Thursday, March 21, 2019

Volleyball may seem to be a relatively modern team game, but in actual fact the game was created by William G. Morgan back in 1895. His design of the game was simply to use a net and a ball, but today volleyball; at professional level has developed into a high-performance team game, with the first Volleyball World Championships held in 1949 for men and 1952 for women.

From those humble beginnings, Volleyball has grown to be one of the world’s most popular participation sports and is played by more than 800 million people at least once a week.

That’s why the game is so popular with children and teachers who know that team-building activities like volleyball are fun, constructive ways to help members of young school sports teams get to know each other, build trust and learn to work together.

That theory was ably demonstrated by the 7 local teams that competed in the Hyde School Sports Volleyball competition last night at Hyde Community College.

40 children found themselves diving and sprinting around the hall in the name of the game trying to keep the ball alive.

Kay Hawke, speaking on behalf of Hyde’s primary school cluster said, “There were many close call matches and some wonderful rallying plays – even though volleyball is not too often taught in schools at this age group, the young players showed lots of commitment and passion.

After many really close games, huge congratulations must go to Oakfield Primary School who turned out worthy winners on the evening.

All the games and on-court proceedings were ably assisted and refereed by Sports Leaders of Hyde Community College, who deserve a really big thank you.”

More information and pictures can be found on @hydesports twitter account, the home for Hyde School Sports Competitions.

The next competition will be the Year 3/4 Multi-Skills competition on Tuesday 4th December.

Your Tax Shop based in Ashton under Lyne received 2 winning awards at this year’s Iris Customer Awards, which took place on Tuesday 9th October at the Twickenham Stadium in London.

They are extremely proud to announce winning IRIS small firm of the year 2018 and Client Excellence firm of the year 2018.

In addition to Your Tax Shop winning the 2 awards the 2 partners Yvonne Cookson and Fiona Heyes were shortlisted for Practice Manager of the year and Accountant of the year.

The inaugural awards were an enormous success amongst small and large accountancy practices all over the country and there was genuine shock and jubilation from all the winners.

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The AGM of Tameside Rotary was recently held at the Broadoak Hotel, Ashton when Rotarian Cliff Hall was installed as the new President.

Former President Yvonne Wainwright-Stringer handed over the chain of office to Rotarian Cliff, a former local government officer, who spoke about the need to continue the good work in the community and maintain support for local organisations. Recently over £4200 was distributed.

The Rotary will again undertake the Santa Christmas float collections and the Beer Festival where the chosen charities this year will the British Lung Foundation and Tameside Admiral Nurses in association with Dementia UK.

If you can sponsor a barrel of beer at the beer festival or are interested in joining Tameside Rotary you can contact them via the web site or on Facebook.


Willow Wood are proud to announce a partnership with Hyde United Football Club for a joint community lottery with a prize fund of £1,500 each week.

Each entry into the lottery will cost just £2 and 80% of that will be ploughed straight back into grassroots football, with the remaining 20% coming to Willow Wood where it will help care for local people.

Pete Ainger, community & general manager of Hyde United said “Every penny raised through this joint lottery will be going to our local community.  The whole of our share will be invested into our youth and community outreach programme; football can bring great benefits such as learning how to work as a team, health and fitness, and it’s great for both social and personal development.  It really is a sport for everyone.

“We’re also really thrilled to be working with Willow Wood.  Their care is second to none and we’re proud to be associated with them.”

Anthony Lord, head of income generation & marketing at Willow Wood agrees.  “We’re all about living your life to the full, and this joint venture underlines that fact.  We’re really looking forward to a long and successful association with a great local team.”

Full details of how to play will be coming soon.