WE ARE BACK UP AND (LITERALLY) RUNNING.......AGAIN!
Well, after having to close a second time, we are finally able to reopen our (roller)door to everyone again! Hopefully permanently with a vaccine on the horizon now!
Being a small and relatively new business, it's been a very tough time but our team of Directors have worked extremely hard during both lockdowns to ensure survival by successfully sourcing nearly £45,000 of grants from central/local government and Sport England to meet our significant operating costs even whilst shut. Our huge thanks to them, without which we wouldn't be here now.
Since lockdown 1.0, Callun Lavington has stepped down as a Director and part-time coach, to take up a full-time role (unrelated to parkour) elsewhere. He will however be staying on as a casual coach and will work every other Saturday, so some of you may still see him around. This does of course mean that we have quite a few hours to cover, so we are delighted to have Josh Lee pick up some more hours, and Harry Setterfield and Oliver Ashby transitioning from participants to become accredited parkour level 1 coaches, who will be assisting Drew, Josh, Callun and Alex with sessions from now on. We pride ourselves on mentoring and upskilling homegrown talent, so we are looking forward to seeing Harry and Oliver's progression! They have now passed their level 1 so a huge congratulations to them and just have to complete some contact coaching hours to become fully accredited! We will be adding their profiles to our website very soon.
You may not have recognised the inside of Traversal when you came back after lockdown 1.0?!? This is because we have purchased and installed a new range of equipment, to provide additional challenges and opportunities for our participants. So, we now have an airtrack! This is only inflated as and when needed, but it now gives us the chance to safely practice more complex movements (such as corkscrews) with a soft landing whilst building up confidence.
We have also added some more scaffolding which is portable too, so we'll be playing around with this for new and exciting challenges and lines!
And thanks to our very own coach and qualified carpentry expert, Alfie, we now have put in place a new floor for our workout area! This looks super smart and we hope to be using this a lot more in the future!
COVID SECURE SESSIONS
If you haven't already seen our new guidelines via facebook or on the policies section of this website, this is to assure you that our venue and sessions have been very carefully planned and risk assessed, in line with both government and our sports governing body guidelines. Please do make sure you read them carefully and adhere to them strictly at all times, to maximise our chance of remaining open for the foreseeable future.
CRAWLEY SPORTS AWARD WINNER 2020!!
We won ANOTHER award!! Sadly, the presentation evening at the Hawth had to be cancelled, but we did get a mention in the recent edition of Crawley Live magazine instead. This is a great achievement in such a difficult year and it was great to be acknowledged by our local community in recognition of all the great work carried out by our team to make a positive impact on people's lives.
We would like to update this section of our website. So if you would be willing to share the positive impact that our sessions have had on you/your child (whether it be behaviour, confidence, fitness levels, or all of these!), please do speak to one of us, or email your testimonial to us (it can be anonymous if you prefer).
A HUUUGE thanks to all of our loyal customers who have been so supportive to us during such an unprecedented and concerning time. Your messages of moral support and encouragement have been much appreciated and helped us get through a very tough time. Thank you all!!
We hope you are well, and we look forward to seeing you all after we get back to business!!!