Author Archives: The Scribblers

Labrooy, Smith make 2018 Gold Coast squad

By Scott Mills Weir Archer academy are proud to announce that club captain JohnBoy Smith and Dillon Labrooy have been selected by England athletics to represent the country at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. The pair have been selected to represent England as part of an 18 strong para-athlete squad with Smith competing in […]

Smith leaves his mark on the World stage

By Scott Mills New York- known as being the city that never sleeps, the Big apple, the Empire City or the one that has five boroughs. It is also home of the Empire State building, rapper Jay-Z and the city that the popular TV show ‘Friends’ was recorded in. But for the athletes among us, […]

Another night to remember for the Academy

By Scott Mills Every year, the Kingston Rotary Club and the Round Table, put on a thoroughly fun and excellent fireworks display at the newly renamed Weir Archer athletics and fitness centre. Usually it is a night that is often enjoyed by people of all ages from the local community with a range of activities, […]

Weir and Archer honoured as Kingsmeadow is renamed

By Scott Mills Ever since David Weir CBE and Jenny Archer MBE first took the decision to work with each other back in 2002, the pair chose to ply their trade and begin their journey to become two of the country’s sporting greats by training at the Kingsmeadow athletics centre. Six Paralympic golds, seven-record London […]

Weir Archer sign off in style

By Scott Mills After a season full of highs and lows, medals and personal bests, the 2017 track season had finally reached its end. In a year which has seen athletes from our juniors right the way up to our seniors represent GB, win international medals and make stunning comebacks after being written off so […]

Weir Archer’s 2017 ParaWorld Championship review

By Scott Mills Over the course of 13 days, more than 230,000 spectators turned up to the London stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to celebrate and watch the best Para-athletes compete from around the world at the 2017 ParaWorld Championships. With David Weir retired from competing competitively on track and others not selected […]

Weir ends his illustrious track career in London

By Scott Mills Five years ago, people from all over the world flocked to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic stadium to watch some of the the best athletes from around the globe compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games. A Games that will be remembered for many moments of excellence and in particular, David Weir’s three Paralympic […]