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The David Sparkes Award celebrates innovation throughout the aquatics industry, from pool design to methods of training, energy saving, Learn to Swim, new technology or increases in aquatic participation. There are no set criteria for the award. The innovation simply has to be new and proven to have made a real difference. The award is open to anyone, including groups, clubs, counties, regions or companies and individuals do not have to be a member of the ASA.
Submissions must be made by 15th July in the year of the award and a panel of three will sit to assess the winner.
The winner will receive a cheque for £1,000 presented at the ASA annual award ceremony. Click here for more details.
Ray Gordon, Finance Manager of the ASA North East Region, member of the Northumberland and Durham Management Board and member of the ASA Sports Board, was presented with the Torch Trust Trophy Award by the Countess of Wessex on 24th February. The annual Torch Trust Trophy Awards recognise those who have dedicated themselves to volunteering insports 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.
For more information on the awards, please click here.
Do you live in Doncaster? Would you like to become a swimming teacher?
Developing a world class workforce of qualified, enthusiastic swimming teachers and coaches is critical to encouraging more people to take part and enjoy swimming so that it becomes a skill for life.
The ASA North East Region is pleased to announce that it has made available a funding scheme for affiliated clubs looking to achieve greater success in aquatics within the North East Region.
The Region are looking to invest in projects, clubs and networks which support the delivery of the outcomes of the 2013-2017 business plan. These will need to demonstrate how they will focus on the delivery of one or more of the following themes: Governance, Talent, Workforce, Participation and Clubs. All applications will need to demonstrate Need, Impact, Deliverability and Sustainability and have some match funding and/or 'value in kind' funding.
This year the Fred Latimer Trophy has been awarded to Jack Laugher, City of Leeds Diving.
The Nell Latimer Trophy has been awarded to Sophie Taylor, City of Leeds SC.
The Trophies are awarded to the individual male/female competitor whose performances are adjudged by the ASA North East Region Management Board to be the best for that year.