Find out how Sandwell Leisure Trust has changed the lives and helped people enjoy more sport and physical activity...
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'Just wanted to say thanks again for this week! All 3 classes really enjoyed it. Both teachers today came up to me to tell me how good it was and how much they and kids enjoyed it. Please pass on our thanks to rest of team.'
Jake - Glebefields Primary, Tipton.
'Just wanted to say 'Thanks' for the tennis coaching that your coaches have provided over this half term - our kids have enjoyed it and our staff have got some great ideas to use in their lessons also.'
Donna Behan - Head of Girls PE, The ACE Academy - July 2013.
'Hi Liam, Craig and Emily, just wanted to say thanks very much for your help at the Mela 2013 in Smethwick at the weekend, whether it was hitting balls, blowing up balloons or packing promo bags with leaflets! It was mightily hot and hope you have not got sunburn! Sportng Equals have collected 700 names and contact details and will send the ones on to me that are interested in tennis so you are able to promote your activities to them via email/ phone. Sporting Equals have said how good you were. Thanks again.'
Keely Fowler, Community Tennis Project Manager Birmingham - July 2013.
'We are all really impressed with Craig and Kieran! They have done a great job, kids like them, activities are lots of fun and appropriate!
Jake Bishop, Glebefields Primary. The Tennis Team delivered 6 weeks of coaching to year 1 and 2 pupils and talent ID - July 2013.
'Just wanted to let you know that me, Poppy and Olivia thoroughly enjoyed the last 6 weeks after schools club, we had great fun, it was entertaining, we laughed and laughed. Thanks for all your time and efforts.'
Parent who took part in a family sports project based at a local primary school – June 2013.
'Karl (sports coach) has only worked in our school for a few weeks. We asked him to provide activities to support lunchtimes. He has proven to be a great asset and has impacted significantly on our pupils enjoyment and behaviour. He provides fun, exciting well led sessions and has high expectations for our pupils leading to good behaviour. We will be requesting that we keep Karl next year too.'
Compliment from Brandall Primary – June 2013.
'Our service users are really enjoying the Tri Golf sessions – our thanks go to Gurby (sports coach) who makes the sessions really easy to understand and very enjoyable.' Compliment from Options for Life- June 2013.
'Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a big thank you to you, Craig and Liam for all your hard work in organising our tennis event today. All the young people and staff had a wonderful time. I really appreciated all your efforts.' (The Prince's Trust Tennis Initiative)
Hilary Boyce - Programme Executive, The Prince's Trust.
'Thanks for arranging cover, I have been really impressed with the staff and the children have really enjoyed the clubs. Yes we will be booking sessions for after Christmas, kind regards.'
Anna - Head Teacher St Pauls Primary, Tipton.
SLT delivered 12 weeks of multi skills and tennis after school coaching sessions with more bookings being planned for new year.
“Thank you!! I just wanted to let you know how amazing Stacy was this weekend and how all the team praised her efforts and enthusiasm. Someone has even commented on the CBeebies official facebook page which is run by staff here at CBeebies that the race organisers did a fantastic job.”
Jenny Whitham from BBC Learning - Mr Bloom Event, Get Set Grow 2012.
"All the children and staff have enjoyed the coaching sessions and have learnt a lot from them.
"Can I take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and if you could pass on our thanks to the sports coaches, it would be much appreciated."
Jo Martin, Summerhill Primary School, regarding curriculum sports coaching sessions in Spring and Summer terms 2012.
"Just a quick email to say thank you for the tennis coaching that our children at St.Pauls took part in. The children really enjoyed the sessions and our staff commented on how good the coach was."
Thanks again, Louise Hughes, PE Co-ordinator, St.Pauls CE Primary, Tipton.
"It was a pleasure as always to help Vina and her team ensure that the event was a success. My club is keen to bring the sport of orienteering to more people in the Black Country - it's a cheap and healthy way to make greater use of local parks and open spaces, so please let me know if there any events or schemes that we could be part of."
Feedback from local club supporting Easter Egg Hunt at Sandwell Valley Country Park.
"The indoor athletics league has been fantastic, thank you for all your hard work. I ve worked in Cumbria, Liverpool, Wolverhampton and this has been the best indoor set up I ve come across yet. All those certificates, trophies etc are fabulous. Connor who got the year 7 individual boys one is walking round school with it this morning showing everyone,bless him he is so proud!"
"Thanks so much , it's been great"
Comment from a local school regarding the indoor athletics league.
"...Just a quick email to thank all involved in the Orange Tennis Tournament at the Tipton Sports Academy which my daughter attended we came up from Nottingham and it was well run tournament with a good standard of players in a super facility where all the staff we spoke to where helpful at all times so well done to all...!"
Feedback from Parent of child who attended Tournament.
"… a big thank you for all of your hard work and support in delivering the physical testing programme over the past few months !"
Comment from Sandwell Council Officer relating to recent support of the Physical Testing programme in schools.
"… thank you for Sunday’s event, great venue, the feedback we got from talking to both the public and others was very positive."
Comment from a member of Oldbury Swimming & Triathlon Club relating to the Bike Around the Valley event 2011.
“… couldn’t believe how much fun the group and she had from doing some basic moves and even the ladies with severe disabilities were able to take part. The music was fun and the tai chi was just marvellous. I watched the group’s faces and they really looked like they were enjoying themselves. Hope to do more sessions in the future”
Chair of the Golden Oldies group commenting on some taster sessions organised in West Bromwich.
"This is another opportunity for us to be physically active doing a form of exercise we enjoy in and environment we feel comfortable in. We do it as a group so we are able to socialise and this means we have more motivation to do it".
A participant commenting on yoga sessions delivered at Tipton Muslim Centre.
"Gets you out of the house"
"It’s out of this world"
"Very good, and well organised"
"Something to do on a Friday night"
"Good fun and want it to carry on"
Comments about the Friday Night teen league project from participants.
"It is the first time I have entered an event like this. I really enjoyed it (once I had finished it), it was a very friendly atmosphere, well organised and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Roll on next year!"
Winner of the Tipton Aquathon 2010 adult event comments on the experience.
"The yoga sessions are one of the best forms of physical activity that the women have attended and they are all enjoying it and I hope that the sessions will continue."
Health Development Officer at Tipton Muslim Centre commenting on a recent yoga programme.
“We started our first season in the Birmingham Women’s League this year. It was a struggle to begin with but with the help of Sandwell Leisure Trust, Sandwell Homes, West Bromwich Albion and local company IPU we started with only 9 players and now have a squad of 23 which only shows how the team is growing and progressing thanks to those mentioned above.”
Sandwell Ladies FC.
“I went along and have done 3 sessions now and am absolutely loving it! The coaches are great and most of the ladies that go are really friendly. I will continue going until the 8 weeks are up but hope it carries on because there obviously is a need for a club like this. I enrolled 3 of my friend’s as well”.
“Really enjoyed the classes and got to try classes which I wouldn’t normally do. Love to do it again."
Exercise Class participant.
“Thanks for organising the event on Saturday... I thought it was excellent and gave us an ideal opportunity to promote the Be Proud campaign. It was a great turn out. Once again many thanks for an absolute cracking event”.
"Just a quick note to thank you and all your colleagues for all your hard work that you all obviously put in in order to make yesterday such a great success. It can be hard enough trying to organise a cluster sports tournament involving six schools of one age group playing one sport at one venue so I can only try to imagine the work load involved in yesterday's event. The whole day was fantastic. Not only did our kids thoroughly enjoy it but looking at the faces of all the other youngsters at Aldersley they all did. It was great to see all the volleyball players playing sport in the right way, trying to win whilst appreciating good play and the effort of other teams. The two images that will stay in my mind are the response of the crowd to the two speeches by the disabled performers at the opening ceremony AND the looks of amazement on the faces of the primary school kids watching some of the acrobatic movements in the closing ceremony. The whole day was a great reminder of what real PE and sport is all about. Please pass on my thanks to everybody involved."
Steve Shore, Sandwell Games 2011.
"We’d like to say a big thank you to you for choosing to support us. We were really pleased with how the day went and several people commented on how well it was organised etc."
Eloise Davidson Fundraising Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support.
"Just a line to say THANK YOU very much for contributing to our Health and Wellbeing Day on 19th May. The day was a great success for us in terms of raising awareness of health conditions and reducing the risks for our employees for now and in the future. We have had some wonderful feedback, please extend my thanks to all of your team who attended. We look forward to working with you again."
Sandwell Homes, Health and Well-Being Event 2010.