ACADEMY: Expert coaching from former Olympian available

Geoff Capes (left) and Lewis Capes (right).
Geoff Capes (left) and Lewis Capes (right).
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The successful Lincs Throws Academy run by father and son team Geoff and Lewis Capes is opening its doors again this winter.

Lead coach Geoff competed at Olympic, Commonwealth Games and European Championship level.

Donovan Capes in action in the Inter Counties Championship.

Donovan Capes in action in the Inter Counties Championship.

All shot putters and discus throwers of all abilities and their coaches are welcome to attend.

The Academy is also hosting two indoor shot events that will be graded by England Athletics.

Attendance must be confirmed to Lewis by e-mail to capes@talktalk.net including your name, age group, event, personal best distance, e-mail address, mobile contact number.

The Academy is based at Holbeach youth Centre, Boston Road, Holbeach. PE12 7LR.

The training dates (10.30am-1pm) are: Sunday, October 8, Sunday, November 12, Sunday, December 10, Sunday, January 14 and Sunday, February 11. Cost is £5 per session

The indoor shot competitions (under 13s to senior) are Sunday January 21 and Sunday, February 18. Entry cost is £6.

Donovan Capes, son of Lewis, in the shot putt competed in the Inter-Counties last weekend (September 9) for Lincolnshire against Derbyshire, Humberside, Leicestershire & Rutland, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Warwickshire in awful conditions.

Donovan threw 10.73m which was below his best, but conditions affected all the athletes and he managed to win the competition with ease.

Donovan was then awarded the best performance trophy of the Championships for the under 13 boys group. He adds this to his Northern indoor and Eastern outdoor titles.