Athletes aim high in Hanys

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Accompanied by their coaches, they will be hoping to improve on previous performances – or to make a satisfactory debut in the competition.

Athletics development officer Andrew Winnie is upbeat about the athletes’ chances.

‘As far as I’m concerned there will be a good number of Hampshire champions in the squad, and plenty of medals,’ he said.

The Jersey Spartan AC squad, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, is a mix of youth and experience, with some youngsters travelling for the first time to a county championship and others having competed at this level for several years.

‘We have a couple of U17s who are newcomers to athletics going with us,’ said Winnie.

‘Some of the younger ones competed in the Sportshall event recently, but this will be a first county meet for them.

But they are all performing well and I’m expecting a good weekend.’ Squad: Stephen Prosser, Jason Fox, Ryan Hodgson, William Perchard, Thomas Brown, Jamie Stevenson, David Felton, Toby Edwards, Stephen de la Haye, Ross Jeffs, Zane Duquemin, Ruth Stilwell, Nicola Milner, Amy Dingle, Lucy Crossman, Robert Wilkinson, Richard Sinel, Kathryn Rothwell, Felicity Johnson Deeley, Wade Le Marquand, Nick Wildman, Elliott Dorey, Jenna Murphy, Gemma Dawkins, Sam Dawkins, Michelle Ryan, Katie Silva, Rebecca Houzé, Rebecca Slater, Sophie Twinam, Emma Wilton, Jennie Harrop, Carey Fenton, Amelia Jones, Sam Ward, Stephanie Le Cornu.

Coaches: Andrew Winnie, Sandra Winnie, Karen Dingle, Karen Le Mottée, Penny Dawkins, Robert Brown, Betty McGough.

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