On Saturday the 21st September the team travelled to the Grand Central Pool in Stockport for the Final of the M56 Junior Arena League. The team swam amazingly well in the preliminary round earlier in the year and the support for the team and the swimmers throughout has been fantastic, During the Final the scores were read out at the quarter mark with Holywell sitting in 3rd place, a few points behind Horwich Swimming club who started the Final very strong, at the halfway stage Holywell was in joint second place. Some amazing swims in the final few races saw the team push on. The final race was the 8 X 25m Cannon Relay, Holywell was chasing the pack early on but some solid swims saw the team pull through and take the win in the Cannon, Holywell ended the competition in a well deserved 2nd place behind a very strong Stockport Metro.
There were too many good swims to name them all, but 2 races really stood out, Tomas Clarkes Individual Backstroke and Francesca Owen-Hatfields relay leg in the final Cannon Relay. Newbies Fraya Hall, Eden Storm and Matilda Isaac along with Ellen Davies in the girl’s 9-year-old age group, and Thomas Kitchen and Finley Hewitt for the boy’s 9-year-old age group did brilliantly in helping the team achieve their well earned 2nd place.
We have some amazing talent coming through at Holywell and the future is looking very bright for us. The team looked fantastic in the new Arena Kit and it was commented on by some parents, It was lovely to hear lots of other comments from officials and the parents from the other clubs i.e. “It’s great how your swimmers support each other” ” You have some really good swimmers at Holywell” ” The Holywell team are so well behaved” “
THE TEAM:- Boys Captain:- Thomas Priestley – Girls Captain:- Alexandra Owen Hatfield, Ellen Davies, Freya Hall, Eden Crofts, Matilda Issac, Thomas Kitchen, Finley Hewitt, Ceri Owen, Laura Adamson, Francesca Owen-Hatfield, Poppy Johnson, Isla Jones, Quinn Boddie, Oliver Langridge, Lloyd Griffiths, Zac Hewitt, Emily Jones, Caitlyn Jones, Seren Jones, Gwenan Williams, Tomas Clarke, Liam Griffiths, Morgan Thomas, Lowri Thomas, Alexandra Owen-Hatfield, Lily Westerman, Sian Kitchen, Luca Owen. Coaches/Team Managers Terry Boardman, Geoff Boddie, Lorna Clarke, Jo Allen.
Big thank you to M&H coaches, great service, punctual and professional.
Thank you to all of the Holywell teams parents/guardians, family and friends for all your support, it really does make a difference having your there cheering for the team
Holywell Swimming club would like to thank the organisers for all their hard work in creating a great environment for the younger swimmers to showcase their talent. And we wish Stockport Metro all the best in the Northern Area Final in Leeds on the 6th October.
|Northern Area Final 2019 Lane Draw |
|Venue: John Charles Aquatic Centre Leeds|
|Lane 2||Stockport Metro|
|Lane 4||Leamington Spa|
|Lane 7||City of Leeds|