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Olympian inspires Gullane Primary School pupils

SusanEgelstaff Commonwealth Games medallist and champion badminton player Susan Egelstaff visited Gullane Primary School on June 30th to inspire youngsters to get involved in sport. The former UK No. 1 female player, who won medals in the 2002 and 2006 Commonwealth Games and took part in the London Olympics, talked to pupils about her experiences as a player.

Glasgow-born Susan, who has family connections to East Lothian, is a regular visitor to the county and aims to support projects  which provide young people with access to sports facilities. She was keen to find out more about Gullane Sports Development Trust , which is working to provide the community with a multi-purpose astroturf pitch and clubhouse. The entire community has been involved in helping raise funds, with residents of all ages taking part in marathons, cycling, baking, swimming and donating to raise the money needed.

Primary school headteacher Maureen Tremmel said the children enjoyed meeting the former Olympian and hearing her talk, as well as seeing her medals. She said: “Susan is a big supporter of children having access to sports facilities and was particularly impressed by the Gullane Sports Development Trust. Having an all-weather training facility on our doorstep will transform the sporting opportunities for Gullane’s youngsters.”

Our thanks to East Lothian Courier for permission to reproduce their words and picture, which originally appeared in the 4th July 2014 edition.

Super swimmers hit the headlines

Check out page 23 of this week’s East Lothian Courier for a feature on our intrepid fundraising swimmers.

Two days ago they had their practice session at Foxlake, where they had great fun but came out very cold! Let’s hope the water is a little warmer by next week.

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There are now three JustGiving pages where you can sponsor the swimmers:

Stanley & Gilbert Lucy & Freya Calumn & Skye
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Daniel and Joe’s run raises over £130

joedanielJoe (8) and Daniel (6) both play for Gullane Athletic Amateur Football Club and felt that Gullane Sports Development Trust was the perfect cause to raise money for. They chose to run the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 1.5km and, as they had never attempted anything like this before, their main aim was to try and get all the way around without stopping – which they both managed. They are now both planning to do it again next year and go even faster! Daniel and Joe really enjoyed the run and proudly wore their t-shirts and prized medals all day. They were nearly as proud of their medals as their dad, Kerrin, was of their achievement. Gullane Sports Development Trust would like to say a big “Thank You” to Daniel and Joe for raising the fantastic sum of over £130.

Developing Community Benefit Through Sport

Indicative view of pitch and pavilion

Children who play sport and exercise can improve their academic performance, experts have claimed.

Trustees chosen to be part of Queen’s Baton Relay

qbr2Gullane Sports Development Trust are delighted to announce that two of their Trustees, Mike Mackie and Nic Wilson, have been chosen as Baton Bearers on the Queen’s Baton Relay in the run up to this year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. This is an enormous honour for both individuals as well as the village. The Trust is aware that other individuals within Gullane have been selected to participate in the Baton Relay, which is due to pass through Gullane on Tuesday June 17 2014, and we pass on our congratulations to all involved.

A Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to all

sportsballsGullane Sports Development Trust would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2014.

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported the Trust over the past 12 months.

We are all looking forward to Making it Happen in 2014.

Dawn Rockets support Gullane Sports Development Trust

dawnrocketsbubblewrapFormed in 2007, Dawn Rockets are a young indie rock band from Gullane who play original material and enjoy live gigs. They have recently supported Highway Jones at Gullane Village Hall and performed an excellent acoustic set at the Little Big Screen showing of the film Quartet.

Their first CD, titled Bubble Wrap,  is available to buy from Cools Ice Cream & Confectionery. The CD costs £3 and the band are kindly donating £1 from every sale to Gullane Sports Development Trust.

You can listen to a selection of tracks from the CD on soundcloud and follow the band on Facebook.

Christmas cards on sale at Primary School Christmas Concert

We are pleased to let you know that the P5 Christmas Cards in support of Gullane Sports Development Trust will be on sale at Gullane Primary School Christmas Concert on December 4th and 5th.

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Our new mailing list is now active

Our new mailing list is now up and running. This will allow us to keep you updated, via email, with important news, progress updates and information on fundraising events. If you are not a regular Facebook or Twitter user we hope you will find this useful, as it means you won’t need to keep checking our website to find out what is happening.

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Christmas cards on sale now!

Gullane Primary School P5 class have started a handmade Christmas card making business as a school project. Their cards are available to buy now from Cools Ice Cream and Confectionery and Gullane Art Gallery

Gullane Sports Development Trust is proud to be the chosen charity to which all profits will go to this year. Examples of these fabulous cards can be seen in the slideshow below. Don’t delay, buy today!

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