Regional Sport Hall Athletics Championships

Regional Sports Hall Athletics Finals

On Sunday 25th February 10 junior athletes made the trip up to Middlesbrough for the Sports hall regional finals . The juniors on this occasion, were proudly representing West Yorkshire and were up against some tough competition from County Durham and North Yorkshire . The West Yorkshire team consisted of a mix of Halifax harriers , Ilkley harriers and our very best juniors who still wore their amber vests with pride under the blue West Yorkshire bibs .

Each team had a minimum of 6 athletes in their age categories performing a series of team relays , individual sprints , obstacle course and sports hall field events like standing long jump , shot put , vertical jump and speed bounce.

The Holmfirth juniors made up almost half the overall West Yorkshire team which shows their commitment and determination and for many was their first time competing regionally.

Our U11 girls were Violet King and Holly Kidger. U11 boys consisted of Ernie Mayes , Ruben and Hadley King  and finally representing U13 girls were Emily Coulson , Soraya Thomas , Florence Gibbs , Eleanor Varley and Harri Sheehan which made a full Holmfirth harriers team .

During the events the harriers gave it their all and were impressive to say the least, showing teamwork and resilience to some very capable opponents. This was all backed up by the cheering parents watching the races from the stands and enjoying the days varied events .

The day seemed to proceed very quickly and after the final event of a mixed age relay the results were announced.  West Yorkshire U11 boys 3rd place . U11 girls 2nd place and U13 girls 3rd place .

The effort was outstanding and the juniors did themselves proud . Very well done .

We will return for another go next year .  Building on our experiences and looking to the future.


The West Yorkshire team

Our juniors group photo

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