A&P keeps sport alive at Falmouth Docks

by tocle on November 8th, 2012 - Comments Off

A&P keeps sport alive at Falmouth Docks

A new sponsorship deal between A&P Falmouth and Falmouth Docks Table Tennis Club will allow young players at the Club to compete in a national league.

The club has nearly 200 members, ranging from top level County players to young beginners and fun players from the community, but has never been able to enter the national leagues due to the expensive entry fees and equipment required.

Thanks to the new sponsorship the club has been able to enter two teams into the Junior British Leagues for the 2012/13. The sponsorship money will cover the entry fees to the league, a new kit for both teams, and professional standard practice nets.

The Falmouth Docks Table Tennis Club, which trains at Penryn College, has high hopes for its young players. One of the coaches who will be helping the young teams prepare for the National Leagues is Dennis Williams, the only surviving member of the original Falmouth Docks team formed in 1949.

Dennis said: “For some time now the club has wanted to enter some of its talented players into the Junior British League, which will help them to further progress their sporting careers and allow them to compete against some of the leading young players in the country. There is also a strong desire to see the famous old name of Falmouth Docks feature in the British League, so I am delighted that A&P Falmouth is able to provide the sponsorship we need to make it happen.”

 

Image caption: L-R:
Finley Thomson, Alex Hunt, Chloe Parsons, Chloe Crilly, Jeremy Williams, Paul Kneebone (A&P), Locryn Vanderveld, Peter Cortis, Dominique Williams, Lily Owens

AWARDS GALORE FOR FALMOUTH MISSION GARDEN

by tocle on November 7th, 2012 - Comments Off

AWARDS GALORE FOR FALMOUTH MISSION GARDEN

The Garden at Falmouth’s Mission to Seafarers Centre, lovingly created by Graham Hall, has won several awards at the Cornwall in Bloom Ceremony which took place at the Eden Project in Cornwall on Thursday 18th October 2012.

The Mission Garden won a Full Bloom Award, was Group Award Winner in the First Impressions category and Graham Hall won a Local Hero Award and was runner-up in the overall Local Hero Award category.  In all the Falmouth Mission Garden came away with three certificates, a trophy, a shield and a cheque for £250.00.

Graham, who spends many hours tending the Mission Garden, situated within A&P’s Falmouth Docks, was “delighted” and “overwhelmed”.  He said “It is wonderful that the garden we have created for seafarers has been recognised in this way.  As a seafarer myself for 37 years, I know how the sights and sounds of a garden can lift the spirits – especially if all you have seen for months is the sea.
We are extremely grateful to A&P Falmouth, owners of Falmouth Docks, and the workforce for all the encouragement and support we receive”

Movember

by tocle on November 6th, 2012 - Comments Off

Movember

This November A&P Tees have decided to take part in ‘Movember’.
Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.
Once registered at Movember.com each person taking part must begin the 1st of ‘Movember’ with a clean shaven face. For the entire month they must grow and groom a moustache.
We have taken photographs of the staff that will be taking part and hope to do a before and after shot. At the end of the month we will see how A&P Tees got on and how much money was raised for this worthy cause. The thickest and most creative moustache will also win a prize. Good Luck Gentleman. May the best Tache win!