The annual Halloween Bock in London was a great success this year with 5 Welshbockers making the journey down to London for the event. About 25 bockers met up in halloween costumes and entertained crowds at the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and Covent Garden. Everyone was happy to pose for photos with the public and a great time was had by everyone. Looking forward to next year! Trick or treat?
Every year our club members get the change to nominate and then vote for who in the club they would like to be awarded Bocker of the Year and we are very pleased to announce that the 2009-2010 award goes to Jake Tucker who receives the trophy pictured above.
It’s no secret that Jake always gives a fantastic performance and this year he has really inspired our newer members to learn as quickly as they have. Jake is also really hands on at festivals and workshops where he is always happy to talk to people about bocking or other adrenaline sports he’s interested in such as freerunning.
Voting this year was very close with Swansea Co-ordinator Rickie Killeen missing out by just 2 votes! Maybe next year Rickie
Ok it’s not going to be Picadilly Circus in London but one of our photos of young bocker Jake Tucker is to be immortalised and featured in a gallery at the Old Library Museum exhibition in Cardiff which will remain open for 10 to 15 years!
We’re not sure exactly when the exhibit will open at the moment or even which picture they’d like to use as they singled out 3 or 4 which they like but as soon as we know…you’ll know
Summer is always our busiest time of the year but with some changes going on in the club this year, we thought this year would be a quiet one. But we were very wrong. Summer 2010 has definately been our biggest yet. We’ve entertained crowds all over the place and met some fantastic people along the way. Over the past 3 months we have been to Sheffield where we featured at Europes largest outdoors festival – Cliffhanger where we spent the weekend camping and you might have seen us at some great festivals and events a little closer to home such as Cornelly summer fete, Communities First events, Whitchurch Festival, George Thomas summer festival, Police fun days, Tongwynlais sunset fair, Race For Life, school fetes and always one of our favourites the Ty Hafan fun day at their hospice in Sully.
Together with Cardiff’s Outdoor Action Show and our own Open Day at Fairwater Leisure Centre, this summer has definately been one to remember.
It’s only taken three years but we are incredibly proud to say that we have finally secured some funding after being successful in applying for a Sport Relief Community Cash grant.
The sceme which is supported by Community Foundation in Wales means we can now purchase new stilts along with knee pads and wrist guards that we can then use at public bocking sessions, events and festivals and we can now move forward with community workshops as well.
What an amazingly weekend and a great start to a good summer!
The Cardiff Outdoor Action Show is a perfect dream for any adrenaline junky complete with climbing wall, high ropes assault course, cricket activities, rugby, football, white water rafting, biking, and who could forget…..the Welsh Bockers!!!
Yes that’s right, this weekend we spent an amazing 2 days in the location of Cardiff’s brand new International Sports Village where we managed to perform, attract potential bockers, meet new friends and have loads of fun in the sun!
The day started off with getting up quite early and working our way from all directions of South Wales to the sports village where we began to set up. Early in the day the site was quiet so this left us some spare time to check out the other activities that were available and get friendly with some of the other staff. The first team we met were Inertia Shows an extraordinary team of BMX stunt people who were just as crazy as us….so we got along perfectly.
As the day went on, the workshop got busier and we got tierder (is that a word? it is now!) but this didn’t stop us from helping each other out and improving our team work skills to get through the day. The day was perfect to help us get into the festival mood and get our workshop skills up to excellent standards once again.
Day 2 soon began 16 hours later and we were ready for action. We got very busy, very quickly but were enjoying every second of it. There was plenty of talent showing with some new faces showing off some moves in a successful demo and enough crowd to please the adrenaline thrill that the bockers were enjoying. There was some crazy stuff going on with flips, tricks, vaults and even Jake managing to straddle over Locky on his stilts….it was breath taking.
The workshop on Sunday was even busier than Saturday which give us a chance to please the eagerly waiting long queue of kids and adults including some pensioners who were not too scared to give the craze a try.
We also got to try out an added bonus to our bocking services and give the public a chance to get photographed on the stilts and have a sticker printed out on site; a perfect collection for the family photo album.
In all this weekend turned out to be spectacular, just as we remembered the festival to be in previous years. With plenty of festivals coming up this summer, it’s going to take a lot to beet this weekend and impress us even more……hopefully better than I hope my spelling and punctuation is!
Another year, another mile. This year 9 of the Welshbockers took on the sport relief mile, in the usual fancy dress with the sun beating down in Cardiff bay.
We also got featured on the “Whats on in Cardiff” site.
Well done to everyone who took part in this years Sport Relief Mile, especially those who did the 3 and 6 miles.