T15 PUGNEYS UP AND RUNNING
We’re often asked why we don’t have more T15 news in the mag, and the answer is because people don’t send us much – so full marks to Chloe and Joe Bennett for writing in about their newly formed club. Over to Chloe:
“My mum has been trying to get a club together for some time now as our last club closed. After a year of trying, and with a small group of us from our old club spending all last year windsurfing and trying to copy the pros in action from Robin Hood Watersports at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield, with just our parents for support, the manager at Pugneys Watersports, Steve Cerrone, got together with two coaches, Roy and Chris, and last October our new club officially formed – bigger and better than we could have ever imagined. Since October we have spent every weekend (except Christmas) windsurfing at the club. We have grown as a team and have learnt so much.
“We would just like to say thanks to all our parents (especially my dad for paying for lessons and kit!), Steve, Roy and Chris for making it possible for us to train each week. Also to Gillian Wright and Dave Dobson at the RYA for helping to set up the club (and putting up with all the emails our mum sent!). Last but not least, thanks to all the other clubs and great kids that we have met in the North Zone who helped make the T15 competitions a success and kept us going in our quest to get our club running again at a time when we thought it would never happen.
“Attached is a photo of some of our club members this last weekend 3rd March (with snow in the background on what turned out to be a very cold but windy and sunny day) with one of our coaches Roy. From left to right, back to front – Roy, Chloe, Mark, Nick, Abbi, Ellis: Front row, Joe, Nicola, Joel and Steph.”
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