England team selected for Gent Indoor Meeting

For the first time an England team has been selected to compete at the IFAM Gent Indoor Meeting in Belgium next month.

The competition is a popular fixture on the indoor calendar and is part of the World Indoor Tour bronze level. Attracting fantastic international athletes, it will be a fantastic competitive experience across each of the track and field disciplines.

Speaking on the upcoming competition, Team Operations Manager Vicky Griffiths said:

“Congratulations to all selected athletes, their personal coaches and support teams. This is a varied team in terms of international experience, for some this is their debut. All athletes will have the same goal of achieving a great performance.

“Our aim is to build on their current form in preparation for the British Championships later in February and for some, World Indoor Championships in Glasgow. This meeting provides a great opportunity to achieve qualification standards for both these events and we wish all the athletes the best of luck in that pursuit!”



  • Alexandra Shipley (Milton Keynes Distance Project, Kyle Bennett) – 1500m
  • Jack Gumm (Brighton Phoenix, Martin Rush) – 1500m
  • George Wheeler (Milton Keynes Distance Project, Kyle Bennett) – 3000m
  • Anna Gisbourne (Bury AC, Trevor Painter) – 800m
  • Ted Chamberlain (Holmfirth Harriers AC, Rob Grew) – 800m


Hannah Kelly at DNA Glasgow
  • Hannah Kelly (Bolton, Les Hall) – 400m
  • Bailey Stickings (Blackheath and Bromley, Nigel Stickings) – 400m
  • Jessica Duncton (Birchfield Harriers, Paul Gripton) – 60m Hurdles
  • Leonie Ashmeade (Wakefield District Harriers, Lewis Samuel) – 60m
  • Nicholas Walsh (Sale Harriers, Antonio Walsh) – 60m


  • Halle Ferguson (Trafford AC, Andrew Wood) – High Jump
  • Georgina Forde-Wells (Thames Valley Harriers, Lukasz Zawila) – Triple Jump


  • Amelia Campbell (Thames Valley Harriers, Zane Duquemin) – Shot Put

Support staff

  • Hayley Hemmings – Team leader
  • Neal Edwards – Sprint coach
  • Deidre Elmhirst – Jumps coach
  • Mike Martin – Throws coach
  • Glen Lewis - Physio

Photo of Charlie and George Wheeler by Pat Isaacs.
Photo of Hannah Kelly by Mark Shearman.