Tamworth Unicorns Presentation Evening


Tamworth Unicorns Swimming Club for Disabled Persons held their Presentation Evening on Saturday 3rd December at Wilnecote Leisure Centre.

Councillor Ken Norchi attended the evening’s celebrations and presented trophies to those swimmers who had excelled themselves throughout the past year.  Other invited guests also presented the Stan and Pauline Skermer Memorial trophy awarded for overcoming disability, the Paul McCulough Memorial Plunge Trophy and the Sep Reading Memorial Trophy to name but a few.

Tamworth Unicorns competitive team has attended several galas throughout the Midlands during the last year when several swimmers achieved personal best times. The Annual Championship trophies were also awarded. Every swimmer was awarded a small trophy for their endeavours in swimming despite their disability.We all had a lovely evening and we are all now looking forward to our next Presentation Evening.

Tamworth Unicorns Swimming Club for Disabled Persons caters for people of all ages and all disabilities. It is run entirely by volunteers and new teachers and helpers are always welcome. For further information please contact the Club Secretary, Mrs. J. Northcote on 01827 713630.


Chief Coach named as Coach/Instructor of the Year 2017

Tamworth Herald organised a Spirit of Tamworth Awards scheme for people who volunteer to help in various ways throughout the Tamworth area.  Several categories were announced and members of the public were asked to write in with their suggestions of people whom they felt should be recognised for the work they do to help others.

Derek Northcote, the Club's Chief Coach, was nominated for this award and was one of four finalists in this category.  To his surprise he was announced the winner at an awards ceremony held at Drayton Manor Theme Park.  This is an accolade that Derek so deserves as he has given up his time for the last 38 years to help people with all disabilities  learn to swim and to enjoy being in the water.  From everyone at The Unicorns Derek, a very Well Done from us all and thank you for all your hard work in making the Unicorns such a successful club.

Rugby Gala

 The competitive team will take part in the Gala at Rugby on Sunday 30th April.  The bus will leave Dordon Surgery at 11.45 a.m.