Putting the bounce back into the East Region

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Coaching Vacancy with Recoil

Coaching Vacancy with Recoil

Recoil Trampoline club are looking for a Trampoline coach on a Friday 1:30-2:30pm and 4-7:30pm and cover work, all qualification levels considered including Core Proficiency.

Potential for more hours both evening and daytime in the future.

The candidate must be reliable and enthusiastic.

Based at The Trampoline and Activity Centre in Warley, Brentwood.

Please email Zoe@springiton.co.uk.

Success at NDP Finals 2017

Our Gold Medallists in Action (Click for larger view)

Success at NDP Finals 2017

Telford’s International Centre hosted the 2017 NDP Finals in early July and gymnasts from our region came home with no fewer than 27 medals.  This was a tremendous haul from the 40 East competitors with Pegasus Trampoline Club and Brentwood Trampoline Club both coming away with 5 medals.  Congratulations too to Flight TC who had two gold medalists and to Cambridge Cangaroos, HBS, Colchester Gym Club and Storm Elite who each had two medalists.

DMT

Pegasus was dominant among the region’s DMT entries.  Lucy Bevan won gold and Edward Parkin and Max Gaeta both received silvers.  Chloe Caley was jumping in both disciplines and won bronze medals in both.  Dominic Gray from Cambourne Comets was the fifth DMT gymnast from the region to climb the podium, in his case for a bronze.  Well done all.

Trampoline

22 medalists underlined the strength of the region’s footprint at all levels bar elite.

Medallists

There were golds for Ciara Verdicchio, Noah Collins, Tabitha Howard, Shannon Waterman and Sydney Kelly, the last two posting some excellent execution scores.  10 year old Lilia Kearney, jumping at the competition’s highest level, was another noteworthy winner.

Silver medals went to Jared Smith, Chantelle Watts, Francis Owen, Daniel Surridge, Ashleigh Doyle, Naomi Waldock, Adam Dobbins, Emma Savill, Harvey Bell and Elliott Innocent with bronzes to Matthew Burson, Emma Ellis, Heather Cannon, Stanley Deacon, Chloe Caley and Thomas Gregory.

What could have been?

There were disappointments and mishaps of course as well as pleasant surprises.  The region’s total might have been higher still if a couple of favourites had been able to compete; inevitably injury and incorrect routines also cost a medal or two.  But that’s sport and it all adds to the drama and excitement.  Good to see that fully a half of all the medals were at levels 6 and above; perhaps a few may now push on to success within the elite ranks next year.

Congratulations to all our competitors; you did yourselves and us proud.

Team East 3rd In UK in BG’s Regional Team Finals

Team East competitor in action

A Team East competitor in action with coaches looking on

Team East 3rd in UK

Team East’s trampoline and DMT gymnasts punched above their weight once more, winning 24 medals at 2017’s Regional Team Finals held last weekend at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.  No fewer than 42 of the team’s 70 gymnasts also qualified to compete at the NDP Finals; these take place in Telford on the weekend of 8th and 9th July.

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Coaching Vacancy at Redbridge

Coaching Vacancy at Redbridge

Redbridge Sports Centre are looking for a BG Level 2 trampoline coach to work with them on Thursday afternoon/evening on their existing junior course programme.  Based at Forest Road, Barkingside, IG6 3HD, the position is available immediately.  As well as minimum Level 2 qualification, desirable requirements are a completed DBS check and attendance at a Child Protection & Equity course.

About the Centre

Redbridge Sports and Leisure is a thriving sporting complex run by Redbridge Sports Centre Trust Ltd, an independent Charitable Trust established in 1972. One of the largest venues of its kind, the Centre provides first class sporting and social facilities, particularly in Racket Sports for its members and the local community. These are exciting times for the Trust having opened the new Olympic-standard 12 court ‘Jean Brown Indoor Arena’.

Interested in Joining Them?

For details on the above position please contact:

  • Wayne Alexander
  • Manager
  • Redbridge Sports & Leisure
    Forest Road, Barkingside
    Essex, IG6 3HD
  • Tel. No.: 020 8498 1041
  • Fax No.: 020 8498 1020
  • Email: Vacancies@rslonline.co.uk

Alternatively please send your C.V. with covering letter to the above address.  Closing date is 18th June 2017.

 

Team East Prepares to Defend Its Title

The East Team Prepares to Defend Its Title

71 of the region’s finest young trampoline and DMT gymnasts will make their way to Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on 17th-18th June ready to compete in the NDP Regional Team Finals.  Last year East Region won 26 medals and the trophy for the best trampoline team.  Hopes are high for another great performance this year.

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Trampoline East AGM 2017

Trampoline East AGM 2017

Our AGM this year will take place on 2nd July between 10:00 – 12:00.  It is taking place at:

The Netherhall School and Sixth Form Centre
Queen Edith’s Way
Cambridge
CB1 8NN

More details will be posted here in due course.

Salto Seek Coach for Maternity Cover

Salto Gymnastics ClubSalto Seek L3M2 or higher Coach for Maternity Cover

Salto Gymnastics Club are looking for Maternity cover for our Head of Trampoline – this is a combination of Squad and Recreational classes. Although maternity cover, for the right candidate potential hours may be offered once contract is finished. We are seeking an experienced Trampoline Coach to take over the running of the department with a start date as soon as possible.

Essential Qualifications:

  • BG Level 2, with modules 1&2 level 3 or above Coaching Qualification in Trampoline.
  • DBS Enhanced disclosure.
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children Training (BG recognised).
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Understanding of competition requirements.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • BG Level 3 or above Coaching Qualification in Trampoline.
  • Mentoring module.
  • Judging qualification.
  • First Aid Certificate.
  • Coaching qualifications in other branches of Gymnastics.
  • BG Membership (appropriate to qualification level).

The Candidate must be able to:

  • Work closely with the Coach Manager to develop the department.
  • Communicate effectively with management, coaches, gymnasts & parents.
  • Coach and develop recreational and squad gymnasts.
  • To help identify coaches for further training and to act as a mentor in their development.
  • Organize new intakes of gymnasts from the recreational classes.
  • Attend competitions.
  • To attend club meetings and HOD meetings with the coach manager.

To Apply

To apply please email your CV to Kimberly May, Coach Manager at kimberly@saltogym.plus.com.

Closing Date – Friday 31st March.

Regional Trampoline Squad 2017

Regional Squad 2017

As an early heads up we have booked the following provisional dates for Regional Trampoline Development Squad 2017.

  • 5th March – Trial Day – details to be announced later but, as with 2016:
    • the day will be split in 2 with those attending in the morning generally being the clubs closest to Brentwood and the afternoon those furthest,
    • the selection process will as objective as possible using assessors with no direct coaching relationship with the gymnasts.
  • 26th March – weekend after Regional NDP Semi-Final.
  • 7th May – weekend after first Spring Event competition.
  • 11th June – weekend before Regional team Final.
  • 2nd July – weekend before NDP Finals.

Invitations to submit candidates will be issued in due course.  These dates should hold good unless external factors come into play, please put the dates in your, and your aspiring squad members, diaries.

Please note that the method of payment for these squads is likely to change as ECGA would like all payments to be received in advance – again, more details to follow once known.

ECGA Announcement of AGM

ECGA Announcement of AGM

ECGA have issued the following announcement of their AGM being held on Sunday 11th September, this will be followed by the AGM of the East Regional Trampoline Technical Committee (Trampoline East).

Formal Announcement

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Sunday 11 th September 2016. The existing Chairman will be Standing down.

Refreshments available from 10.00am meeting to commence at 10.30am prompt.

Venue: Netherall Sports Centre, Queen Edith’s Way, Cambridge CB1 8NN

AGENDA

  1. Chairman’s welcome and opening Address
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Approval of minutes of last AGM and any intervening General Meeting
  4. Chairman’s report
  5. Hon. Secretary’s report
  6. Hon. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Women’s Technical Report
  8. Men’s Technical Report
  9. Acrobatic Gymnastics Report
  10. General Gymnastics Report
  11. Trampoline Gymnastics Report
  12. Ethics &Welfare Report
  13. England Representative’s Report
  14. Election of Officers
  15. Election of Overall Competition Secretary
  16. Appoint Auditors
  17. Fix Membership Fee – Individual
  18. Notice of Motions

NOTE: All nominations for the posts of Chairman, Hon. Secretary, Hon Treasurer, Overall Competition Secretary, and Notice of Motions, must be in the hands of the Hon. Secretary by the 5th September 2016.

Attention is drawn to the Constitution which states that each member club may send two representatives who shall have one vote each and any number of individuals who may speak but shall have no vote.

Please return the attached slip to reach the address below no later than Monday 5 th September 2016 to 125 Swasedale Road, Luton LU3 2UD or email amanda@saltogym.plus.com.

Jack Kelly Congratulates the Team

Regional team medallists

Some of our happy medallists

Jack Kelly looks forward to more Success

Congratulations to the Trampoline-East team on the successes at the NDP Team Finals.  Great credit goes to all coaches and gymnasts involved in the event and we hope these results will act as a stimulus for further progress.  Meanwhile it is important that, despite the understandable elation, we keep the result in perspective and maintain our focus on ‘the bigger picture’.

It is noticeable that the greatest number of team points accrued as a result of the performance of our younger competitors.  This is a strong indication that coaches and younger gymnasts are following the technical approach being promoted at our regional squad sessions.   The technical improvement is not restricted to those actually attending squad and it is clear that coaches are applying the principles throughout their clubs.  This is a significant development which can have long term benefits for trampolining in the East.

Coaches will be aware that this region was strongly critical of the way the NDP system was suddenly imposed without proper consultation.  However, a number of the areas of contention have been addressed and the squad coaches have now accepted that the NDP system is the only realistic route to the top of the sport in GBR.  We believe that coaches owe it to all their gymnasts to provide the opportunity to tap into the system at the most appropriate level.

The NDP system is now being supported by the regional pathway sessions which provide coach education opportunities as well as enabling gymnasts to train with other national level performers.  The regional squad sessions which we have been staging, slot very nicely into this pathway.

Please be aware that the views expressed in this article are those of the squad coaches and do not necessarily reflect that of the Eastern Region committee.

In summary: let us use the recent ‘small victory’ as a sign that we are doing the right things and start planning for further progress which will inevitably involve increasing training time and opportunities for those who demonstrate the desire and commitment to try and reach their full potential.

Jack Kelly

Squad Note

The last squad sessions scheduled for 2016 takes place this Sunday at Brentwood from 9am – 3pm – all coaches are welcome to attend whether or not they have performers present.

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