Athletics: Future stars claim top honours
JAVELIN thrower Kelly Bramhald and hurdler Aiden Davies picked up the top individual honours at Doncaster Athletic Club’s annual presentation evening, writes Steve Hossack.
Bramhald won the club’s Overall Outstanding Female Track & Field award.
She became the first club member to win a gold medal (senior girls) at the prestigious Aviva English Schools’ Championships at Gateshead in July and finished the year in third place in the national Under-20 rankings.
Davies, who competed in the intermediate 400m hurdles and also formed part of the South Yorkshire 4 x 400m relay team at Gateshead, was a double silver medallist at the English Schools’ Championships.
He later went on to compete for England in the 400m hurdles and Combined Events international and again finished in the medals.
He also won individual gold (400m hurdles) and team silver (4x 400m relay) in the Sainsbury School Games – the first event to be held at the London Olympic Games Stadium.
Beth Dobbin, the daughter of former Doncaster Rovers footballer Jim Dobbin, Lucy Chappell and Alice Howe, were runners-up to Bramhald.
Bertie Houghton, Brother Jack, and Joe McGrath were runners-up to Davies.
Bramhald, Dobbin (senior girls’ 200m), Jack Houghton (senior boys 400m hurdles) and Davies were all presented with club medals to commemorate their medal-winning performances at the English Schools’ Championships.
“The Championships is the most prestigious competition for all young athletes,” said club chairman Kevin Lincoln.
“To even be chosen to compete is a great accomplishment and something that not many club athletes manage. So to win a medal is credit indeed.”
2012 South Yorkshire Road League award winners:
Senior men: Jonathan Frary (gold), Richard Chandler (silver) and Martin James (bronze)
Senior lady: Amy Sowerby
Male vet 45: Simon Wright
Lady vet 40: Diane Jordan
Male vet 55: Kev Newman, Mick Page (silver)
Male vet 65: Tony O’Connor
2012 SY Cross Country awards:
Under-11 boys: Daniel Boyd (gold), Matthew Baldwin (silver), Adam Simms (bronze)
Under-11 girls: Nichole Lannie, Maisie Maddison, Maddison Simpson
Under-13 boys: Joseph Law, Jacob Watson, Joshua Smithurst
Under-13 girls: Molly Butterworth, Summer Ward, Alice Bastow
Under-15 boys: Callum Wilson, Elliott Tong, Kallum Silcox
Under-15 girls: Emily Barker, Sophie Moore, Georgina Tatem
Under-17 boys: Declan Neary
Under-17 girls: Jessica Royle
Senior man: Bertie Houghton, Martin James
Senior woman: Rose Martin
Female vet 55: Patsy Felon
Men vet 40: Simon Parkin
Men vet 45: Les Grant
Men vet 50: Pete Wade
Men vet 55: Kev Newman, Mick Page
Men vet 60: Paul Brown
365 Assessment awards: Daniel Boy, Maisie Maddison, Jessica O’Brien, Abbie Ward and Sam Godfrey
John McHale awards: Tony O’Connor and Patsy Felon
Outstanding road performance: Simon Wright
Outstanding cross country performance: Bertie Houghton
Young Endurance Athletes of the Year: Callum Wilson, Jessica Royle
Outstanding Disability awards: Benjamin Heflin, Paige Watkin-Drury
Young Athletes League awards:
Under-17 girls: Leah Troop (winner), Lucy Chappell (second), Beth Head (third)
Under-17 boy: Jake Canning
Under-15 girls: Chloe Bewley, Elllie Grace, Kelsey Wilson
Under-15 boys: Jamie Canning
Under-13 girls: Darcy Atkinson, Megan Colbeck, Summer Ward
Under-13 boys: Guy Richards
Northern League Overall female award: Rebecca Scott
Northern League Overall male award: Jack Houghton
South Yorkshire Track & Field awards:
Under-17 men (throws): Angus Butterfield (winner), Jake Canning and Matthew Bubb
Vet men sprints and vet men middle distance: Les Grant
Senior women sprints: Lisa Revitt
Under-17s men sprints: Ashley Langton
Under-15s boy throws: Oliver Langton
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