Spirited juniors’ great promise

Personal best: High jumper Papa Anthony.
Personal best: High jumper Papa Anthony.
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DONCASTER Athletic Club missed out on promotion to the Northern Premiership Division of the National Junior Athletics League for the first time at Wigan’s Robin Park.

Despite fielding a smaller and younger team than usual because of other national competitions and holidays, the Keepmoat Stadium-based club finished a credible fourth in the promotion final behind Liverpool, Kingdom and Scunthorpe, beating Leeds and Spenborough.

Doncaster’s Kelly Bramhald won the female Athlete of the Match award with her javelin throw.

Other notable personal bests were achieved by Papa Anthony (high Jump), Emma Nixon (javelin) and Rachel Shaw (100m).

“The athletes’ enthusiasm and team spirit shone through which fills us with optimism for our promotion battles next season,” said team manager Terry Winmill.