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How about a Curling Voucher?
Curling is a great game - suitable for all ages from 12 to 80! We provide all the kit, and an expert coach comes on the ice with you.
A one-hour lesson costs only £32 per player. A two hour session for up to eight players is £160 - only £20 each!! The vouchers can be redeemed any time up to the end of April 2015.
Call us on 01892 826004 to solve your prezzie problem!
MAKE IT DIFFERENT THIS YEAR!
BRING YOUR PARTY ALONG TO HAVE A FUN GAME OF CURLING PLUS A FULL CHRISTMAS MEAL WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS! ONLY £48 PER PERSON.
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Junior success in Finland at the Junior European Curling Challenge
Junior women’s journey at EJCC 2014
After a gruelling week long tournament, the Junior women’s team return with Bronze Medals. 12 teams divided into two groups competed for their place in the play-offs. After the initial matches they achieved a strong win in the quarter finals against Norway beating them 8:2 but then faced favourites and eventual winners, Italy in the Semi finals and unfortunately, this was a whole other story. Our girls played very nervously and gave up three in the first end. The Italians were playing very solidly and maturely and did not allow our girls to get back into the match. The final score reflected the action on ice accurately which ended in a 9:2 defeat.
Poland stood in their way to achieve the Bronze in the playoff and both teams were evenly matched until the sixth end in which the Polish girls stunned England by getting a three and taking a lead of 6:4. In spite of this, our girls dug deep and managed to bring the game into an extra-end. Without the hammer in the extra-end, Lucy placed two essential guards in the play and the rest of the team produced nice come-around draws leaving Poland with difficult clearing and come-around take outs. The Polish skip decided to play a fairly difficult hit and roll with her last stone and failing to execute it perfectly, England stole one to beat Poland by the narrowest margin 7:6. securing the bronze medal – congratulations!
JUNIOR CURLING AT FENTON'S RINK - 2016-17
JUNIOR CURLING at Fenton's Rink embraces a wide range of young curlers, helping them at every stage of their development in this wonderful Olympic sport. From the first tentative steps on the ice as a first-time beginner to honing your skills as a prospective English team representative, we have the resources to help you every step of the way.
Over the past 12 years, we have seen our young curlers develop from raw novices to fierce competitors on the European stage, and even reaching the pinnacle of representing the nation in the World Championships!
There are two entry points for beginners.
ENGLISH SCHOOLS PROGRAMME We offer a 5-week course to schools, leading to entry to the English Schools Championships, held each March. This well-established programme has introduced countless young people to the sport of curling, enabling them to discover a completely new experience in competitive team sport. Many continue their interest beyond the Schools Championships.
WEEKLY JUNIOR TRAINING A two-hour session is held every Monday evening throughout the season, open to all young people from the age of 10 to 18. The session is run by experience coaches and aims to improve the skills of all levels of junior curlers.
We constantly monitor the development of individuals, looking for those with the ability and application to take them further in the sport.
To this end, we run
ELITE TRAINING SESSION on Sunday mornings, which is structured to develop the skills and etiquette necessary for competitive curling, and to formulate both girls' and boys' teams with the potential to enter the National Playdowns for the right to enter into the World Junior Challenge. Participation in the Elite Sessions is by individual invitation.
Senior coach is JONATHAN HAVERCROFT, a very experienced curler and coach. Jonathan is a Canadian now living in England. He has played on World Curling Tour events, successfully played and coached in Canadian and US University championships, is a past director and secretary of the US Curling Association - and much more. Jonathan holds a Level Two Royal Caledonian Curling Club coaching qualification.
Another Canadian, LISA FARNELL, is a recent arrival in England and IS a welcome addition to the Rink coaching team. Lisa was actively involved as a player in the Ontario Junior Tour and the Canadian Junior playdowns and, as an adult, a World Tour player. She has spent several years coaching in the highly competitive Canadain scene before moving to London.
OWEN REES is also a junior coach. Owen was introduced to curling in Canada and took up the sport again a few years ago at the rink. He is responsible for introducing curling to a number of juniors at the school where he teaches - The Beacon School, East Sussex. Some of his students are already participating in our elite programme.
The entire Junior Programme is run at the Rink by TRACEY BROWN, who is Rink Manager and also Junior Convenor and Council Member of the English Curling Association (ECA). She is also a Level Two World Curling Federation qualified coach and is jointly responsible for developing the pathway for Junior Curling with Jonathan.
As with most competitive sports, curling requires considerable dedication to succeed at the top level, and we are fortunate to have experienced, qualified coaches, all of whom are CRB/DBS checked, who are able to convey and demonstrate what is needed for success.
Whether you are looking for a challenge at the elite level, or just want to find out what curling is all about, do get in touch with us. We have something for everyone!
ENGLISH JUNIOR LADIES TEAM WINS GOLD IN PRAGUE!
The English Ladies Junior Curling Team, based at Fenton's Rink, have just returned from the European Challenge in Prague clutching the Gold Medal! They saw off stiff competition from 13 other teams to take top spot and an opportunity to play in the World Championships in Talinn, Estonia at the end of February.
This is the first time that an English team has reached the World Championships.
Congratulations to Hetty Garnier, Angharad Ward, Naomi Robinson, Lucy Sparks and Niamh Fenton - and coach Sara Yahadova.