Bronze medals for Ladywell at Sports Hall Championships

Ladywell collect their medals
Ladywell collect their medals
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Ladywell Primary from Motherwell took bronze at the North Lanarkshire Sports Hall Athletics Championships held in Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

St Timothy’s Primary from Coatbridge were crowned champions with a total of 442 points, Rochsolloch Primary from Airdrie were runners-up with 432 and Ladywell Primary were third with 370 at last month’s event.

North Lanarkshire Leisure (NLL) fitness instructor Fatima Gomez made sure the 360 competitors and their teachers were ready for action with an exhilarating aerobic warm up, setting the tone for a fun day of athletics competition.

Each team consisted of 15 girls and 15 boys from primary six and seven who competed in a variety of indoor track and field events.

Field events included standing long jump, standing triple jump, vertical jump, javelin, chest push and speed bounce, while on the track there was an obstacle relay 1+1 lap relay, 2+2 lap relay, six lap paarlauf, over and under relay and 4x1 lap relay.

NLL athletics development officer Kat Heron said: “This year’s competition saw an extremely high standard of athletics from all the schools taking part.”

NLL chief executive Blane Dodds added: “It is a fantastic and exciting day and gives a great introduction to the sport of athletics.

“It really is quite a challenging athletics programme and tough competition with high standards being displayed from all those who competed.”

The annual event, supported by Active Schools, links with the local North Lanarkshire Athletics Partnership Clubs and also saw Holytown Primary and St Teresa’s Primary from Newarthill among the participating schools.

NLL chairman Councillor Jim Logue: “The youngsters seemed to be having an absolutely brilliant time, the noise was incredible.

“Their enthusiasm and competitiveness was really inspiring.”