09/02/2018 - March Regional NDP Qualifier
The next Regional NDP Qualifier will be held on Sunday 11th March 2018 at The Cannock Chase Leisure Centre. ALL competitive gymnasts are invited to enter this competition. Please let your coach know if you will be competing. ALL entries MUST be confirmed and be paid for by Saturday 17th February at the latest. NO entries can be accepted following this deadline. If you miss this deadline, your child will be unable to enter the competition.
Entry to this competition costs £21. Please arrange to pay this amount in to the club bank account which has the following details
Sort Code - 55-61-01
Account Code - ends in 989
28/01/2018 -BG Security Notice
Safeguarding & Compliance Officer
23/11/2017 - Dates for your diary (English Championships 2018)
Qualification 1 - 7th/8th April 2018 at Jumpers Rebound Centre, Gillingham
Qualification 2 - 12th/13th May 2018 at Telford International Centre
Finals - 13th/14th October 2018 at EIS Sheffield
The competition handbook for this series of events may be found at the following link
11/11/2017 - Photos from English Championships
Select CLIENT ACCESS and use 800120 as the EventID and subsequent password
27/10/2017 - Hannah selected for GB Junior Squad
WELL DONE HANNAH !!
25/09/2017 - British Championships 2017 - Results
Lydia finished 5th in the Ladies 9-12 Synchro Final and in 4th place in the Ladies 9-10 Individual Final.
Hannah finished in 3rd place in the Ladies 11-12 Individual Final.
Well done to both girls and to their coach Kate Lawton.
21/09/2017 - Selection Criteria for 2017-18 England Trampoline Squads
21/09/2017 - Presentation from Club AGM held on 11th September 2017
13/09/2017 - BSGA Schools Trampolining Championships 2017-18
1. The West Midlands Regional event - which will take place on 5th November at The Chase Leisure Centre, Cannock
2. The Central Region Event - which will take place in the East Midlands and will involve the podium gymnasts from the West Midlands Region competing against the podium winners from E.Midlands, East & Wales
3. The Finals - which will take place in N.Ireland
PLEASE BE AWARE that this is a schools competition and will occur entry fees and coaches expenses which will NOT be subsidised by SETC, as this is not a club competition. If you are interested in entering your child, in the first instance please speak to your child's coach as you (or your child's school) will need to cover coaches expenses. These will be negligible for the W.Midlands event but will involve travel and hotel expenses for the Central Region event and the Finals in N. Ireland.
All entry details are contained in the above documents, so please take the time to read them thoroughly and follow the instructions contained therein, if you intend to enter your child. You and their school are responsible for entering your child in to this competition. SETC will NOT be submitting entry forms on your behalf.
24/07/2017 - Lucy Evanson Little Princess Trust
Well done Lucy from everyone at Stoke Elite Trampolining Club
16/07/2017 - Holly Marshall Race For Life
Well done Holly from everyone at Stoke Elite Trampolining Club
30/06/2017 - Presentation from Parents Meeting
03/01/2017 - Re-launch of Bonus Ball (FINAL CALL FOR SUPPORT)
WE RE-LAUNCH TOMORROW AND AT THE MOMENT WE ONLY HAVE 19 BANK TRANSFERS/STANDING ORDERS SET UP. THIS MEANS WE HAVE GONE FROM A PROFIT-MAKING VENTURE TO A GUARANTEED LOSS-MAKING VENTURE. THIS IS A VERY DISAPPOINTING SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR A SUCCESSFUL CLUB THE SIZE OF STOKE ELITE.
IF YOU'VE FORGOTTEN TO SORT OUT THE BANK TRANSFER I UNDERSTAND, BUT PLEASE SET IT UP TONIGHT SO YOU ARE IN TOMORROW NIGHTS DRAW. IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT A NUMBER YET, PLEASE CONSIDER INVESTING £5 PER MONTH TO SUPPORT THE EXCELLENT WORK OF THE CLUB. WE RELY ON THE SUPPORT OF EVERYONE TO MAKE SURE THE CLUB CONTINUES TO BE A SUCCESS AND IS ABLE TO PROVIDE THE SUPPORT THAT YOUR CHILDREN NEED.
Original call for support (originally published on 02/12/16 and re-published on 27/12/16) follows.............
The weekly bonus ball draw was temporarily suspended earlier this year during a period where parents had a number of bills to cover (annual BG membership renewal, various competition entry fees plus new squad kit). Now that we've got these expenses out of the way, and hopefully you'll soon be finalising your Christmas purchases, it is time to re-launch the Bonus Ball.
It will restart on Wednesday 4th January 2017.
We would like to sell all 59 numbers so please consider purchasing one to help raise club funds. All monies raised by the Bonus Ball draw go in to club funds where it is used to purchase equipment and subsidise coaches training costs. The draw costs £5 per month payable by standing order using the following bank details
Please see the BONUS BALL page for details. If you would like a number, please contact Steph Harvey. At the time of writing, we have the following numbers available for purchase
21/12/2016 - BG High Performance & Talent Development Squad Selections
We must also congratulate their coaches - Kate Lawton and Louise Finney who have developed and guided them from their very early beginnings from recreational level and then on through the regional and national competition circuits. An inspirational story for all of our budding gymnasts and coaches.
And of course, not forgetting their proud parents - Ian, Julie, Rich, Dominique, Matt & Debbie who provide the support and financial assistance required for them to attend coaching sessions, development squads and competitions.
WELL DONE EVERYONE !!
01/09/2016 - SETC on ITV Midlands News
06/05/2016 - Well done Georgia & Rosie
28/04/2016 - Updated Nutrition Page
25/01/2016 - Seabridge Primary School Radio Appearance
Our head coaches were recently invited to Seabridge Primary School where they were interviewed by the pupils including Amy Baker who is one of our competitive gymnasts. Listen to their interview at the following link
13/01/2016 - New GUESTBOOK page
We regularly receive letters, texts and emails thanking us for the services we provide. To ensure these get properly captured, we now have a Guestbook
If you have any issues or concerns, the Guestbook page isn't really the place to voice your discontent. We'd much rather you discuss them with one of our coaches, with our Welfare officers or with a member of the committee. If we don't know what the problem is, it is very difficult for us to put it right for you.
Looking forward to your feedback.
23/12/2015 - Stoke Elite in the news
During the past weekend, Stoke Elite have been supporting the launch of the new Flip Out Trampolining Centre in Stone and in the process getting the odd mention in The Sentinel and on Signal 1 Radio
07/12/2015 - Jack Kelly Training Day
On Monday 21st December, we are pleased to announce that Jack Kelly (one of the most successful coaches in Trampoline Gymnastics) is attending our club to hold a training day. The day will take place between 11:00 - 16:00 and will include trampoline work plus classroom sessions. The day is aimed at our Elite gymnasts who are looking to develop World Class skills. The session is a closed session and attendance is by invitation only and will cost £10 per gymnast. If you have a copy of Jack's World renowned book "Over & Above", please bring it along and get him to sign it.
06/12/2015 - Awards Night Presentation
The presentation containing details of our 2015 award winners may be found at the following link
04/10/2015 - AGM Minutes & Chairmans Presentation 2015
29/09/2015 - CONGRATULATIONS KATE LAWTON !!!!!!
A MASSIVE congratulations to Kate Lawton who has been appointed Assistant Performance Pathway coach for the Central Region. Kate will be working alongside Harvey Smith (GB youth coach from Northampton Trampoline & Gymnastic Academy) and will be developing the young talent across the Central Region who are hoping to be the next generation of National & International Trampoline Gymnasts.
This is fantastic recognition for all the hard work Kate puts in to her coaching and also reflected very highly on the incredible work done by all the coaches, gymnasts, parents and supporters of SETC.
WELL DONE KATE !!
13/07/2015 - Special Announcement
Following an invitation from British Gymnastics, we have applied for, and have been awarded, a grant to purchase additional trampoline equipment from Gymaid. The grant is for £10,000 which will enable us to purchase some additional matting plus a Eurotramp Ultimate Trampoline for use by our squad gymnasts. The new equipment will be provided at our Trentham site, which will free up an existing trampoline to be moved to the very successful satellite site that Naomi operates at Kidsgrove. The additional trampoline capacity will allow us to grow the club while providing our squad members with the opportunity to train on the same type of equipment used for Regional Team Finals, NDP Finals, National Spring Event Series competitions and the British Championships.
The award recognises the tremendous work that is going on at our club so it is appropriate to make a few thank you's. Firstly, we would like to thank our GYMNASTS who achieve the success that the club is measured by. Thanks to their parents & guardians for their continual support and encouragement. To the JUDGES without who we would be unable to enter competitive events. Thanks to the members of the COMMITTEE for their hard work in ensuring that the administrative requirements of running the club do not hinder the day-to-day coaching operation. And finally to the COACHES, led by our joint head coaches LOUISE FINNEY & KATE LAWTON and assisted by coaches and coaching assistances at all levels who guide, mentor and support all of our gymnasts from juniors attending recreational classes through to seniors competing at National & International events.
The BG grant will be topped up with a £500 grant awarded by Councillor Peter Hayward, a £200 grant awarded by Alsager Rotary Club, an award of £1,000 raised by the committee from club funds and a £3,000 donation by Louise and Kate from their coaching company - SETC Coaching.
WELL DONE TO EVERYONE CONCERNED
16/06/2015 - Injuries occurring during sessions
If your child picks up an injury during a training session, it is usually dealt with at the time by a first aider. However, if it is necessary for your child to visit a hospital as a result of their injury (either A&E or as an out-patient), can you please inform your child's coach as the club will need to inform British Gymnastics as this could impact any subsequent insurance claim.
16/06/2015 - Stoke Elite now on Twitter
For those of you who follow social media sites, Stoke Elite is now on Twitter. Please follow us on @StokeEliteTC
26/03/2015 - BG Leadership Academy Programme
Letters will be going out shortly to our older gymnasts with details of the British Gymnastics Leadership Academy Programme. The Leadership Academy is a group of young people aged 11+ who want to develop their leadership skills. Stoke Elite have been invited by BG to participate and Naomi Yates and Dan Jarvis have volunteered to run and co-ordinate our group. The letter is available at the following link
For more details about the scheme see the following
03/10/2014 - Congratulations to Naomi Yates
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Naomi Yates who has been selected to be on the West Midlands Gymnastics Advisory Panel (GAP). The GAP is a group of enthusiastic people aged 18 to 25 from all across England. They meet three times a year to volunteer their time at events and discuss projects and programmes within British Gymnastics which affect young people.
Naomi expressed an interest and her application was successful. Leanne Day (W.Midlands co-ordinator) said "We were really impressed with your application, commitment you’ve made to the sport and the reputation you have within gymnastics. As such we feel you will benefit from the experience."
More details about the GAP programme may be found at the following link
08/02/2013 - Press Coverage following Feb 2013 Regional Comp
05/05/2012 - Conditioning
BGTV has some very useful conditioning tips for our budding gymnasts. See the following link for details of this and some other very useful tips.
30/03/2012 - Directions to Rugby
Please note - the original postcode given for the Rugby venue may not work. Please read the following kindly put on the club Facebook page by Laura Martin
"Checked out Rugby College on their website, it looks really nice and new. But they say that your Sat Nav may not recognise the CV21 1AR postcode, so alternatively try CV21 1RW, as this is for Junction Retail Park. As you approach the retail park (McDonald's is on your left) DO NOT turn left (However much you fancy a McD's!!) go straight over the roundabout onto the new rd (Technology Drive) and you should see the centre ahead. Hope this helps folks :-) oh and make sure you've got enough petrol!!!! "
29/03/2012 - British Gymnastic Child Protection Policy
Full details of the British Gymnastics Child Protection Policy are available on the DOWNLOADS page or via the following link
03/02/2012 - February Gymnast Magazine
Check out the February edition of the British Gymnastics GYMNAST magazine. There is an article featuring Kieran Martin and the recent Lego video's he has produced in conjunction with Callum and Freya. Well done Kieran.........and when you become a famous animation director don't forget who helped you get your first break (editor)........
06/10/2011 - FIRST BONUS BALL WINNER !!!!!!
We have our first Bonus Ball Winner. Phillip De Jager wins £25 as his bonus ball (11) was selected in the Wednesday Lottery Draw. Please check the BONUS BALL page for details of the winners.
We still have the following numbers available for purchase - 12, 19, 23, 34, 37, 38, 41, 44, 46, 47. If you would like one of these numbers please contact Laura. If these numbers remain un purchased and one of them is drawn, the proceeds will go to the club.
07/07/2011 - Lottery Bonus Ball
The club is organising a weekly Lottery Bonus Ball to raise money for club funds. We have all 49 lottery numbers available for purchase at £1 per number per week. If your number is selected as the bonus ball on the Wedesday evening lottery you win £25. The remaining £24 goes in to club funds. Twice a year (Wed before Christmas and Wed before Easter) the winning prize will be £50. Numbers are available for purchase now from Laura. To simplify the administration we ask that you purchase 13 weeks worth of draw entries for £13.
The club lottery is being registered under the Gambling Act 2005 which does mean that you have to be 16 years of age to purchase a bonus ball number.
The Lottery Bonus Ball commences on Wednesday 5th October and the first 13-week session runs up to and including 28/12/2011 which includes a £50 draw on 21/12/2011.
Please try your best to support the club in this money-raising venture.
11/08/2011 - Olympic Torch Relay
GREAT NEWS! The three nominations made by the club for Lou, Lucy and Aaron have all got past the first stage of the process. Each nomination will now go forward to a Regional Selection Committee who will assess each case. This next stage of the process won't be completed until the start of December. In the meantime we'll all keep our finger crosses and hope that at least one representative from Stoke Elite gets a place in the Staffordshire leg of the Olympic Torch Relay. GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL.
10/08/2011 - Aaron selected for GBR Youth Match
A MASSIVE congratulations to Aaron Lymer who has been selected to represent Great Britain in the forthcoming GBR vs Germany Youth Match taking place at Taunton on 2nd - 4th September. Full details may be found at the following link
10/08/2011 - Stoke Elite in the news (again)
The club featured in recent Stoke Sentinel news article covering the clubs participation in the National Finals
28/06/2011 - Olympic Torch Nominations
LONDON 2012 TORCH RELAY - the club has nominated the following people to become torch bearers in the London 2012 Torch Relay
Louise Finney, Lucy Alcock and Aaron Lymer
As you would expect with the Olympics, it is bound to be oversubscribed !! Therefore the first phase will be a ballot. If they get through, then one of their nominations (if there is more than one) will be selected at random and this will go before a judging panel. If they get past this they will be allocated a place on the relay.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL AND WE ARE KEEPING OUR FINGER CROSSED FOR YOU. x
21/06/2011 - New Conditioning Plans
Additional conditioning plans are available on the DOWNLOADS page. We now have specific plans for arms, legs and core conditioning.
Our younger gymnasts should be aiming for 15-20 repetitions of the exercises.
If you need any help or assistance please speak to Laura who can talk (and maybe demonstrate?) you through them.
27/05/2011 - Aaron selected for Northern/Midlands Super Regional Development Squad
A HUGE congratulations to Aaron Lymer who has been selected to attend the Northern/Midlands Super Regional Development Squad session on Sunday 26th June in Liverpool. The Super Regional Development Squad acts as a feeder group for the National Squad and is recognition of all of the tremendous work being put in by Aaron and his coach Louise.
In addition, Aaron has been invited to an inter-regional competition between the Super Regional Squads of Northern/Midlands versus Southern. This takes place at Bath University on Sunday 14th August.
WELL DONE AARON AND KEEP UP THE HARD WORK
15/02/2011 - Club awarded GymMark Status
Following a rigorous assessment by British Gymnastics, the club has been awarded GymMark status. This is BG's accreditation scheme that recognises a quality club.
Congratulations to Louise, the committee, the coaches, volunteers, helpers and everyone who has worked so hard to achieve this recognition. This represents another significant step in the development of the club which is still less than two years old.
WELL DONE EVERYONE !!!!!
05/11/10 - Conditioning plans
Conditioning plans are now available on the DOWNLOADS page. Please download the relevant plan for your grade, and work on your conditioning at home.
04/10/10 - New Welfare Email Address
The club has now launched a new email address for any of our club members and/or bouncers who want to contact our Welfare Officers in confidence.
Emails sent to this address will automatically be forwarded to our Welfare officers who can then deal with the issue. Rest assured that the contents of your email will not be divulged to any other members or officials of the club. The new email address is: -
02/08/2010 - Congratulations to Lucy Alcock
A MASSIVE congratulations to Lucy Alcock who took part in the England Squad trials held in Surrey on Saturday 31st July. Lucy put in a magnificent performance to be selected as first reserve for the Loule Cup to be held in Portugal in September. In addition to this, Lucy was selected for the England Squad for the forthcoming Home International to be held in the Autumn.
WELL DONE LUCY
16.05.2010 - Lucy Alcock selected for England Squad
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Lucy Alcock who has been selected for the England 2010/11 Junior Girls Trampoline Squad.
And of course, an extra special mention to Louise who has personally coached Lucy to reach this level and has assisted and mentored her while working towards this achievement.
Well done Lucy and Louise from everyone at Stoke Elite Trampolining Club !!
05.05.2010 - Recent Stoke Sentinel Article
The Stoke Sentinel recently carried an article about the club, highlighting its successes at the Hull Gala and the W.Midlands Regional Qualifier in March. Click on the following link to see the article.
With further successes at the Wales Gala and forthcoming Regional and Gala competitions in Birmingham we will hopefully be generating further column inches in the near future.
Well done to all of our competitive bouncers - keep up the good work and our success will continue.
Special thanks to Louise and all of the coaches for the hard work they put in to prepare our bouncers for their competitions. The hard work in training is certainly paying off and 2010 is proving to be a phenomenal year for Stoke Elite.
05.02.2010 - Stoke Elite appears on BBC Radio Stoke
This morning, the club featured on the BBC Radio Stoke breakfast show. Bouncers and coaches were interviewed for a feature which described Stoke Elite Trampolining Club as one of the most successful sports ambassadors in the area.
01.09.09 - General Club News
The club moved into its permanent new home today. Sessions will now be held at Trentham High School on Tuesday's, Friday's and Saturday's. See the ABOUT US page for details of session times.
In addition, the club will be taking delivery of a brand new trampoline on Wednesday 9th September which will give us three beds for use at training sessions. Lets hope the bouncers are as excited about this news as Louise is (I thought she was going to explode) !!!
Don't forget, monthly subscription fees and forthcoming competition fees are due this Friday. The club bank account is now fully up and running and standing orders for monthly subs can now be set up to make payment easier for yourselves and the club.
30.06.09 - New Website
New website created