What a year it’s been for myself and the athletes I coach at Manchester Kettlebell Club. We have had some fun times, we have had some tears, we have even had some strops, and towards the end of the year we had our first Junior come down to training. With just one team training session before the end of the year, I wonder what else is in store?

It’s been quite a year that’s hard to some up in words. So I will keep it simple…

  • 5 x Competitions attended
  • 9 x Gold Medals
  • 7 x Silver Medals
  • 1 x Bronze Medal
  • 2 x British Champions

I’ve said it before and I’ve no doubt that I’ll say it again many times in 2014, but I’m proud of every single one of you. You train like machines, you train with purpose, you put your heart and soul into lifting for yourselves, for your team-mates and for your coach. Thank-you one and all for being the bestest team a coach could ask for!

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
Neil Gaiman