Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 at 09:09:46
Filed under: Events, Announcements, Sports, Entertainment
Lymm Squash Club is launching a new coaching and development program for children aged 5-17 in Warrington and surrounding areas, aiming to introduce children to the popular sport of Squash.
The Lymm Squash Academy, which has already benefited from advice and support from England Squash and Racketball and a generous donation of equipment by Lymm and District Round Table, will feature rolling six week squash coaching programs on Saturday mornings led by coach Darren McCann. Sessions are tailored to suit children of any age and ability with each program concluding with a competition and prizes for participants.
“Squash is a fun, healthy and competitive sport that is easy for children to pick up and enjoy,” said Rob Spurr, Chairman of Lymm Squash Club. “We are very thankful to Lymm Round Table for their donation of Junior Squash equipment. With it we can offer the opportunity for children to try squash without parents needing to dip into their pockets.”
Under a new management committee, the entire club is undergoing a big development push and developing junior squash is one of its main aims. This year its first team, competing in the North West Counties Squash league, achieved promotion to the next division after completing an impressive unbeaten season. The club is hoping to introduce juniors who progress through its Academy into county and national competitions in the future.
For more information about Lymm Squash Club and its Junior Academy visit Lymm Squash.
(via Rob Spurr, Lymm Squash Club)
Tags: squash, kids
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 at 16:36:17
Filed under: Announcements, Charity
A Lymm man who was diagnosed with diabetes aged nine has since spent most of his life helping people around the world with the condition.
Daniel Howarth, aged 32, said he always knew medicine was his ‘calling’ after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1992 and looked after by the children and adults diabetes team at Warrington Hospital.
After joining Warrington St John Ambulance aged nine, the Lymm High pupil went on to study nursing at Sheffield University and has gone on to help with diabetes programmes in Africa, New Zealand and Israel.
He added: “I always wanted to help people growing up. I had such a memorable diabetes nurse when I was a kid and will never forget the care I got or the people involved and I wanted to replicate that."
After working as an inpatient diabetes specialist nurse at Warrington hospital, Daniel moved to Auckland in New Zealand where he was part of the team setting up a young adult specialist service.
His next role was as a global education co-ordinator for the International Diabetes Federation providing education and overseeing diabetes education in Africa before contacting an eye hospital in Jerusalem to see if they wanted a volunteer.
He added: “After seeing my CV they asked if I could develop a diabetes course and deliver to their medical nursing and paramedical staff which was fantastic. They where so thankful to have education delivered and despite scarce resources and services they knew that their new found education could positively impact the care of their people with diabetes."
Daniel, who is currently back working as a diabetes specialist nurse in Auckland, added he hoped his work could help others with the condition.
He said: “Diabetes is a relentless, silent killer and a lot of cases in the world could be prevented. For those who have diabetes the care they receive should be realistic knowing that people with diabetes aren't immune to the pressure of life, be that exams, mortgage payments, bereavement or living in a war zone. Compassion and understanding should be at the forefront and if my life helps other people, particularly health professionals, give better quality care to others with diabetes, my own struggles with the ‘illness’ would be worth it."
Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: diabetes, lymm, student