2021 a very successful year !


Despite continued disruption from the Pandemic to both Training & Competition the group performed extremely well on a multitude of fronts. I will leave the results speak for themselves through the links below. However, as a group  that is not elitist in any way, I don't think I should define success purely in terms of performances in a vast array of different events/competitions. That can easily be defined through the links below.

Success to me as the lead coach of the group has a much broader definition:

- How many athletes are training with the group and keeping themselves Fit (through all 5 fitness components) and healthy?

- How many athletes are in the Sport for the long term and leave the group to go to University still involved in Athletics at whatever level?

- Apart from the above how many athletes use the group for social / friendship purposes whilst working on their fitness?

- Being still in the middle of a Pandemic are we providing an activity / information that boosts, bolsters, makes more resilient, robust our immune systems? Remember a healthy immune system is what will come first, before any vaccination program for future Viruses / Pandemics!

- I am very proud, that as a group, we have kept to the restrictions and have kept our young athletes on the go throughout the Pandemic, despite any "hurdles" sensible or ridiculous that have been put in our way. Throughout the Pandemic we have very much worked on the following with those who have committed to training consistently through the work and messages that we deliver on a daily basis to the group:

Healthy ways to strengthen your immune system
  1. Don't smoke.
  2. Eat a diet high in fruits and vegetables.
  3. Exercise regularly.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight.
  5. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  6. Get adequate sleep................Etc etc

- Through sticking closely to the Long Term Athlete Development model a number of benefits continue to be provided to all athletes who are part of the group - Run, Jump, Throw skills are developed for ALL Sports; No event opportunities are missed through late specialisation as opposed to early specialisation; mental / physical burnout risk is reduced due to the variety of our training ...........etc etc etc

- We use an underutilised local training facility and pretty much have it to ourselves most of the time before other groups turn up in the evenings to use it.

I could go on but I will stop there. I am extremely Proud of the successes below which are just a select few of many, but my point is that SUCCESS to me comes in a very vast manner of forms!







The list is far more extensive than the above, but I have to stop somewhere and I just hope our multi-event approach to success is done justice by the above limited selection of performances!