Tuesday, 21 December 2010

New bed for Christmas

Courtesy of a Jack Petchey Project Grant of £500 and a contribution of £1,300 from Brentwood School, the club has taken delivery of a new 5x4 bed and springs costing nearly £2,100. The balance came from club fund-raising in the form of our Open competition held in September.

The Project Grant was linked to last years Leader Award winner, Steven Nicholls - members are reminded that a Leader can be nominated every year and, so far, nobody has been nominated for 2010 - find out more about Leader Awards on our website here.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Early trampolining newsreel

Brentwood's place in UK trampoline history has been fully documented on our website but a correspondent recently alerted us to an amazing piece of newsreel footage - check this out:

...click on the picture to view the newreeel on Pathe's website. Although the film was taken at Loxford School, Ilford, the teacher, Ted Blake, spent most of his life in and around Brentwood and ran Nissen's UK operations from here for many years. Find out more about this on our website.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Off to Cardiff

Club members’ saw success in yesterdays Regional Schools competition in Harlow and will be travelling to Cardiff in the new year for the Zonal finals. Individual qualifiers were winners of their respective Elite age groups Chrissie Law (Brentwood School), Susanna Badley (Coopers Company & Coborn) & Maddison Merritt (Downham CofE Primary) being joined by Lauren Michaels (Gaynes) taking third place (behind Susanna). Others qualifying in their age group Elite team events were Lucy Phillips, Emma Brereton & Ellie Guy (all Coopers Company & Coborn).

Good luck in Cardiff girls!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

AGM Postponed

As a consequence of the near-tropical weather conditions we are enjoying at present (hmmm), the committee has decided it is right to postpone the AGM scheduled for tomorrow evening.

We have not yet set a new date but it is likely to be on a Friday early in the new year when we will also have a belated festive celebration.

Also to note that during these weather-beset days all members are advised to check the website for an update on training sessions before travelling, we will normally find out if the centre is closed shortly after 3pm.