Monday, 7 December 2009

Schools Competition Results

A number of our members were competing in the Regional BSGA trampoline competition yesterday with a goodly number of them making it through to the Zonal Round in Nottingham on January 17th. The successful members were:
  • Charlotte Webb representing Kesgrave HS, winning under 15 Elite;
  • Daniel Frost, representing King Edward 6th Grammar, taking 3rd place in the under 19 Elite
  • Kensie Sherlock & Rebecca Martin, representing St Martins, members of the 2nd placed under 13 Elite team
  • Maddison Merritt, representing Downham C of E, winning the under 11 Novice;
  • Susanna Badley, representing Coopers Coborn, winning the under 13 Novice;
  • Fiona Humphries, representing Brentwood School, taking 2nd place in the under 13 Novice;
Well done to all.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Brentwood TC Awards Evening

Last night we held our Annual Awards evening and were pleased to see so many of our members turn up to celebrate the Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners' success. It was also a great opportunity to thank Steven Nicholls for his six years service as Chairman by presenting him with the Jack Petchey Leader Award. Read more on our website here.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Minutes and Reports for AGM go online

In order to ensure that we do not spend too much party-time next Friday listening to annual reports we will be publishing them online on our website at Last years report and Minutes are already available and this years report will also be loaded there shortly. Please do read them in advance if possible and feel free to raise any questions you may have during the brief AGM.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Xmas Shopping

Just a quick heads up that it is possible not only to save yourselves some money whilst shopping online but you can also make money for the club at the same time.

You can do this by going to and linking to your preferred online retailer there. Depending on what you buy, this will result in the club receiving a commission payment that can be quite substantial in some cases (e.g. I recently renewed my car insurance through this site and saved £30 against my old renewal quote and made £55 for the club!) Top retailers on this site include M&S, Amazon, Game and many many more.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Party Time

Our Annual Xmas Party is taking place on December 4th at 7pm. We have a great disco playing for us with 'Jolly Jenny' offering karaoke opportunities, a variety of games and other entertainment as well.

As ever, we will ask adults, and older members who might be interested, to join us for a brief AGM whilst the younger members enjoy the fun - we normally manage to keep the AGM down to less than 20 minutes and all reports will be posted on-line in advance to help us achieve this. This will then be followed by presentation of medals to Jack Petchey Award winners and snacks. The bar will be open to paying customers.

This year, we are really keen to attract some new blood onto the committee with several vacancies including that of Chairman (Steven Nicholls is standing down after 6 years in the hot seat!) Any contribution to the committee (no matter how small) is truly welcome and we promise you will not be left high and dry!

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Are you a regular user of eBay?

If you are it might interest you to know that you can access eBay through a special Brentwood TC link that will share some of eBay's commission with our club. Click the link here in future and every purchase or sale you make will help contribute to the club's running costs without costing (or losing) you a penny more! It will even access you normal login account for you seamlessly.

Our main shopping affiliate site also has lots of other mainstream eTailers available with identical prices as if you shopped there directly - you can check these out here.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Jack Petchey Winner - September

Congratulations to Annalie Collins for being the Jack Petchey winner for September. Pictured right is Annalie receiving her certificate and cheque from Jack Kelly, erstwhile National Squad Director, who just happened to be visiting us last night.

Annalie's award was a recognition of her steady development of skills and quiet unassuming character which saw her enter her first competition last month, get entered into the wrong grade, get moved into the correct group and then despite all that beating many much more experienced club-mates. Well done, Annalie and well-deserved.

Nominations for the October winner are now open, eligible members are listed on the notice board.

Friday, 23 October 2009

The "Flog It!" team pays a visit

Brentwood School & Brentwood Trampoline Club were pleased to welcome the BBC's Flog It! team recently with it's presenter Paul Martin. This popular antiques programme regularly includes a segment on some item of historical interest in the local area. Their interest had been stimulated by the history article on our club's website which showed how a local man, Ted Blake, made significant contributions to the development of competitive trampolining. All being well the show, which should be broadcast next year, will show Tim Blake (Ted's son) being interviewed in the school's library and Hannah McCann and Scott Gregory being interviewed and also performing for Paul in the Courage Hall. Apparently one of Paul's fond memories of his school-days features the school trampoline on which he recalls doing somersaults. Pictured are Tim, Scott, Paul & Hannah.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Results from Easton Grading

We had a long day on Sunday with some high emotions at times but some decent results. Three winners were Sophie Banks, Jospeh Dulieu-Hasler and Kallum Sherlock, four third-placed were Jonathan Gibbs, Jamie Perry, Abbie Goldmsith & Kensie Sherlock (Kensie on zero final) and although not making a podium position, Emma Martin qualified to grade F. Georgia Tyrrell also got closer to qualifying with two new PBs. Not too bad from thirteen competing on the day. More details on our website here.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

September Jack Petchey Nominations

Nominations are now being sought for achievement during September 2009. These awards are intended for those who have shown hard work, commitment or other outstanding behaviour – not necessarily always the best trampolinists. A list of eligible members will be posted on the small noticeboard. Please make no more than ONE nomination by email to stating who you are nominating and why.

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Results from the 10th Brentwood Open

Well it's all over once again and we managed to finish pretty much on time and hopefully everybody who attended felt their visit was worth while. We had 233 entries by close of play (33 from our own club) from 18 clubs from as far as Norwich & Cambridge and as near as round the corner. The full set of results are being sent to all clubs and are also available on our website. In the meantime, a big thank you to all helpers and officials who helped the day run smoothly.

Thank You!

Our own members highlights are:

H & I Grades
We had quite a few new competitors competing in these grades and for many of them it was simply about experiencing a competition for the first time, these included Laura Bloomfield, Ruby Blandford, Rebekah Francis & Ellen Houghton - well done for stepping up to the plate.

G Grade
Our under-9/11 girls team of Emma Martin, Tegan Roycroft, Georgia Tyrrell and Jessie-Rose Durrell won their group with Emma also taking individual 3rd place. Jessie & Georgia were not far behind in 4th & 6th out of 15 competitors.

This team success was replicated with the under-13 girls, Fiona Humphries, Susanna Badley, Alice Gibbs & Emma Brereton with Susanna also taking individual 2nd closely followed by first-timer Annalie Collins in 4th and Alice Gibbs in 5th.

The next whiff of success we had was with the under-17 girls with Tilly Ashcroft and Catherine Zalicks taking individual 2nd and 3rd places. Emma Meadows (one of our regular adult bouncers) also competed for teh first time in the Over-17 and missed 2nd place on tie-break buit was pleased with 3rd, the winner of this group was Natalie Shade bouncing for Tiptree but also a regular visitor so well done to Natalie as well.

F Grade
Highlights in this grade were Abbie Goldsmith winning the under-15 on tie break and Charlotte Hussey in her first outing at this grade in 5th. Lauren Marchant was convincing winner in the Over 15.

E Grade
This grade saw another team success with Sophie Banks, Georgia Walker and Harriet Gill, Sophie narrowly missed a medal as well ending in 4th overall.

D Grade
A mixed result with Daniel Frost winning the male competition by a good margin but Emma Frost completing her new higher tariff vol but just not quite getting the form marks she needed to challenge in the female group.

C & above
This group saw Natasha Wood winning with Chrissie Law in 6th place.

There is more detail on our website.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Free bouncing tomorrow

We are setting up for the Open Competition between 6-8pm tomorrow 26th and all help will be warmly welcomed. Once everything is set up there is scope for helpers to have a free bounce giving opportunity for last minute practice before the comp and possibly even to judge each other. (Competitors from other clubs also welcome if you fancy helping out first!)

Any raffle donations will also be gratefully received.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

10th Brentwood Open - 27th September

The timetable, officials lists and starting order are now available on-line on our website at The competition will start with warm-ups for the first round competitors at 10am and is scheduled to finish by approximately 4pm.

Monday, 7 September 2009

Recognition - Brentwood Sports Awards

We were delighted, once again, to be invited to the Active Brentwood Sports Awards last Friday. We had two short-listed nominations and had also been reaffirmed as an Academy Club member and were there to receive a cheque in respect of that accreditation. Our club chairman, Steve Nicholls received the £500 cheque for us. Our short-listed nominations were for:
  • Young Sports Personality - Hannah McCann, nominated among other things for her successful defence of her National Title and representing East of England in last years Home Nations competition (Paul Kitchen attended on her behalf);
  • Services to Sport - Dave Kingaby, mainly nominated for his 16 years service with the club, and work undertaken with other Academy Clubs to develop and promote a joint website presence.
Both of these were successful in being rated as Highly Commended but, sadly, no trophies this year!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

National Finals Report

Whilst many of us were heading away on our summer holidays, five of our members were heading to the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham for the British National Finals. All had qualified to be there during the year by achieving qualification through competition and this grand gala event was the culmination of their competition year.

Full details of their successes and disappointments are on our website now - click here to read the full report. In summary though:
  • Hannah McCann won the Under-15 National C competition with Charlotte Webb in the same group finishing 23rd following a slip in her vol;
  • Stephen Page came 4th in the Under-19 FIG B competition with Scott Gregory (recovering from flu) simply running out of steam in his vol and finishing in 30th place;
  • Chrissie Law ended in 59th place in the Under-19 National C.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Cancelled sessions 24-27 August

There will be no trampolining sessions taking place on week-commencing 24th August. We apologise to all our members and guests for this short notice which was entirely outside our control. The cancellation is as a result of work the school have decided to do, at very short notice, to refurbish the sports hall floor. Please rest assured that all prepaid sessions will be refunded in your next quarterly invoice.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Reduced rate membership offer

As members will be aware, we are one of the select few clubs in the Brentwood area who are members of the Brentwood Academy Club scheme which is run by the council to recognise clubs of excellence.

In order to recognise this further the Brentwood Leisure Trust has recently announced a reduced rate of membership at the Brentwood Centre for all members of Academy Clubs.

This means you could enjoy unlimited use of the gym, aerobics classes, the swimming pool and all the racquet sports for just £25 a month (normally £35). Joining in August gives an added bonus with the first 6 weeks for the price of 4!

Saturday, 8 August 2009

New clothing catalogue - first orders

Graham is keen to place the first orders for club-approved clothing in the next couple of weeks. Can you please make sure you have checked out the catalogue (online at and place your orders with Graham as soon as possible.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Presentation to Georgia

Last night we were pleased to be able to give Georgia Cordery over £1,000 towards her appeal fund for Teenage Cancer. The money was the profit raised from the Open competition we held with support from Recoil Twisters and Levitation. Read more on our website here.

Pictured are Charlotte Webb (Brentwood), Hannah McCann (Brentwood),Alexis Wilson (Levitation), Stephen Page (Brentwood) & Georgia Cordery.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

New clothing catalogue now available

After lots of hard work designing and negotiating supply agreements, Graham is pleased to announce that the new clothing range is now available to order. All garments are made to high quality standards and reflect the club's logo and name in a professional manner. Extending to cover fleeces, hoodies, polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts and much more you can see the range on our website here and download a copy of the brochure and order form. Any queries please feel free to chat to Graham on club sesions or call him, if he is busy, on the number provided on the brochure.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Summer dangers

With google showing a marked increase in searches for trampolines over May and June it is likely that many parents are considering buying garden trampolines thinking of the hours that will be whiled away for their kids over the long holiday. For many, though, many hours may also be whiled away in A&E departments with one Scottish hospital recently having reported treating nearly ten injuries a week over a 6-week study period!

Brentwood Tampline Club recently issued an announcement to local newspapers giving advice on this subject - read it on our website here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Void Dates

Due to end-of-term events taking place in the Courage Hall we are not able to run sessions on the following dates:
  • Thursday 25th June
  • Wednesday 1st July
  • Thursday 2nd July
There is, however, one of our regular pay-as-you-go sessions on Sunday 5th Julyfor anybody interested. These Sunday sessions are £6 each (or free for any member coming with a paying guest) and run frmo 10:15 - 11:45.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Jack Petchey Winners - May & June

Last night we announced our latest two Jack Petchey Award winners. Both girls received their awards for hard work in training which has translated itself into competitive reward in recent competitions.

May 2009 - Victoria Webb, presentation made by her sister, Charlotte Webb, a national competitor:

June 2009 - Fiona Humphries, presentation made by Scott Gregory, a national and international competitor:

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

First Pegasus Open Results

What a great half day this was for some of our keener young members. Held at the Gainsborough Sports centre in Ipswich this competition focussed on the lower Club and Regional grades and our members came away with a nice haul of trophies. With just 10 members making it there on the day all bar 2 came away with a trophy or medal and those who didn't were pleased with their performances.

To find out more and get full results visit our website here.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Coach of the Year 2009

Following his success in last year's Brentwood Sports Awards, Paul Kitchen was delighted (if not obviously so from the photo) to be chosen as Sports Coach of the Year by Brentwood Sports Council at the Brentwood Centre last week - well done Paul.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Sunday Sessions

Because we are now attending a competition in Ipswich on 14th June we have moved our next Sunday session to 21st June instead - hope to see you there!

Sunday, 31 May 2009

Brentwood Grading - 31st May

On balance our members experienced a good competition today with some moving up a grade, others just achieving that breakthrough-competition where it seems that they may soon be ready to move on and with others actually getting that elusive qualifying score. Highlights were:

First time in grade:

Alice Gibbs & Abbie Goldsmith.


Victoria Webb, Jamie Perry, Lauren Marchant & Kensie Sherlock.

Trophies & medals:

Jamie Perry, Victoria Webb, Rebecca Martin, Emma Martin, Tegan Roycroft, Lauren Marchant, Joseph Dulieu-Hasler, Abbie Goldsmith, Georgia Walker & Daniel Frost

Personal Best Scores:

Victoria Webb, Emma Martin, Alice Gibbs, Jonathan Gibbs, Jamie Perry, Tilly Ashcroft & Joseph Dulieu-Hasler.

Find out more about their performances in our competition report.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Free tickets for England vs Australia cricket match

Okay - this is between the Women's teams but England are world champions and Australia will make a fight of it.

We have been offered free tickets for the match at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford, on 29th & 30th June (starting 10:45am and 2:30pm respectively). If you are interested in tickets please let Dave know as soon as possible.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Extra Competition in Ipswich

We have been invited to an extra Open competition in Ipswich - this is running grades Club I, Club H and Regional G so is an ideal competition for first-timers to test their mettle.

We will not know specific times until shortly before but the competition is on Sunday 14th June and we need entries in as soon as possible - venue details and download entry form are available online at

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

South Shields Gala Weekend Results

Good work by Charlotte Webb at South Shields saw her reaffirm her position in the top ranks of the Youth Girls National C competition this year. Following a disappointing set round where she was half-way down the field she made a great recovery and just missed a podium position in 4th place overall. Read more on our website here.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Jack Petchey Winners

Congratulations to our latest Jack Petchey Award winners. With a range of achievements they represent an excellent cross-section of our club:
  • Georgie Harris received her award for February to reward her hard work in training;
  • Kallum Sherlock received his award for March when he showed demonstrable improvement in form; and finally
  • Charlotte Webb received her award for competitive successes in April.
Read more on our website at

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Cardiff Gala Weekend results

Mainly positive results from this weekend (25th - 26th April) with only one slip.

Stephen Page & Charlotte Webb both came away with 3rd place trophies and promotion offers (to FIG A and FIG B respectively), Anthony Williams made finals into 4th place but then dropped back and both he and Chrissie Law qualified for Nationals (Nat C). The only slip came with Hannah McCann, going into the vol in 4th place, adding an extra move at the end and missing her first ever final at this level.

Detail results are on our website here.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Get 50% off from Littlewoods Direct

Some of you may be aware that we have an affiliate shopping link where every purchase you make will result in a donation to the club and even small purchases soon add up. This, though, is an offer that is too good to pass up - Littlewoods Direct are offering £30 off your first order of £60 or more or £10 off an order over £25. Simply visit their website through our affiliate link and use voucher code ZG754 or ZG561 respectively.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Brentwood Grading - Entries Invited

The Brentwood Grading is being hosted by us in the Courage Hall on 31st May 2009. If you have been told by your coach you ought to enter this competition then please note that:
  • the closing date for entries to be received is Thursday 7th May;
  • each entry is £6.00;
  • the competition is for grades G - D only and age groups under-13 (not D), under-15 and over-15;
  • minimum age-this-year to compete is 6 for G to E and 9 for D;
  • you ought to have a new-style club leotard to compete at this competition; and
  • there will be a last minute training opportunity on 30th May when we need as much help as possible to set up.
An entry form can be downloaded from our website at

If you are entering (or taking somebody to) a competition for a the first-time you might want to read a little more about how a competitiojn is organised by checking our website at

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Georgia's GCTA Open Results

The full results of this competition are now available on our website. Our own members also did really well with a large number of new competitors who survived the day with smiles on their faces, and even trophies or certificates. With 32 members actually competing on the day they achievd the following results:
  • G.Cordery Form Shield winners - Stephen Page (Senior) and Charlotte Webb (Junior) (pictured right with Georgia);
  • 1st places - Fiona Humphries, Lauren Marchant, Abbie Goldsmith, Charlotte Webb & Stephen Page;
  • 2nd places - Emma Brereton, Jamie Perry, Daniel Frost & Hannah McCann;
  • 3rd place - Emma Martin;
  • Team winners - Georgie Harris, Fiona Humphries, Emma Brereton & Alice Gibbs and Chrissie Law, Hannah McCann & Charlotte Webb;
  • Team runners-up - Sophie Harris, Alex Bartkowiak, Mollie Harris & Joe Martin; Emma Martin, Georgia Tyrrell, Jonathan Gibbs & Megan Gannon and Harriet Gill, Georgia Walker & Nikola Kelly; and
  • New Personal Best Scores - Jamie Perry (PB1), Tilly Ashcroft (PB1 & PB2), Daniel Frost (PB2), Hannah McCann (PB2), Charlotte Webb (PB1 & PB2) and Stephen Page (PB2).

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Help needed

As I hope you are all aware we are holding our Open Competition to raise funds for Georgia’s Teenage Cancer Appeal this Sunday, 19th April. Lots of work has already been going behind the scenes organising this event and now is the time when you can add your support. There are four main ways you can do this:-

1) Saturday Night, 8pm - Help put out mats (the coaches will do the trampolines) and move chairs and staging to set up the hall for the competition. There is a lot to do and you don’t need to be particularly big and strong. There will be an opportunity for the youngsters to practice a routine or two before you go.

2) Second Hand Leotards - We are having a sale of second hand leotards with half the proceeds going to the GTCA and half for you. Please bring your leotards along early on Sunday morning or down to the club beforehand. Make sure you securely attach an envelope to the (clean) leotard with your name and how much you want it to sell for written on the outside. You could also come and buy one!

3) Raffle Prizes - Have you got some unwanted gifts lying around that could be somebody else's treasure. Why not donate it to the raffle (please note that if we receive lots of prizes we may hold some over to our next competition)?

4) Sunday - We need lots of help to actually run the competition on Sunday. So if you are able to do any of the following, even for an hour or so (but longer’s even better), please let me know which you would prefer to do, or just and volunteer on the day, we will be there from around 9 o'clock onwards and there are always odd jobs to be done:-

a) Sell leotards/programs/etc
b) Make refreshments for judges
c) Warm-up marshal or similar
d) Clear up at the end - we need lots of help here, lots of chairs need moving as well as mats, staging and trampolines.

If you do nothing else, please come and support us on Sunday and bring some money to spend!

Monday, 13 April 2009

Georgia's Open

The timetable for this competition is now available on our website together with lists of officials and competitors in starting order. The summary timetable is:

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A new member?

Congratulations to Sarah & Scott on the birth of a new sister for Lauren in the early hours of Monday. She weighed in at 6lb 12oz (just over 3 bags of sugar for those of the metric persuasion) and has yet to be named.

(Note the picture is not of Sarah's newly-born but we expect to see one similar soon!)

UPDATE - We have just been informed baby is now named - 'Fay Louise'

Monday, 30 March 2009

Competitions update

On the 15th March Anthony Williams travelled to Newtownards just outside Belfast to compete in the National C competition in the Irish Gala Weekend. The results website has pretty much been offline ever since and so we have not been able to get a detail result but we do know he came 2nd - well done Anthony!

Last weekend saw 16 of our members competing at the regional grading competition at Harlow, 11 of them at Regional G. With only four out of one hundred grade G entries qualifying to Grade F it is no surprise that few of our members achieved personal best scores although first-timers Tilly Ashcroft, Jonathan Gibb and Callum Wylie performed creditably. In other respects we did have some success stories with:
  • Abbie Goldsmith and Charlotte Hussey taking 3rd and 4th places in the 26-strong under-15 girls Grade G;
  • Jamie Perry coming 2nd in the under-15 boys Grade G;
  • Joe Dulieu-Hasler also coming 2nd in his first outing at Under-13 boys Grade F; and
  • Both Emma & Daniel Frost reaching finals in the over-15 Grade D (girls and boys respectively of course) and each posting 2 new personal bests with Dan also just missing on a trophy in 4th place!
Several others also saw good improvements in their overall ranking.

Upcoming weeks will see us hosting a special competition in support of Georgia's Teenage Cancer Appeal (see our main website for more details) and our national competiotors travelling to Cardiff for the Gala Weekend there on 25th-26th April.

New website

Some of you will already know that our website is in the middle of a 'Makeover'. The new site is substantially complete bar a large number of formatting inconsistencies that are being ironed out before it goes live. If you would like to see the new site in its Beta-version please visit the site at

Any constructive comment welcomed - talk to Dave.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Georgia's Teenage Cancer Appeal

Together with the other trampoline clubs in Brentwood we are pleased to be supporting this appeal which is the brainchild of Georgia Cordery (13) who is herself suffering from a rare form of cancer.  The main focus of our collective efforts is an extra Open Competition which we will be hosting at BSSC on 19th April.  You can find out more about this competition on our website here but, in the meantime, we are appealing for any help we can get to maximise the donation.  If you are able to help in any way either by providing services, raffle prizes, or plain simple money, please contact either of the following:
  • Dave Kingaby or Olive Law in Brentwood TC,
  • Zoe Wilson in Levitation or
  • Janet Hay in Recoil Twisters.
Thanks in anticpation of your support.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

Jack Petchey - January Winner

The winner for January was very deserving following a couple of months in which she has worked very hard on her performance and form and is now showing some considerable promise. Well done to Rebecca Martin!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Southern Gala

Held at Burgess Hill on 21st/22nd February we had four competing here and results were a big improvement over Cocks Moor Woods.

Stephen Page and Scott Gregory competed in the under 19 FIG B and went into the 'zero-final' in 4th and 1st place respectively securing both promotion points and their place in national finals. Unfortunately Stephen didn't finish his final vol and so ended in 8th place but Scott continued to focus well on strong form on a much-reduced tariff and performed well enough to take 2nd place.

The under 15 National C competition with Hannah McCann and Charlotte Webb was over 60 strong so reaching finals was a big ask. Charlotte did a near-repeat of her West Midlands scores, securing a second qualifying score for nationals, and was placed 11th overall, Hannah was 1st placed after preliminaries with both finals qualification and a promotion point in the bag, the zero final, however, saw her pipped at the post by 0.5 to take 2nd place.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

West Midlands Gala

Held in Cocks Moor Woods on 31st January and 1st February this competition saw only 3 of our members competing - Charlotte Webb in the under 15 National C grade and Stephen Page and Scott Gregory in the under 19 FIG B. This was a disappointing competition for both boys with neither making the final or achieving finals qualification but Charlotte did somewhat better qualifying to National Finals and just missing a final round place on tie-break.

Trampolining back to normal tonight - thaw't it would be OK

Although Brentwood School is closed today (in common with many schools locally) we have now confirmed that the Sports Centre WILL be open this evening and so we will be open as usual for our trampoline sessions.

See you there.

Monday, 2 February 2009

S'no joke - training IS cancelled tonight

We have now been advised that the Sports Centre will be closed this evening in order to ensure that staff are able to make their way home safely.  Training is therefore cancelled tonight.  Please check back here again tomorrow if you also train on Tuesday.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

ECGA Regional Awards

The club was recently surprised to learn that it had been nominated for an Eastern Counties Gymnastics Association annual award.  

To date we are still not sure who it was that nominated us but the icing was certainly put on the cake when we received a certificate for being "Small Club of 2008" because of our success in "getting gymnasts selected for international competition as well as providing general classes for the community", together with a cheque for £100.

Scott at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival

Scott Gregory is one of the young future Olympians representing Team GB in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) this week. Time lags and cost of telephone calls mean we have been getting little information back but there are some reports and interviews online as follows:
  • Interview with Scott and his trampolining partner Steven Williams - click here;
  • Report on the opening ceremony with Scott pictured top left (also shown on the right on this blog) - click here;
The actual trampoline competition takes part on 17th January, still a couple of days away.  As and when more reports become available I will link them in from here.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Hitchin Grading

This grade G - D competition held on 11th January saw 16 of our members travelling to Hitchin with traces of snow still on the ground and the inside of the hall didn't get much warmer - fortunately our members' performances were good and warmed us all up.
  • Antony Wyman, O15M G, came 1st and qualified to E,
  • Abbie-Jo Goldsmith, U15F G, came 2nd (of 27!) and also qualified to E,
  • Jamie Perry, U15M G, came 2nd,
  • Kendra Sherlock (14th), Megan Gannon (10th), Victoria Webb (11th) & Georgia Tyrell (21st), U13F G, took team 1st against 3 other teams in this large, 2-flight, group whilst Tegan Roycroft in the same group overcame her mid-week gremlins to end in 12th place,
  • Joseph Dulieu-Hasler, U13M G, came 2nd,
  • Lizzie Nicholls, O15F E, came 7th,
  • Mark Hardiman, O15M E, came 6th scoring a new PB,
  • Kallum Sherlock, U15M E, came 2nd
  • Chrissie Law and Emma Frost, O15F D, came 1st and 6th,
  • Daniel Frost, O15M D, came 2nd with two new PBs and a qualification point,
  • Kensie Sherlock, U15F D, came 3rd.
Detail scores etc... are on our website here.