Armidale crowned Champions of New England

In the second and final instalment of the inaugural New England Interclub Series, the Armidale Armidllos turned it on to overcome a Round 1 deficit to the Tamworth Tigers.

The Armidillos amassed 15 points at the bcu Coffs Triathlon to win the event and to secure the New England Interclub Championship by 9.5 points over Tamworth in the process.

Jacqueline King in inspired form to win her AG, with teammate Heather Nonhebel 2nd, adding to her 1st place a few weeks earlier at the Trial Bay Triathlon. Andrew Gahan, Phil Hess, Sheree Friedman and Nathan Friedman also scoring Performance Points at the weekend for Armidale.

It was a tie for second on the day between the Inverell Sapphires and the Moree Mongooses.

Emma Mcinnes was victorious for the Sapphires, with Sally Poole a fine 5th for the Mongooses.

Peter Loveridge led the charge for the Gunnedah K-Bears as they finished fourth at bcu Coffs with an excellent victory in his AG.

The Tamworth Tigers were fifth this past weekend but held on to second overall thanks to their efforts at the Trial Bay Triathlon. Michael Van Der Graaf securing Performance Points for the Tigers at Coffs with a top 10 showing.

It was a short but sweet Interclub debut for the New England region, with hopes for next seasons competition to see clubs host races as it expands potentially  to five rounds. Armidale will be delighted to be the first club to claim the trophy and will hope that it will be the first of many.