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Duchy Hospital Sponsership 2016

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Truro City Swimming Club begin 2016 with the fantastic and welcome news that Duchy Hospital will continue the sponsorship they started five years ago.

Club members and coaches are proud to wear the Duchy Hospital logo on their team shirts which are worn to all Countywide galas as well as swimming events across the UK, most notably for regional and national competitions.   Elizabeth Pender, Sales & Marketing Manager at Duchy Hospital said “It is important to Duchy Hospital to support such a worthwhile community sports club that fosters home-grown Cornish talent whilst advocating inclusivity and the wellbeing and health benefits of an active lifestyle. “

The Truro City Swimming Club ‘family’ are a friendly group of young people with a strong team spirit and competitive drive.   Last year they retained the Ellis Trophy at the County Championships as highest scoring Cornwall Team and began 2016 winning again the Junior Interclub Competition for 9-12 year old Cornish swimmers.  

Pictured :
TCSC Senior Captains Susie Laws, Jack Rogers, Vice Captains Jodie Kotenko, Euan Dungavel and Junior Captain Mikey Pond with Head Coach Emily Dart at Duchy Hospital.

Matt Trewhella, 19, is a volunteer swimming coach and regional swimmer at the club, having joined the club aged 12 while at Redruth School.   “It was so good to have an elite group of swimmers to train with and look up to.  My swim friends are a great group to chill with too.”  Says Matt.  Emily Dart, the club’s Level 4 coach, one of only a handful in the country, has been an ‘awesome’ mentor to Matt and inspired him to pursue a career in coaching and teaching.   He talks about the club as a family, a sentiment echoed by many members and swimming parents.   Keith Rule, volunteer technical judge and father of up-and-coming swimmer Mia Rule aged 12 from Camborne Science and International Academy, emphasises the importance of the club in his daughter’s life and the wider life skill qualities she has gained.   “They all work hard.  Mia is very motivated and has to be on top of her school-work too.  She has benefitted hugely and success has spurred her on.”  Every member is encouraged to set goals, develop their social skills, organisational qualities, learn about fitness and nutrition whilst also how to handle winning and losing.   For its members and families Truro City is a major part of their lives.

Truro City Swimming Club are extremely grateful to Duchy Hospital for their invaluable support which allows the Club to continue and thrive by offering as many opportunities to its young swimmers as possible.   

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