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by Val Baxter

March 16, 2014

Junior Challenge 2014

On Saturday 15th March, Lord Lawson Academy main sports hall was the venue for the 12th Birtley AC Junior Challenge sports hall athletics event. The 140 young athletes from schools and clubs in the area battled it out over a series of runs, jumps and throws and were roared on by their supporters throughout the day.

Birtley AC members certainly got behind the event with 40 or so helpers volunteering for a variety of tasks including officiating, team management, selling raffle tickets, setting up equipment and serving refreshments. Thank you to everyone who donated food to sell and also provided raffle prizes.

Event sponsors and guests visited during the day and thanks must go to:

  • Hays Travel
  • Start Fitness
  • Rocket Medical
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Bill Upsall trophies

    whose donations allowed us to again offer the event free of charge to the athletes.

  • Special thanks to Chelsea Halfpenny (formerly Amy Wyatt, Emmerdale and Byker Grove) who travelled up from London for the event.

    Finally a big thank you to all the young children who turned up to take part, I hope you enjoyed the experience and I know you all tried your very best.


    Year 5/6 girls
  • Gold St Aloysious Primary
  • Silver Gateshead Harriers
  • Bronze Birtley AC

  • Year 5/6 Boys
  • Gold St Aloysious Primary
  • Silver Lambton Primary
  • Bronze Gateshead Harriers

  • Best Birtley Girl:- Aliya Davis
  • Best Birtley Boy:- Sean Davis
  • Best Birtley Thrower:- Aidan Hogg
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    • Author's Avatar baxter March 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      If any parent or participating school has any photos of the event which they are willing to have published here, please contact me by email here


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