Forbes Little Athletics Club had six children qualify and attend the NSW Little Athletics State Championship in Sydney last week in horrendous conditions.
“The kids performed extremely well and all performed personal bests,” said Stevie Jackson, Vice-President of Forbes Little Athletics Club. “It is a big deal for our little club,” she said.
Each event saw 24 athletes qualify from across NSW so competition was tough. Stars for Forbes were Laura Chudleigh who medalled in the long jump while Beau Wheeldon picked up silver in the Under 10s 70 metres overall and first place in the 100 metres. Ironically, Beau’s dad Mark won the same event 35 year earlier.
Results as follows:
• Brock Maynard U12s Javelin and came 9th overall.
• Laura Chudleigh U12s high jump came 10th, U12s 200m 21st and Long jump 2nd.
• Laine Jackson U11s 100m came 19th overall.
• Jackson Beaudin U11s Javelin came 4th overall and U11s 800m came 22nd overall.
• Beau Wheeldon U10s 70m came 2nd overall, U10s 100m came 1st overall and U10s 200m came 5th overall.
• Anderson McMahon U9s 100m came 16th overall and U9s high jump came 11th overall.
“The Forbes community was extremely well represented by these young athletes,” Stevie said. “These same athletes also received local yearly awards at Forbes Little Athletics Club recently,” she said.
• Brock Maynard was the U12s Age Champion and the Jack Hadrill Memorial Award for commitment and training.
• Laura Chudleigh U12s age champion and overall outstanding performance and achievement.
• ackson Beaudin U11s Age Champion
• Laine Jackson Club Member of the year
• Beau Wheeldon U10s Age Champion and Overall Outstanding and performance and achievement.
• Anderson McMahon U9s Age Champion and Overall Jnr Boy Champion of the year.
“Well done to all who participated – you’ve done our club proud!”