LLANELLI AAC’s junior and senior upcoming stars gathered in the town for their annual presentation evening on Friday evening (Nov 9).
Nathan Jones rounds-up the evening’s activities.
Seven days after Carmarthen Harriers celebrated its 70th Anniversary Dinner Evening at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Llanelli Athletics Club also gathered on the second weekend of November to celebrate the club’s success and achievements over the past 12 months.
The presentation evening took place at New Dock Stars Club and saw 100 guests from the athletes and parents to coaches and volunteers attend. Every competing athlete, from the mud and rain of cross country and the indoors to the summer track and field season was celebrated and presented with a medal before the main awards began.
In addition, several key volunteers in front of and behind the scenes were thanked for their continued work all year round.
Elsewhere, the was the opportunity for all ages to enjoy each other’s company plus the other activities on offer, including the popular Photobooth and a chocolate fountain. The evening concluded with some music and a disco for all present to get involved in.
Rob Campion, the club Treasurer reflection on the evening said: “It was a fantastic privilege to recognise and reward all our winners as well as our Senior and Junior Welsh Representatives too. Llanelli AAC athletes have once again enjoyed a great season and have done the club proud.”
“We would like to thank New Dock Stars Club for hosting and catering for our annual Presentation Night. A big thanks also to Andrew Bowen and his team at Photobooth and Fountains Wales for providing a fantastic fun evening of Photobooth and chocolate fountain experience. Additional thanks to Parc Y Scarlets and other local businesses for generous prize raffle donations.”
All the awards and medals throughout the evening were presented by Rob Campion, Jonathan Williams, Joanne Tucker, Lisa Franklin, Jeff Adams and Chris Franklin.
Club Competition Trophies:
Under 11 Girls: Mari Wilson; Cari Adams; Louisa Cliffe – Under 11 Boys: Rhodri Roberts, Noa Prendiville, Tariyan Wheeler – Under 13 Girls: Hannah Forkuoh; Eli-Jay Jones; Bethan Adams – Under 13 Boys: Freddie Webber; Iwan Wilson; Toby Williams-Ford – Under 15 Girls: Amy Tucker – Under 15 Boys: Harrison Wheeler; James Kennan; Ryan Roberts
Club Record Medals:
Rhodri Roberts (75m, 150m & Long Jump); Louisa Cliffe (Long Jump); Cari Adams (Shot Put); Hannah Forkuoh (70m Hurdles, High Jump, Long Jump & Combined Events Quadrathlon); Adam Beer (800m & 3000m); Amy Tucker (3000m & Mile); Mollie Dainton (2K Walk); Niamh Roberts (300m, 80m Hurdles & 300m Hurdles); Patryk Ganclerz (Shot Put)
Club Athlete of the Year:
Under 11 Boys: Cari Adams; Amelie Campion; Mari Wilson; Louisa Cliffe – Under 11 Boys: Rhodri Roberts; Cerith Hiorns – Under 13 Girls: Hannah Forkuoh; Courtney Brown; Kahlen Jones; Bethan Adams – Under 13 Boys: Iwan Wilson; Cai Prendiville – Under 15 Girls: Amy Tucker – Under 15 Boys: Harrison Wheeler; Adam Beer – Under 17 Girls: Niamh Roberts; Mollie Dainton – Under 17 Boys: Callum Campion; Dafydd Lewis; Samuel Bird; Ieuan Griffiths – Under 20 Girls: Carys Jones – Under 20 Boys: Patryk Ganclerz
Welsh International Athletes 2017-18:
Mollie Dainton (SIAB International Track); Niamh Roberts (SIAB International Track); Adam Beer (SIAB International Cross Country); Ian Webb (British and Irish Masters’ International Cross Country); Peter Osborne (Masters International England v Celtic Nations Road)
Most improved athlete: Amelia Cliffe; Courtney Brown
Club Person: Emily Tucker
Don Roberts Cup: Niamh Roberts
Matthew Kelly Trophy: Hannah Forkuoh
Overall Athlete of the Year: Adam Beer
Senior Road / Cross Country Athlete of the Year: Liz Robbins; Dai Kennan
All trophy recipients and medallist photo gallery has been added to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2130086547024094&type=3
Llanelli AAC train at the Pemberton Athletics Track next to the Parc Y Scarlets Rugby Stadium. For more details on the club, visit their website at http://llanelliathleticclub.moonfruit.com/ and follow them on Facebook & Twitter.