Thanks to volunteers
Hello everyone, hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas!
I received an email yesterday from both Stuart Mason ( Pent GB interim CEO ) and Dominic White ( National Competitions Manager ) thanking everyone from Yorkshire Region who volunteered at the National Biathlon in Leeds last weekend. The event was a marvellous success, albeit the weather could have been better!, and the help of all our volunteers made the event run as smoothly as it did. It was a fantastic way to show that Yorkshire has both the top class facilities and the volunteer base to host such a big event. So, on behalf of both Stuart and Dominic and indeed from the Yorkshire Region committee I would like to pass on all our thanks for a job well done!! #TeamYorkshire!
Seasonal Regards to you all,
Yorkshire Region Pent GB
CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - AGM 26TH SEPTEMBER 2018
2018 has seen new, younger athletes attend training sessions and competitions and I feel we should see this as a positive step into the future. The introduction of the Laser Run series, an increase in Schools Biathlons, the re-emergence of taster days and the success of our satellite clubs have all had a positive impact and the future is looking brighter then it seemed a few years ago. Obviously a lot of hard work has gone into developing these events and sessions and I would like to thank all of the committee members, coaches, co-ordinators and parents who have contributed to this success.
Of course events cannot be run without the good will of volunteers. Hopefully, with the emergence of the younger athletes, this will lead to more parents wanting to volunteer at events or become a member of the committee to help build the club for their young athletes. This has been a problem in the recent past, not just at Regional level but also at the larger National events, where other people, not just the regular few, need to step forward. Of course we are extremely grateful for any help that is forthcoming at our events and are always willing to hold an informal training session if people are a little unsure of, say…how to preside over a fencing piste or….how to time at the laser run. All help is gratefully accepted.
It has also been refreshing to see the emergence of the younger coaches that we have utilised at camps, ETP days and training sessions. I have been given a lot of positive feedback from these sessions and it is encouraging to note that the next generation of athletes have responded to both the ( ahem ) `more mature’ coaches and the young whippersnappers!!
I say this due to the results at National competitions and the selection of our athletes to represent their country at international events, the latest of which will be the Laser Run World Championships. I hope everyone who is making the trip has a successful, exciting time in Dublin.
Everyone should be extremely proud of what they have achieved over the last twelve months and I know that we will see more Yorkshire athletes on the podium at National events.
Finally on behalf of Yorkshire Region I would like to wish Toby Price the very best of luck at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires next month. Good luck Tobes, this is a thoroughly deserved, fantastic
29/09/18: BRIDLINGTON BLADES FENCING CLUB
Bridlington Fencing Club welcome Pentathletes.
They hold the following sessions:
YMCA in Scarborough, 7.15pm - 8.30pm for 9 to 17 year olds and 7.15pm - 9pm for adults.
East Riding Lesiure Centre, Promenade, Bridlington, 6.30pm - 8pm for 8 to 17 year olds and 6.30pm to 8.30pm for adults.Equipment is provided at both clubs but you are required to wear long trousers and trainers. The first session is free and subsequent sessions are £4 for children, £5 for adults at Scarborough; £3.50 for children and £5 for adults at Bridlington. 90 days free insurance is provided.
NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS AND PARENTS COMMENCING 01/09/18
I hope that you are all fit and well and that you have enjoyed your summer.
I wanted to notify you of a slight change in the arrangements for training sessions following a recent committee meeting and a review of the Club’s finances. By way of explanation, the Club is liable to pay venue and coaching costs for any pre-arranged coaching session unless adequate time can be given to cancel the session. Our coaches are all self-employed and need to have sufficient notice if one of these sessions does not go ahead.
As a reminder booking arrangements for training at Bishop Burton are as follows:
Going forward, we would prefer all bookings to be confirmed by payment via BACS. Obviously if the session is cancelled, there will be no charge to any of the athletes booked on and the payment will be carried forward to a future training session. If an athlete has booked on to a training session but does not turn up and has not previously notified us, unfortunately we will not be able to issue a refund or a credit. Although we do receive some funding to run some of the Taster days, we are unable to run our regular training days at a loss and we hope that this change will result in a more efficient system for all.
Finally, I would like to thank all the parents who have volunteered at events and training sessions over the previous few months in what has been a very busy period. Your help is invaluable in making the events go as smoothly as possible and it is greatly appreciated. We are however in need of ‘recruiting’ some help from some of the Mums to act as a female chaperone when no female coach is present. If this is something you would consider then please contact Ann Marshall. Ann’s details can be found on the new Yorkshire Pentathlon Club website.
Hello everyone, just a quick message regarding
the fantastic achievements of all our Yorkshire athletes at the aforementioned
Championships in Bath last weekend in very hot conditions. It never ceases to
amaze me the amount of dedication, time and commitment that the athletes have
to give in order to perform at such a high level. This was once again evident
in the final results of all age categories where once again Yorkshire athletes
placed very highly and won a ton of medals! Absolutely fantastic!! Although
this was the National Pentathlon Championships I would also like to
congratulate the athletes that competed so well in the Tetrathlon. The
experience for the athletes in both competitions will be invaluable as they
continue to progress and improve as they get older. It can be daunting for the
younger athletes to compete at the larger events and everyone did such a
fantastic job with their performance.
It was also relayed to me how everyone got on and supported each other during the events. That is the ethos of Yorkshire and you should all be immensely proud of what you achieved. You have all shown that there is great potential in Yorkshire Pentathlon and that we will continue to achieve great things at National competition!
A final mention of thanks to the coaches and parents of the athletes. Without your continued support and commitment the athletes would not be able to compete to such a high level so thank you for the time and encouragement you give to them all.
Go Team Yorkshire!!!