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This year's presentation & social evening will be held on Friday 16th November, at the Olde House, Newbold. Doors open at 7.30pm. All award winners have been notified, however, all club members and their families are welcome to attend. There is a £1 entry fee, payable on the door, and there will be bingo during the evening. Please note that food is not being organised by the club this year.


Match 2 of 4 saw further wins for our u15 boys & 17 men's teams at Kettering on 10th November. Joe Currie won the u15 boys race with Finlay Grant in 9th & Harry Cocking 15th making up the team. For the u17 men Oscar Cousins & Sam Allen were 3rd & 4th respectively with Ewan Spencer in 6th as they dominated the team event. Louise Cocking again finished 2nd in the u17 women's race. A full set of results can be found at


Our additional weekly sessions are continuing on Sunday mornings. We are offering a throws session, a jumps session & Dan will be offering an extra session for his hurdlers/sprinters. If you're interested in any of these sessions then please speak to Angie, Jo or Shane in the Academy or if you're in Dan's group speak to him, or you can just turn up on the day. The sessions will run from 10-12 and the usual £2.50 training fee will be payable at each session.

There was further success for the club with another overall win on 4th Nov with age group wins for our u11 girls and boys & the u15 boys. Nathan Gavaghan & Luke Ambrosioni combined to win the u15 boys 8 Lap Parlauf, Luke also won the Standing LJ and was 2nd in the Speed Bounce with Nathan 3rd and Nathan was 2nd in the 2 Lap. Alex Hodgson won the Shot with Sebastienne Pelayo 3rd and the boys won their relay.
In the u15 girls 8 Lap Parlauf Georgia Millington & Hannah Moody took the win, Ella Laban & Lily Baines were =2nd in the SB, Bethany Falconer was =2nd in the SLJ and Hannah was 3rd in the 2 Lap.
There were u13 Shot wins for Isabelle Fellows & Ollie Gratton with Lottie Hall taking 3rd for the girls. Thomas Bettney was =1st in the SB with Max Marriott 3rd, Matthew Taylor was also =1st in the 2 Lap with Ollie in 3rd, in the 4 Lap Thomas was 3rd as was Matthew in the SLJ. For the girls Missy Briddon was 2nd in the 2 Lap & 3rd in the SLJ and Charlotte Staniland was also 3rd in the 4 Lap.
Our u11's girls dominated with some excellent non-scoring performances (only the first 2 from each club can score points) in addition to our top 3 placings. For instance we had the first 6 finishers in the 3 Lap & SB. Ellie Oscroft & Alice Hall were 1-2 in the 1 Lap, Gracie Pell & Ellie did likewise in the 3 Lap & Hi-Stepper events. Gracie also took the SB with Isla Gratton 2nd and Alice Hall was 2nd in the SLJ with Megan Nichols 3rd.
Toby Barnett won the u11 boys Hi-Stepper with Tyler Booth in 2nd place. Nathanael Gaskin won the 3 Lap & was =1st in the 1 Lap where Tyler was 3rd, a position also occupied by Mackenzie Crowther in the 3 Lap. There was a 2nd place in the SB for Nathanael where Ezra Adetunji was 3rd. Both the u11 boys & girls won their relays.
The 2019 championships will be held at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 5th January. For further details and entry forms go to
The event was held at Berry Hill Park Mansfield on 3rd November and saw 2 u17 men's teams from the club; our A team of Will Tighe, Ewan Spencer & Sam Allen finishing in 20th place with Oscar Cousins, Tom Spencer & Michael Brown combing for 49th place. In 29th place were our u15 boys team of Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking and in the u20's race we were 33rd with Alex Ediker leading off followed by Jacob Buckley & Elliott Meylan.
This year's AGM will be held at Clay Cross Snooker Centre on Monday 26 November at 8pm and will be followed by a small finger buffet.  Members and parents are all very welcome to come, and get involved if they wish. All club members have received notification of the AGM together with an agenda.

All votes taken at the AGM shall be won on a simple majority. The Chair holds a casting vote. Only fully paid-up members of 18 years and over on the day of the meeting are eligible to vote.


Our u15 boys dominated at the 1st match of this year's Derbyshire Mini Cross Country League in a snowy Buxton on 27th Oct. Joe Currie & Finlay Grant were 1-2 in the race with Harry Cocking our third scorer  in 5th. Jasmin Greveson took 2nd in the u15 girls race as did Lydia Griffin in the u11 girls event where Gracie Pell was 3rd & Darcy Knight 6th giving us another team win. Overall the club finished in third place.


Saturday 6th October saw the national road relays held at Sutton Park in Sutton Coldfield. In the u17 men's race our team of Ewan Spencer, Will Tighe & Sam Allen were 19th. Our u15 boys team of Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Isaac Helps finished 31st.


Congratulations to Alex Ediker who took the Silver medal at the English Schools Fell Running Championships held in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales on the 23rd September. Alex was racing in the year 12/13 (under 19's) category.


Sunday 23rd Sept saw the annual road relays in Manchester where we were represented by 3 teams. Our top finishing team were our u17 men who were 10th with Will Tighe leading off, followed by Ewan Spencer then Michael Brown. Will’s time for the lap was the 10th quickest of the race. Joe Currie, Finlay Grant & Harry Cocking combined in the u15 boys race for 14th place. In the u17 women’s race our team of Louise Cocking, Faith Clark & Rebecca Hattersley finished 18th with Louise clocking the 7th fastest lap of the race.


Two of the club’s athletes qualified to compete at the champs, held in Bedford over the weekend of 15/16th Sept, by virtue of their performances at the Midland championships back in June. Gregory Davidson set a new pb in finishing 20th in the Inter boys Octathlon with his score of 4192 points being a 300 point improvement on his previous performance. Greg also set pb’s in the Hurdles, the High & Long Jumps as well as the Discus & Javelin. Luke Ambrosioni took on the Junior boys Pentathlon finishing in 28th place with a score of 2338 points which was only a few points behind the club record he set in June. Luke’s performances included pb’s in the Shot & 800m.


Congratulations to all who competed at the Steel City Cup at Spinkhill on 9th Sept as we were run away winners of the trophy. A full set of results can be found on the event website,, or on P10.


Two of the club’s athletes were in action in Barcelona from the 9–11th August at the Cerebral Palsy International Sport & Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games. Cathy Booth won a Silver Medal in the F37 category Javelin and finished 4th in the Discus & 5th in the Shot. Orla Conneely made her international debut at the event and took a Bronze Medal in the 400m for Race Runners in a huge pb. Orla also finished 5th in the 100m.