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Norwich Union GB & NI team For European Indoors

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Amy Harris
Amy Harris

UK Athletics has confirmed a further 21 athletes in the second and final wave of selections for the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the European Indoor Athletics Championships, which get underway on Friday 2 March.


Highlights from the team selections include confirming full squads for the relay events, which will close the Championships in two straight finals on Sunday afternoon.


James Brewer (800m) and Amy Harris (Long Jump) join their 2006 World Junior Championships team mate Ryan Scott (60m) to make their Senior Great Britain & Northern Ireland team debut in front of a home crowd in Birmingham.


Rob Tobin is selected for the individual 400m following an impressive victory at the NIA a week ago. Two athletes coached by Malcolm Arnold at the University of Bath training group will join him, Dale Garland and Steven Green.

Joice Maduaka and Montell Douglas join Jeanette Kwakye in the 60m, and Emma Duck is rewarded for her good form setting a personal best at the Norwich Union Grand Prix to be chosen for the individual 400m alongside Nicola Sanders. 

Norwich Union GB & NI team

Second wave additions shown in bold type: 

Men

60m

Jason Gardener (Wessex & Bath)

Craig Pickering (Marshall Milton Keynes)

Ryan Scott (Yate and District)


Reserve: Simeon Williamson (Highgate Harriers) 

400m

Robert Tobin (Basingstoke and Mid Hants)

Steven Green (Newham and Essex Beagles)

Dale Garland (Channel Islands) 

800m

James Brewer (Cheltenham and County)

Richard Hill (Notts AC) 

1500m

James Thie (Cardiff AAC)

Chris Warburton (Notts AC) 

3000m

Mo Farah (Newham & Essex Beagles)

Scott Overall (Blackheath & Bromley) 

60m Hurdles

Allan Scott (Shaftesbury Barnett Harriers)

Andrew Turner (Sale Harriers) 

4 x 400m Relay

Dale Garland

Steven Green

Robert Tobin


David Greene (Swansea Harriers)

Phil Taylor (Liverpool Pembroke & Sefton AC)

Gareth Warburton (Cardiff AAC)

Conrad Williams (Kent AC)


Reserve: Richard Buck (Nestle Rowntree AC) 

High Jump

Martyn Bernard (Wakefield Harriers)

Samson Oni (Belgrave Harriers) 

Pole Vault

Steve Lewis (Newham & Essex Beagles) 

Long Jump

Chris Tomlinson (Newham and Essex Beagles) 

Triple Jump

Nathan Douglas (Oxford City)

Phillips Idowu (Belgrave Harriers) 

Women

60m

Jeanette Kwakye (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies)

Joice Maduaka (Woodford Green & Essex Ladies)

Montell Douglas (Blackheath and Bromley) 

400m

Nicola Sanders (Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow)

Emma Duck (Team Southampton) 

800m

Karen Harewood (Corby AC)

Jenny Meadows (Wigan & District)

Marilyn Okoro (Shaftesbury Barnett Harriers) 

1500m

Helen Clitheroe (Preston Harriers)

Katrina Wootton (Bedford and County) 

3000m

Lisa Dobriskey (Ashford AC)

Jo Pavey (Exeter Harriers) 

60m Hurdles

Sara McGreavy (Sale Harriers) 

4 x 400m Relay

Emma Duck

Jenny Meadows

Marilyn Okoro

Nicola Sanders


Helen Karagounis (Birchfield Harriers)

Lee McConnell (Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers)

Kim Wall (Basildon AC) 

Pole Vault

Kate Dennison (Sale Harriers) 

Long Jump

Amy Harris (Birchfield Harriers) 

Pentathlon

Jessica Ennis (City of Sheffield)*

Kelly Sotherton (Birchfield Harriers)*


* Pre selected by EAA invitation. 

 

For further information please contact Liz Birchall – Media Manager (07718 526363) or Helen Wyeth – Head of Communications (07718 526 367)

UK Athletics

As the national governing body for the sport of athletics, UK Athletics is dedicated to raising standards in every event, every region and every age group. UK Athletics works closely together with over 1,400 clubs, hundreds of schools and local authorities across the UK, and Home Countries athletics associations to grow talent and ensure that athletics remains the nation’s favourite Olympic sport. Its three primary roles are:  

Governance

UK Athletics is wholly responsible for developing and implementing the rules and regulations of the sport, including anti-doping, health and safety, welfare, training and education for coaches and officials, and facilities licensing. 

Development

UK Athletics is committed to improving and developing the sport from grassroots right through to podium and is proud to run a competition structure that meets the needs of athletes at all levels and abilities. Nurturing athletes of all ages and preparing them for the world stage is achieved through continual investment in facilities, clubs and performance centres, developing the finest coaches, employing the very best officials, and offering medical expertise that is second to none.

Funding

As a business, UK Athletics is responsible for securing commercial partners and sponsorship to fund and help develop the sport. UK Athletics is proud to have the biggest sponsorship deal outside of football with Norwich Union, along with support from the National Lottery and UK Sport.  

Norwich Union

Norwich Union is the UK's biggest insurer. The company has been the Number 1 sponsor of UK Athletics since 1999 and has extended this commitment until the end of 2012 in a £50m support package.  In addition to seven live televised events and sponsorship of the GB & NI Athletics team at all levels, the company has trebled its investment in grassroots athletics.  It is estimated that as a result, by 2012 over 10 million children, 1.5m families and 100,000 teachers in over 25,000 schools will have been involved in Norwich Union initiatives.  The company's aim is to help prepare champions at all levels and to increase participation to help prepare children for future life challenges through sport.


Norwich Union is part of Aviva, the world’s sixth-largest insurance group.