Teesside Throwers Squad
Teesside Throwers Squad is a group of athletes from Middlesbrough competing at National Level in Shot Put, Discus and Hammer. We were founded in 2009. We train under the supervision of Ex-Highland Games and England Athletics North East Volunteer of the Year 2018 Award Winner, David Dowson.
Some of David’s best achievements are:
British Highland Games Shot Putt Champion 2010, 2011, and 2013.
European Highland Games Champion 2009.
2nd in the World Highland Games Championships 2009.
The World Record Holder of the one-handed hammer.
Dave has 8 athletes in his squad, all with a very wide range of abilities. We are all girls, aged between 14 and 22.
Combined between the 8 athletes, we have;
17 British Heavy Throwing Events Records.
1 World Record in the British Throwers Decathlon.
5 British Heavy Throwing Events gold medals.
1 British Heavy Throwing Events silver medal.
9 English Schools Qualifiers, including a bronze medal, 7th, 8th, 11th, 13th place finishes.
Over 10 Top 5 finishes in the North of England Championships, including bronze medals.
6 National Championships Finals, including 1 gold, and 2 bronze medals.
We would love to have an opportunity to win funding for our squad. We would put the money towards indoor throwing equipment and heavy events throwing equipment, to smash more British Records!!
We have some very talented young athletes, who are only just beginning to bloom in the sport. This funding would drive us from blooming, to flourishing.