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UK Schools Games

Wednesday 18 September 2013

The eight Cardiff athletes (pictured - left to right - Melissa Roberts, Tasia Stephens, Kristian Jones, Ryan James, Kate Seary, Ciaran Lewis, Dafydd George, John Cove) performed well in Sheffield last week end at the UK Schools Games.

Tasia Stephens took pride of place with her bronze medal in javelin with John Cove just missing out with fourth place in the 1500m.

Elsewhere, Melissa Roberts was 6th in the 300m, Ryan James was 5th inn the 400m hurdles, Kate Seary 5th in the 800m, Ciaran Lewis 5th in the 1500m steeplechase and Dafydd George 8th in the 800m. Kristian Jones, Melissa and Ryan also ran in the relays finishing 5th, 7th and 6th respectively.

The athletes stayed in the athletes village at Sheffield University for four days from September 12th to 15th with all the other teams, experiencing what it would be like at a top international event. The other sports there were Badminton, Cycling, Fencing, Gymnastics, Hockey, Judo, Rugby 7’s, Swimming, Table Tennis, Volleyball and Wheelchair Basketball. The athletes also attended an opening and closing ceremony and gained experience of doping control and the accreditation process.

Cardiff AAC was also represented in the Wales Volleyball team by Tahlia Taylor.

At the closing ceremony it was announced that the 2014 School Games will be held in Manchester so this will be the target for next year.