FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Following an excellent start to the competitive season Brentwood Trampoline Club recently held an achievement recognition evening at which many of the club's successful bouncers were invited to enjoy an extra session in the company of local MP, Eric Pickles. This event was also to introduce the club's first winner of a Jack Petchey Achievement Award.
Complementing the club's competitive approach, the Jack Petchey Foundation exists to recognise and reward those aged 11-25 who needn't be winners as such, but do have a track record of working hard and helping others. Although many of the club's gymnasts meet these criteria, and have been rewarded with trophies, qualification to higher grades and even International representation, the first winner of the award was chosen to exemplify the other qualities and not just the competitive success she has also achieved in the past.
On presenting the award, Eric Pickles commented
"I am not sure I will be able to remember the names of all the moves I have seen so far this evening but I will certainly remember how impressed I was to see gymnasts so young achieving so much. I am delighted to see that such talent is developing in Brentwood and that so many young people are taking up the opportunities Brentwood Trampoline Club has offered them. I am also particularly pleased to support this presentation since I am very supportive of the work Jack Petchey and his Foundation do with young people and I believe that Sarah Daly is indeed a deserving winner of your first Jack Petchey award."
Pictured (below) with Eric Pickles are National Grade 1 competitors Stephen Page, Natasha Holme and Gemma Phillips, Grade 2's Ellie Semon-Keene and Ellie Clarke, Grade 3's Hannah McCann, Harry Gannon and Chrissie Law, Grade 4's Harriet Gill, Kallum Sherlock, Emma Richardson, Catherine Daly & Sophie Banks, Grade 5's Mark Hardiman, Christopher Nicholls, Rebecca Martin & Sarah Daly, Grade 6's Emma Martin, Georgia Tyrrell, Kendra Sherlock & Tegan Roycroft and beginner Sophie Tyrrell.
Brentwood Trampoline Club trains at Brentwood School Sports Centre four nights a week as well as many Sunday mornings (£5 pay and bounce) and is committed to having fun with a serious objective. For details call 01277 220722, pop in & see them in action some time (and possibly have a bounce) or maybe just have a look at the club's web site at www.brentwoodtc.org which contains full details of sessions, results and information about many other facets of trampolining. To find out more about the Jack Petchey Foundation please visit their website at www.jackpetcheyfoundation.ork.uk.
Note to Editors: Pictures © David J Kingaby, 2007