Richard’s Trampoline Club was formed from AllSaints Trampoline Club and part of Alpha Trampoline Club.
Kyrstin Fairweather formed AllSaints Trampoline Club in 1996 at Letchworth Leisure Centre. To begin with it was an adult only club as the only training time available was 9pm once a week. At the time Kyrstin was a trampolinist herself competing for Potton Saints – hence the name! In 1999 Kyrstin retired from competitive trampolining and concentrated on developing AllSaints and more classes were introduced at Letchworth Leisure Centre, which now included classes for children from 7 years old. In 2000 Andrea Allen joined the club and started classes in Stevenage teaching children from 5 years old. Soon after Debbie Ridgway also joined the club, having shortly returned from coaching in America for 2 years. In 2001 Richard Fairweather started classes in Hitchin, these proved extremely popular and Hitchin soon became one of our largest venues.
Kama Langham formed Alpha Trampoline Club in 1997 at Flitwick Leisure Centre. Kama was previously a gym coach so already was very experienced with the sport. In 1998 Richard Fairweather and Greg Royle joined forces with Alpha and classes were introduced at Biggleswade Recreation Centre and Sandy Sports Centre. Greg was previously a Grade 1 National finalist, so he brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. Richard also had extensive experience and technical knowledge of the more advanced skills.
In the summer of 2002 AllSaints merged with Richard Fairweather and Greg Royle from Alpha to become Marriott’s Trampoline Club. This was to run alongside Marriott's Gymnastics Club and to mark the opening of Marriott’s Gym Centre in Stevenage, which is a purpose built gym with state of the art equipment. Richard gave up his job to become a full-time coach for the club, and many new classes were planned.
However in October 2002 disaster struck and Richard Fairweather was killed in a tragic accident. The club was then renamed Richard's Trampoline Club, in the memory of Richard and to mark his dedication to the club.
In January 2006 Pat Dodson joined the club from Potton Saints, to coach the elite section of the club. Both of Pat's sons compete at Grade 1 and have competed Internationally, so Pat's a greatly experienced coach and is a real asset to the club.
The club continued to grow considerably in size, so to make things more manageable the Hitchin section of the club formed their own club in September 2006.
Richard’s Trampoline Club currently has 2 different training venues in Letchworth and Stevenage. All ages and standards are catered for and the club enters Regional competitions on a regular basis. To place your name on the waiting list please contact Kyrstin.