They received their certificates at a parent viewing session for Preschool gymnasts
Young leaders and helpers for our Preschool classes were awarded their official volunteering certificates on Saturday, writes coach Becca.
Many of our young volunteers have been helping out within the club since they left Preschool.
Without their enthusiasm and dedication we would not be able to offer such a wide variety of activities to our mini gymnasts.
In March, we teamed up with Flintshire Local Voluntary Council and started recording the hours the young leaders and helpers put in to enable us to award their certificates.
The certificates recognise their contributions for between five and 50 hours.
Older young leaders are encouraged to sign up to the Millennium Volunteers Scheme where they receive recognition for up to 200 hours volunteering.
The young leaders and helpers will be the coaches of the future and their commitment and enthusiasm is truly admirable.
Will ‘Soak the coach’ make a return this year?
We will be holding our Summer Fair on Sunday 19 August at Buckley Sport Centre from 11am-3pm.
All the gymnasts will have the opportunity to perform in displays on the day.
As part of the event, we will also be drawing the prize winners for the Buckley Girls’ Gymnastics Club Grand Summer Prize Draw at approximately 2.30pm.
The prizes include:
- 4 night break at Pontins Prestatyn for up to four people
- 12 month membership to Feel Good Health Club at Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel
- Driveme Junior Supercar Driving Blast, any time at Stafford only
- Marchbrook Paintball, Wrexham, 1,000 package, for 2-3 players, all equipment provided
- 6 week grade 1 ice skating lessons at Deeside Ice Rink
- 2 x Afon Spa Experience, 2 hour session at Deeside Leisure Centre
- Aura Leisure 1 month peak gym membership
- 4 Vouchers for Flip Out Chester
- £20 meal voucher the Running Hare pub, Ewloe
- £25 voucher for Dawnsio Dance shop, Mold
- Free family bowl at Jade Jones Pavilion, Flint, Mon-Fri, 1 hour and 1 lane for up to 6 players
- Aura leisure junior swim Saver 10 (10 free swimming sessions)
- Evolve Hair Company £10 voucher and Tangle Teezer hair brush
- Brand new Zone leotard
- Free admission to 1 Junior Football Session at Deeside Leisure Centre
- Free Family Swim for up to 6 people at Jade Jones Pavilion, Flint
- 2 x Brio Leisure 7 day pass
- 1 Spavens Experience at Mold sweet shop
- £15 Boardroom Climbing voucher
- More prizes to be announced. Check back soon
Tickets are £1 each and gymnasts will receive 20 tickets to sell in the next few weeks and return the stubs by 11 August – extra tickets are available.
The gymnast who sells the most tickets will win a Quatro ‘lucky dip’ leotard in a size of their choice. Note. Tickets sold at Mold Market or on the day of the fair will not be counted.
Here’s a round-up of photos from the second day of our annual summer invitational competition, courtesy of Millie Bailey.
Head coach Ceri said a special thanks to coaches, judges, young leaders and volunteers who “helped today run so smoothly”.
“I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a competition that much,” she said.
“Such a great atmosphere and fab feedback from the other clubs.”
Coach Julie said: “What an amazing weekend. Super proud of each and every one of our amazing gymnasts, and so proud to be part of a fantastic team of coaches.”
Coach Helen added: “Thank you to all involved and big well done to our superstars.”
This year’s two-day summer invitational competition has a tropical theme given the current weather. Here’s a round-up of pictures from day one, including participants and some of the organisers and volunteers.
Photos: Millie Bailey