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Brecon & Newport next to welcome the Louise Arthur League 30.06.18 Round 3 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Saturday, 30 June 2018 16:22


Just a week after an action-packed Welsh Athletics Junior Championships over at Newport, the Welsh Junior League / Louise Arthur League headed into its second half of the campaign with round 3 of four fixtures at Penlan Arena, Brecon and Spytty Stadium, Newport earlier on Saturday 30th June. The league so far has seen visits to Carmarthen, Hereford, Neath and Cardiff.


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The Louise Arthur League has gone from strength to strength and was again evident in Mid and East Wales, with around 400 athletes competing in each event. It's gave children of all ages between under 11, under 13 and under 15 age groups the opportunity to compete in a friendly league alongside other runners from across South and Mid Wales. Split into two leagues, there's the West and East divisions. All the track and field disciplines available for junior athletes were open as usual with athletes allowed to do up to three events each including the relay.

Following a warm week of weather right across Wales, this continued into the weekend including Saturday when the two events took place, with temperatures soaring into the mid to high 20's for the majority of the afternoon.

For the East match, Aberdare VAAC, Blaenau Gwent AC, Cardiff Archers, Cardiff AAC, Cwmbran Harriers, Hereford & County, Newport Harriers, Rhondda AC and Rhymney Valley AC went to the Spytty Stadium, Newport. Cardiff Archers, Cardiff AAC, and Newport Harriers fielded strong teams once again. Many went back to the East Wales venue on familiar territory, having competed for medals there last weekend in similar conditions.


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With clubs having travelled further North, the Brecon AC track in Penlan Arena was the venue for the West Division match where the vests of Pembrokeshire Harriers, Swansea Harriers, Carmarthen Harriers, Neath Harriers, Brecon AC, Bridgend AC, Llanelli AC, Barry & Vale and Pontyclun AC were out on show. Swansea Harriers having won the first three matches and are set on course to challenge the two Cardiff clubs in a repeat of last year's cup final.

In perfect conditions over a six hour timetable, another turnout of hundreds of athletes, spectators and officials made it an enjoyable day for all and our thanks as usual to all the officials and club volunteers who gave up their time to ensure that the children could get their opportunity to take part.

There's only one round left to go at the end of July, and they will be hosted by Swansea Harriers and Cwmbran Harriers. At the end of the league campaign next month, all clubs will go forward to the cup and plate finals to be held this year at Swansea University track in mid August..


Carmarthen Athletes Recognition Match 3 30.06.18:

Well done to all the Carmarthen Harries members who had made the effort to travel and support the junior team at Brecon, great efforts by you all with several staying on all day to try new events! Remember that the team effort set of awards are given out at this year's Louise Arthur League.

Under 11 / O Dan 11: James Sloyan, Cai Allen, Tom Williams, Daniel Warrender, Alex Coles, Macsen Toogood, Liam Upton-Boorman, Jac Jones, Ellie-May John, Casi Gregson, Beatrice Morgan, Jessica Norman, Nia Seren Thomas, Soffia-Mai Davies, Martha Morgan, Luisa Reid-Thomas

Under 13 / O Dan 13: Owain-Hari Davies, Llew Vardill, Dion James, Eric Buck, Charlie Price, Jake Lynock, Tygan Davies, Ifan Bowen, Jack Thomas, Steffan Davies, Osian Roberts, Kacper Krawcewicz, Mati Morgan, Jessica Lee, Sophia Reid-Thomas, Chloe Hale, Efa Vardill, Amy Greatrick, Frances Mackie, Carys Wood, Elen Williams, Cordelia Walker

Under 15 / O Dan 15: Liam Edwards, Frank Morgan, Dafydd Jones, Scott Price, Morgan Batten, Sadie-May Mason, Lili Davies, Bethany Davies, Rosie Megrath, Nia Williams, Zara Evans


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Saturday 28th July / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Gorffennaf: Welsh Athletics Junior League East Fixture 4 @ Newport

NOTE NEW DATE - Saturday 28th July / Dydd Sadwrn 28ain Gorffennaf: Welsh Athletics Junior League West Fixture 4 @ Swansea

Sunday 12th August / Dydd Sul 12fed Awst: Louise Arthur Gerald Codd Competition @ Haverfordwest

Saturday 18th August / Dydd Sadwrn 18fed Awst: Welsh Athletics Junior League Plate Final @ Swansea

Sunday 19th August / Dydd Sul 19eg Awst: Welsh Athletics Junior League Cup Final @ Swansea





Elsewhere on Sunday 1st July, the West Wales U17/20 team made the long journey down to Exeter for the third round of the YDL league in the Premier South West Division. They comfortably go through to the promotion match now in Swansea on 29th July against four other Welsh Clubs as well as Cheltenham. Thanks to the following Carmarthen athletes who supported the team in the South West:

Iestyn Williams, Archi Morgan, Lauryn Davey, Rhys Homffray, Caspar Farquhar and Amy Evans.

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