Sian Bobrowska update

Sian started judo at the age of 7, at Worcester Judo Club and very soon after starting she wanted to compete. She has gone on to win many major tournaments and represented her country twice in as many years.

Her biggest achievements include;

  • British schools champion 2014
  • silver medalist at the British nationals 2014
  • Welsh open champion 2012/2013/2014/2015
  • school games bronze 2015 and silver 2016
  • midland area champion 2015
  • 5th place at flanders international Holland 2015

…along with many other medals and trophies approx 85 at the last count.

Sian also started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Trojan Free Fighters / Checkmat Worcester about 2 and half years ago to help her ground game , she has also excelled at this sport which she also loves to compete in , and has become British and European champion.

Photo credit: Dan Minto Photography

Ladies Marquee Evening at the Races with Anja Potze & CG5

Anja PotzeCG5 is proud to announce its first ladies marquee evening on 30th August 2016 at Worcester Races in partnership with Anja Potze Fine Jewellery. We will have exclusive use of the Marquee situated on the lawn beside the parade ring, with a reception drink of Prosecco on arrival and an exceptional two course buffet.

The ticket includes county enclosure entrance tickets, racecards, CCTV complimenting the viewing of the racing, private pay bar and tote betting facilities. Parking is also included in the centre of the course (passes not required)

The first race on the day is currently scheduled for 4.25pm and the last race for 7.30pm, with the gates opening from 2.25pm

All profit raised will directly to the next set of awardees who have applied to CG5. It is our aim to help as many young people as possible reach their full potential through inclusion in sport whether just for fun or reaching an elite level.

Update from William Kitching

Ahead of starting his 3rd year at Worcester University, we’re pleased to update you that Will reached the quarter finals of the National University Championships held in Sheffield and was awarded the Male Athlete of the Year 2016 at the University of Worcester Sports Awards. A great end to his second year at Worcester University!

His summer training has been going well and last weekend William entered his first tournament of the year in Hertfordshire, reaching the quarter finals of the singles in a Grade 2 senior tournament.

This year is going to busy for him academically, and I am also in process of starting my Badminton Level 2 Coaching qualification.

Earlier this year William became the Welsh National single Champion!

Great stuff from William and congratulations on all your success from everyone here at CG5

New patrons and trustees for CG5

Worcestershire non-profit organisation CG5, has announced the appointments of two new trustees and two additional patrons, as it continues to provide financial support to the county’s future sports stars.

CG5, which was founded to promote participation in sport amongst young people, has added to its four founding trustees by appointing businessman and martial arts gym owner Dan Richards, and Worcester Wolves basketball veteran Chris Lowe, as trustees of the charity.

CG5 has also announced another two patrons who will help oversee its ongoing success and profile across the county.

Dutch-born Worcester jeweller Anja Potze becomes a patron along with Peter Millichip, CEO of Sir Bert Millichip Sports. They both join Mick Donovan, Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Worcester, who was named as the organisation’s first patron last year.

Steve Edwards, trustee of CG5 said: “CG5 has come on leaps and bounds in the past 18 months and our profile has raised considerably, meaning more people are requesting grants to help them realise their sporting dreams.

“All four appointments will be vital to us in running the charity, but also in deciding grant awards and helping to run fundraising events.

“Each person brings different experience, expertise and profile to CG5 and I am certain they will add an extra dimension as we look to award even more grants over the next 12 months”.

CG5 announced the appointments at their latest fundraising event; a Ladies Marquee Evening, held at Worcester Racecourse last month. They also awarded grants to more young people, including six year-old golf star Jack Dirkin who is the UK’s number one in his age group. He was the 17th person to be awarded a sporting grant by CG5 since they began in 2015.

CG5 is now managed by a group of six trustees. Aside from Mr Richards, Mr Lowe and Mr Edwards, they include Worcestershire businessmen Simon Secretan and Rob March, alongside former Worcester Warriors lock, Craig Gillies.

Article credit: Lorraine Henry | Henry Pepper

Abi Watkins update

Abigail’s progress over the last 9 months is outstanding. Her determination to perfect her fencing finesse and improve her fitness shows maturity aiming towards further GBR selection. The support CG5 in the form of equipment and Sport Worcester’s development grant for coaching has proven invaluable. Her new goal is continued international Cadet selection plus Welsh National selection. (Abi also trains with Hereford Pentathlon who use her to develop their fencers)

Abi was selected to represent Wales in the Senior 5 Nations event in 5th November in Manchester and GBR U17 Cadets in Kladenfurt Austria 29th October. Last weekend she reached her first senior (adult) final at the Bedford Open a senior competition.
Presently her GBR Rankings are U17 Cadet 17th; U20 Junior 12th; and Senior adult 37th, not bad for a girl who has just turned 15

Key achievements over that period

  • Selected twice to represent GBR U17 (Cadet).
  • 5th British Youth Championships U16.
  • 1st Welsh U16 Champion.
  • 16th British Ranking Competition U20 Newcastle (Junior).
  • 2nd Silver medal Welsh Closed Senior Championships
  • 3rd H+W Jubilee Open (Senior).
  • 22nd Birmingham International Open (Senior)
  • Qualified for Elite Epee Final U16, completed 3 out of 4 events to finish 6th qualifier (missed 1, in Copenhagen GBR).
  • Numerous other U15 and local and Welsh minor competitions, support for these events advance fencing as a whole.
  • Welsh Senior team Senior Regional Winton Cup in July
  • Welsh team School Games in September

Selected for future competition

  • The Senior 5 Nation Championships in November
  • The Commonwealth Games 2018 for Wales are both very realistic

Amazing stuff from Abi and a massive congratulations from everyone at CG5!

More awardees to be announced shortly

CG5 are proud to announce that another wave of sporting grants are set to be awarded to young sports stars of the future, all of which will be taking place at the Anja Potze and CG5 Marquee race Evening on Tuesday 30th August. This round of awards will take the total number of grants awarded by CG5 so far to 17, something of which we are immensely proud.

These latest awards are about helping young people to develop their talents to their fullest and unlock their enormous potential. We are extremely grateful to Anja for her generous sponsorship and support and to all the people who have worked so hard to make these grants possible.

In line for funding are talented competitors, including young Shropshire golfer Jack Dirkin. The six-year-old is United Kingdom number one in his age group and ranked 32nd in the world. Dirkin was newcomer of the year in the 2015 Energize awards.

Ladies’ day promises to be a lot of fun but also a chance to celebrate and showcase the very best in young sports people in the county. The race day starts at 4pm and gates open at 2.30pm – and tickets are available here.

Anja Potze Fine Jewellery is based on Worcester’s Friar Street and specialises in bespoke jewellery and certified diamonds. Dutch-born jeweller Anja is celebrating her 21st anniversary in the city this year.

CG5 presents the first annual Anja Potze Marquee Race evening

Diamonds! Hats! and Hooves! Join us for Ladies Day

CG5 is proud to announce its first ladies’ day on 30th August 2016 at Worcester Races in partnership with Anja Potze Fine Jewellery and her team, the team at Anja Potze and CG5 share a passion for quality and innovation, so it was a natural fit to come together on what will be a great event. As normal all the people involved in organising the event are volunteering their time for free, in order that all profits go to those that matter and at the same time we put on a fantastic event that everyone will enjoy.

We will have exclusive use of the Marquee situated on the lawn beside the parade ring, with a reception drink of Prosecco on arrival and an exceptional two course buffet.

The ticket includes county enclosure entrance tickets, racecards, CCTV complimenting the viewing of the racing, private pay bar and tote betting facilities. Parking is also included in the centre of the course (passes not required)

The first race on the day is currently scheduled for 4.25pm and the last race for 7.30pm, with the gates opening from 2.25pm, although it is advisable to double check these times nearer the date

Our Partner

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Anja Potze Fine Jewellery was founded in 1994 by Anja Potze. Anja moved to the UK from her native Netherlands when she was just 21, after perfecting her craft at Amsterdam’s respected Vak School of Edelsmeden.  She’s been designing jewellery from the age of nine and counts a number of well-known faces amongst her clientele. During her career Anja has designed pieces for the late Baroness Thatcher and spent five years with London based Asprey & Garrard Group, who hold a Royal Warrant from the Prince of Wales. In 2012 Anja Potze Fine Jewellery was named the Innovative Jeweller of the year by FOPE.

CG5 is proud to announce its first ladies’ day on 30th August 2016 at Worcester Races in partnership with Anja Potze Fine Jewellery and her team, the team at Anja Potze and CG5 share a passion for quality and innovation, so it was a natural fit to come together on what will be a great event. As normal all the people involved in organising the event are volunteering their time for free, in order that all profits go to those that matter and at the same time we put on a fantastic event that everyone will enjoy.

We will have exclusive use of the Marquee situated on the lawn beside the parade ring, with a reception drink of Prosecco on arrival and an exceptional two course buffet.

The ticket includes county enclosure entrance tickets, racecards, CCTV complimenting the viewing of the racing, private pay bar and tote betting facilities. Parking is also included in the centre of the course (passes not required)

The first race on the day is currently scheduled for 4.25pm and the last race for 7.30pm, with the gates opening from 2.25pm, although it is advisable to double check these times nearer the date

Eddie the Eagle to star at CG5 golf day

Legendary ski jumper Eddie the Eagle Edwards will be the VIP guest at an annual golf day which is set to raise money for a popular Worcestershire charitable organisation.

The British ski hero will be the speaker at the 2016 CG5 golf day held at Bransford Golf Club on 15 July, where he will be revealing the story behind his time as Britain’s favourite underdog.

His appearance in the county comes as a biopic about the Olympian, starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, is released in UK cinemas – touted by critics as the feel-good film of the year. The film documents Eddie’s journey as he became the first person to represent Great Britain in Olympic ski jumping at the 1988 Winter games in Calgary.

The golf event is raising money for CG5, a charitable organisation which helps young able-bodied or disabled individuals under the age of 21, to participate, recognise their potential or reach an elite level in their chosen sport.

Organisers felt Eddie, now 52, was the perfect speaker for the event due to his own arduous sporting journey and his relentless pursuit of success.

The event, sponsored by Feckenham-based security system firm AMS Access, is the second golf day and fourth large-scale event for the non-profit since it was founded in March 2015. It is run by trustees Steve Edwards, Simon Secretan, Rob March and former Worcester Warriors lock, Craig Gillies.

Mr Edwards said: “We are delighted to have Eddie come to Worcestershire and speak at our event – especially as a new generation of fans are going to learn what a brilliant sportsman and character he is thanks to the new film.”

“He is a fantastic example of someone who has worked incredibly hard to reach their goal – which is exactly the kind of message CG5 wants to get across to the young sports men and women of Worcestershire.”

Packages are available for sponsors, individuals or groups of golfers. Non-golfers are welcome to join for the evening event which will include a meal, comedian and other entertainment.

Business boxing event raises thousands as CG5 looks to award more grants

Worcestershire charitable organisation CG5 is looking to award further grants to young sportspeople in 2016 after it raised over £6,000 through a unique business boxing event.

The Strictly Business Boxing evening saw over 500 guests attending from across the county to raise money for the sports-focused non-profit organisation which was founded to promote participation in sport and provide financial backing to disabled athletes and high-potential sportspeople under the age of 21.

Held at Sixways Stadium, the event saw the charity hosting its largest event since it was formed 12 months ago – with 18 fighters taking part in nine well-fought bouts – including CG5 trustee Steve Edwards who drew his fight over three rounds with Matt Caines.

Mr Edwards said: “The boxing event was by far the most ambitious CG5 has held and it was a great night. Although it was expensive to run we still managed to raise thousands of pounds which will go towards supporting sportspeople here in Worcestershire throughout 2016.

“The support we received was phenomenal and there was an incredible atmosphere throughout the whole night. I was also delighted to take part in the boxing and on behalf of us all here at CG5, I would like to thank everyone for their support. Not just those who came along but also our sponsors and partners too. It’s great that everyone continues to take CG5 to their hearts.

“We are actively looking for more young sportspeople to award grants to and would urge people to apply so we can carry on supporting the cream of the county’s talent.”

The boxing evening was CG5’s third large-scale event and since CG5’s formation the trustees have awarded 11 grants to local sportspeople and clubs. The trustees will also be holding two Six Nations events at The Pheasant in Worcester on Saturday 27th February and Saturday 19th March and will be holding its annual golf day on 3rd June.

CG5 was established in March 2015. Aside from Mr Edwards they include Worcestershire businessmen Simon Secretan, Rob March and former Worcester Warriors lock, Craig Gillies. The CG5 name takes its inspiration from the number five Gillies wore during his 11 years at Sixways which culminated in a high-profile testimonial year in 2013/14.