Putting the bounce back into the East Region

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Club Welfare Officers Day

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:

  • Verity Adams, County Welfare Officer for Essex, is planning a session on Filming and Photography.
  • Michelle Ellis, BG Workforce Development Coordinator and County Welfare Officer for Bedfordshire, will deliver a presentation called ‘100% Me – British Gymnastics & UKAD (Anti-Doping in Sport)’.
  • Heidi Saxon, Safeguarding and Compliance Officer from BG will give us a British Gymnastics Safeguarding Update
  • Avril Spriggs, Regional Welfare Officer will deliver a session called “A Case of Bullying”. This is based on real cases.

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 karlygood@hotmail.co.uk 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.

Karly

Regional Squad Selection Update

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.

Graham Parker
Paul Kitchen

Eastern Regional Development Squad Selection Criteria

VALID FROM JANUARY 2012 FOR ENTRY INTO SQUAD FROM MARCH 2012

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

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Help wanted for Hatfield Gala

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 :-

  • Setting up – mostly mats and a bit of dressing from 18.00 on Friday 27th Jan
  • Manning the registration/check/programme sales desk (Sat and Sun)
  • Some shifts on the copier – results available from end of first comp till end of day

All volunteers welcome, let’s make it another great opening to the season!

Yours in sport

Robin

robin.atkins@sky.com

By email or mob 07780672379

Invite to Eastern Region Committee meeting on 22nd January

The Committee would like to invite any Eastern Regional Club member to attend the next Regional Committee Meeting which is being held straight after the Brentwood Regional Grading on the 22nd January 2012.  The Non-committee members attending the meeting will not be able to propose or vote on a motion, but they can respond to any points raised during the meeting if the Chair opens it out to the floor.
The Committee asks those who wish to attend to please do the following;
  1.  Inform the Chair that you wish to attend the meeting no later than the 14th January 2012.
  2.  If you would like to raise a question this can be added to AOB.  The question must be e-mailed to the Chair no later than the 14th January 2012.
The time of the meeting will be confirmed once the program for the event has been worked out.  As it will be a long day for everyone the meeting will run no longer than 90 minutes.
Stuart Kelly
Chair- Trampoline-East
chair@trampoline-east.org
28th December 2011

Excel workshops

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:

  • 3rd/4th December 2011 – Northampton
  • 28th/29th April – Sheffield
  • 26th/27th May – Bracknell
Super-regional workshops are run in conjunction with Super-regional Development Squads and are open SC or those registered on SC courses.  Upcoming Super-regional dates are:
  • 4th/5th February – Poole (S) or Sheffield (N)
  • 5th/6th May – Gillingham (S) or Salford (N)
  • 16th/17th June – Poole (S) or TBA (N)
BG may publish more information on the BG website in due course.

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