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!