Academy Club Championship Report

Saturday 29th June saw the 2024 Academy Club Championships taking place. Since the first training session at the beginning of May, the Academy have been focused on the four events that make up the Sussex Quadkids Championships. As part of the process of the athletes development, which this season has included a full training session at K2 in Crawley in preparation, we hold our own Club Championship to help the athletes prepare for a competitive environment.

The athletes’ abilities and the standard of competition in the Club Championship continues to rise every year; this year was no different and we were treated to a very high standard of competition and sportsmanship from every athlete. With a vocal and supportive crowd on a warm and sunny day, there were great performances all round and huge improvements from all the athletes.

For the awards, we were delighted to welcome back Harriet Walter, winner of our girls competition last year, who presented this year’s medals. Harriet now represents the club in the U13s team and will be welcoming those from the Academy who will be moving into year 6 at school in September.

1st Fern Lock
2nd Evie Walker
3rd Anya Heffer
1st William Baldwin
2nd Luca De Wolf
3rd Beau Parker

Finally, a big thank you to Belinda, Phil, Mike, Eddie, Victoria, Pauline, Karen, Lauren and Harriet for ensuring the day went so smoothly.

We’d also like to extend our thanks to those of you who helped with timing for the sprints; everyone’s contributions helped with a great experience for all.