Nights out, weekends away, parties, competitions and informal events; we do it all with style. And sometimes without.
We got the 3 training sessions a week
This offer also includes 3 trips to the sports bar.
We got the nights out
We'd like to say these are quiet, calm nights where everybody has a delightful evening, then heads home and turns in early. But they aren't.
First big night out: Tramp-night! We rent some fancy location in town, shut it down to the public and let only ourselves and our sister trampoline clubs in Trinity and DCU through the door. Craziness and fun ensues.
At some stage of these nights, you might see handstands, back-flip races and human pyramids. Also possibly an ambulance.
We got the Weekends away
"Intensive Training" Weekend:
We meet up with Trinity and DCU again, pile into a coach and set sail for the distant land of Cavan and its green, green hills of indiscretion. We rent out some sort of big sports centre in the middle of nowhere; unload 4 trampolines, food, drink and ourselves for 3 days and basically bounce and party.
"Weekend of Intensive Training" it's called. "Weekend in Intensive Care" possibly needed afterwards due to over-exertion, over alco-hydration, repetitive strain injuries, broken limbs due to you climbing up on a balcony and jumping/falling off, and/or oral hygiene issues.
Including the Scottish Trampoline Open, ISTO (Irish Student Trampoline Open), Colours, Regionals, Nationals, and mini-comps in Limerick University; if you manage to hit them all you're heading for either the Olympics or AA.
The fun part is that at every competition there is an official night out. Or two. These nights out are big, sometimes huge events, specially arranged for us trampoliners only. Location is always somewhere interesting, and the nights usually have special themes or games worked in somehow meaning it's always exciting, eventful and very, very crazy.
Look out for the Scotland trip which includes our habitual trips to the diving boards and ice-rinks and an amazing night out, and the ISTO weekend which is so spectacular, it has won Event of the Year awards in UCD. Both are not to be missed. Absolute guaranteed fun*.
We got the Web
We're probably the most active club online, regularly updating this site with information, photos, and other entertaining things. Also, we've embraced a new invention straight out of Taiwan: "The Internet Website Forum Interactive Communication Display Page", or "Notice Board" for short. Get on over to it and Speak Your Brains!
If that's not enough, grab MSN messenger and stick in the committee's email addresses. You're absolutely guaranteed that there'll be someone online with nothing better to do, no matter the hour of the night!*