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A little history

The club was established in 1973 by Ian and Gloria Nixon. It's now in its fifth decade and is currently based at Derby Arena, having previously been based at Lancaster Sports Centre, Moorways Leisure Centre, Springwood Leisure Centre, Chellaston Academy and the City of Derby Academy.


Our current head coach, Darren Potts, started with Delta Trampoline Club at 8 years old, becoming a regular member of the County squad and competing in the British Championships before serious illness forced him to quit aged 11. He returned to the club as a teenager for 3 years and started to compete again but enjoyed coaching others more. When his eldest daughter came home from school with a flyer to start trampolining he took the opportunity to sign her up and within a few weeks or her joining was back on the side coaching. Darren took over as head coach in 2012. Over the years he has coached in many schools around Derby as well as for Delta and for the last couple of years has been part of the East Midlands Trampoline squad coaching team. He has also tutored numerous members through their own coaching awards and subsequently continues to mentor them.


The club competes at regional and national level and has had members in the Derbyshire County and West Midlands squads. In the past it also had a demonstration team, which took parts in trampoline displays at events like the Derby carnival and Derby Ramathon.


Academy award nominated actor, Terence Stamp, has also trained at Delta Trampoline Club, under Ian Nixon, the head coach at the time. Terry, known for his roles as General Zod in Superman I and II, Supreme Chancellor Valorum in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, needed to learn how to somersault for a role he was preparing for. It only took 1 session for Ian to get Terry somersaulting – a job well done!


In 2010, Delta attained Gym Mark accreditation, a national accreditation scheme to show that the club is run effectively and efficiently with appropriately training staff (volunteers).


Delta worked in partnership with Derby City Council (DCC) to develop the content and structure of their Sport Derby legacy club award scheme. The scheme is designed to encourage clubs to run more efficiently, effectively and professionally and the rewards for achieving this include free use of certain DCC facilities and access to professional support and advice for many aspects of the club. Delta were awarded the first ever Gold Club award in the Olympic year 2012.

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