Development Group

Sat 30th Nov 2019


Venue ATR Andover Road Winchester

Sportshall activities were introduced to the young athletes who train on Wednesday evening in the Development Group at the ATR facilities.

After a warm up taken by their coach Paul Cox and Coaching Assistants Julie and Katherine the athletes were divided into 5 groups and on a rotational basis each group tried the Standing Triple Jump, Standing Long Jump, Chest Push, Speed Bounce and Indoor Shot.

The athletes showed great enthusiasm and no shortage of potential talent towards the Sportshall disciplines. There was a modicum of reluctance by some youngsters at first to try these unfamiliar events especially the technical Standing Triple Jump but after reassurance from the coaches everyone had a go at all the events.

It is hoped that some of the Development Group athletes will join the Sportshall athletes in taking part in the next Hampshire Sportshall League match in January and the WADAC Sportshall Championships in March.

The photo accompanying this report was taken on the evening and shows the athletes with the 2019 YDL Lower Divisional Trophy won by the club.

Steve Torrance

WADAC Sportshall