A friendly triathlon club based at Bramley Baths has made a splash by scooping a top regional award.
Tri Bramley Baths (Tri BB), which is based at the community-led Edwardian pool in Broad Lane, has won the Club of the Year accolade at the British Triathlon Yorkshire Region Workforce Awards.
Members of the club will be presented with the award on Saturday, 30 November at a special event at The Brownlee Centre in Horsforth.
Tri BB’s Tony Moran said it was an honour for the club, which has only been running three years. He said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for such a small, young club. I’m immensely proud of everyone involved in the club and how we fit in with the Baths.
“Our philosophy has always been to welcome everyone and make them feel part of our community regardless of their level of ability or aspirations in triathlon. This award is recognition of that…and long may it continue.”
Mr Moran added:
“We’re based in the heart of a community and open to all abilities and it’s free to join. Tri Bramley Baths has this year hosted an indoor Go Tri Event, an outdoor Go Tri Event and Junior Tri activities. We have also started a well-attended Junior Tri club on Saturday mornings, with children ranging from nine through to early teens.
“The Go Tri events have garnered new members, all of whom have gone onto complete or enter more formal events successfully.”
Tri BB started in 2016 with fewer than 10 regulars but now has around 70 people per week coming along. The AGM on 20th November (7.30pm) is an ideal opportunity for people to come along and see what we are up to and how we can improve in 2020.
Bramley Baths chief executive Jayne Young said:
“We’re really proud of Tri Bramley Baths’ award. The club embodies everything great about Bramley Baths – they’re a friendly, welcoming and inclusive bunch.
“You don’t need to spend much time with them to realise that you’re with friends and they’re a group with a personal touch at the heart of this community.”
The Tri BB group held their AGM at the Baths this week, Simon Jones agreed to become the Chair of the club. Gareth Shepherd also joined the board . Tony Moran stepped down as chair and and will focus on developing the coaching and session provision.
For more information or to join Tri BB, visit their Facebook page.