Friday, 28 December 2007

CASC Registration

Thanks to the efforts of our chairman the club has now been registered with HMRC as a 'Community Amateur Sports Club' (registration number 04613). This brings a number of tax advantages the most significant of which is that any donations made to the club can attract Gift Aid. More can be found at the cascinfo website operated by the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR). The CCPR are currently lobbying government, through their 'Subs for Clubs Campaign', to further improve CASC benefits by making children's subscriptions also subject to tax relief!

Sunday, 16 December 2007

BG Competition Handbook 2008

BG has now issued an updated competition handbook for 2008 with some minor changes to some under/over 17 grade 2 & 3 routines and a number of changes to qualifying scores. They have also dispensed with the under-9 age group for grades 3 & 4 which now have a requirements that competitors must be aged 9 in the year of the competition.

The new routines and qualification scores can be found here on our website as can a copy of the new handbook.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Competitions 2008

All competition dates we know of, and expect to be attending, have now been updated on our website on the competitions page here. As a new feature we have now included a link to 'Live Search Maps' recommended driving route from Brentwood School Sports Centre to the venue in each case.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

Happy Christmas Game

Have you tried the new Christmas Game on our website? See if you can beat our webmaster's score!

Minutes from the AGM and photo's from our party are now online as well at our website here.

Monday, 10 December 2007

Awards Evening & Family Disco

Well our first annual awards evening and family disco was a great success with an excellent turnout and good fun had by all with both dancing and plate-spinning!

More pictures are available here and here.

As well as the annual medallion awards for this year's Jack Petchey winners (see our website here) we recognised the most improved bouncers in each age group, the results were:
  • Under 9 - Tegan Roycroft - pictured right - (runners-up - Kendra Sherlock, Lauren Benbrick-Taylor & Megan Gannon)
  • Under 11 - Kensie Sherlock (runners-up Abigail Spink, Jospeh Dulieu-Hasler & Rebecca Martin)
  • Under 13 - Hannah McCann (runners-up Harry Gannon, Heidi Bartlett & Kallum Sherlock)
  • Under 15 - Georgia Walker (runners-up Lauren Wylie, Natasha Holme & Stephen Page)
  • Under 17 - Scott Gregory (runners-up Altay Erol, Mark Hardiman & Sophie Banks)
  • Over 17 - Sarah Manning (runners-up Claire Warren, Katie Hurst & Rachel Hurst)
We also recognised the outstanding contribution of our volunteers with a 'Volunteer of the Year award - this was won by Andrea Nicholls with Olive Law & Tina Page as runners-up.

We also gave recognition to those who had achieved promotion or other qualifications during the year which included Altay Erol, Chris Hawkins, Chrissie Law, Ellie Clarke, Hannah McCann, Harry Gannon, Heidi Bartlett, Kensie Sherlock, Matthew Wright., Natasha Holme, Scott Gregory & Stephen Page.

Jack Petchey - December Winner

Although many of our members performed well at the regional schools competition, of those nominated for their performances the most deserving was Natasha Holme whose result has come after a prolonged period of hard work and personal development. Well done 'Tash.
Natasha is pictured receiving her award from Club Chairman, Steven Nichols.

Jack Petchey - November Winner

Young Hannah McCann has been one of our fastest improving performers - having started trampolining only in September 2006 she has achieved great success with a finals place in the Grade 2 National finals and winning the regional schools competition. Well done Hannah!
Hannah is pictured receiving her award from Club Chairman, Steven Nicholls.

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Saturday, 1 December 2007

Jack Petchey - October winner

Sue Gregory, Club Welfare Officer, was delighted to present the October award to a well-deserving winner. Ellie Clarke has regularly featured in our nomination box because of her cheerful manner, concern for others and determination - this is an ongoing strength making the award doubly deserved - well done Ellie!

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Grade 2 National Championships & National Synchro Championships

Both of these events took place last weekend in Hull and saw some excellent results for us.

Hannah McCann in just her third Grade 2 competition came 4th out of over 50 competitors in the under-13 group and Kensie Sherlock in just her second grade 2 came 7th out of over 20 finalists in the under-11 group. What might they have done if they had had some experience?

The previous day the synchro championships had taken place and saw Scott Gregory & Matthew Wright win the mens competition to become National Men's Synchro Champions!

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Shortlists for 2007 Awards Evening

We are delighted to announce the shortlists for our awards evening being held on 7th December as follows:

Volunteer of the Year

  • Andrea Nicholls,
  • Olive Law,

  • Tina Page
Most Improved Bouncer of the Year (based on 2007 age group)

Under 9

  • Kendra Sherlock

  • Lauren Benbrick-Taylor

  • Megan Gannon

  • Tegan Roycroft
Under 11

  • Abigail Spink

  • Joseph Dulieu-Hasler

  • Kensie Sherlock

  • Rebecca Martin
Under 13

  • Hannah McCann

  • Harry Gannon

  • Heidi Bartlett

  • Kallum Sherlock
Under 15

  • Georgia Walker

  • Lauren Wylie

  • Natasha Holme

  • Stephen Page
Under 17

  • Altay Erol

  • Mark Hardiman

  • Scott Gregory

  • Sophie Banks
Over 17

  • Claire Warren

  • Katie Hurst

  • Rachel Hurst

  • Sarah Manning

Saturday, 10 November 2007

World Age Group Competition

Running immediately after the World Championships every two years this competition has 4 age groups, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 & 17-18 and this year attracted some 1,300 athletes from 35 countries to Quebec.

Three were from our club, one each in the mens 13-14, 15-16 & 17-18 age competitions.

Matthew Wright, in the 17-18 age group was delighted to reach the finals in 5th place and then turned on an excellent routine scoring 22.2+14.6 to take the silver medal overall!

In the 13-14 age group Stephen Page scored 21.5+9.2 to end in 33rd place (of 50+) and some 4.2 points short of a final place.

Scott Gregory fared better in the 15-16 age group scoring 22.0+13.2 to end in 11th place (of 70!) and just 0.3 shy of a final place.

Read Press Release here.

Friday, 9 November 2007

Essex Sports Awards 2007

We were delighted last night to be presented with the runners-up award as 'highly recommended' in the Club of the Year category of these awards. The award ceremony took place at the exclusive Waterfront Place Restaurant in Chelmsford with more than 200 dignitaries, athletes, coaches and others involved in sports in Essex attending. Representing our club were Olive Law, Lisa & Hannah McCann, Harumi & Natasha Holme and Sharon & Gemma Phillips (Natasha, Gemma & Hannah pictured).

Read Press Release here.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Problems with website

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We hope normal service will be resumed shortly.

Friday, 2 November 2007

GymMark Presentation

We were pleased to welcome BG's Regional Development Officer, Lynsey Mealham, to our session last night to present us with our GymMark plaque. Pictured are Lynsey with Dave and a number of our members who were able to attend for the occasion. This plaque is awarded as accreditation of the high standards we maintain. To find out more check out our Press Release here.

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Jack Petchey - September winner

We were delighted to have Hannah Davies, reigning world 17-18 synchro champion (until next weekend as she reminds us) to present the September award. This award was given for an all-round contribution at our eighth Brentwood Open; helping provide officials' refreshments all morning, Lauren Wylie went on to perform to her best attaining a podium place, thereby contributing to a team win and also achieved new Personal Best scores. Well done Lauren!

Monday, 29 October 2007

Cardiff Grade 2 - 27th October

With Hannah McCann now the 'seasoned' campaigner at Grade 2 we saw Kensie Sherlock (pictured) and Chrissie Law both attending their first grade 2 competition. The results were mixed with Hannah & Kensie both qualifying for National Finals but Chrissie not making it this time.

More detailed results are available here.

Friday, 26 October 2007

Essex Sports Awards

We were pleased to hear today that our nomination for Best Sports Club has been short-listed and are now waiting eagerly for the awards evening on 8th November to see if we are successful.

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

ClubSX Accreditation

Brentwood Trampoline Club are delighted to announce that sportessex has recognised the club's achievements in providing safe, effective and child-friendly coaching by accrediting it under their ClubSX scheme.

More details about the scheme can be found here.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Data Protection Act

Brentwood Trampoline Club has been registered under the Data Protection Act for the retention of personal records relevant to administration of members and others engaged with the Club's activities. The registration number is Z107271X. Should anybody engaged with the club wish to see their record they are entitled to do so although a small administration charge may be raised depending on the format the information is required to be supplied in.

If you wish to see our registration record you can find it here. To find out more about our approach please check our main website here.

Monday, 15 October 2007

Perth Grade 2 - 13th October

In her first grade 2 competition young Hannah McCann performed outstandingly. Not only qualifying for the national finals but also winning the under-13 age group! A fuller report is on our website here.

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Jack Petchey - August Winner

Congratulations to Scott Gregory - a well-deserved winner of the Jack Petchey award for August, Scott excelled in competition. In the youth match against Germany & Canada he lead the GB youth team to a win over the Canadians (although sadly not also the Germans) by overhauling his GB team-mates who had previously beaten him at National Finals. Scott is pictured with Graham Parker, one of the club's coaches, who made the presentation.

Monday, 8 October 2007

Ipswich Grading 7th October

12 of our competitors made it to Ipswich for this competition and although there were disappointments everybody came away with something from the day.

  • 7 won trophies, 5 for first and one each for 2nd and 3rd place;
  • 3 won qualification to the next grade up (2 also winners)
  • 8 improved on previous personal best performances (including the 2 who won neither trophy nor qualification).

Pictures and full members' results on the club's website here.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Jack Petchey - July Winner

We were pleased last night to award the July Jack Petchey winner with his certificate and cheque. Won for outstanding performance at the National Finals in Birmingham where he finished 3rd in his age group, Stephen Page was a deserving winner. Pictured with Stephen is John Beer (one of BG's Technical Directors) who just happened to be around for the presentation.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

GymMark Accreditation

8th Brentwood Open Results

The full results are available for download now at our website - please click here. The website also includes a few photos of our own members.
As a summary, though, we were very pleased with our performers' hard work on Sunday. With 30 competing on the day 26 achieved a tangible goal:
  • 8 received a trophy/medal and achieved a personal best score;
  • 11 received a trophy/medal; and
  • a further 7 achieved a personal best score
Well done all and thanks to our horde of willing volunteers!

Friday, 21 September 2007

GymMark Accreditation

Brentwood Trampoline Club were delighted to hear today that their GymMark accreditation has been approved. The club can now proudly display the GymMark logo (pictured right) and claim to be Safe, Effective & Child Friendly. GymMark is the British Gymnastics' equivalent to the ClubMark accreditation adopted in other sporting disciplines.

Gaining this accreditation was a team effort involving many members of the committee and coaching staff. Well done to all!

Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Brentwood Academy Club

Brentwood Trampoline Club were delighted to be invited to the launch of activebrentwood yesterday (link here) at the Brentwood Centre. This initiative is being run in conjunction with sportessex (link here) and has two complementary goals:
  1. to increase the level of participation in sport; and
  2. to produce 10 performers with the capability to represent GB in the 2012 Olympics and 3 actual Olympians.
In recognition of the role Brentwood Trampoline Club has to play in this, the scheme presented the club with a cheque for £1,000.
Following the presentation our representatives were invited to sit down together with those from other leading clubs and Bob McLintock (currently Chief Exec of Brentwood Borough Council but soon to be taking on a leading role in developing 2012 for the Borough), to discuss what was needed to encourage and develop the Elite end of sport in Brentwood.

Other member clubs are:
  • Brentwood Hockey Club
  • Brentwood Rugby Football Club
  • Brentwood Swimming Club
  • Brentwood Volleyball Club
  • Champions Academy for Basketball
  • Glendene Cycle Club and
  • Hutton FC

Monday, 10 September 2007

International Friendship Cup

Two of our members (Matt Wright & Scott Gregory) flew to Kladno (near Prague), last week to compete in this annual friendly FIG-sanctioned international competition. I am awaiting full results and report but in their first ever competitive outing in Synchro Matt & Scott scored an amazing 9.4 in their voluntary for desynch with electronic sensors being deployed to ensure accuracy. Maintaining excellent form marks as well they easily won the men's Synchro against some strong international competition.

Results and pictures will be posted here in due course.

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

3-Nations Youth Match

Scott Gregory (library photo on right) lead the way for the GB-boys competing against Germany and Canada on 25th August at Sheffield's English Institute of Sport Arena. The annual match is normally between Germany and GB but took advantage of Canada's presence in Europe for World Cup matches to extend the competition. The format varies year-on-year and this year Germany had opted for an under-18 only competition. Fielding a somewhat older team than GB's 4 under-17 National Finalists, they narrowly pipped the GB team with Canada languishing some way behind. The final scores for the Men's Youth competition were Germany 289.3, GB 278.3 and Canada 249.3. Scott, accounting for 94.8 of the GB points in joint-3rd place (4th on tie-break) and highest GB performer, was particularly pleased to post 3 x personal best scores and to finish up placed higher than his GB team-mates who had taken 1st and 2nd place in the national finals earlier this year.

Friday, 20 July 2007

International Selections

Following their stunning performances at the National Championships last weekend Scott Gregory and Stephen Page got more good news when National Squad Technical Director for Development, John Beer, visited the club this week. He was pleased to be able to inform them that they had both been selected to represent Great Britain in junior internationals later this year. Scott will compete against Germany in the annual youth match in Sheffield (late August) whilst both will travel to Canada in November for the World Age Games.

Well done both!

Sunday, 15 July 2007

National Finals - Birmingham NIA

We had three members travel to Birmingham for the annual National Finals competition in the NIA together with their coach Paul Kitchen. Just qualifying for this competition puts you firmly in the top of the sport, reaching the second day puts you near the pinnacle. Natasha Holme, Stephen Page (both under-15) and Scott Gregory (under-17) all reached the finals and were hoping to make the second day of the competition. (Scott pictured above and Stephen on right - both in action during the final round).

Unfortunately for 'Tash, she came down with a bug before travelling and was unable to attend the practice session on Friday. Despite this she competed as well as she could on the Saturday but, unfortunately, her dream finish had to be put on hold for a year. Stephen and Scott both fared better, though, and went through to the final day in 7th and 4th places in their age groups respectively. Following a stunning voluntary routine Scott pulled up an amazing 4 places to take third and was duly followed later in the day by Stephen also pulling up to take third place. You can see the boy's final routines on the club website here.

Well done to them all!

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Jack Petchey - June Winner

Following an extended period during which she was struggling with injury & fitness our June winner showed absolute determination and commitment to get back into shape. This commitment paid off when she achieved an excellent result at the recent Harlow grading competition. Elizabeth Nicholls was a deserving winner of the Jack Petchey award for June and is seen here being presented with her award by Club Chairman (also known to her as dad), Steven Nicholls and below surrounded by clubmates:

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

New Competition Structure

BG has recently announced a new Competition Structure to take effect from October 2008. This will affect competitors at all levels and it has been devised to allow a more stable and progressive path from beginner to International competitor. Highlights of the new scheme are that:
  • all national and regional competitions will take place between 'late winter' and 'early summer';
  • competitions will run approximately 3 weeks apart with national and regional events alternating;
  • all grades other than Fig A (which has a minimum age of 15) will apply to all ages;
  • there will be 3 'grades' competing together nationally at gala events;
  • there will be 4 regional grades
More details are available on our website here.

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Harlow Grading - 17th June

By and large an excellent day for us. Being Father's Day there were predictably reduced numbers but with 13 competing on the day we achieved 4 winners, 4 runners-up and a 3rd place as well as a couple of near misses. Also no less than 14 personal best scores were beaten on the day. More details on our website here.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Brentwood Academy Club

Brentwood Trampoline Club were delighted to hear recently that they have been accepted onto the Brentwood Borough Council Academy Scheme. The scheme is about creating excellence in sporting activities and "has been set up by Brentwood Borough Council to offer financial support to local sport and leisure clubs to assist in the development of young sporting talent".

The requirements we had to satisfy were to:
  • Be based in Brentwood
  • Be solely for young people or have an official junior section
  • Have an established coaching and instruction programme in place
  • Comply with government legislation in relation to coaching young people and relevant provision under the Children's Act (2004)
  • Aspire to excellence
  • Have members who can demonstrate Olympic potential
  • Acknowledge the support given by Brentwood Borough Council
We look forward to working with Brentwood Borough Council in future to realise the objectives of the scheme in trampolining.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Jack Petchey - May Winner

Last night saw Mark Hardiman awarded with the club's second Jack Petchey award. Mark has demonstrated over a long period his determination to achieve and has always been a willing and keen helper. Pictured is Mark with coach (Jan Semon) and, below, training partners.

Thursday, 7 June 2007

Bournemouth Grade 1 - 3rd June

Mixed results once again with Steven Page continuing to do well with another medal position and personal best score. Gemma just missed on her target of qualifying for nationals despite also scoring a personal best whilst Natasha was below her normal par but still reached another qualifying score. More details on our website here.

Saturday, 26 May 2007

Jack Petchey - April Winner

The club's first Jack Petchey award winner was announced last night by special guest Eric Pickles, MP. Having been selected from 14 nominated, Sarah Daly received the award not just because of her commitment to working hard whilst training, but also because of her willingness to always help out whenever needed.

The session was organised by the club as a celebration for all members who had won trophies or medals during the year to date and, although not all could attend, the evening was very well attended with over 20 winners enjoying the extra training session it afforded.

Shown in the picture are National Grade 1 competitors Stephen Page, Natasha Holme and Gemma Phillips, Grade 2's Ellie Semon-Keene & Ellie Clarke Grade 3's Hannah McCann, Harry Gannon and Chrissie Law, Grade 4's Harriet Gill, Kallum Sherlock, Emma Richardson, Catherine Daly & Sophie Banks, Grade 5's Mark Hardiman, Christopher Nicholls, Rebecca Martin & Sarah Daly and Grade 6's Emma Martin, Georgia Tyrrell, Kendra Sherlock & Tegan Roycroft.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Macclesfield Grade 1 - 19th May 2007

Four of our members travelled to Macclesfield, Natasha Holme, Gemma Philips, Stephen Page and Scott Gregory, Scott in his first foray into Men's competition. All performed very well in their voluntary routines but sets let Scott and Gemma down.

Stephen finished in 3rd place though and Natasha made finals ending in 5th place - overall not a bad day.

Detailed results are available here.

Changes to session times during exams

As always at this time of year a number of our session times have changed to accommodate late running of exams in the Courage Hall. The following dates are affected with sessions running later as indicated:

Tuesday 22nd May - 15 minutes

Monday 4th June - 60 minutes

Tuesday 5th June - 60 minutes

Wednesday 6th June - 75 minutes

Thursday 7th June - 60 minutes

Monday 11th June - 60 minutes

Thursday 14th June - 60 minutes

Tuesday 19th June - 60 minutes

Wednesday 20th June - 45 minutes

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Jack Petchey Scheme

This is a recognition award scheme for members aged between 11 and 25. Each month members, parents, coaches etc… will be invited to nominate an eligible member (in the age range and not a previous winner) to receive the award. The purpose of the awards are to recognise those who work hard, show commitment and other positive behaviour characteristics; i.e. it is not simply about being the best trampolinist (that’s what competitions are about) but much more about being a good person. Some winners are also likely to be invited to award ceremonies hosted by Jack Petchey himself (read more about the scheme at

Each award brings the club £200 in funding (i.e. £2,400 a year) to be spent on anything apart from running costs – i.e. it can be spent on new equipment, training courses etc… and members are encouraged to make suggestions to Dave about what the money could be spent on.

The first set of nominations recently took place and 11 members were nominated. The committee has agreed that the coaches will pick a winner from these nominations and the first winner has been picked and will be announced shortly. For the future feel free to make nominations when the box is placed by the door (Dave has nomination forms with the register) but only one per month per person please. All winners will receive a certificate and a ‘novelty cheque’ showing what they have won for the club and will be featured on the website and notice board.

GymMark Update

GymMark is British Gymnastics’ version of the Sport England ClubMark; a national scheme devised by Sport England to ensure that sports clubs operate in a Safe, Effective and Child-Friendly manner. Being accredited by BG is likely to become an absolute requirement in future and so your committee decided to pre-empt this and apply early (since doing so brings some funding advantages).

Having made our application earlier this year we had our first meeting with Lynsey Mealham, BG’s Regional Development Officer, on 30th March where our basic administration and other systems were reviewed. This meting showed we had a surprisingly high degree of compliance already and so we set ourselves a demanding target of only a few weeks to complete the remaining tasks before meeting again on 3rd May. This meeting was very successful and prompted Lynsey to comment on how quickly we had completed the tasks. Lynsey has now reported to BG who will be reviewing our detail policy documents etc… before we get a formal decision on accreditation. In the meantime we have been required to formalise and/or restate a number of policies and procedures and all members and their parents/guardians ought to familiarise themselves with them since it impacts on how they need to be prepared for training and their behaviour.

These documents are all posted on our main notice board in the corridor and on the website; please do take time to read them, the Code of Conduct and associated Dress Policy in particular is a priority.

Monday, 14 May 2007

Gateshead Grade 2 - 13th May 2007

Ellie Semon-Keene competed at her first Grade 2 competition in Gateshead yesterday. With 49 competing in her under-13 age group, many more experienced and older, it was an awesome challenge for her to take on as our lone representative. Nevertheless it was one she rose to and was lying in 20th place after an excellent set routine (scoring 21.6). Repeating her set routine for her voluntary she improved on her form score (22.1) but fell back to 28th place on tariff with an aggregate score of 46.6.

Sunday, 22 April 2007

Cardiff Grade 1 - 21st April 2007

BG have yet to publish detailed results etc... however the brief report from our Head Coach suggests that our three competitors performed very well with positive outcomes:
  • Stephen Page, competing in the under-15 boys put down another strong (if not the strongest he has been showing he is capable of) performance demonstrating excellent form if a little travel. Ending in 3rd place of 15 he has reinforced his international aspirations.
  • Scott Gregory competing in the under-17 boys performed a good set and voluntary routine positioning him in 4th place of 23 going into the final. Had his final routine been as good as the voluntary he might well have pinched 3rd place although was more than happy keeping 4th and a good qualifying score for national finals.
  • Gemma Phillips, competing in the under-17 girls, ended about mid-point in this 40-strong group. Having developed a new voluntary routine Gemma moved closer to qualification to National Finals this time, missing by just 0.2 marks although has now achieved that precious retaining score!

Monday, 2 April 2007

Brentwood Grading Results

We had some great results at the grading competition we hosted yesterday. 7 kids out of 18 entered took a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, 5 qualified to higher grade competition, 3 were members of a winning team, 12 bettered or equalled personal best scores, 2 were taking part in their first ever competition, 3 in their first grading competition and 1 in her first grade 4. Our members results are available here.

Friday, 30 March 2007

Jack Petchey Scheme

We are pleased to announce that our application to join the Jack Petchey Awards scheme has been accepted. Members between the ages of 11 and 25 are eligible to receive the Achievers Awards and nomination forms will be available shortly to nominate our first winner for April. The money awarded by the scheme is to be spent on additional club facilities and activities, ideas are welcomed to go on our wish-list, some already received include:
  • video recording and analysis equipment for training nights;
  • training for additional volunteer fitness coaches;
  • leotards and tracksuits.
Give your ideas to Dave who is the scheme co-ordinator.

Monday, 26 March 2007

Birmingham Grade 1 - Good Results

Good results from Natasha Holme and Stephen Page both qualifying to Nationals and improving on previous results. Stephen also secured a 2nd place trophy and is now hoping for International selection.

Unfortunately a different story for Scott who, returning from a skiing break, performed a good set but landed on the end deck in his voluntary. Better luck in Cardiff Scott!

Full results for our members are here.

Sunday, 11 March 2007

Ipswich Open

Wow, what a day we had today. 17 of our members made it there to compete together with judges and other officials without whom we would not have been able to compete in such numbers. Of that 17:
  • 6 won their groups;
  • 2 came second, one only on tie break having equal scored the first place winner;
  • 2 came third
  • and a further 5 were members of winning teams!
Even those two unlucky enough not to take home a trophy performed really well and did not disgrace themselves at all.

Detailed results for our members, together with some photos, will appear on our website here in the near future.

Sunday, 4 March 2007

Qualified to Nationals

Congratulations to Natasha Holme who qualified to Grade 1 National Finals at Eastleigh yesterday. Also to Stephen Page who although falling during his Vol had still done more than enough to score a retaining score.

Monday, 26 February 2007

Brentwood Grading Entries

Coaches have been handing out entry forms for the Brentwood Grading we are hosting on 1st April. If you have not had a form and feel you ought to have had one please approach your coach and ask for one now.

Closing date for entries is early in March.

Sunday, 18 February 2007

National Schools Finals 2006/7

Three of our members were in Sunderland yesterday for these finals, 2 in the 'Elite' competition and 1 in the 'Closed'. Scott Gregory came 3rd in his age group in the Elite and Natasha Holme narrowly missed a trophy in 4th place. Chris Hawkins, ended up mid-way in his 'Closed' group - nevertheless an excellent outcome for his first competitive attempts. Full competition report is on the club website here.

Sunday, 11 February 2007

Job Opportunities

In order to provide even more of a quality service to our members we are looking for additional coaches and volunteers. Training will be given if required to fulfill the following roles:
  • Coaches - preferably ex-performers willing to work Club Coach or higher;
  • Recreational coaches;
  • Conditioning helpers;
  • Judges
If interested, check the club's website article here.

Friday, 9 February 2007


Brentwood Trampoline Club, through its committee, has now embarked on the process of achieving GymMark accreditation. This is an important step for us since it is likely that British Gymnastics will establish this as a pre-requisite in due course - it will be good to be ahead of the game. Some of the implications of this activity are that where some processes we go through have been informal and low-key in the past we may need to become more formal - our challenge will be to not let this distract from members' trampolining development and enjoyment. As an aside to this we will also be looking to parents to become more aware of some of the GymMark requirements particularly in respect of such matters as how children come prepared for sessions and are collected - you can read more about this on our website at

Thursday, 8 February 2007

Training update

Latest information is that the centre is definitely open and that coaches will be there - so training is as usual today if you can get there.

Snow Disruption

As far as we are aware at present there will be no disruption to training tonight as a result of the snow.  If we hear to the contrary we will advise here.

Monday, 5 February 2007

Ipswich Open

Entries are invited for this Open Competition as soon as possible please. All grades from 6 up are eligible. Please contact our competition secretary at