I first became aware of the judging courses as an adult gymnast and parent of young gymnasts. I saw it as a way to pay something back to CETC after being a member for a couple of years and enjoying the friendly, welcoming atmosphere and dedication to the sport that the Club has. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a world champion or a total beginner, the Club is always focussed on your personal development, so I wanted to do something to help. I signed up to the Club Judge course in October
“When I heard about the next opportunity to get involved in the judges course I was keen to put my name down for a few reasons: this helps the club since we need to put forward volunteers for each competition, I hoped it would help me understand what the judges were looking for so I could help my children understand a bit more how their scores had been calculated and lastly, I’m just plain nosy!
"The course was very well structured and the tutor was extremely good at explaining all the rules and regulations. He made everyone feel welcome. Lots of people on the course were trampoline coaches, so they clearly knew way more than I did (I’m a complete novice) this made no difference as the tutor made sure we all understood before we moved on.
Saturday 29 June 2013 found me, Lesley Paterson, Elaine la Roche and Heather Preston up bright and early and heading out to the Sighthill Campus of Napier University. We were all a little apprehensive, after all, we had all learned to wash a leotard without the colours running, I was fairly proficient at removing mysterious stains from gymnastic whites, and the others could do amazing things with their daughters hair that stayed in place even when the girls turned upside down, but were we rea