BG has recently updated its Health, Safety & Welfare Policy to v3 replacing the earlier version issued in January 2008. Click on the link to visit the Welfare Downloads page where you can see the new policy.
I am pleased to be able to bring you news of the proposed East Region Club Welfare Officers Day for 2012. This year it will take place on Saturday 12th May, 9.45am – 4pm at St John’s Church Hall, St John’s Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1JY (immediately across the road from the Hemel Hempstead Sports Centre).
Sessions will include:
The day is free of any charges and an excellent lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included as a thank you for all your work from the Regional Executive Committee.
Please put this date in your diaries and, if at all possible, keep it free for what promises to be a good day and a valuable get-together!
If you want to book your place now you can do so by contacting Karly immediately by e-mail at email@example.com or call her on 07711 903611. You can also write to her at 142, Fakenham Road, Taverham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR8 6QH. Once you have booked please treat this as a firm commitment. A printed programme will be sent to all clubs by March/April and you can contact Karly after that if you wish.
Since posting the Regional Squad Criteria we have now reviewed both the Brentwood Grading competition and Hatfield Gala. We have made a draft selection of performers whom we hope we will be asking to attend the first squad training session to be held at Brentwood School Sports Centre on Sunday April 1st 2012, 10am till 3pm and this will be posted in draft form on this site shortly.
Please note that we intend to review the Saffron Walden Grading and Bath Gala before we announce the final squad just one week prior to the squad training day. The reason for this is that the squad day is just one week after the next grading and we would like the best performing squad possible, therefore there may be performers listed in the draft squad who may not make the final selection squad. Our apologies for this if it affects a member of your club but it is essential our squad is based upon performance quality with an eye towards a performance pathway over the long term.
We intend to review all future competition results and there may be performers invited to one squad who will not make subsequent squads, some may be invited for experience as wildcards to offer a direction for their personal training programs with the aim that they successfully make future squads on merit. The emphasis will be on maintaining and improving training/competition measures as well as results so that the squad is progressive.
We have made one amendment to the criteria posted determined from our analysis, the Grade D total score has been lifted to 48.7 from 48.5. We look forward to your support for the squad and would appreciate it if you could provisionally confirm your performers will be available for the squad and let us know if you have anyone else you expect to achieve the criteria over the next two competitions? Further announcements will be posted soon regarding the squad session timetable and measurement exercises.
The minutes for the meeting held after the Brentwood Grading are now on-line on our committee minutes page. Items discussed include:
The 2012/2013 Eastern Regional Development Squad (ERDS) will be selected according to the criteria listed below. Trampoline gymnasts selected will be given the opportunity to attend squad sessions and events, undertaking a programme of activity deemed suitable to prepare gymnasts for possible entry to the National Excel Squad and beyond.
The criteria have been set to identify trampolinists at National level plus Regional D. The squad coaches reserve the right to include up to 3 wildcard entrants from any level whom they deem would benefit from being on the performance pathway, these wildcards may vary from squad session to session with the view that over time they might deliver performances that merit a squad place.
The gala season is upon us and the Hatfield Gala is in the Hertfordshire Sports Village on 28th & 29th January 2012. Any help with the below would be most welcome :-
All volunteers welcome, let’s make it another great opening to the season!
Yours in sport
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We are pleased to announce to the world that our welfare pages are now complete providing some great resources and information for those involved in child welfare in the region’s trampoline clubs. Visit the pages here.
All eligible coaches in the region are encouraged to attend the Excel workshops being run by BG.
National workshops are run in conjunction with National Development Squads and are open to HPC or those registered on HPC courses. Upcoming National dates are:
Welfare news update to follow.