Youngsters receive Ron Pickering Awards

Ron Pickering speaking at a Club Dinner in the 1980s

Tremayne Gilling

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Nine athletes from Blackheath & Bromley have received grants from the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund, a trust set up in memory of the late BBC commentator, coach and teacher. The fund is open to young athletes between the age of 15 and 23 who are in education and may need financial help towards training or the provision of equipment. They should be medallists from the National Schools, AAA Under 17, Under 20 or Under 23 Championships or in the top six of the appropriate UK ranking lists.

Dina Asher Smith (60 to 400 metres) represented Great Britain in the World Junior Championships at Barcelona where she reached the final of the 200 metres. She was National Under 17 100 and 200 metre champion in 2012 Kertis Beswick (sprint hurdles), who recently joined the Club, was the fastest in the country in 2012 over the 100 hurdles in the under 17 age group. He won both the English Schools Intermediate Boys and England Under 17championships and represented England in the Home Countries International Maya Bruney (100-200) is the current English Junior Girls and England under 15 girls 100 metre champion.

Rachel Dickens (400) was runner up in the English Schools Senior Girls 400 metres in 2012.

Tremayne Gilling (60 to 100 metres) is the current England Under 23 100 champion and was runner up in the England Senior Championships Cheriece Hylton (300 metres) is the 2012 English Schools Intermediate Girls 300 metre champion, and represented England in the Schools Home Countries International Shannon Hylton (100 and 200 metres), like her sister, is a 2012 English Schools Intermediate Girls champion. She won the 200 metres and, like Cheriece, represented England in the Schools Home Countries International.

Oliver Newport (long jump) is still a Junior but is the reigning England Senior long jump champion.

Pippa Woolven (steeplechase) represented Great Britain at the World Junior Championships. She reached the final of the 3000 metres steeplechase.

As the Club caters for all disciplines, (including cross country, road and track and field), in all age groups, from under 13s upwards to the Masters age groups, it always welcome new members. The Club has a Competition Policy which aims to provide appropriate levels of competition to all athletes of all abilities.

For further information on your particular interest please e-mail enquiries@bandbhac.org.uk Alternatively leave details on the Club answer phone service on 020 8462 3115.

For all the latest Club news visit the website at www.bandbhac.org.uk

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