REPORT by Judith Ross
"What a great day at the Emirates Arena with the Under 12 SUPERteams ! All the athletes were filled with enthusiasm and Clare was delighted to have a team of senior athletes from the club volunteering today. Well done to Freya, Rosie, Rachel and Niamh who did a fantastic job of managing the teams . Also a great group of parents working hard to support and organise the teams. Tracey who managed the A Team boys “it’s such an enjoyable day. making sure each boy is at the correct event and on time!”
All the young athletes worked really hard together and the 3 teams of girls and 3 teams of boys all put in a tremendous effort in each event.
Team A for the girls - Kate Seenan , Erin McKay , Emily Williams and Lucy Moynihan all said that they had a fun day and enjoyed competing together. Kate said “ It’s great fun being part of a team” .
Team B for the girls- Cara Slater , Eve Greene, Katy Donnelly and Lucy Cree said that their favourite event was the long jump. “We all jumped really well today and we felt really calm before the event!”
Team C for the girls- Holly Slater, Kirsty Adam, Eilidh Wardle and Erin Snell enjoyed running the 4x 200m relay .
The boys teams were made up of A Team - Ryan Davie, Felix Chan, Ellis Nairne and Shay Garioch.
B Team -Oliver Bryers , Max Sheridan, Aran Brown , Oliver Glass
CTeam -Kester Mullin, Tommy Donnelly, Tristan Robin and Murray Ross .
All the boys said that their favourite event today was the 4x 200 m relay . “ It’s great to sprint together”
A few of our young athletes today were following in older sibling’s footsteps and in particular Murray Ross and Ellis Nairne wearing the vests of their big brothers who won the SUPERteams in 2013 ! Eve Greene also wearing a winning Giffnock vest , worn by her older sister Amy who was in a winning SUPERteam from 2016 and Erin McKay also sporting a winning vest from 2013 when her sister was in the winning girls SUPERteam. It’s great to see so many young athletes who came along as spectators now participating in athletics themselves.
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Winning girls team from 2013
Clare Stevenson added ,”It’s such a pleasure having all these young athletes participating today. It’s a great introduction to these events and hopefully sets them up to stick in at athletics”
Thanks Judith, [Mum to Murray Ross] for the report and also to her and Grace Greene for the old Photos sourced from mobile phones of previous podium places which they were able to produce on the day!
Many thanks to Scottish Athletics and all the officials and Announcer Connor Henderson who kept the youngsters going with am impromptu DJ set and much dancing during the inevitable long wait for the results.It takes so many to run this event including our own Doleen Galbraith yet again putting these youngsters under starters orders.
We can have no complaints about a small delay for the locals when considering the long journey of all the Teams from far afield , the Hebrides ,from North and South Uist & Eriskay to the Super Teams .Link to the full results below.