Woking athletes celebrate award-winning season

THERE was lots of glitz and glamour on show at Woking Athletic Club’s Annual Awards Evening at the HG Wells Conference Centre.

With plenty of silverware at stake, the club celebrated its most successful track and field season ever in the esteemed company of the Mayor and Mayoress of Woking, Cllr Will Forster and Hannah Thompson, along with other dignitaries.

Woking Athletics Club award winners. Picture by David Holmes

Among those recognised for their achievements were Izzy Leikis, who scooped the Under-17 Best Field Performance for the high jump.

Leikis is currently ranked 13th best in Great Britian for her age group, moving up an impressive 17 places from her 2017 ranking.

Dominic Ariyo Francis receives the award for Under 17 Boys’ Best Track Performance from News & Mail sports editor Andy Fitzsimons

Another winner on the night was Matthew Smith, who picked up the Kim Henderson Memorial Trophy for the best performance at the Young Athletes Championships.

He also scooped the Best Field Performance for an under-13 boy, which sees him rank seventh in the UK for the discus event.

With 38 track and field club records broken, along with six athletes who reached the English Schools Championships, it’s been a truly momentous year for the south Woking-based club.

For a full list of winners, plus picture spread, see the 22 November edition of the News & Mail

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