Hillingdon’s first victory SWIMMING
HILLINGDON Swimming Club secured their first win in the Premier Division after last season’s triumphant campaign in the first division.
They triumphed in the first round of the London Region Premier Division of the Arena National Swimming League, held in Harlow on October 10.
Hillingdon came first with 303 points, 13 points ahead of Hatfield, the current London Region Premier Division champions, who came in second. Other tough opposition at the event included Teddington and Basildon Phoenix swimming clubs.
A good turnout of swimmers aged from nine to adults, coaches and supporters from Hillingdon were very vocal throughout the meet providing a fantastic team atmosphere that helped everyone step up and swim fast.
The club won both of the ‘blue ribbon’ open 6x50m freestyle relays at the end of the night to secure a total of 16 first places, eight second places and nine third places.
Head coach John Adye said after the success: “Tonight’s team performance was no surprise. This season’s training could not have started any better and Hillingdon SC has a history of great team spirit.
“Having said that, we did not expect to finish first in this round and we must continue to work hard if we are to maintain that standard. I am looking forward to the second round.” DAVID Cooper’s brace saw Eastcote inflict a first defeat of the season on MBBO Regional One promotion rivals Oxford.
The 2-0 victory sent the Boars two points clear of second-placed Ashford, whom they meet at Kings College Road on Saturday, at the top of the table,
Meanwhile, a second win in a row moved Eastcote Ladies up to seventh with a comfortable win at Teddington thanks to a hat-trick from Claire Devereaux.
New coach Taj Dogra is bringing in youth players to the squad this season, but it was a vintage performance from the experienced Devereaux who grabbed the glory. JUDGE Heath gymnasts enjoyed a successful day at the Milton Keynes UK competition picking up six medals in the process.
Nicole-Paige Robson, 11, picked up gold for her performance on the floor and a silver on the vault.
Joann Howard Harrington also picked up gold and silver in the floor and vault respectively.
Leah Wynn’s performance on the vault was good enough for silver, while Hannah also medalled. HARLINGTON NETBALL LEAGUE RESULTS