Esperance Little Athletics bring home win

Four members of the Esperance Little Athletics club have returned from a very successful weekend at the annual Country Championships in Bunbury.

The competition, from January 26 to 28, was attended by 315 athletes from across the state, with more than 30 records broken during the weekend event.

At their weekly training session on Thursday, February 9, twins Sophie and Monique Walker said they were both ‘very nervous’ but enjoyed the competition.

“It was a bit scary,” Sophie said.

“But my whole family came and I could hear my Dad cheering.”

Although she agreed the competition was ‘nerve-wracking’, 12-year-old Chloe Gidgup said she liked competing and meeting new people.

“It was fun and the girls were really fast,” she said.

Competing in the competition for the third time, Regan Mott said he was pleased to have won three gold and two bronze.

“Last year I won two silver, so I was happy to win a few more this year,” he said.

“The events I was most looking forward to were the events I received gold in, my Javelin and my long distance, which I was pretty happy about.

“It was a really fun experience and I got to meet up with a few friends I had already competed against.”

Esperance Little Athletics Club operates during the summer months of Terms 1 and 4.

Training and competition takes place weekly on a Thursday, from 3.30pm - 5.30pm, at the Esperance Greater Sports Ground.