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Congratulations to BAC U11 Athletes at the Sportshall Match

Congratulations to the U11 Boys and U11 Girls teams at Sportshall match held on the last weekend of October!

BAC’s boys finished first with an amazing total of 442 points, well ahead of Wimborne who finished second. The Sportshall boys’ competition consisted of 6 teams. Poole AC finished third, Dorchester AC fouth, Poole Runners fifth and Weymouth sixth.

The 9 victorious BAC athletes were Ewan Brown, James Davie, William Launder, Findlay Orchard, Rufus Parsons, Connor Bailey, Stanley Peters, Marvin Marshall and Ollie Thompson.

In the U11 Girls match the BAC team came second with 394.5 points, just behind the Wimborne 1st team who gained 398.5 points. The BAC girls team competed with only 7 athletes so their achievement was all the more remarkable as they were missing 2 competitors. Poole AC were third, Poole Runners fourth, Wimborne 2nd team were fifth, Dorchester AC sixth and Weymouth seventh.

The BAC magnificent seven were Jennifer Shute, Chrissie Thompson, Elizabeth Davie, Harriet Wilford, Millie Fisher-Wyatt, Emelia Burgas and Katie Kilburn.

Well done to Nick Marshall for managing the team and phoning round all the parents and guardians to ensure as full a team as possible could be assembled. His enthusiasm and encouragement has helped lift BAC youngsters in Sportshall. This follows on from great improvements in Quadkids in the Wessex League this summer.

A big thank you to parents and guardians for giving up their time to bring the boys and girls along to Sportshall. Thanks also to all the officials and volunteers helping to run the competition.

by William Kearsey

BAC Youngsters Shine At Sportshall

The second of this season’s Sportshall events was held at Canford School on Saturday 25th November and our young athletes performed excellently finishing first in both the Under 11 girls and boys competitions.

Our Under 13s also shone finishing second in both the Girls and Boys competitions.

In recent years, BAC has found it difficult to field strong teams but now the hard work being put in at the Wednesday Junior Development sessions together with the enthusiasm of the coaches and the athletes has seen a terrific change in the Club’s fortunes.

Full results can be found on the Team Dorset Athletics Network site www.teamdorsetathletics.btck.co.uk/ These performances hopefully bode well for the 2018 Track & Field season as the team spirit will stand the athletes well for those competitions.