On the evening of Friday 18th December Biggleswade Athletic Club’s junior members gathered at the Weatherley Centre to receive recognition for all their efforts during the past year.
Club Champions were Sophie Forbes-Laird (U11 Girls), Bailey Foster (U11 Boys), Georgia Smith (U13 Girls), Elliot Swinburne (U13 Boys), Jordan Bircumshaw (U15 Girls), Nathan Dodd (U15 Boys), Chloe Emery (U17 Girls) and Callum Dickson-Earle (U17 Boys).
‘Best Female Performance’ was from Jessica Cooke and the award for ‘Most Improved Female Athlete’ was given to Hannah Philips. The ‘Best Male Performance’ was from Callum Dickson-Earle with the ‘Most Improved Male Athlete’ being awarded to Morgan Webster.
AAA (Amateur Athletic Association) awards, as recognised by UK Athletics, were also presented to a number of individuals. Grade 1 indicates that the athlete is in the top 5% of the UK, Grade 2 12%, Grade 3 20% and Grade 4 top 30%.
This year the following Biggleswade AC athletes received AAA grades:
U13 Girls – Valerie Snowball (100m Grade 3 and 200m Grade 4), Georgina Smith (100m Grade 3 and 200m Grade 3), Emily Day (200m Grade 4 and Long Jump Grade 4), Leonie Brunning (High Jump Grade 4).
U20 Women – Sarah Ridley (Shot Put Grade 4)
U13 Boys – Callum Rayner (100m Grade 4 and 200m Grade 2), Tom Whinney (800m Grade 3 and Javelin Grade 4), Elliott Swinburn (Long Jump Grade 2).
U15 Boys – Cameron Stokes (200m Grade 2), Tristan Rayner (300m Grade 2), Nathan Dodds (Shot Grade 4, Discus Grade 3 and Javelin Grade 4).
U17 Men – Morgan Webster (100m Grade 4, 200m Grade 3 and 400m Grade 2), Callum Dickson-Earle (100m Hurdles Grade 3, 60m Hurdles Grade 2 and Discus Grade 3).
U20 Men – Ethan Metcalfe (200m Grade 2), Euan Dickson-Earle (110m Hurdles Grade 1, 60m Grade 2 and 60m Hurdles Grade 1).