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Catch Up from the Carmarthenshire Schools Sportshall Action... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 07:02

 

Carmarthen Leisure Centre hosted two sportshall events in the space of three days in Mid November, and was then completed after the Christmas break in January for pupils up to comprehensive school year 10.

For the sprinters, throwers and jumpers from schools across the country, the indoor sportshall athletics events in West Wales, organised by Hedydd Davies, offered youngsters the opportunity to participate at a number of indoor disciplines. The annual fixtures were held at the facility next to the club's athletics track in Johnstown.

First up was the chance to see a glimpse of the future - the Carmarthenshire Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics competition on Friday November 10th. There was a good turnout as a total of 15 primary schools across Carmarthen took part. The schools came from the Carmarthen, Llanelli, Gwendraeth Valley and Ammanford areas. Altogether, there were around 200 boys and girls there ranging from Years 4, 5 and 6 with some possibly trying it out for the first time.

Ysgol Y Bedol, Ysgol Nantgaredig, Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman, Ysgol Cwrt Henri, Ysgol Saron, Model School, Ysgol Iau Llangennech, Ysgol Abergwili, Ysgol Griffith Jones, Ysgol Llangynnwr, St Mary's School, Ysgol Pontyberem, Ysgol Y Pwll, Ysgol Parcyrhun and Ysgol Meidrim were all represented on the day.

Events included 1 lap sprint, 2 laps sprint and the 4 x 1 lap relay on the track, while on the field events there was the vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump and the shot put. 43 track heats, 8 track finals and 8 field events were all completed.

10/11/17 Primary: FULL RESULTS / CANLYNIADAU LLAWN

 

 

The other side of the weekend, following a busy Saturday and Sunday of club events, volunteers returned to the Leisure Centre first thing on a chilly Monday morning, 13th November where it was the turn of the older experienced athlete to take part in the Carmarthenshire Secondary Schools Indoor Sportshall Competition for boys and girls in two school years - years 7 and 8.

Again, the hall was full of school children, volunteers and teachers, where 9 of the county's secondary schools supported the meeting. In a change of ages and events, around 200 sprinters, jumpers and throwers were in action altogether.

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Ysgol Bro Myrddin, QE High School, Llandovery College, Ysgol Y Strade, St Michaels School, St John Lloyd School and Coedcae School were all represented. The relays in particular at the end were popular, with most pupils getting the opportunity to compete within a team of their school. On the sidelines, the noise inside the hall was deafening as their friends supported and encouraged them with the final positions being confirmed by time trials.

Events included 2 lap sprint, 4 laps sprint and 4 x 2 lap relay on the track, while on the field events, there was the vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump and the shot put. 44 track heats, 8 track finals and 8 field events were all completed.

13/11/17 Secondary: FULL RESULTS / CANLYNIADAU LLAWN

 

 

After the Christmas Holidays on Thursday 18th January, Secondary Schools in Year 9 and 10 were the last to participate in Johnstown this season. A number of pupils returned for the 2018 edition after being involved in Dyfed teams already in past seasons.

Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Ysgol Bro Myrddin, QE High School, Llandovery College, Ysgol Y Strade, St Michaels School, St John Lloyd School, Coedcae School and Ysgol Bryngwyn were the ten represented.

Different to the previous two, this fixture was a multi-event competition, where competitors had to come in one of each of the three sections to score.

Events included 2 lap sprint, 4 laps sprint and 4 x 2 lap relay on the track, while on the field events, there was the vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump, shot put and speed bounce.

18/01/18 Secondary: FULL RESULTS / CANLYNIADAU LLAWN

 

The three mornings turned out to be very successful with plenty of local talent from the county out on show featuring over 500 pupils. The partnership between Carmarthen Harriers and Carmarthenshire schools was evident resulting in the local athletics club winning the Welsh Athletics Partnership Award on several occasions.

A number of people contributed to the events held: Andrew Jenkins, Andrew Lloyd-Hughes, Brian Alvey, Roy Adams, Hedydd Davies, Eric Evans, Carwyn Jones, Leisure Centre staff, Teachers and volunteers from QE High School and Trinity College students.

A Dyfed team now has been selected to head to the Welsh sportshall finals in Cwmbran in March forming an under 13 and under 15 squad.

 

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