Gainsborough army cadet George is Eastern Region golden boy at National Athletics Championships

Gainsborough cadet George Williams
Gainsborough cadet George Williams

A Gainsborough Army Cadet took gold at the National Athletics Championships last weekend in Grantham.

George Williams won the intermediate 100m race and helped the Easter Region to retain the National Athletics Cup.

Eighteen Lincolnshire ACF cadets were in action for Eastern, at Mere’s Stadium on a bright but blustery day.

Williams’ gold was one of four earned by the county’s athletes.

The National Athletics Championship is the jewel on the crown of the army cadets’ sporting calendar.

With hundreds of enthusiastic young people descending upon Grantham over the weekend, the event relied heavily on a legion of volunteers, both adult and cadet, to ensure its success. Anyone wanting more information on the Army Cadet Force should visit