Posts From September, 2016

Senior Fenland League Final 2016 

The Senior Fenland League Final last weekend was a bittersweet occasion for West Norfolk. The Club won the title again but said goodbye to three of their top swimmers who prepare to leave home for university.

Natalie Coogans, Elise Sorrell and Nathan Wells have represented West Norfolk for many years at the highest level, and individually at regional and national level. All three have shown great determination in training and competition, being an inspiration and fine role models to the younger swimmers.

Natalie competed most recently at Nationals this summer and is now off to Sheffield Hallam University to study Business.

Elise has represented West Norfolk for many years, competing at regional level on numerous occasions. She now travels westwards to Bristol University to begin her studies in Dentistry.

Nathan has been at the top level of competition for many years, reaching Nationals again this summer with Natalie at the Olympic Trials. A true all-rounder who never gives anything less than his absolute best, Nathan heads to Loughborough University to study Chemical Engineering.

The whole Club wishes all three swimmers every success in their studies and thank them for their great contribution to West Norfolk’s success in recent years.

The Final was hosted at Wisbech with competition from Chatteris, Thetford and March.

West Norfolk very quickly proved to be unstoppable following a few early relay wins. Individual wins were recorded by Rachael Johnson, Leah Wightman, Jenny Read, Jake Lammas, Molly Lee, Alex Florance, Natalie Coogans, Matthew Hawkes, Lucie Peck, Jacob Isle, Rosie Muspratt and Freddie Laws.

Sam Rose, Abigail Whiting, Harvey Isle, Astrid Hubbard, Lara-Grace Mount and Nathan Wells all took two wins apiece, with Robert Addis picking up a hat trick.

The team cruised to victory amassing a whopping 197 points overall to retain the trophy and run out winners for another year.

Final Result

1st WNSC 197 points; 2nd Chatteris 135; 3rd Thetford 128; 4th March 126 5th Wisbech 118


Fifth round of the Junior Fenland League 2016 

The fifth round of the Junior Fenland League was held last weekend in Bedford, hosted by St Neots Swans. 

A contingent of West Norfolk parents braved torrential rain storms, ferrying their swimmers on a round trip of three hours to compete in the penultimate round of competition. 

Opposing teams of Ely. Huntingdon, Bottisham and St Neots were all in very good form, so points were very hard fought.  Abigail Richings was in excellent form winning both the 13/under 50m fly and 100m I/M for West Norfolk.  Isabel Jeffery had a very busy evening swimming four individual events with a fingertip win in the 13/under 50m back. 

The whole West Norfolk team battled hard and had an enjoyable evening’s swimming, with many of the younger swimmers gaining valuable experience under team manager Chris Sykes, going forward to the final in a few weeks.  Grateful thanks to West Norfolk’s timekeeping duo of Kim Bryan and Marnie Barsby for providing excellent and efficient service.