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County Sportshall Finals - 16.1.17

Tyne and Wear Sportshall Athletics Finals

Monday 16th January 2017


Nineteen excited children from St. Bede’s were involved in the prestigious Tyne and Wear Sportshall Athletics Finals. It was hosted at Temple Park in front of a bumper crowd; the scene of our magnificent performances at the District tournament!


The boys and girls from St. Bede’s performed superbly in all of the Field Events. They competed in Triple, Vertical and Long Jumps, Chest Push, Javelin and Speed Bounce events. Meanwhile, on the track they showed some great stamina, agility and acceleration in several events from the Obstacle Relay to the 6 Lap Paarlauf. I was particularly impressed with some of the relay changeovers!


Overall we finished a creditable 9th, while the team spirit within the squad was excellent; with St. Bede’s children saying ‘well done’ to each other after every race or field event. Similarly, it was wonderful to hear the loud support for the children competing on the track from the parents in the sitting area throughout.


Amazingly, 9 of the squad will still be able to take part in next year’s event, such was the youthful nature of this group of athletes. Well done to everyone involved, you were only the second group of St. Bede’s children to compete in the Tyne and Wear Sportshall Athletics Finals! Indeed it has been a great season of Sportshall Athletics, with five children being selected for the District team!


Well done to all of the children for your determined efforts in training and on finals day. Finally, thank you to those parents and family members who supported the event!


B. McVittie