Junior Angling

 Will all juniors wishing to join our Leigh Junior Ospreys Club this year please note that there will be an introduction meeting at the Eastleigh Labour Club  on Friday 24th February 2017 at 7.30.  Venues and match days will be arranged circulated .

 

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JUNIOR ANGLING – OSPREYS

The Leigh & District Angling Association has had a strong, keen, enthusiastic junior section for over 20 years and many of our juniors have represented our Association at junior level in local, regional and national competitions. Many of our juniors have also developed into very proficient anglers representing our Association in senior competitions..

Junior angling has in the past been managed by our Senior coach Ken Buxton. Ken has managed the coaching and match organisation for many years but now a number of coaches ( Kevin Sephton, Neville Henshaw, Frank Partington, Dean Cox, Tom Maden-Atkinson, Daniel Howarth) help at junior matches and coaching sessions. Kevin Sephton is  now the Head Coach for the Association.  Each year, during the warmer months, matches are organised on friday evenings, and on Thursdays during the summer holidays. Inter club matches are also arranged for those juniors interested in inter club competitions. The club has recently received Clubmark accrediation by the Angling Development Board in conjuntion with Sport England and new coaches have been trained. All coaches are CRB checked and coaching is provided in the types of fishing that the juniors wish to develop ( i.e. waggler fishing, pole fishing, tip fishing, match fishing). An annual prize presentation is also arranged each year for the improving and the successful anglers.

 

LEIGH & DISTRICT ANGLING ASSOCIATION COACHES

 

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KEV SEPHTON   Head Coach

 

 

KENNY BUXTON AND  BARABARA – HIS WIFE

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FRANK PARTINGTON – COACH AND SECRETARY

 

 

OTHER COACHES   NEVILLE HENSHAW, DEAN COX, ANDY GINTY,

 

TOM MADEN ATKINSON, DANIEL HOWARTH.

 

 

Junior – Talent Pathway

Leigh & District Angling Association  supports the Junior angling talent pathway.  First to attend were Sonny Smith and Yestyn Sephton.  Yestyn continued with the talent pathway and was joined by Sam Scott, another of our promising young anglers.  

Yestyn waggler fishing on the canal at Leigh . Long range waggler.

 

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COACHING SESSIONS ON THE CANAL 1st MAY 2015

 

 

Ruben Jones with a catch on a coaching session at Leigh Basin.  Method feeder and maggot. Coaching session  1st May, 2015

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Lewis   with a good perch and one or two smaller ruffe and skimmers

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Junior Ospreys Competitions

 

2015  WINNERS

Martins Furniture Cup   SAM SCOTT

Ken Buxton  Trophy    Miss K>D Acton

Summer Series    KEN Buxton  Sheild   –  Yestyn SEPHTON

Leigh Trading Cup  –  Connor Hulme

Ellesmere Trophy  – Yestyn Sephton

K & S Trophy – Connor Hulme

Steve& Joes Cup   Ross Redfern

Charlie Hibbs Cup  Connor Hulme

Last Chance Shield  – Lewis Orange

Young Juniors Knockout  Miss K. Acton

Senior Juniors Knockout  Connor Hulme

Most Improved Angler –  Connor Hulme

Best Performance Lewis Orange

Partington Cup Jack Wilding

Taylors Hole Championship Yestyn Sephton

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A good tench from Pennington Flash

Winners in 2016

Y. Sephton

Connor Hulme

Elise Blydgen

Joshua Haseldine

Lewis Orange