Relay Bronze in High-Class Meet

Relay Award

On Friday 30th August, our U15 Girls 4 x 100m team were the lone representatives of the Club in the highest class track meet to occur in Kent in many years, writes coach Darrell Smith.
Our girls ran close to their Club record in 56.02 and placed 3rd against strong Tonbridge opposition. They were rewarded with medals given to them by Lizzy Yarnold.

A video of the race is here.

KYAL Gillingham 4th August


Going into the last KYAL Meeting of the season in 2nd place all the team had to do was finish 5th team or better to stay in the top 2 teams to gain promotion to Division 1 next Summer, writes head coach Darrell Smith.

In the end we achieved it comfortably with a 4th place finish despite a very much depleted team due to holidays.

The top performers for the Club were Hannah Galligan U13 who equalled the Club record for High Jump with a leap of 1.35m, Jess Lewis ran a 45.7 300m and Poppy Buckle jumped 1.35m in the High Jump to break club records and Erin Vallance lowered her own 100m club record to 13.4. There were wins for Jess Lewis in the U15 Long Jump with a leap of 4.29m and Emily Holden with a throw of 18.03m in the Shot.

The Meeting finished with Relays and one final club record in the U15 4 x 100m (team pictured above).

Kent Young Athletes League 2019 - Tonbridge


Sevenoaks AC Juniors fielded its largest and strongest team to date at the first Kent Young Athlete League Match of the Summer, and were rewarded with a 2nd place team finish.

Six Club records were broken during the course of the day, two in the 4 x 100m Relay, the rest by Erin Vallance and James Beecroft who both broke the 100m and 200m records in their respective age groups

Head Coach, Darrell Smith commented. “It’s impossible to list all the great performances as everyone gave their all, even though for many this is their first season competing at this level. I feel we have a real chance of getting promotion to the next Division . I think we can do it. “

The second of the three matches is on the 7th July in Ashford.

Kent Young Athletes League, Ashford, July 2018

A team of twelve Sevenoaks AC junior athletes contested the Kent Young Athletes League meeting at the Julie Rose stadium, Ashford on 8 July, finishing 7th overall. The team of Xanthe Mortleman, Emily Jones, Julia Sackville-West, Dulcie Pascual, Harvey Taylor, Quinn Taylor, Erin Vallance, Emma Sackville-West, Amber Bowers, Emily Holden, Madeline Swindin and Kristian Elphick-Mutru between them contested the u15 girls, u15 boys, u13 girls and u13 boys categories, finishing seventh overall.

Among the excellent performances by SAC athletes, Erin Vallance won the u13g 75 metres, Amber Bowers was second in the u13g javelin, Quinn Taylor was second in the u15b discus and third in the javelin, Emma Sackville-West was third in the u13g long jump, and Kristian Elphick-Mutru third in the u13b 200 metres. In addition, there was a terrific run by Erin Vallance, Emma Sackville-West, Amber Bowers and Emily Holden for third place in the u13g 4 x 100 metres relay. The full results are here.

The next Kent Young Athletes League meeting is on Sunday 5th August at the Erith Leisure Centre.

Kent Young Athlete League 2016 - match 1

Junior TeamThe Sevenoaks Junior Athletic Team were in action this Sunday (8th May) at the Kent Young Athlete League at Norman Park, Bromley.

Fielding a competitive team for the first time in six years, Sevenoaks AC we were up against six other Kent teams. In hot conditions the team got off to a flying start with 2nd places by Dulcie Pascual and Georgina Burke in the 75m Hurdles.Long Jump

"It’s hard to pick out individual performances" said Team Manager Darrell Smith. "Everyone did well, and for many it was their first experience of competitive athletics, but Sebastian Burke’s time of 41.9 for 2nd place in the 300m was probably the individual Club performance of the day."

"The Under 13 girls did really well in the 4 x 100m relay placing 2nd and equalling the 13 year old Club record. However, the changeovers were ropey so if we can address that then a new record is within sight this season" said Coach Smith.Relay Team

Going into the last event, the Under 15 girls 4 x 300m, the team had dropped down to 6th place. Despite being tired the girls turned out and ran. They made 2nd place in the race which pushed the teams up to equal 5th with Tonbridge AC.

The Club’s next Match is on the 5th June.