£1,000 award for club

Chesterfield & District Athletics Club has made a successful bid for £1,000 from the Cash4Clubs scheme, which is jointly funded by Betfair and SportsAid, writes Frank Gorman.

The money will enable the club to pay for four volunteers to attend coaching assistant two-day courses, and three more volunteers to attend four-day coach courses.

Once fully trained they will improve the club’s coach/athlete ratio, and help it to push on towards its target of 200 active members.

Elsewhere, despite a superb win treble from Jessica Turner and a double from Nathan Pentin, Team CDAV, the joint Chesterfield and Amber Valley and Erewash AC U20 team, narrowly missed out on third place in the third National Junior League Trent Division match at Tamworth.

Match result: Derby 440 points, Central Mercia 404, Stoke 378, Team CDAV 375, Team DMack 136, Team Arrows 118. League standings (with one match to play): Derby 22 points, Stoke 21, Central Mercia 19, Team CDAV 16, Team DMack 12, Team Arrows 9.

Results (A string winners only): MEN: Michael Feeney (AV) 110mH 15.5s; Ed Selvey (U17) 400mH 62.1s; Nathan Pentin (U17) high jump 1.75m, pole vault 3.80m. WOMEN: Jodie Wills (AV) 100m 13.0s; Jessica Turner (U17 AV) 200m 26.2s, 400m 60.1s, 400mH 68.1s.