Two Carmarthenshire Schools Sportshall Events in Three Days... PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nathan Jones   
Monday, 13 November 2017 16:57


Carmarthen Leisure Centre hosted two indoor sports hall events during this past week for pupils up to comprehensive year 8. Fe wnaeth y ganolfan hamdden yng Nghaerfyrddin cynnal dau cystadleuaeth dan do i plant i fyny at blwyddyn 8 dros yr wythnos sydd newydd fod.

For the sprinters, throwers and jumpers from schools across the county, the indoor sportshall athletics in West Wales got underway with the annual fixtures at the Johnstown facility in this sportshall double-header.



Carmarthenshire Primaries / Ysgolion Cynradd Sir Gaerfyrddin: The first of two took place on the morning of Friday 10th November with the staging of the stars of the future - the Carmarthenshire Primary Schools Sportshall Athletics competition. There was a good turnout as a total of 15 primary schools across Carmarthenshire took part. The schools came from the Carmarthen, Llanelli, Gwendraeth Valley and Ammanford areas. Altogether, there were around 200 boys and girls there ranging from Years 4, 5 and 6 with some possibly trying it out for the first time. There was plenty of noise created from the youngsters who watched on the sidelines.

Ysgol Y Bedol, Ysgol Nantgaredig, Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman, Ysgol Cwrt Henri, Ysgol Saron, Model School, Ysgol Iau Llangennech, Ysgol Abergwili, Ysgol Griffith Jones, Ysgol Llangynnwr, St Mary's School, Ysgol Pontyberem, Ysgol Pwll, Ysgol Parcyrhun and Ysgol Meidrim were all represented with some of these attending the sportshall competition for the first time. It is hoped that all the children enjoyed themselves.



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Events included 1 lap sprint, 2 laps sprint and the 4 x 1 lap relay on the track, while on the field events there was the vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump and the shot put. 43 track heats, 8 track finals and 8 field events were all completed within 150 minutes.




Carmarthenshire Secondary Y7/8 / Ysgolion Uwchradd Blynyddoedd 7 a 8: The other side of the weekend, following a number of club events, we returned to the Leisure Centre first thing on a chilly Monday morning 13th November where it was the turn of the older experienced athletes to take part in the Carmarthenshire Secondary Schools Indoor Sportshall Competition for boys and girls in two school years - years 7 and 8.

Again, the hall was full of school children, volunteers and teachers where 9 of the county's secondary school supported this year's meeting. In a change of ages and events, around 200 sprinters, jumpers and throwers were in action altogether.



Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Ysgol Bro Myrddin, QE High School, Llandovery College, Ysgol Y Strade, St Michaels School, St John Lloyd School and Coedcae School were all in attendance. The relays in particular at the end were popular, with most pupils getting the opportunity to compete within a team of their school. On the side, the noise inside the sportshall was deafening as their friends supported and encouraged them with the final positions being confirmed by time trial.

A team of 12 boys and 12 girls will be chosen to represent Dyfed Schools at the Welsh Sportshall Final in Cwmbran on Sunday 4th March 2018.



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Events included 2 lap sprint, 4 laps sprint and the 4 x 2 lap relay on the track, while on the field events there was the vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump and the shot put. 44 track heats, 8 track finals and 8 field events were all completed within 150 minutes.



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Both were very successful mornings for all concerned with plenty of local running talent from the county out on show featuring 400 pupils. The partnership between Carmarthen Harriers and Carmarthenshire Schools was evident resulting in the local athletics club winning the Welsh Athletics Partnership Award on several occasions.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the meetings including Hedydd Davies the organiser, school teachers, officials from Welsh Athletics (Andrew Jenkins, Andrew Lloyd-Hughes, Brian Alvey & Roy Adams) along with volunteers from QE High School and Trinity College. The New Year will see the sportshall turning back to the older athletes in Years 9 and 10 at Carmarthen during the month of January.



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