Archive for March, 2018
Keswick Junior Tri Club will be 2 years old in April. They have 45 junior members from 7 years old to 16 years old. The club actively encourage their junior members to help and support each other and they currently have 6 of their older juniors who have completed their Tri Youth Activators award with the BTF so they can get involved in helping deliver training sessions along side the clubs 8 coaches.
During winter, the club focus on pool swim sessions, transition training and strength/conditioning sessions. They hold aquabike challenges to keep the children interested and having fun. They also practice bike skills so will often ride out along the local railway path or in the woods. It’s great fun for the children as it’s “dark” but, as a result, the club need to invest in decent bike lights to light up the trail.
Once Spring/Summer arrives, the children move into open water training once the lake is warm enough. The juniors can often be found swimming round Derwent Island!
Epic Kidz has donated £500 to the Keswick Juniors so that they can purchase their much needed bike lights to help the children enjoy their winter riding and stay motivated until Spring finally arrives.
1st Oswaldtwistle Scout Group is one of the oldest Scout Groups in the UK. Based in the northern town of Oswaldtwistle, they are a small but active troop, taking part in various outdoor activities and actively fundraising to help keep their scout group going.
The scout group take part in numerous weekend trips away and attend regular camps. The troop have been recently fundraising to purchase a new gazebo which will be great for when they are away at camp or undertaking their outdoor trips.
Epic Kidz donated £500 to the 1st Oswaldtwistle Scout Group so that they can purchase their new gazebo ready for the summer.
Flic Flac Gymnastics Club was founded in 2001 and now has around 250-300 members ranging from 2 years old through to adults. The Flic Flac team has competed in many competitions over the years, gaining an impressive medal haul and trophy collection.
Over the last 5 years, Flic Flacs has represented the UK in the USA IAIGC World Championships. To achieve this, the girls had to work incredibly hard, competing at regional and national level, to achieve a qualifying score to gain entry into the World Championships.
This year Flic Flac has 20 gymnasts from the club representing them at the World Championships in Florida. Whilst the parents of the gymnasts are funding the travel & accommodation for the trip, Flic Flacs is undertaking a major fundraising effort to raise the money for the gymnasts competition entry fees and all their travel/competition kit. They need to raise over £11,000.00.
Epic Kidz has donated £500 which will help to purchase some of the girls travel kit.
We wish all the girls good luck at the World Championships and look forward to hearing how they all get on.
Last year we were introduced to The Zappi Racing Team, lead by ex professional Italian cyclist Flavio Zappi. Via the Dave Hitchen Fund we were able to help them fund their February camp in Calpe. The team had a fantastic season on the continent in 2017 with many race wins as well as numerous individual and team placements. The impressive team of junior riders is continuing into 2018 and now includes junior ladies, boys and U23 teams.
The Zappi Racing Teams include national level riders from the North West, Yorkshire and Central region. The juniors will be racing at both a National and International level for this upcoming season.
Unsurprisingly the funding required to be able to compete at such a high level across the continent is costly and Epic Kidz have provided a £500 Dave Hitchen Grant to assist with the travel costs/race fees.
Find out more about the Zappi team at HERE.