International senior debuts at IFAM Gent Indoors

Last weekend a team of thirteen athletes travelled to Belgium to compete at the IFAM Gent Indoor Meeting. For eleven of these athletes, it was their senior international debut and an excellent opportunity to kickstart their indoor season.

Part of the World Athletics Tour as a bronze level competition, the fast-paced meeting attracted athletes from across the world. With personal best performances and spots in finals secured, it was a fantastic opportunity for all of the athletes at this early point in the year.

Team Leader for the competition, Hayley Hemmings, said:

“This opportunity was a great experience for all athletes to not only take advantage of the competition but also a chance to experience an international team meeting. Feedback from all athletes have been extremely positive in learning key lessons for future competitions.”

This competition not only attracted some top athletes from Europe and further afield, but also many English athletes from across the Talent Pathway.


Amelia Campbell on podium


  • Amelia Campbell (Thames Valley Harriers, Zane Duquemin) – 1st Shot Put (17.99m)


  • Alexandra Shipley (Milton Keynes Distance Project, Kyle Bennett) – 5th 1500m (4:17.6)
  • Jack Gumm (Brighton Phoenix, Martin Rush) – 18th 1500m (3:55.40)
  • George Wheeler (Milton Keynes Distance Project, Kyle Bennett) –  7th 3000m (7:57.30)
  • Anna Gisbourne (Bury AC, Trevor Painter) – 19th 800m (2:09.23)
  • Ted Chamberlain (Holmfirth Harriers AC, Rob Grew) – 25th 800m (1:52.41)


  • Hannah Kelly (Bolton, Les Hall) – 4th 400m (53.73)
  • Bailey Stickings (Blackheath and Bromley, Nigel Stickings) – 16th 400m (48.66)
  • Jessica Duncton (Birchfield Harriers, Paul Gripton) – 5th 60m Hurdles final (8.28/8.27 PB)
  • Leonie Ashmeade (Wakefield District Harriers, Lewis Samuel) – 7th 60m final (7.39/7.41)
  • Nicholas Walsh (Sale Harriers, Antonio Walsh) –  4th 60m final (6.71/6.72)


  • Halle Ferguson (Trafford AC, Andrew Wood) – 7th High Jump (1.75m)
  • Georgina Forde-Wells (Thames Valley Harriers, Lukasz Zawila) – Triple Jump (no mark)
View the full results