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Gateshead Harriers heading for success

Joy Eze, Sport Newcastle 2017 Rising Star and most recent scholar, competed in her first G.B. under 20 representative match versus the other junior and senior women of the Home Nations at the end of May. Joy, still only 16, won the women's 100m in 11.65s. This was a new p.b., a Gateshead Harriers record and placed her as one of the top 10 women sprinters in the country.

Joy also ran the 3rd leg of the 4x100m relay to help the G.B. 'A' team to victory. She is now looking forward to the English National Championships in Bedford in mid-June.

Emily Stewart, another 2017 Sport Newcastle Rising Star, will be competing at the World Paralympic Athletics European Championships in Poland, starting on June 1st.

Emily is delighted to win her 1st G.B. & Northern Ireland vest and will be competing in the F38 discuss category.

She is one of only 47 athletes selected to travel for this competition.

Stephen Miller MBE, Sport Newcastle vice-president and long time ambassador for disability sport, will also be competing in Poland along with Emily. He's taking part in the F32 club throw.

This certainly isn't Stephen's first international vest and we doubt it will be his last. Hopefully, this competition will be the stepping stone for Stephen to gain selection for his 7th successive Olympics. His truly remarkable sporting longevity was recognised at our Annual Awards evening in 2019 when he was awarded the Wilkinson Sword lifetime achievement award.


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