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 .
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
KEV SEPHTON Head Coach
KENNY BUXTON AND BARABARA – HIS WIFE
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.
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
Lewis with a good perch and one or two smaller ruffe and skimmers
Junior Ospreys Competitions
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
A good tench from Pennington Flash
Winners in 2016