Sport Round up
Cross Country and Road Running
(SSCCL Positions shown in brackets throughout) RAF v various – 18 Jan 12, we finished first for the Mens A-team and placed second for the B-team. This means the A-team is leading the league and the B-team remain 2nd. Places – 6(1) Cpl K White, 19(4) Sgt M Maxwell, 25(7) Cpl L Jaines, 64(12) Cpl I Baker, 66(14) Sgt D Edwards, 69(17) Mr M Dunbar, 79(27) Flt Lt C Grierson, 80(28) Fg Off E Moss.
1 Feb 12, the team took top spot for the Mens A and B teams in the SSCCL. This increased the lead at the top for the A-team and allowed the B-team to close on Brize Norton. Our A-team secured 3rd place in the RAF Champs. Places – 13(3) Sgt M Maxwell, 18(5) Sqn Ldr M Cornish, 31(9) Flt Lt R Keen, 35(11) Cpl I Baker, 45(15) Mr M Dunbar, 53(18) Sgt D Edwards, 68(23) Flt Lt C Grierson, 71(24) Fg Off E Moss, 80(29) Cpl M Nowicki.
RAF High Wycombe
8 Feb 12, with 22 male and 6 female runners braving snow & ice, 8 Halton runners resulted in top honours for A and B Teams. This stretched the lead for the A-Team and the gap to be closed for the B-Team. Places – 1 Cpl K White, 3 Sgt M Maxwell, 4 Flt Lt R Keen, 9 Cpl I Baker, 11 Mr M Dunbar, 17 Sgt D Edwards, 19 Flt Lt C Grierson, 20 Flt Lt G Fretwell.
Blandford – 22 Feb 12, two RAF Halton runners represented the RAF. Cpl K White finished 8th in the Senior Men’s competition and Sgt M Maxwell finished 12th in the Veterans race. Both teams won their respective competitions against the Army and the Navy.
29 Feb 12, we achieved 1st Male A-Team and 1st Male B-Team. Individual awards going to 1st Cpl K White, 3rd (also 1st Vet) Sgt M Maxwell, and 6th Cpl I Baker. A very successful season compared to last season that saw us with an empty trophy cabinet.
We lost 4-1 to Benson at home and following a postponed match against St Athan, Halton were knocked out of the RAF 5-a-side cup quarter final on penalties at Pride Park, Derby. However a return to winning ways against High Wycombe saw them thumped 9-0!
Jan saw the Society AGM in the RAFA Club followed by presentations from the 2011 season, including player of the year to Mr Steve Parlor. The society played monthly medals in Feb and Mar with Danny Brace winning both and enjoying blue skies and sunshine in the last match.
Jan saw the team play a close game against RAF Brize Norton. With 9 players aside it was more of a fitness battle rather than hockey skills. There was some great passing and attacking play form the Halton High Wycombe players however it wasn’t enough to keep Brize from scoring in the last few minutes for them to win 3 -2.
As our No 1 player took time out to prepare for the RAF Squash Championships, the rest of the team stepped up to face tough challenges against Booker Squash Club (losing out 4- 1), Chesham 1879 (the only game winner our new Royal Navy player who was made to wear a Royal Air Force shirt), Beaconsfield Bears (a valuable 3-2 win), Chesham Bois Juniors (who turned out to be not so junior, comprehensively winning 5-0), Holmer Green 3 (Halton & HW winning 3-2 in a close match that went right to the wire). The win may keep the team in the 2nd division next season.
CO’s Cup Volleybal
The event followed a league system and in league 1 a confident team of PTI’s, representing the MTS/RMC section, were beaten by TAC making them top of the league 1. League 2 saw a close contest between ACS, SMTW, A4 and SMS with ACS taking the lead. For overall 5th and 6th place it was a battle between PMS and SMTW with SMTW taking 5th place. 3rd and 4th place was fought between MTS/RMC and A4/SMS, a very close game saw MTS win the game. The final was between TAC and ACS, with ACS becoming the Volleyball Champions.
CO’s Cup Unihoc
A ‘round robin’ league system gave all teams the opportunity to play each other for a true Uni Hoc Champion. There were 21 close fought games with each team battling it out until the final whistle. There were some fantastically worked goals, equally with some easily given away penalties! After the final game, A4 were the clear winners having won 6 games and drawing 1, with a close joint second place from ACS and TAC.