Details of this years Northgate Diddy Gala can be found HERE
Northgate Spring Open Meet
Our brand new for 2016 gala takes place on Sunday 22nd May at Central Baths, Wolverhampton. Click HERE for details.
Shed pounds to raise pounds for Northgate
Parents – have you over-indulged at Christmas and need to lose a bit of weight? Bridgnorth Rotary Club’s annual sponsored slim this year will be raising money for Northgate Swimming Club as well as other local good causes, so why not sign up?
The weigh-in is on Saturday (January 9) at the leisure centre from 10am to 3pm and the weigh out is on February 20.
Northgate will be the main beneficiary of the sponsored slim, receiving 70 per cent of the funds raised.
To take part, drop into the leisure centre at any time during the weigh-in on Saturday. The sponsored slim is for adults only, not swimmers!
Time trials success
Well done to everyone who took part in the club time trial – more than 30 new qualifying times for the Shropshire county championships were achieved!
County entry forms need to be with D or Gary by Sunday January 17, with payment.
Big thanks to all the officials, coaches and parents who helped make the time trial a success.
** Long and short course club records updated in the members’ area **
West Midlands qualifying times out (sort of . . .)
Qualifying times for next year’s regional championships are available here, subject to confirmation by ASA licensing.
We’re going up!
Huge well done to the National Arena League squad who sealed promotion with second place in the final at Stechford. Next season Northgate will be rubbing shoulders with the big city clubs like Coventry, Boldmere and Leicester in division one, the highest standard of team swimming available.
There were some fantastic performances to claim second place on the night, which put us in second place in the league overall, two points behind champions Sutton in Ashfield and four points clear of third placed Boldmere B.
The result means Northgate are now in the top flight of both junior and senior team competitions, after the juniors were promoted in the Nuneaton Junior League as division two champions.
The results are testament to the hard work put in by the coaches at all levels of the club, especially Andy and Paul, Keith, Gary and D.
Well done to all the swimmers, coaches, officials and the parents who led the cheerleading on the balcony!
Name the Open Meet Competition
Northgate are running a new open gala on May 22nd 2016 that targets swimmers who will not be going to the Midlands. The event will include 50m & 200m events in all strokes as well as 100m & 200m IMs. The gala sub-committee are running a competition for you to choose a name for the new open meet.
Please send entries and any enquiries to email@example.com by 22/12/2015. All entries will be anonymised and considered by the Gala sub-committee and the winner will receive a voucher for a free Swimzi as featured at the 2015 PB Buster. Good luck from the Gala sub-committee.
Northgate stars shine on national stage
Henry, Elle, Cameron and Jack take to the podium with
Northgate’s Pentathlon GB referee Jean Childs.
Huge congratulations to the Northgate swimmers who turned in some more fabulous performances at the British Biathlon Championships in Solihull.
Daniel Galloway picked up a bronze medal in the under-12 age, despite being one of the youngest in the under-12 age group.
Ava Martin (under-12) and Elle Humphries (under-14) both finished fifth and Cameron Minifie was 11th in the under-16 age group.
Henry Williams (under-11) and Jack Cole (under-14) both finished 16th, Isabelle Price (under-11) and Henry Willis (under-14) were both 21st, Amber Gibb was 24th in the under 14s and Harry Sanders was 41st in the under-13 age group.
The championships involved a timed run and swim and attracted some of the best multi-sport young athletes from across the country. Competitors qualified from a series of events earlier this year.
All will now wait to find out whether they have also been invited to the British Schools biathlon championships, which takes place at Crystal Palace in March.
Another fab PB Buster
Thank you to all the swimmers, coaches, officials, helpers and parents who helped make PB Buster such a big success again. All the results are now on the PB Buster 2015
Next year’s PB Buster will be on November 26 & 27 2016 – see you there! For the first time we will also be hosting the Northgate Spring Open at Wolverhampton on May 22 – save the date, details to follow.
Well done Matt
Huge congratulations to Matt Griffiths, who has won a team bronze medal and claimed individual fourth place in the world biathle championships in Georgia. Matt was the highest placed GB athlete in his age group in the competition, which has a run-swim-run format.
We are the champions!
A great finals day saw Northgate promoted as champions to division one of the Nuneaton Junior League. We also had three competition records and won three relay trophies. Well done all! Full results and pic to follow
Time to think about counties!
Qualifying times for next year’s Shropshire county championships are available here. Remember, your age group is the age you will be on December 31, 2016
Cam in the news
Cameron Minifie has been making headlines again, this time featured in the Shropshire Star’s grassroots sport feature. Read the full article here
European medal for Daniel
Huge congratulations to senior squad swimmer Daniel Galloway, who won a silver medal while representing Great Britain in the third Biathle World Tour event of the year in Setubal’s Parc Urbano de Albarquel in Portugal.
Dan, 10, was part of a British 1-2-3 in the youth D section of the competition as GB dominated the event, which involves a run-swim-run.
In total, the squad won 24 medals – eight gold, 10 silver and six bronze -from a field of more than 250 competitors.
Dan is Northgate’s second biathle international – last year, Matt Griffiths won team gold and individual silver in the world championships in Guatemala.
Northgate Fantasy Football League
Northgate have a bit of fun every year with a Fantasy Football League. We have a Northgate league registered for this year, so anybody that would like to join the fun should use code 587367-146644 at fantasy.premierleague.com
Much Wenlock Olympics Biathlon
Another great day at the biathlon – click here for full results
Fab news coming from the Midlands age group championships – click here for details!
And well done to the Ross PGL League squad
. . . who finished seventh in the final in Northgate’s first season in the league. We even had seven speeding tickets for swimmers who proved to be too fast for the competition!
What a fabulous day!
Well done to all 50+ swimmers, parents and friends who took part in the Bridgnorth Walk today, especially those who did the full 22 miles and the climb up Brown Clee! It was an amazing effort from everyone, and we have hopefully raised a significant sum for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.
A selection of pictures from the day (sorry we couldn’t get everyone!) has now been added to the Bridgnorth Walk 2015 tab at the top of the page. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have other pictures to add to the gallery or if you need the password
Fab weekend at Midland Youth gala
Cameron and Jennie did the club proud at the Midland Youth Championships in Corby, with seven long course PBs from seven events. Cam also made three finals, finishing fourth in two and sixth in the other – breaking two club records in the process. Jen was a reserve for the 50m breaststroke final.
The pair were in exalted company – swimming for his City of Derby club at the championships was double world record holder Adam Peaty who, despite winding down from his starring role at the British Championships last week, gave a textbook demonstration of breaststroke swimming as well as helping out his team mates in the freestyle relay.
Well done Cam!
Cameron Minifie was the club’s sole representative at the Midlands distance championships at Coventry. Leading her 800m heat from start to finish, Cam recorded a big long course PB and bagged another long course club record to boot.
Dan Galloway, Elle Humphries, Cameron Minifie and Jennie Ballinger had a fantastic weekend at the Derventio level 1 meet in Sheffield. Daniel won a bronze medal, Elle gained two new Midlands times, Cam and Jennie consolidated their Midlands times and there were numerous PBs. The four swimmers also racked up no fewer than eight new long course club records between them.
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