National & Club Judges Interactive Workshop
Club Technical Delegates Clinic North

by Angela Flanagan

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National & Club Judges Interactive Workshop
Arena UK, Grantham, Lincolnshire

On 23rd March, a workshop for judges was held at Arena UK, near Grantham. Drivers were also invited to take part.

The day was led by Stuart Roberts who guided participants with knowledgeable advice in order to increase their confidence in coming to a numeric conclusion with positive comments when judging a movement.

Participants were encouraged to interact with each other and Stuart, by giving their opinions, making suggestions and asking questions.

Our volunteer drivers were Elisabeth Greensmith, Stephen Trebble and Angie Smith who had the pleasure of driving on a large outdoor surface in the sunshine.

Feedback from all who attended was extremely positive with requests for more of the same.


Club Technical Delegates Clinic North
Rheged Centre, Penrith

Sunday 24th March dawned with a beautiful sunny morning enhancing the journey over the Pennines and from North and South to the Rheged Centre in Penrith for the Club TD clinic.

Tommy Thomlinson, who had the onerous task of leading 25 eager participants (a record number for such a clinic) through the pitfalls, rules, guidelines and fun parts of being a Club TD.

He succeeded in keeping the day positive but light-hearted despite the seriousness of the role of TD with good advice, observational tasks and a quiz.

Everyone appreciated the amount of work involved in the role but, undeterred, several decided that they would like to give it a try by shadowing a TD at club level.

Tommy ably proffered his experience and advice amidst lots of interaction, questions and general discussion.

Feedback from the group was positive throughout.

If you missed the opportunity to attend either of the clinics this year, please check the Clinic Diary page for 2020, which will be updated once next year’s dates are confirmed, and use the opportunity to learn more about our sport.

For information or suggestions regarding future clinics , training and offers of help, please contact Angela Flanagan amflan1@hotmail.com


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