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New Track Official Training Night 11th July 2013

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The new 200m J track for Daventry AAC will be Officially opened 11th July by Chris Long Chairman of DDC. The club will hold some fun races to show the new facility and also run 5 Star activities for the Under 11 & 13’s. Parents and visitors are welcome to come along 7pm Thursday evening.

NEW Track set for July opening.

The phase two upgrade of the Daventry AAC track is set to be completed and ready for use July 2013. The new 200m long surface will increase the training options for the young athletes and it is in no small part due to the funding from SITA Trust, Sport England’s Inspired Facilities which is part of Places People Play Legacy, Daventry District Housing and Daventry District Council.

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NEW Track for Daventry!

A new synthetic track is set to be laid at Stefen Hill grounds after we received funding from SITA Trust, Sport England’s Inspired Facilities which is part of Places People Play Legacy, Daventry District Housing and Daventry District Council. The funds will pay for a 200m J Track.

Club Secretary Barry Fenn said “The Grant from Sport England follows on from the Olympics and Paralympics. It’s about giving Daventry and the surrounding area an Olympic legacy. The 200 metre J Track will be great for training and holding races for anything 200m or less. It will help allow our athletes to fulfil their potential. The new surface means it can be used by athletes in wheelchairs or with prosthetic limbs”

Support for the new track has come from several quarters. DDC Leader Chris Millar said, “We are delighted to be able to award the athletics club this money through our capital grants scheme to help them start work on their new running track, which I’m sure will help future generations of sports stars in the district.”

Daventry’s MP Chris Heaton-Harris, who supported our applications for funding said “Daventry District Sports ground will have facilities that will rival the best. I look forward to seeing the legacy from this investment, which I am sure will lead to future Olympians and Paralympians paving Daventry with gold.”

Sport England’s chairman Richard Lewis said “This National Lottery investment is helping us deliver a lasting sporting legacy in Daventry. This is the legacy people want for their local community.

Kieran in Top Form

Teenage Daventry athlete Kieran Russ won a silver medal at the England Athletics championships at Stoke last weekend. It was a two day competition with heavy showers causing some difficulty for the athletes.

The Decathlon consists of 10 events which are 100m, long jump, shot, high jump, 400m, 100m hurdles, discus, pole vault javelin and the 1500m. Kieran, 16, broke his own decathlon record scoring a total of 5623 points. During the competition he also equalled the pole vault record and gained a personal best of 52.59 seconds in the 400m.

The competition also incorporated the Midlands decathlon which meant Kieran won gold and is not the U17 Midlands champion. This puts Kieran second in the UK for U17 decathlon this year.

High Jump Leaps Ahead!

Daventry Amateur Athletics ambitious 3 year project to upgrade the current Stefen hill track to a full UK athletics standard has taken a huge first step with the installation of a new High Jump. Work commenced at the beginning of May and final tweaks will be completed early June. The High Jump is phase one of the regeneration project and was made possible by the generosity of Daventry District Council, CO-OP Community Fund, Empowering Community Funding from councillors Christopher Long & Alan Hillis. Phase 2 applications are now underway for the new UK standard Javelin run up area.