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Trafford Swimming Club Network The 4 Trafford Swimming Clubs and Swim Trafford have now been successful at gaining the Swim21 essentials accreditation. The ASA have let us know that we are the only network in the UK to have the whole of the development and performance pathway accredited. Because of this, the ASA have decided to work with us to pilot the new Swim21 club network accreditation. This will take 6 – 12 months to work through but, if successful, we will be the FIRST and ONLY borough to hold this type of accreditation. Swim Well just leading the way on a National scale now! Well Done team!

Movers, Leavers & Starters We say a big hello to: Robert Hare, Centre Manager at Stretford Sports Village. Jo Fitzsimmons, Events Manager at Flixton House. Charlotte Tyrer was a Seasonal Life Guard at Sale and now is a Receptionist at Urmston. Luke Woolstencroft was a Seasonal Life Guard at Urmston and is now a receptionist at Urmston. Joal Harris, Sports Coach with Sport Trafford. Samuel

Issue May 2014

The Trust Newsletter See What’s Going On Across Trafford Community Leisure Trust And See How You Are Part Of Something Truly Amazing

Baxter, Sports Coach with Sport Trafford. Samuel Tolley Seasonal Sports Coach with Sport Trafford. If you see them around about please make them feel welcome.

In This Edition...

p2 Exec. Factor

p5

Special Award

p7 Golden Moment

We say goodbye to: Jacques Cowen, Senior Fitness Instructor at The Grammar. Andrea Coogan, Multi-site Swim Teacher. Lorraine Keary, Catering Assistant at Stretford Sports Village. Colette Urmston, Centre Manager George H Carnall. Lisa Humphreys, Duty Manager at Altrincham Leisure Centre.

Others

Increasing Participation Improving our Service Developing Ourselves Managing our Environment Developing our Business Increasing Awareness of the Trust Leading our People

We wish them well in the future.

Trafford Leisure

Refresher Courses

Jason Denton, Assistant Manager at William Wroe Golf Course

On the 8th, 9th & 10th June we will be running our Staff Conferences and all staff should attend.

will be running a bimonthly First Aid refresher course in the club room at Altrincham Golf Course.

Jobs at Trafford Leisure Below are jobs currently displayed on our website: http://www.traffordleisure.co.uk/jobs-training/vacancies/ Active Living Support Administrator - Marsland House Closing Date Sunday 8th June 2014 at 4pm Active Living Manager - Marsland House Closing Date Sunday 8th June 2014 at 4pm. Lifeguard and Leisure Assistant Closing Date Friday 6th June 2014 at 4pm Personal Trainer - multi-sites Closing Date Thursday 5th June 2014 Duty Manager - Trafford Community Leisure Trust Closing Date Sunday 15th June 2014 at 4pm

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The next session is on the 9th June at 1pm. This course is for non-NPLQ staff that hold a current First Aid at work certificate. For any more information please contact Jason on jason.denton@trafford leisure.co.uk

COMMENTATOR’S BOX

There will be lots of things happening on the day and plenty of information will be shared with you all about The Trust. Importantly it will be fun and interactive and hopefully very enjoyable for everyone. If you haven’t already booked yourself on any of the dates above please do so as soon as you can by speaking to the Administrator at your site.


The Exec. Factor Bernie Jones T H E our Chief Executive shares with you E EC. the things that are going on behind F A C T O R the scenes

How quickly does a year go? I can’t believe it’s 12 months since we held our first ever staff

World Cup Fan Park

Teacher Training

The Performance Review Annual Report has been finalised and

During the course of the World Cup ITV are building a fan park on

A Swimming Teacher Development

will be with you shortly. In it there are details of some of the

the site of the old Granada Studios.

Morning will be running on

the past 12 months. Please take the time to read it - and be

This fan park, the only one in

Stretford Chester 9am – 12noon.

proud of what YOU’VE achieved.

the country, will not only seat

This is an open invite to all of our

2000 people and show World

lovely Level 1 & 2 teachers. Come

Cup games on the big screen

and join us for a morning of idea generating and sharing of best

but also host community activity

practise!

Have a great month and I will look forward to seeing you at the conferences

haven’t booked on one of the sessions, do it today. Everyone is expected to attend.

Name: Fran Cunliffe Position: Centre Manager Site: The Grammar

of the delivery partners, along with Manchester FA, Manchester

It is scientifically suggested that walking at a fast pace for 3 hours or more at least once a week can reduce your risk for heart disease by up to 65%

I currently play football for Stockport county ladies and have won players player of the year award 3 out of the 4 years I’ve been back playing (not bad for an old bird). Some of my friends would refer to me as a social butterfly, I love nothing more than getting

that area all my life. I am 29 (+1) but who’s counting! Very close to my family and have 2 boisterous nephews and one beautiful niece who I love to bits. Once leaving school I had a choice to make out of the 2 things which I enjoyed, sport and looking after children. In my logic I chose sport because I thought when I had my own children I didn’t want to have to look after

be an adult participation session with players who participate in

and another called “Deaf Friendly Swimming” are available

existing sessions having the opportunity to play while on the 18th

completely Free of charge and is worth 3 CPD points each.

June there will be a Youth Involvement day provided by TUF*C.

To register with the IoS is really easy, you can go onto their

The final date, the 25th June is for adult disability provision and

website at www.theiosonline.com and it’ll take just a few

the football groups from Trafford, Manchester, Tameside and

minutes.

Salford MENCAP are all taking part.

Breastroke, Backstroke, Butterfly

here: http://www.itv.com/worldcup/feverpitch

and Freestyle. All of these are

priced at £25 each.

Favourite Films: Man on Fire, Crash, SATC The

Golden Moment

Movie, Dirty Dancing, Footloose

Congratulations to Ashleigh Keeling, Senior Leisure Assistant at Urmston

Heros: David Beckham

Leisure Centre who has been awarded a Golden Moment Award.

Favourite Food: Would I be judged if I said KFC? If yes Chinese

While Ashleigh was away at a hotel in the Lake District with friends, a hotel resident came to the reception and asked for some Gaviscon for her

Best Place I’ve been abroad: New York at

husband. She said he had indigestion and was grabbing his chest in pain. So

Christmas – wow amazing!

using her Life-Saving and First Aid skills she thought this might be more than

Village as a Duty Manager and stayed there for 2 ½ years and then finally The Grammar, where I’ve been for the last 4 years.

S

e

h ft

o e il h f ro nt P f Mo f ta

Comical, genuine and committed

Leisure Attendant. After Sale I then went to Stretford Sports

always been involved in team sports, believe it or not I’m quite

a member. The CPD “An Introduction to Disability Swimming”

during the course of the World Cup. The ITV press release is

3 words to describe me:

enough to have made friends for life during my time. I have

CPDs available for all people who register on the website as

has three specific dates for activity. On the 15th June there will

Hobbies & Interests: Watching football, David Beckham,

So I started working at Sale Leisure Centre when I was 18 as

I have enjoyed all the centres I’ve worked at and am lucky

together on county wide days but TCLT Football Development

available are – Introduction to

Dream Job: David Beckham’s PA

During that time I worked as a Leisure Attendant and Senior

The IoS (The Institute of Swimming) have some FREE online

some Gangnam style moves out (I’m of course joking).

screaming kids day and night.

a casual receptionist where I stayed for the next 5 ½ years.

City Council and Street Soccer. All delivery partners are working

Other online training and CPDs

The Grammar, build and maintain good working relationships

Bio: I was born in Gatley in Stockport and have lived around

City Foundation, Manchester United Foundation, Manchester

godchildren.

exploring all opportunities.

Online Continuous Programme Development (CPD) is available

socialising, music, keeping fit, spending time with my 5

team to deliver vision 20/20 and develop the business by

If you’ve not had your invite yet, speak to your Swim Well

ITV are committing a £1 Million worth of air time to the project

together with friends, drinking wine and occasionally throwing

Roles & Responsibilities: To manage the operations of with Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, lead The Grammar

International Beach Football games in the evening. Trafford Community Leisure Trust Football Development is one

few who knows exactly what’s going on during the sessions, be informative, a whole load of fun, and a few surprises. If you

in the daytime and host Manager. We will look forward to seeing you all there.

conferences... and here we are again. I’m one of the privileged but I’m sworn to secrecy. However, I can tell you that they will

Sunday 29th June 2014 at

fantastic things you and your colleagues have achieved during

just indigestion, with this in mind she ran to his aid.

Asheigh receiving her award from our Chief Executive Bernie Jones

Ashleigh quickly put him in the W position and was also planning ahead for the worst and keeping his wife calm, who by now was panicking. She stayed with him the whole time reassuring him and assessing him while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. A week later the residents wife phoned the hotel to let them know he has had 4 stents in his heart and if Ashleigh hadn’t have acted when she did it would of been a lot worse.

WELL DONE ASHLEIGH

competitive!

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Guess Who Winner

National 5’s Finalists

Golf Open Day

The Winner of our guess who competition is Brenda McCann,

Once again the girls from TCLT (Tuf*C) excelled at this year’s

Altrincham Golf Course ran a Golf Open Day on April 27th which was highly successful with

Receptionist at Urmston Leisure

Centre. Brenda got all of the

people right that featured in the

competition.

National 5’s football tournament. Our team has just qualified from the regional finals to this year’s national finals that will be held once again at St George’s Park which is the new state of the art facility that is the home of the England football team.

over 70 people turning up to enjoy what was on offer. A range of people got involved from little toddlers to over 60 year olds. This event was FREE and the activities on offer were: •

Putting Practise

Chipping Practise

Driving Range Sessions

Well done Brenda you have won

Mini Competitions

yourself a bottle of wine :)

Advice from our Golf Pro

Food served at The Old Hall

Raffle Prizes

In the pictures were:

Simon Blair

In for a penny lose those pounds saw 464 memberships sold against April’s membership target of 454. This was the highest number of membership sales for an April promotion EVER; The previous record was in April 2013 which was 451. A new record was also set on the annual sales as we achieved 72 sales for April 2014; the previous record was 66 in April 2013.

We had a great turn out and

Bernie Jones

this is a great way to promote golf

and our Golf Courses within the

community. Well done to all the staff that were involved.

Clare Charity

Staff Family Passes

Stevie Brookes

All staff play golf for free when working for the Trust and if you have family on a

Auto Enrolment Update!

staff family pass they can use our Golf Couses for only £3 a round!! Your family members can play anytime Monday - Friday and after You may remember that last year we finished as national runners up so hopefully we can go one better this time. The

3pm at the weekends. If you would like any of your family members (up to 4 immediate family members are allowed) to join on a staff family pass. You can contact your administrator at

After months of anticipation Auto Enrolment is here and the Trust’s

finals will be held over the weekend September 6th & 7th

new pension scheme, “The Peoples Pension”, went live on 1 April!

when the team will be guests of the English FA and Street

A total of 112 eligible staff were automatically enrolled on that date

Games.

and £3 for a round. Also they can use the leisure centres with

opt out. Additionally, one entitled and one non eligible worker have

Well done girls and we look forward to the result of the finals

sessions or racquet sports.

also opted to join the scheme, making a positive decision to start

in September.

thinking about their long term pension provision.

Filming Out & About

and it is great to be able to report that so far only 2 have chosen to

Remember, if you have not been automatically enrolled you can still join the scheme, you will get tax relief on the contributions you

your site for more information but all it costs is £5 for the year the same pass for a cost of £1.10 for both swimming, gym

Staff Golf Day Continuing with the golf theme, William Wroe Golf Course will be holding a Staff Golf Day on

make, and you may also be entitled to contributions from the Trust.

You may have seen recently

13th June 2014. For just £15 per head you can pit your golfing skills against other members of

If you have already been enrolled you can also chose to increase

that we have been doing

staff and included will be:

the amount you are contributing (currently 1% of qualifying pay)

some filming in and around

and you will also get tax relief on those contributions.

a lot of the sites.

Bacon sandwich

Coffee on arrival

We would just like to say a big thank you to all who got

Prizes

involved and helped out during the day, all will be revealed at

Buffet

If you want any more information about this or anything to do with pensions, please contact: Chris Kirkham on 0161 826 3945 or e-mail chris.kirkham@traffordleisure.co.uk

the Staff Conferences. There should be a poster up on your site’s staff room notice boards, or you can contact the event organiser Jason Denton on: T 0161 748 8680

Your money needs to be paid by Tuesday 10th June at the latest in order to get your place.

Only

5 1 £ art p e k a t to

E jason.denton@traffordleisure.co.uk.

6

George H Carnall Leisure Centre achieved the second highest number of membership sales with 63 sales. Stretford Chester achieved the highest number of membership sales during this promotion with 123 memberships sold. Altrincham achieved the highest number of annuals during this promotion with 17 annuals sold.

You will have already seen at our leisure centres that we are running a Zest World Cup Members Challenge. In this challenge members try to match the distances covered by world class footballers. There are 3 levels with 8 players per level, once a level is completed they will receive a Zest football T-shirt. Each member has 8 weeks to complete the challenge. For more information please see your Zest Gym Manager at your site.

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Football Frenzy Barclays says Thank you to community heroes with exclusive event at Manchester United!

Manchester United stars Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher greeted our TUF*C coaches, Football Development coaches, Old Trafford Sports Barn staff and volunteers at Carrington on Thursday 1st May. The exclusive event was part of Premier League title sponsors Barclays way of thanking the coaches for their commitment to the local community.

The tournament will be run by TUF*C and take place outdoors on the 3G. It will be 6 aside with at least one female player to be playing (if you don’t have a female you will be playing with 5 players). To keep things simple we have the following teams taking part:

As you are aware this year’s staff conferences are taking place from the 8th to the 10th June. To round the conferences off we are hosting a mixed staff football tournament at Stretford Sports Village at 5.30 - 8.30pm on Tuesday 10th June.

The group met midfielders Carrick and Fletcher at the club’s Carrington training complex for a unique Q&A session that saw the duo answering questions on life as a Premier League footballer. Old Trafford Sports Barn is a Barclays Spaces for Sports site, one of 200 community sports sites that Barclays has built with partners like ourselves and the Football Foundation. The coaches associated with the site were chosen for this reward because of the valuable work they do in the community. Our Chief Executive, Bernie Jones, said: “All the coaches and volunteers were thrilled with the afternoon at Manchester United. The two players were more than generous with their time and answered some difficult questions. Our staff loved it and we can’t thank Barclays enough. It’s a great way to end the season.”

Marsland House / Sport Trafford Old Trafford Sports Barn / TUF*C Sale Leisure Centre Stretford Sports Village Partington / Urmston Leisure Centre Altrincham Leisure Centre The Grammar George H Carnal

If you would like you to confirm your centres participation and who the point of contact is, please contact Andy Hilton 0791 2280 894 or email - andy.hilton@traffordleisure.co.uk so he can forward on the rules and fixture lists. David Wheldon, Managing Director of Brand, Reputation, Citizenship & Marketing at Barclays, commented: “This season Barclays is saying thank you to community heroes across the UK who help make the Barclays Premier League what it is. Volunteers who give up their time help run football sessions for young people are a vital part of the community. This group of coaches from Old Trafford Sports Barn and Trafford Community Leisure Trust are deserving of this day out as thank you for their dedication and hard work.”

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/barclaysfootball

and join the conversation to thank community heroes with #YouAreFootball

Special Recognition Staff from Altrincham and George H Carnall Leisure Centres were invited to the North West Ambulance Service’s Cardiacsmart Awards Ceremony to receive a special Life Saving Award. The award aims to recognise those who have made outstanding efforts to save the life of a person suffering a cardiac arrest. Along with staff, both Gordon Hutchinson and Ian Holding, whose lives were saved by our staff using the defibrillators at their centres. Gordon and Ian both made a speech before the staff received their awards and highlighed how thankful they are to the quick actions that helped save their lives. Staff from Altrincham who received a Life Saving Award were: Jon Francis, Sue Mason, Anthony Girvan and Jenny Walton. Staff from George H Carnall who received a Life Saving award were: Chris Lloyd, Steve Aston and Tania Poznanovic.

more people, more active, more often

www.traffordleisure.co.uk 4

Fantastic achievement and we are all very proud of you!! 5


Football Frenzy Barclays says Thank you to community heroes with exclusive event at Manchester United!

Manchester United stars Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher greeted our TUF*C coaches, Football Development coaches, Old Trafford Sports Barn staff and volunteers at Carrington on Thursday 1st May. The exclusive event was part of Premier League title sponsors Barclays way of thanking the coaches for their commitment to the local community.

The tournament will be run by TUF*C and take place outdoors on the 3G. It will be 6 aside with at least one female player to be playing (if you don’t have a female you will be playing with 5 players). To keep things simple we have the following teams taking part:

As you are aware this year’s staff conferences are taking place from the 8th to the 10th June. To round the conferences off we are hosting a mixed staff football tournament at Stretford Sports Village at 5.30 - 8.30pm on Tuesday 10th June.

The group met midfielders Carrick and Fletcher at the club’s Carrington training complex for a unique Q&A session that saw the duo answering questions on life as a Premier League footballer. Old Trafford Sports Barn is a Barclays Spaces for Sports site, one of 200 community sports sites that Barclays has built with partners like ourselves and the Football Foundation. The coaches associated with the site were chosen for this reward because of the valuable work they do in the community. Our Chief Executive, Bernie Jones, said: “All the coaches and volunteers were thrilled with the afternoon at Manchester United. The two players were more than generous with their time and answered some difficult questions. Our staff loved it and we can’t thank Barclays enough. It’s a great way to end the season.”

Marsland House / Sport Trafford Old Trafford Sports Barn / TUF*C Sale Leisure Centre Stretford Sports Village Partington / Urmston Leisure Centre Altrincham Leisure Centre The Grammar George H Carnal

If you would like you to confirm your centres participation and who the point of contact is, please contact Andy Hilton 0791 2280 894 or email - andy.hilton@traffordleisure.co.uk so he can forward on the rules and fixture lists. David Wheldon, Managing Director of Brand, Reputation, Citizenship & Marketing at Barclays, commented: “This season Barclays is saying thank you to community heroes across the UK who help make the Barclays Premier League what it is. Volunteers who give up their time help run football sessions for young people are a vital part of the community. This group of coaches from Old Trafford Sports Barn and Trafford Community Leisure Trust are deserving of this day out as thank you for their dedication and hard work.”

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/barclaysfootball

and join the conversation to thank community heroes with #YouAreFootball

Special Recognition Staff from Altrincham and George H Carnall Leisure Centres were invited to the North West Ambulance Service’s Cardiacsmart Awards Ceremony to receive a special Life Saving Award. The award aims to recognise those who have made outstanding efforts to save the life of a person suffering a cardiac arrest. Along with staff, both Gordon Hutchinson and Ian Holding, whose lives were saved by our staff using the defibrillators at their centres. Gordon and Ian both made a speech before the staff received their awards and highlighed how thankful they are to the quick actions that helped save their lives. Staff from Altrincham who received a Life Saving Award were: Jon Francis, Sue Mason, Anthony Girvan and Jenny Walton. Staff from George H Carnall who received a Life Saving award were: Chris Lloyd, Steve Aston and Tania Poznanovic.

more people, more active, more often

www.traffordleisure.co.uk 4

Fantastic achievement and we are all very proud of you!! 5


Guess Who Winner

National 5’s Finalists

Golf Open Day

The Winner of our guess who competition is Brenda McCann,

Once again the girls from TCLT (Tuf*C) excelled at this year’s

Altrincham Golf Course ran a Golf Open Day on April 27th which was highly successful with

Receptionist at Urmston Leisure

Centre. Brenda got all of the

people right that featured in the

competition.

National 5’s football tournament. Our team has just qualified from the regional finals to this year’s national finals that will be held once again at St George’s Park which is the new state of the art facility that is the home of the England football team.

over 70 people turning up to enjoy what was on offer. A range of people got involved from little toddlers to over 60 year olds. This event was FREE and the activities on offer were: •

Putting Practise

Chipping Practise

Driving Range Sessions

Well done Brenda you have won

Mini Competitions

yourself a bottle of wine :)

Advice from our Golf Pro

Food served at The Old Hall

Raffle Prizes

In the pictures were:

Simon Blair

In for a penny lose those pounds saw 464 memberships sold against April’s membership target of 454. This was the highest number of membership sales for an April promotion EVER; The previous record was in April 2013 which was 451. A new record was also set on the annual sales as we achieved 72 sales for April 2014; the previous record was 66 in April 2013.

We had a great turn out and

Bernie Jones

this is a great way to promote golf

and our Golf Courses within the

community. Well done to all the staff that were involved.

Clare Charity

Staff Family Passes

Stevie Brookes

All staff play golf for free when working for the Trust and if you have family on a

Auto Enrolment Update!

staff family pass they can use our Golf Couses for only £3 a round!! Your family members can play anytime Monday - Friday and after You may remember that last year we finished as national runners up so hopefully we can go one better this time. The

3pm at the weekends. If you would like any of your family members (up to 4 immediate family members are allowed) to join on a staff family pass. You can contact your administrator at

After months of anticipation Auto Enrolment is here and the Trust’s

finals will be held over the weekend September 6th & 7th

new pension scheme, “The Peoples Pension”, went live on 1 April!

when the team will be guests of the English FA and Street

A total of 112 eligible staff were automatically enrolled on that date

Games.

and £3 for a round. Also they can use the leisure centres with

opt out. Additionally, one entitled and one non eligible worker have

Well done girls and we look forward to the result of the finals

sessions or racquet sports.

also opted to join the scheme, making a positive decision to start

in September.

thinking about their long term pension provision.

Filming Out & About

and it is great to be able to report that so far only 2 have chosen to

Remember, if you have not been automatically enrolled you can still join the scheme, you will get tax relief on the contributions you

your site for more information but all it costs is £5 for the year the same pass for a cost of £1.10 for both swimming, gym

Staff Golf Day Continuing with the golf theme, William Wroe Golf Course will be holding a Staff Golf Day on

make, and you may also be entitled to contributions from the Trust.

You may have seen recently

13th June 2014. For just £15 per head you can pit your golfing skills against other members of

If you have already been enrolled you can also chose to increase

that we have been doing

staff and included will be:

the amount you are contributing (currently 1% of qualifying pay)

some filming in and around

and you will also get tax relief on those contributions.

a lot of the sites.

Bacon sandwich

Coffee on arrival

We would just like to say a big thank you to all who got

Prizes

involved and helped out during the day, all will be revealed at

Buffet

If you want any more information about this or anything to do with pensions, please contact: Chris Kirkham on 0161 826 3945 or e-mail chris.kirkham@traffordleisure.co.uk

the Staff Conferences. There should be a poster up on your site’s staff room notice boards, or you can contact the event organiser Jason Denton on: T 0161 748 8680

Your money needs to be paid by Tuesday 10th June at the latest in order to get your place.

Only

5 1 £ art p e k a t to

E jason.denton@traffordleisure.co.uk.

6

George H Carnall Leisure Centre achieved the second highest number of membership sales with 63 sales. Stretford Chester achieved the highest number of membership sales during this promotion with 123 memberships sold. Altrincham achieved the highest number of annuals during this promotion with 17 annuals sold.

You will have already seen at our leisure centres that we are running a Zest World Cup Members Challenge. In this challenge members try to match the distances covered by world class footballers. There are 3 levels with 8 players per level, once a level is completed they will receive a Zest football T-shirt. Each member has 8 weeks to complete the challenge. For more information please see your Zest Gym Manager at your site.

3


The Exec. Factor Bernie Jones T H E our Chief Executive shares with you E EC. the things that are going on behind F A C T O R the scenes

How quickly does a year go? I can’t believe it’s 12 months since we held our first ever staff

World Cup Fan Park

Teacher Training

The Performance Review Annual Report has been finalised and

During the course of the World Cup ITV are building a fan park on

A Swimming Teacher Development

will be with you shortly. In it there are details of some of the

the site of the old Granada Studios.

Morning will be running on

the past 12 months. Please take the time to read it - and be

This fan park, the only one in

Stretford Chester 9am – 12noon.

proud of what YOU’VE achieved.

the country, will not only seat

This is an open invite to all of our

2000 people and show World

lovely Level 1 & 2 teachers. Come

Cup games on the big screen

and join us for a morning of idea generating and sharing of best

but also host community activity

practise!

Have a great month and I will look forward to seeing you at the conferences

haven’t booked on one of the sessions, do it today. Everyone is expected to attend.

Name: Fran Cunliffe Position: Centre Manager Site: The Grammar

of the delivery partners, along with Manchester FA, Manchester

It is scientifically suggested that walking at a fast pace for 3 hours or more at least once a week can reduce your risk for heart disease by up to 65%

I currently play football for Stockport county ladies and have won players player of the year award 3 out of the 4 years I’ve been back playing (not bad for an old bird). Some of my friends would refer to me as a social butterfly, I love nothing more than getting

that area all my life. I am 29 (+1) but who’s counting! Very close to my family and have 2 boisterous nephews and one beautiful niece who I love to bits. Once leaving school I had a choice to make out of the 2 things which I enjoyed, sport and looking after children. In my logic I chose sport because I thought when I had my own children I didn’t want to have to look after

be an adult participation session with players who participate in

and another called “Deaf Friendly Swimming” are available

existing sessions having the opportunity to play while on the 18th

completely Free of charge and is worth 3 CPD points each.

June there will be a Youth Involvement day provided by TUF*C.

To register with the IoS is really easy, you can go onto their

The final date, the 25th June is for adult disability provision and

website at www.theiosonline.com and it’ll take just a few

the football groups from Trafford, Manchester, Tameside and

minutes.

Salford MENCAP are all taking part.

Breastroke, Backstroke, Butterfly

here: http://www.itv.com/worldcup/feverpitch

and Freestyle. All of these are

priced at £25 each.

Favourite Films: Man on Fire, Crash, SATC The

Golden Moment

Movie, Dirty Dancing, Footloose

Congratulations to Ashleigh Keeling, Senior Leisure Assistant at Urmston

Heros: David Beckham

Leisure Centre who has been awarded a Golden Moment Award.

Favourite Food: Would I be judged if I said KFC? If yes Chinese

While Ashleigh was away at a hotel in the Lake District with friends, a hotel resident came to the reception and asked for some Gaviscon for her

Best Place I’ve been abroad: New York at

husband. She said he had indigestion and was grabbing his chest in pain. So

Christmas – wow amazing!

using her Life-Saving and First Aid skills she thought this might be more than

Village as a Duty Manager and stayed there for 2 ½ years and then finally The Grammar, where I’ve been for the last 4 years.

S

e

h ft

o e il h f ro nt P f Mo f ta

Comical, genuine and committed

Leisure Attendant. After Sale I then went to Stretford Sports

always been involved in team sports, believe it or not I’m quite

a member. The CPD “An Introduction to Disability Swimming”

during the course of the World Cup. The ITV press release is

3 words to describe me:

enough to have made friends for life during my time. I have

CPDs available for all people who register on the website as

has three specific dates for activity. On the 15th June there will

Hobbies & Interests: Watching football, David Beckham,

So I started working at Sale Leisure Centre when I was 18 as

I have enjoyed all the centres I’ve worked at and am lucky

together on county wide days but TCLT Football Development

available are – Introduction to

Dream Job: David Beckham’s PA

During that time I worked as a Leisure Attendant and Senior

The IoS (The Institute of Swimming) have some FREE online

some Gangnam style moves out (I’m of course joking).

screaming kids day and night.

a casual receptionist where I stayed for the next 5 ½ years.

City Council and Street Soccer. All delivery partners are working

Other online training and CPDs

The Grammar, build and maintain good working relationships

Bio: I was born in Gatley in Stockport and have lived around

City Foundation, Manchester United Foundation, Manchester

godchildren.

exploring all opportunities.

Online Continuous Programme Development (CPD) is available

socialising, music, keeping fit, spending time with my 5

team to deliver vision 20/20 and develop the business by

If you’ve not had your invite yet, speak to your Swim Well

ITV are committing a £1 Million worth of air time to the project

together with friends, drinking wine and occasionally throwing

Roles & Responsibilities: To manage the operations of with Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, lead The Grammar

International Beach Football games in the evening. Trafford Community Leisure Trust Football Development is one

few who knows exactly what’s going on during the sessions, be informative, a whole load of fun, and a few surprises. If you

in the daytime and host Manager. We will look forward to seeing you all there.

conferences... and here we are again. I’m one of the privileged but I’m sworn to secrecy. However, I can tell you that they will

Sunday 29th June 2014 at

fantastic things you and your colleagues have achieved during

just indigestion, with this in mind she ran to his aid.

Asheigh receiving her award from our Chief Executive Bernie Jones

Ashleigh quickly put him in the W position and was also planning ahead for the worst and keeping his wife calm, who by now was panicking. She stayed with him the whole time reassuring him and assessing him while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. A week later the residents wife phoned the hotel to let them know he has had 4 stents in his heart and if Ashleigh hadn’t have acted when she did it would of been a lot worse.

WELL DONE ASHLEIGH

competitive!

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Trafford Swimming Club Network The 4 Trafford Swimming Clubs and Swim Trafford have now been successful at gaining the Swim21 essentials accreditation. The ASA have let us know that we are the only network in the UK to have the whole of the development and performance pathway accredited. Because of this, the ASA have decided to work with us to pilot the new Swim21 club network accreditation. This will take 6 – 12 months to work through but, if successful, we will be the FIRST and ONLY borough to hold this type of accreditation. Swim Well just leading the way on a National scale now! Well Done team!

Movers, Leavers & Starters We say a big hello to: Robert Hare, Centre Manager at Stretford Sports Village. Jo Fitzsimmons, Events Manager at Flixton House. Charlotte Tyrer was a Seasonal Life Guard at Sale and now is a Receptionist at Urmston. Luke Woolstencroft was a Seasonal Life Guard at Urmston and is now a receptionist at Urmston. Joal Harris, Sports Coach with Sport Trafford. Samuel

Issue May 2014

The Trust Newsletter See What’s Going On Across Trafford Community Leisure Trust And See How You Are Part Of Something Truly Amazing

Baxter, Sports Coach with Sport Trafford. Samuel Tolley Seasonal Sports Coach with Sport Trafford. If you see them around about please make them feel welcome.

In This Edition...

p2 Exec. Factor

p5

Special Award

p7 Golden Moment

We say goodbye to: Jacques Cowen, Senior Fitness Instructor at The Grammar. Andrea Coogan, Multi-site Swim Teacher. Lorraine Keary, Catering Assistant at Stretford Sports Village. Colette Urmston, Centre Manager George H Carnall. Lisa Humphreys, Duty Manager at Altrincham Leisure Centre.

Others

Increasing Participation Improving our Service Developing Ourselves Managing our Environment Developing our Business Increasing Awareness of the Trust Leading our People

We wish them well in the future.

Trafford Leisure

Refresher Courses

Jason Denton, Assistant Manager at William Wroe Golf Course

On the 8th, 9th & 10th June we will be running our Staff Conferences and all staff should attend.

will be running a bimonthly First Aid refresher course in the club room at Altrincham Golf Course.

Jobs at Trafford Leisure Below are jobs currently displayed on our website: http://www.traffordleisure.co.uk/jobs-training/vacancies/ Active Living Support Administrator - Marsland House Closing Date Sunday 8th June 2014 at 4pm Active Living Manager - Marsland House Closing Date Sunday 8th June 2014 at 4pm. Lifeguard and Leisure Assistant Closing Date Friday 6th June 2014 at 4pm Personal Trainer - multi-sites Closing Date Thursday 5th June 2014 Duty Manager - Trafford Community Leisure Trust Closing Date Sunday 15th June 2014 at 4pm

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The next session is on the 9th June at 1pm. This course is for non-NPLQ staff that hold a current First Aid at work certificate. For any more information please contact Jason on jason.denton@trafford leisure.co.uk

COMMENTATOR’S BOX

There will be lots of things happening on the day and plenty of information will be shared with you all about The Trust. Importantly it will be fun and interactive and hopefully very enjoyable for everyone. If you haven’t already booked yourself on any of the dates above please do so as soon as you can by speaking to the Administrator at your site.

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