Ray Gordon, member of the N&D Management Board, Finance Manager of the ASANER and member of the ASA Sports Board, was presented with the Torch Trust Trophy award by the Countess of Wessex on 24 February.
The annual Torch Trust Trophy awards recognise those who have dedicated themselves to volunteering in sports at grassroots level, through working with clubs and community initiatives. This year’s awards were held at the Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London.
Read more about Ray on the ASA website.
Last year’s U15 ASA National Age Group champions Sedgefield carried over their form into the first event of the 2015 ASA National Age Group Water Polo Championships, topping Group A of the Boys U17 Prelims in Walsall.
To read more about their success visit the asa website
On Monday night this week we attended the Durham hub session at the Louisa Centre in Stanley where 22 swimmers from across 5 clubs in the county were training together as part of the regular Durham hub training sessions. It was really exciting to see the mix of swimmers and coaches highlighting how clubs within the county can successfully work together.
During the session the swimmers spent time in the pool and the gym. Many of the swimmers have attended all of the sessions and can see the benefits and it has had on their swimming and training.
When asked about the hub sessions, a number of the swimmers commented that they enjoy ‘the mixture of clubs and training with different people’ ‘the interaction with swimmers from other clubs and the ability to mix with other coaches’ and‘racing new people’.