THE quarterly meeting of Thurrock Sports Council was held on July 4th at the Civic Offices.
Barry Norrington was welcomed as the new treasure following thanks to Marie Wilson for her years as treasurer.
This year’s annual grant of Â£6888 has now been received.
Grants were made to the Yamaguchi Goju-Kai karate members to take part in the British Championships and to Belhus Cricket Club for a first aid course. It was noted that NGAGE run free first aid courses for volunteers.
It was reported that bowls membership has increased by about 50 as the council have not charged new members green fees this season. There was a lot of discussion about the poor condition of cricket pitches and playing fields due to poor grass cutting.
Members of the Sports Council welcomed the reports from sports people who had received grants over the last few months:
Hannah Turner completed her Level 1 Gymnastics Coaching Course. Khai Riley-La Borde used his grant to support his progress towards Olympic qualification. Steven MacPherson, fencing, bought a sword and helmet. He took part in the British youth championships and finished 3rd with a bronze medal.
Amber Barrie, in her first senior event at just 15, won gold at the London and Home Counties judo event at the University of East London.
William Adeyeye used his grant to support his training.
The Sports council members were pleased to hear the success of Deneholm Primary School in winning the Thurrock netball rally and going on to represent Thurrock in the Essex rounds.