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Annual Presentation

posted 30 Nov 2015, 14:16 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 30 Nov 2015, 14:53 ]
Fast rising decathlete Glenn Aspindle walked off with a lion's share of the honours from Spenborough and District Athletic Club's annual awards presentation last Friday.
Spenborough & DAC President Brian Ward presents Glenn Aspindle (right) 
with the Allat Memorial Trophy for the outstanding athlete of the year.

The event, staged at Cleckheaton Rugby, Cricket and Sports Club, brought together the cream of Spen Valley's track and field talent and 17-year old multi-eventer Aspindle received the Allat Trophy - for the "Outstanding athlete of the year", the Earnshaw Trophy for the best field performances, the most points in Junior men's track and field competition and a cash award for winning the Yorkshire Under-20s Javelin and Triple Jump titles.

Under-15 County Champion Charlotte Bell was not far behind after a season of steady progression in discus, shot and hammer, which took her and several of her clubmates to Italy and the Czech Republic durin
g the summer to represent Kirklees in the European Kids Games.

There were also trophies for Kevin Ogden (road and cross country) Linda North, Erin Newsome, Jason Newell, Jake Darby, Mason Smith, Sam Taylor, James Bell, Emma Rawnsley, Rosa McKie, Georgia Smith Calvert and Natalie Groves (all track and field); Joe Sagar, Rob Chaplin, Katy Gomersall and Joanne Burden (road running); Paul Davis, Jack Barrowclough, Harry Brackenridge, Olivia Reeah, Nicloas Brackenridge, Courtney Benson, Tobin Rhodes and Natasha Geere (cross country).

Club president Brian Ward was on hand to present the Spen Grand Prix titles - for a series of 13 mostly road races - to Ian Ogden and Jackie Carter, with Henry Carter and Courtney Benson picking up the junior awards.

Track and Field team managers Emma Rawnsley and Tracey Mitchell were jointly awarded the Presidents Cup for their behind the scenes work and Michael Dransfield, Richard Lee, Ian Whittaker, Nick Crimmen, Frank Reddington and Chris Drake all given life membership for long-standing services tot he club, in a couple of cases dating back to the seventies.

All Award Winners

Spen A.C.,
30 Nov 2015, 14:53