National Young Athletes’ League, Southern Premier Division, 

Woodford 3rd June 2007  


Final result




1st  Blackheath & Bromley




2nd  Woodford




3rd  Havering Mayesbrook 



4th  Bournemouth





The National YAL squad had to settle for third place in their round 3 Southern Premier fixture at Woodford on Sunday as exam commitments & injury in the u17 age group cost the team dear.

Despite key absences the U17 men achieved ten victories but team manager Gordon Kerr singled out Michael Donovan for special praise as he answered the call to complete the 4x400m relay quartet just minutes after finishing the steeplechase. Similarly on the girls’ side praise went to thrower Carla Schofield who was pressed into action when the 4x300m squad were an athlete short.

Winning highlights from the U17 men were Joseph Ramie’s win treble, comprising a massive triple jump 13m+ PB, seventh best ever by a club u17, and long jump and B javelin wins; Gabriel Makinwa’s B string wins completed doubles in long & triple jump. More throwing top pointers came from Jordan Jackson (B discus) and Georgie Bean’s now-customary javelin win. Trackwise Daniel Winters set a PB in winning the B 1500m and Calum Sutton (800m) & John Whitehead (1500m A also set new marks). Thomas Shanney gained top marks for his 3000m B run.

The U15 boys notched up eight wins with Jordan Brown contributing two with his 100m/lomng jump double. Ben Western made it a long jump double with his B string wins and there wad discus delight as Michael Jones & Bradley Burr both set PBs on the way to victory. Southern Champion Burr added full marks with in his javelin speciality and Terry Fairbanks was another athlete to taste success with his B 1500m win.

There were six wins in the girls U15 category, four on the field. Sam Hill & Sophie Baggs doubled up to win discus A & B, while Kike Oniwinde won both A javelin & B shot. Track wins came virtue of Eleanor Bounds (800m) and Rachel Sadler’s B 1500m PB.

The U17 women were most badly affected by absences ahead of this week’s GCSE exams but still recorded five wins with Zoey Littlechild winning the A 1500m and Angela James the A high jump, with Jennifer Holland winning B strings in both events. Ingrid Deane added a B 800m win.

Rising star Sacha Martin led the way for the U13 girls with winning PBs in high jump and long jump, and Becky Stanley & Avril Loynes made it a 1200m double in career best times. Jessica Fazackerley added a B 800m win & there were encouraging PBs from most club competitors in this improving age group.

The U13 boys showed improvement too with three B victories from Alex Wade (800m B), Ryan Blake (hurdles) and Daniel Wood (shot).

League leaders Blackheath & Bromley were victorious and hosts Woodford did enough to hold onto second place.

Link to HMAC Results (PDF)

External link to Match results


League table after round 3 results

Blackheath & Bromley 12 1478.5
Windsor, Slough, E & H 12 1400.5
Enfield & Haringey AC 11 1374.5
Shaftesbury Barnet H 11 1355.5
Harrow AC 9 1339.5
Croydon Harriers 9 1132.0
Tonbridge AC 8 1189.5
Bedford & County AC 8 1185.5
City of Norwich AC 7 1136.5
Havering Mayesbrook 6 1114
Woodford Green / EL 6 1089.5
Aldershot F & D 5 966
Basildon AC 5 849.5
Bournemouth A C 4 807
Cambridge Harr 4 836.5
Worthing & District H 3 530