Latest News East of England Rookie Lifeguard Festival RLSS UK Bedfordshire Branch is hosting the East of England Rookie Lifeguard Festival which will be taking place at the Inspire Sports Village, Luton on Saturday 8 June from 6pm-9pm. The festival is open to any groups or individuals involved in Rookie lifeguarding, from Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Northamptonshire. For the event Rookies will need to be in teams of four to six in two age categories 8-10yrs and 11-12yrs. Each team is required to have a suitable Team Manager and at least one on the day helper. If you are already feeling tempted then the festival outline will surely entice you to get involved. The festival kicks off at 6pm with 4 x 25m Obstacle Relay, the events to follow will include 4 x 25m Rescue Tube Relay, 4 x 25m Fashion Show Relay and the 4 x 8m Line Throw Relay. Further details for each event click here. The festival will close with a Medal Ceremony awarding a winner from each event. The Branch is also thrilled to announce that Tom Brinkley representing the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust will be attending the festival and presenting prizes. Tom’s father Brian achieved Olympic and Commonwealth status during his swimming career and Tom followed in his footsteps until ill health overtook him. Tom loved his sport and now tries to enthuse others with his passion and to prepare athletes for a number of possible outcomes. Mike Evans Honorary President of RLSS UK Bedfordshire said: “This is fantastic opportunity to join a large group of people together to share their passion for Rookie and promote the Rookie Festival to a wider audience. Being able to host the event at Inspire Sports Village in Luton is a real privilege as this was the venue which recently hosted Diving Olympian Tom Daley’s ITV celebrity diving show Splash! In addition to this we are delighted to have received support from Cardiac Science who has kindly donated a G300 Semi-Automatic AED to the venue.” If you or your Rookie group would like to get involved and attend the festival simply complete the booking form and return to Mike Evans Honorary President of RLSS UK Bedfordshire, either via email or by post: 3, Birch Grove, Lower Stondon, Bedfordshire, SG16 6EH. If you have any further queries contact Mike Evans on Tel: (Office): 01462438888Home: 01462819914 Mobile: 07850062068.