GARRY SLADE 1984 – 1989
Winner of three Club “Awards Night” trophies.
In 1984 Garry joined the club as an incredibly talented U17 Long Jumper.
He also holds the Club Long Jump Records in the U17 (6.94m), U20 (7.47m) and Senior (7.69m) categories.
In 1989 Garry was selected to represent Wales, against two regions of England.
In 2018, he was still the holder of the two oldest Avon League records:
- U17 Long Jump – 6.77m (1985)
- U20 Long Jump – 7.29m (1987)
Garry won the Welsh National Championships four times from 1990-1993 (the same number as Olympian Lynn Davies!)
He was coached and helped by his father, the fellow Hall of Fame member, Gerry Slade
Garry moved to Leeds to study at University and currently works in the Huddersfield/Wakefield area as a physiotherapist.