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Last amended at 5-02-03



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.

Mike Davies

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 p.m.
Sunday 8th December at Canterbury High School, Canterbury. Start 2 p.m.
Sunday 12th January at Dover Leisure Centre, Dover. Start 2 p.m.
Sunday 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:

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