Warriors of Warrington June 2019 Member Update

Fundraising - The Giving Machine

We have exciting fundraising news.

You can now find Warriors of Warrington on TheGivingMachine, a great fundraising site that lets you raise donations for Warriors of Warrington whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny!

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You can also download the free desktop reminder app to help you remember to always shop online via TheGivingMachine https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

Please see the newsletter below that gives you an update on fundraising and some further details regarding TheGivingMachine.

Thank you for your support.

Warriors AGM 2019

Just a reminder that our Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 28th June at 6.30pm in the Jubilee Suite at Orford Jubilee Neighbourhood Hub, Orford, Jubilee Way, Warrington, WA2 8HE. The AGM is the Annual General Meeting of the club, it is where the committee report on the success and day to day running of the club since the last AGM which was in July 2018.

If you have any resolutions, proposals or submissions to be moved at the AGM, these need to be duly proposed and seconded and submitted to myself in writing. Also during the AGM, the committee for the next 12 months will be elected, if you are interested in becoming a member of the Executive Committee (President, Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary or Treasurer) or a Committee Member, you will need to be proposed and seconded by 2 members of the club. There is a nomination sheet on the noticeboard at Woolston Hub or you can request a nomination form from the Secretary and I will email this across to you. Please note that these nominations need to be with the Secretary before Friday 7th June. If you have any questions about joining the committee please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Prior to the meeting an Agenda and Committee Reports will be available via our club website for you to view from Friday 14th June.

In order to attend the meeting on the 28th June you will need to be a CAT3 member of the club, if you are unsure please get in touch and I can confirm this. If you aren’t a member but want to attend the meeting you will need to get in touch with memberships@swimwarriors.org.uk as soon as possible.

We very much hope to see you on the 28th June to allow you to find out what has been going on in the club over the last 12 months and the plans for the future.

National Summer Meet invitees

Well done to the swimmers below, who are on the final draft list to be confirmed in the next week.

British - Matthew Domville & Alex Watkinson

English - Daniel Kinsella & Sophie Weston

Scottish - Charis Davidson

British Para - Coral Farrell

Regional Championships

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed over the 3 weekends at the Northwest Regional Championships.

There were some amazing swims, new records, medals, trophies and lots of personal best times recorded. Some outstanding performances in the last weekend included Sophie Westion, Ronnie Weall and Tom Hilton.

Well done to everyone involved

Bolton Mini League Success

Well done to all the swimmers involved in the 2nd round of the Bolton Mini League. They came away with a resounding win scoring 80 points. Atherton and Leigh were second with 55 and Ashton Central 44. Also special thanks to all the volunteers, officials and club captain Oliver Houghton who all played their part this evening.

The final round is being held at Ashton Central on 9th June. the team sheet will be posted shortly. Good luck to everyone involved.

Swimmer of the Month is awarded by coaches to swimmers based on the same criteria listed on our website and focuses on swimmers who have achieved the 3As of Attendance, Attitude and Ability based on recent results. These swimmers are presented swimming caps by the coaches.

Congratulations this month go to Tom Hilton and Eve Wolfendale

Upcoming Galas

As we approach the end of cycle meet in July, there are still a couple of galas that our swimmers may have entered:

Retford Open Meet - This gala takes place on Sunday 16th June at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. . The deadline to enter this gala has now passed and full details can be found on our website here

Warriors Badge Gala 4 - This Gala will take place at Orford on Saturday 29th June 2019 and has a level 4 licence. Warm up will be 5pm with a 5:30pm start. Deadline to enter this gala is via the Active System with entries needing to be made by midnight on Sunday 16th June 2019. Full details can be found on our website here. Please note that swimmers in Development Groups may only enter 25m races, whilst C squad can enter 25m & 50m races.

Any help that parents can provide as volunteers at this gala is really appreciated, you can do this by signing up as a volunteer via the Active site or contacting homegalas@swimwarriors.org.uk for more details.

Rotherham Metro A/B Grade Meet - This Level 3 Gala will take place on 6th and 7th July at Pond’s Forge in Sheffield. The deadline to enter this gala has now passed and full details can be found on our website here

If you have any questions or need any support with galas please contact our Away Gala Coordinator at awaygalas@swimwarriors.org.uk or our Home Gala Coordinator at homegalas@swimwarriors.org.uk. If you are unsure what galas to enter please contact headcoach@swimwarriors.org.uk.

The Competitive Calendar for 2019 is live on our website with the dates confirmed for our Club Championships and Warriors external gala - The Percy Mason. More details to follow in the coming months.

Supporting the Club

We are always looking for people who are willing to get involved and give something back to the club. The club is actively looking for help in areas including report writing, photograph taking and fundraising.

The club relies on volunteers so if you could help out in anyway or would like some further information please contact secretary@swimwarriors.org.uk, any help however small is greatly appreciated.

If you need any assistance or have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch and good luck to all swimmers competing in galas coming up in the next few months

Kate Vincent

Club Secretary (secretary@swimwarriors.org.uk)


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