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Kent Young Athlete league at Erith June 25th 2022

Posted: 12th Jul 2022 by Kate Dickinson

Over 30 of our U13 and U15 boys and girls  athletes competed at the third Kent young athletes  match on the weekend of June 25th at Erith.

The strong U13 boys’ team were placed first for the second consecutive time, despite missing two athletes due to illness. 

There were many great performances, numerous pbs and three athletes gained AAA Gradings.  A big well done to so many that competed in events new to them  gaining coaching experience on the day from AAC Coaches  Jacqi  and Hayley

Fantastic team spirit

As ever the relays proved to be the highlight of the day as the teams really pulled together to gain valuable points. 

 

A big thank you to Lesley Hall for supporting as an official and all the parents that gain new skills helping with the field events.

 

These results from both the  boys and the  girls being even more remarkable , with the fact  we have had no training facilities  on a  400m running track all season ,  for all the  track and field disciplines due to work being completed  at the Stadium.

 

Well done everyone

Our next match is on August 6th at Tonbridge  --

 

Natalie Team Manager

        

 

                          

 

          

 

 

                 

 

              

                                                                                                                                      

 

                                                                                          


Ted Hawkins—24/07/1932-29/05/2022

Posted: 13th Jun 2022 by Kate Dickinson

It is with sadness that  we must announce that one of the founder members of Ashford Athletic Club, an active coach and lifelong supporter of the club Ted  Hawkins passed away in the early hours of Sun  29th May .    This was then closely  followed by the passing of his wife Elizabeth on the evening of June 1st.  On behalf of All members past and present,Ashford AC wishes to offer condolences to Stephen, Robert ,Sue and family.

Ted had an impact on thousands of athletes, coaches, parents, officials, and members of the public. He lived, breathed, and slept athletics.

He had been an inspirational part of the club since its beginning and played a big part in fundraising for and getting the Julie Rose Stadium built for the benefit of all.

Their joint funeral will be held at Charing Crematorium at 12 .15 on Wednesday 29th June

In their honour, the family be proceeding from their home, Harvey Road on motorcycles or in cars at around 11.45. There will be a live stream available, details to follow, and reception at the 'Shute' in the Julie Rose stadium during & after the funeral. All that knew them are welcome to attend.

Family flowers only please at the crematorium.

Ted &Elizabeth Hawkins


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