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Sportshall under-13 girls medal in Manchester

Avon Girls team produced their best ever effort finishing second in a close battle with Surrey in the National Sportshall finals in Manchester.

NSAC members made up 5 of 12 strong team, with each of them returning with a medal.  The Under-13 Girls team managed by Susan Jones excelled with four UK titles in the Field events.

Avon U13 Girls

The Obstacle Relay team of Harriet Emery (Backwell), Sophie Parker (Backwell) combined with Caroline Walder and Holly Jones (Backwell) to take a magnificent second place

Nina Nemi (Colston Girls) took the Vertical jump with 66 centimetres. The versatile Anna Loughlin (Colston Girls) won the Shot with 10m 43 with Ellie Shale (Backwell) third with 9 metres 64 centimetres. Her school mate Caroline Walder broke the Ulster and Welsh records with 90 speed bounces and the impressive Emma Bakare (Backwell) won the Triple Jump with a massive 7metres 66 centimetres which also would have been a record in Ulster and Wales. Emma also took third place in the 2 Lap race with 21.4 seconds.

Harriet finished eighth in the 6 lap just ahead of Lottie Rudd (Bristol Grammar School) in eleventh place of the 22 starters. Lottie combined with Nina Nemi in the paarlauf for fourth place.

Charlotte Roberts (Colston Girls) took fourth place in the Triple Jump with a great 6metres 86 centimetres. Tia Jackson (Downend) was a wonderful 11th in the long jump with 2 metres 22 centimetres and Sadie Thomson Quance (Redland Green School) took ninth place in 21.9 in the 2lap race.

Labelle Davila (Writhlington() produced a 48 centimetre vertical jump, Nia Thomas White (RGS) jumped 2metres 21 centimetres in the Long jump and Lucy Oliver threw a fine 8 metres 84 centimetres in the Shot.

The 4×1 lap relay team finished fourth with the 4 x 2 lap relay fifth to leave Avon’s girls second by 50 points.

Fred North & Henry Cox win gold.

U13 boysAvon Under-13 Boys team including Fred North and Henry Cox won their event and have now won a record breaking seven United Kingdom titles since 1994: The greatest number in Sportshall history.



1. AVON 1340

2. SURREY 1210




2. AVON 1208



Chris Millard

Millard wins South West Coach of the Year Award

Congratulations are now in order for NSAC/AA Head Coach who has deservedly been selected by the South West Regional Council as the winner of the 2013 Development Coach of the Year award for the South West as part of the England Athletics National Awards and Hall of Fame programme.

The recognition from England Athletics is long overdue and for all Chris’s achievements with North Somerset Athletics Club and Academy. The Club which Chris started in 2004 with 4 athletes now spans the whole county at 7 venues and 15 training events a week. The club now has over 600 members and successfully competing in regional and national leagues.

Chris will receive his award at a Ceremony at the Mercure Hotel, Exeter on Thursday 5th December 2013.

CEO of England Athletics, Chris Jones will be attending the evening to present awards to the winners.