Ely Roller Skating Club have just completed their most successful year of medals since 2011. They competed in 10 competitions this year and have won 67 medals.
They have won: 16 🥇, 21 🥈, 30 🥉 (Team and duo medals are counted as one medal.)
They also won the Visitors Cup at Maidstone for the best performing club.
Out of a team of 35, 27 skaters won at least one medal this year. The results show the hard work and dedication of the skaters and their coach Brian Paddington.
The club competes in various levels of competition from galas to National and British Championships hosted by The Federation of Artistic Roller Skating. Ely RSC has been running since around 1986. Brian Paddington took over as Head Coach in 1999 with just six grade skaters, no competitive skaters and has built the club up to what it is today. To date Brian has coached 5 British Champions.
The club has a diverse spread of ages and abilities with some skaters having been there over 10 years. The youngest skater at the club is 5 years old (although we have had skaters as young as 3 and 4 start at grade sessions) and the oldest are in their twenties.
The club prides itself on its friendly, supportive team. All skaters help each other during sessions, with older skaters taking on Junior coach roles to teach the beginners and those at the start of their skating journey.
Ely RSC will be hosting their first competition at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre in September 2018. This is a huge undertaking for the club, but they are looking forward to welcoming other roller skating clubs from all over the country.