U15 high jumper Darcie Nobles has only had seven high jump competitions in 2022-2023, after finding a passion for the event.  She’s now on a winning streak.

In early June 2023 Darcie won the Dorset County Schools Championships with an impressive 1.65m.  Following this, high jump coach James Hind set about contacting her school to offer support to Darcie and her parents.  He adds, “there is some great talent within Dorset schools and as a club we should look to bring that talent to Bournemouth AC when we have the opportunity to do so”.

Darcie in action clearing 1.64m at Lee Valley

Darcie has since backed up this performance clearing the same height to win the English Schools Championships at Alexander Stadium in late June to confirm her u15 UK No.1 position.

On the Podium at English schools champs.

Darcie wasn’t finished there as she headed off the SEAA championships at Lee Valley in August and returned with gold and a PB of 1.68m, narrowly missing out on 1.70m.

On the podium at SEAA championships Lee Valley

To round off a quartet of competitions, next came the England Athletics Championships back at Alexander stadium at the end of August.  Facing some strong competition from athletes from England, Ireland and Scotland, all able to jump 1.60m+, Darcie was again able to take the gold on a cold day with a jump of 1.61m.  She had further good attempts at 1.66m.  Now Darcie is looking forward to concluding a successful year at the Bournemouth open on 10 September.

We look forward to seeing more great performances from Darcie – well done! 


Thanks to James Hind for providing this report.