CLUB NEWS: Young Stars impress in Little League Club Championship

For the first time since the introduction of the Club Championships in 2006, Norwich fielded a team of Under 10 riders in the Little League event at Kesgrave, where they were one of 7 teams taking part along with Poole, Ipswich, Astley & Tyldesley and the host club Kesgrave with the latter 2 clubs fielding 2 teams.

Although Kesgrave A took the win, the young Stars did everything that could have been expected of them and finished in 6th place with 25.5 points, the half point coming about when Will Blackmore was in a dead heat with Ipswich rider Freddie Fullilove in heat 7.

Connor Jarrett top scored for Norwich with 8 points with Will scoring 5.5, Tabby Nierop 5, Mia Overton 4 and Maddy Grady 3. Tabby was certainly in the right place at the right time in heat 20 as she took advantage of a fall by Kesgrave A’s Luca Woodhouse to snatch a 2nd place.

Meanwhile, Norwich have announced new dates for 2 of their postponed fixtures. The matches with Great Blakenham which were postponed on April 29th will now be staged on Sunday June 3rd which will be a busy day as East London also visit Eaton Park for a South-East & East League Division 2 match. The full schedule for that day is as follows:

  • 12 noon: Norwich v Gt Blakenham(SE&E Youth League)
  • 1pm: Norwich v Gt Blakenham(SE&E Division 2)
  • 2pm: Norwich v East London(SE&E Division 2)
  • Norwich v Gt Blakenham(SE&E Division 1) follows the East London match

The visit to Hethersett, which was postponed on March 18th, has also been rescheduled, with the Division 1 match taking place on Wednesday June 6th, with a 7.30pm start. The Division 2 match will take place two weeks later, Wednesday 20th June, also with a 7.30pm start.