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Warwickshire county celebrate 100th year anniversary

19th March 2013

Last weekend, delegates from Warwickshire ASA joined together to mark the 100th anniversary of the Warwickshire County Championships in Coventry.

Twenty Warwickshire ASA Past Presidents attended a formal lunch at the Coventry Sports and Leisure Centre in honour of the momentous centenary year, on the final weekend of the 2013 competition.

Here today we have delegates who have collectively served almost five centuries; I think that stands as a testament to how special this county really is.

The prestigious event saw Warwickshire’s first President Eleanor Payne attend along with presidents who’s time in service spans over three decades, with a cumulative service to the county of 485 years.

The Warwickshire ASA President for 2013, Ian Carden said: “It is fantastic to see so many Past Presidents here today to honour the 100th year of the Warwickshire County Championships, and to be able to share so many memories from over the years.

“I have been involved with Warwickshire for over a decade now and here today we have delegates who have collectively served almost five centuries; I think that stands as a testament to how special this county really is.”

Warwickshire ASA have seen several Olympians pass through its ranks over the years, including breaststroker Adam Whitehead (Sydney 2000) and butterfly specialist Georgina Lee (Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004), and prides itself in its success at every level from regional and national and even Masters.

At the close of 2012, the Warwickshire Masters team won the ASA National Masters & Senior Age Group Inter County Competition for the fourth time in six years with an impressive score of 1644.0 – 35 points clear of rivals Cheshire.

With such a great support network behind Warwickshire ASA, it is no wonder the county has gone from strength to strength over the last century…

Here’s to the next 100!

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