Interview with a parent – Vale Judo Club

Interview with a parent – Vale Judo Club

Interview with parent: Judo develops children’s confidence This interview was conducted with Kevin Ayton – Father of Hugo (8) and Harry Ayton (12). Q – Why did you decide to bring your children to judo? A – Harry did judo taster sessions as part of the Rutland Schools Judo Programme and loved it. He was keen to start the sport, but was already heavily involved with his Rugby Club so we waited for a while to see if the interest continued, it is great for helping him improve his rugby skills as well as his fitness! His younger brother had a friend who was doing it and loved it, his parents also recommended the effect the club has on the children, so we enrolled Hugo first and then Harry. We were so impressed with how the classes are run we encouraged Hugo even more – he in particular benefits from the very structured classes within a supportive ethos. Q– Why did you chose Vale Judo Club? A – We heard rave reviews from other parents – they liked the class structures, coaching styles, rules and atmosphere. Q – Has taking part in judo helped your children? A – Definitely. Hugo has had a massive boost to his confidence as well as ability – we like the positive re-enforcement that coaches provide – the two coaches, Louise and Derek are particularly good at this! Hugo has ADHD traits so the opportunity to provide structure and develop his confidence is just what he needs. In particular the mixed ability classes are really good for him as it allows him to mix...
Interview with Vale Judo Squad Members

Interview with Vale Judo Squad Members

As part of the promotion of the new classes being offered at Bingham Leisure Centre, we have an interview with 3 young members of Vale Judo Club talking about why they joined the club, competitions and why other juniors should take up judo. This interview was conducted with Daniel Bennett (13), Sofia Palmer (12) and Callum Rowley (14). Q – How long have you been at the club? A – Daniel – 6 years, Sofia – 4 years, Callum – 3 years. Q – Why did you want to start judo? A – Daniel and Sofia – We first did judo as part of the primary schools judo programme and thought that it was great fun! Callum – My sister (Megan) joined the club and loved training and competing so I thought that I would have a go! Q – What do you like best about judo? A – Daniel – It is great fun and a very sociable atmosphere. Sofia – I like to learn new things – techniques to help me win competitions are best! Callum – Making new friends and travelling to new places. Q – So have you took part in many competitions recently? And have you won any? A – Daniel – British Championships and Sportif International (pre-cadet u66kg – gold). Sofia – Independent Schools Championships, British Schools National Championships and BJC Nationals (u48kgs – gold, bronze, silver). Callum – British Schools National Championships, BJC Nationals (u50kg – 14/15 years – gold, silver). Q – What was your most memorable competitions so far? A – Daniel – The British Junior Nationals 2012 – that...
Judo Club Set to Launch in Bingham

Judo Club Set to Launch in Bingham

Vale Judo Club, one of the largest judo clubs in the East Midlands, will be setting up classes in Bingham Leisure Centre. The club will open its doors to juniors on Thursday 6th June this year and will be offering classes for boys and girls aged 7-10 years and 11-16 years old from 5.00pm -7.00pm. All the classes will suit any child who wants to start taking part in the sport or who want to focus of helping others build confidence, get fit and build friendships. Vale Judo Club will also be running two holiday courses on 30th May. The camps will help judoka – judo players – learn new techniques and fun judo drills. The morning course runs from 10.30am – 13.30pm open to 7 – 10 year olds and the afternoon course will run from 1.00pm – 3.00pm, which are appropriate for beginners and experienced judo players. The holiday courses will be held at Vale Judo’s permanent dojo in Oakham and will cost £7.50 per person. So why not go along? You do not have to have a judo suit or any experience, you just have to have fun and enjoy the experience. If you would like any more information on membership fees, class times or want to buy a judo suit – please contact them via email or the website. valejudo@tiscali.co.uk www.valejudoschools.co.uk/...
Bingham Heritage Trails Association

Bingham Heritage Trails Association

The Bingham Heritage Trails Association has received a lottery funded grant to start on a new project. The project will include digging over 50 one-metre square pits at locations around the town with the aim of finding out more about the archaeology of the built-up areas. Before being closed for the winter season, they managed to dig up 45 excavations with another 20 sites to go. However,  the wintery weather has delayed the resumption of the dig for the remaining sites. Not only have they been digging, but they have been surveying some of the older buildings within the town which have been completed and they are now waiting for the reports from the House Historian and Dendrochronologist. They will also carry out a review of the costs to date and if there are funds available, then they may add more houses to the list. Whilst they are waiting to start the dig again, they are on the look out for new sites after seeing that there are a few gaps in their coverage. East Street, Rutland Road (south end preferably on the west side near the Church), Foster Lane (east side) and on the south side of Marker Place or gardens on Long Acre which back onto the Market Place properties. If you are in this area or own any gardens within the places mentioned and would like more information, contact Peter Allen on 01949 831...
Bingham Model Railway Club – 2013 Exhibition

Bingham Model Railway Club – 2013 Exhibition

The third exhibition at Cotgrave Miners Welfare was again a success and the fourth exhibition has already been dated for next year. Visitors were invited to  look around the various layouts of model railways, in which two were created by members of the Bingham Model Railway Club. Chris Trafford’s “Work in Progress” South town is based on one of Yarmouth’s three terminal stations and Trevor Webster’s Stamford East has been exhibited many times. Unfortunately, Mr Webster was beaten by Alan Britton of Mansfield with “Nunbrook and Loxley” who won “Best in Show” as voted by the public. All the buildings were built from scratch to match the originals and as you can see a lot of time and effort has been put into the models. The public could also buy from the trade stands including a stand owned by the BMRC long term sponsor Bill Mossop. Maurice Boddy from York visited the exhibition for the third year running. Mr Boddy has written, by hand, 17 volumes of Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, including “Locos of the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway) 1963-1977 and an additional three volumes were published between 1988 and 1994. Congratulations to Stan Clough and his team who took their time and put in a massive amount of effort to organise this. If anyone would like to find out more about the Bingham Model Railway Club, contact Graham Dean on 01949 877 779 or email him at...
Bingham RUFC Win League Title!

Bingham RUFC Win League Title!

The Bingham rugby team have an 11 point lead at the top of the Midlands 5 East (North) which means that they are the 2012/13 Champions after beating Ollerton 66 to 14, with 3 games to go against East Leake, Leesbrooke and North Hykeham. 10 tries were scored in the game, with Dan Bartram scoring 20 points in the game. Other tries were scored by Jonathan Thomas (2), Anthony Thomas (2), Will Packer and Andy Birznieks. Over 50 spectators attended to watch the match and showed massive support for the team, who have not lost a game all season “Thanks to the tremendous support on the touchline – this must have given us the head start we needed.” Bingham RUFC are looking for new players to set up a 2nd team and junior team. After continuing their winning streak with the 1st team, the club are now considering starting up a 2nd team and junior section and are on the look out for coaches, volunteers and most importantly players. If you would like to  join the team click here to fill in an interest form. Good Luck to the team for the rest of the season!  ...