Saturday, 26 January 2008

Senior Coaches

Following attendance at a 4-day course during September last year and an exam in early December Graham Parker and Dave Kingaby were delighted to be told recently that they had passed their Level 4 exams.

This qualification is sufficient for them to be able to coach up to double somersaults with or without half twist and multiple twisting single somersaults.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Letchworth Grading - 13th January

An excellent day for the club as a whole with many medallists, some qualifying to higher levels of competition and others just missing out - some simply did well picking up some new personal best scores on the way.
  • Abbie Goldsmith - 2nd place & 2 new PBs
  • Anthony Williams - 1st place and new PB2 & PB3
  • Charlotte Hussey - a new PB1
  • Charlotte Toms - 3rd place and a new PB2
  • Chrissie Law - 1st place - team winner
  • Eleanor Clarke - 3rd place - team winner
  • Elizabeth Nicholls - team winner
  • Harriet Gill - 3rd place and new PB2 and PB3
  • Harry Gannon - 1st place
  • Heidi Bartlett - 1st place, new PB2 & PB3 and qualification to grade 3
  • Kallum Sherlock - 1st place and a clean sweep of new PBs
  • Lauren Wylie - 2nd place, a clean sweep of new PBs and qualification to grade 3
  • Mark Hardiman - 2nd place
  • Rebecca Martin - 2nd place, 2 new PBs and narrowly missing qualifying by just 0.1
Full results are here. Accompanying Press Release is here.

Special thanks to our officials for the day who judged (Tina & Olive) - without such volunteers we are unable to enter competitions.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Congratulations to 13

13 of our teenage members successfully completed the exam for the Assistant Coach (Level 1) qualification on Sunday following attendance at the course, which took place in December, and a (in some cases extended) period of 'mentored' coaching. The qualification becomes official once the administration etc... has been completed although more will start to become involved almost immediately undertaking further 'mentored' coaching (i.e. coaching under the general guidance of a higher qualified coach such as Paul, Graham or Dave). The successful members were:

  • Catherine Zalicks
  • Eleanor Law
  • Emma Richardson
  • Juliette Raison
  • Lauren Raison
  • Scott Gregory
  • Stephen Page

  • Chris Hawkins
  • Emily Kingaby
  • Gemma Phillips
  • Laura Studd
  • Mark Hardiman
  • Sophie Banks &

This course was also the first BG course to be run by the club at our training venue and further courses are expected to be run later this year for both judges, level 2 and level 1 coaches.