
We have kept the team sizes small in order to make
it easier to enter and transport teams. Also, team management, whether by coach,
parent or conventional team manager, is made very straightforward.
This series of competitions has been made possible
by the support of the Sports Development functions of Dover District Council,
Sevenoaks District Council, Canterbury City Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough
Council and the Kent Sports Development Unit.
If you have any queries or would like any more
information, please contact the entries secretary or me.
The dates and venues for the
Winter of 2002/3 are: revised 15-09-02
Sunday 20th October
at White Oak Sports & Leisure Centre, Swanley. Start 2 p.m.
Sunday 10th November at Tunbridge Wells Leisure Centre, Tunbridge Wells. Start 2
Sunday 8th December at Canterbury High School, Canterbury. Start 2 p.m.
Sunday 12th January at Dover Leisure Centre, Dover. Start 2 p.m.
2nd February KCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS at Larkfield
Leisure Centre (nr Maidstone). Probable start 1 p.m. all finish by 6 p.m.
These events are for under 11 (school years
5&6), under 13 (s.y. 7&8) and under 15 (s.y. 9&10) as defined by
UKAthletics and are for boys or girls.
For more information contact: the Secretary for
Sports Hall, Jan Duffin, 89 Forest Road, Paddock Wood, TN12 6JX or Mike Davies,
Phone 01689 602038 or email: