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Youth Omnium

Yesterday was the 2nd round of the 2017 Regional Youth Omnium Series. Welwyn hosted over 100 young riders in 3 age categories; U12, U14, U16 in 6 hours of impressive racing.

As a club we put on a great racing performance with Welwyn riders participating in every category.

U12 Boys      Dylan Starkey, Thomas Dixon, Tommy Liddiard, Thomas Oliver, Harry Eagle, Cormac Nisbet

U12 Girls       Beth Bennett

U14 Boys      Joe Kiely, Euan Woodliffe, Tom Sharples, Max Jackson

U14 Girls       Ellen Bennett

U16 Boys      Oli Stockwell, Archie Peet, Joe Bennett

U16 Girls       Josie Griffin

The day was a huge success with the full programme of races completed without a single incident and even the sun made an appearance! We have received some excellent feedback on how smoothly and professionally the event ran.

This would not have been possible without the enormous support of members and parents who helped with set up, gate marshal, sign on, catering, judging, holding, time keeping and clearing up – as well as those who provided the delicious cakes!

It is a lot of work to put on an event of this size and we are grateful for all the help received. It is particularly encouraging to see the knowledge and experience involved with some of the major roles being passed on to newer members of the club.

Thank you to those that volunteered (in no particular order & apologies for anyone missed out):

Faye & Tim Bennett Mark & Lucy Sharples
Robert Dixon Mike Harrington
Dani Eagle Bob Parry
Chloe & Andy Evans Henry, Annalise & Jeremy Peet
Francis Gallacher Sam & Ben Stockwell
Jax Rooney Mark & Morag Woodliffe
Elspeth & Rona Grace Peter Waghorn
Richard, Alison & Dan Maynard Dave Kiely
Chris Bodell Amanda Hayter
Claire Lewis Clare Fisk
Ellie Cadzoe Amanda Oliver
Malcolm Starkey Chris Murphy
Nick Brown Alex & Graeme Anderson
James Asker Jamie Quiggin
Sallie Bracewell Amanda Griffin

Thank you again.

Susi Sharples

Free track bikes!

We are at capacity in our storage facilities at Gosling track, so we are freeing space by removing six of the track hire bikes that are used less frequently. These are older bikes in sizes suitable for adult (or perhaps larger youth) riders, roughly 5ft6in – 6ft in height (174-180cm).

We will give these away to anyone who will use them, in return for a donation to club funds, and we are offering club members first refusal.

If you would use a track bike in this size range, PLEASE DO NOT JUST TAKE A BIKE! That would be theft!….instead discuss with Francis Gallacher at a Gosling training session and he will identify which of the club bikes are available.

Andrew Brown

GLL Sport Foundation Support – 3 weeks left to apply!

Dear Sporting Partner,

There is an opportunity for talented athletes across the UK to be supported by the GLL Sport Foundation to aid their athlete journeys into 2017. Please pass on the communication to talented athletes that would benefit from training or financial support along their sporting journey.

What:
Charitable Social Enterprise GLL in partnership with our local authority, public sector partners and SportsAid operate the GLL Sport Foundation the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK. The Foundation provides athletes with tangible support.

Why:
Athlete Benefits include:
Training membership – access to over 250 GLL and partner operated sport and leisure venues across the UK to support athlete training programmes.
Sport performance – access to sport science and physiotherapy programmes.
Financial – access to £200-£1,250 cash awards depending on award level.

How:
Complete the online application – APPLY NOW

When:
Applications are open until 20/02/17.

Follow us and let us support and celebrate your journey:
· Email – gllsportfoundation@gll.org
· Website – www.gllsportfoundation.org
· Twitter – @gllsf
· Instagram – @gllsportfoundation
· Facebook – gllsportfoundation

We look forward to receiving athlete applications, and subsequently supporting them in 2017.

Yours in Sport
Garnet

Garnet Mackinder
National Athlete Support Programme Officer
Sport & Community Team
GLL
Tel: 020 8221 4922