YDL UAG – Match 4 Report

Last YDL Match of the Season

Well done to one and all for our last match of the season at Croydon, a smaller squad with the Summer break already in full swing.

It was a mixed day with our Team Captains Sophie Mace and Matthew Pharaoh bidding a sad farewell to the league. Thank you both for all your support to the club over the years, be sure to wear your Team Captain badges with pride!

The U17 Women Clara Sawicki, Kate Raven, Darby Begley-Jones and Phoebe Schofield covered the Track events in style, Phoebe with a PB in the 80m hurdles and Kate Raven a PB in the 300m.

While Tait Jones supported Nicola Bell in her debut Hammer and Javelin throw PBs in both taking care of the Field.

The 4 X 300m Relay team consisting of Phoebe, Clara, Kate and Darby also ran a PB. Go girls!

The U17 Men never like to be out done! Ben Marks took on the steeplechase with a PB and Ben Fitzpatrick had a PB in his YDL Debut in the 800m. The track team with Sam Bishop, Tom Cursons, Josef Hubbard, Edward Dawson and Joshua Taylor all ran their socks off to gain valuable points aided by the 4 X 400m Relay team of Ben Fitzpatrick, Joshua Taylor, Edward Dawson and Ben Marks.

The 4 X 100m Relay ran a PB with Sam Bishop, Sam Mace, Tom Cursons and Josef Hubbard.

Sophie Mace was joined in the U20 Women by Gbemisola Ogunfiditimi who made her YDL Debut in the 100m. Sophie covered the throws successfully to wave goodbye to the YDL.

Running the first U20 Women’s 4 X 100m Sophie was joined by her younger colleagues to help say goodbye with one last race. Thank you Kate Raven, Tait Jones and Nicola Bell. Guess what, you all ran a PB !

Last but by no means least was our U20 Men team of three. We had 2 PBs in the 400m for Team Captain Matthew Pharaoh and also Mark Jacoby. Mark also had a PB in 800m. Charlie Feinson had a PB in Discus .

Our Team Captains must be our Woman/Man of the Match so well done Sophie Mace and Matthew Pharaoh and we wish you both all the very best in the Senior Leagues, which you have both been already competing in.

Thank you to our super team of officials who have supported us all throughout the season. For the first time we have gained maximum points ! Thanks Jack Rutherford – Time Keeper , Nick Dawson -Track Judge, Debbie Singleton – Lead, Andrew Kennard – Official and Coach of the day,

Karen Hubbard, Sarah Sawicki, Elaine Pharaoh, Hilary Jones, Tait Jones, Stuart Mace, Sophie Mace and Sam Mace. Tait, Sophie and Sam who juggled athlete duties and officiating. Always a huge thank you to all the parents for their support and taxi service of course!

Overall Walton has finished 5th out of 7 teams so once again well done all.

Sabrina Mace – YDL UAG Team Manager


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