Date 29 Jun 2018, 4:00pm
Venue PONTINS Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2RJ
Contact Annette Allanson
It is that time of year again .... no, not Christmas - but time to think about Brean Sands!!
I had a brief chat with the girls about Brean at training last week, and need to gauge interest in order to plan what we are going to do this year. Both the U14 and U15 teams will be attending on the same weekend this year (makes my life easier!) which will be Friday 29th June - Sunday 1st July 2018.
There are lots of different possibilities as to how we book this weekend, which I have raised with the girls, but that largely depend on numbers. With the U14 group being bigger, we have potential to take two teams, or 'lend' players to the U15 team if needed - again, depending on their numbers.
One of the biggest hurdles to doing Brean is getting enough parental back up / lifts sorted. To make the weekend happen, I would need one parent attending per 3-4 girls, who will be a residential Chalet Mum ... This may mean scoring & / or being courtside during matches, herding girls, handing in results, setting up gazebo's, helping feed the hungry masses, making lunches, carrying first aid kit, taking a car full of girls down to Brean .... we will feed you & provide accommodation (of a highly glamourous level, of course....!!!) Sadly, this can't be a Dad, as it's a 'live in' role - but Dad's you are very very welcome & encouraged!!
Parents / family can also come as spectators, but have to be residential - the resort run the event as a closed weekend, and are quite strict about letting people in and out! If I tag you onto our booking, it keeps apartments together. I would just like to flag that some teams turn up with truck loads of spectators - and we are often there with two of us on the sidelines!! The girls absolutely love the weekend, and as basic and grim as Pontins can be, we do have loads of fun, and get to be part of some brilliant netball and great club atmosphere!! Please come and give these amazing girls a cheerleading squad on the sidelines ... siblings too!!
We anticipate costs to be approx. £150 for the weekend to include accommodation fri - sun, entrance into the tournament, lunches & evening meals and umpires fees - and also transport, if the team mum's (below) are happy to help with lifts!! If we have to hire a coach, there would be an additional cost, but in previous years, have covered lifts with helpful parents!!
Please can you have a chat to your daughter, and confirm with me whether you AND your daughter are interested or not. If you are, we will require a £50 deposit to be paid to the club by Dec 15th, to attract a pre-Xmas booking discount.
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