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Coastdale Parks is a long established family owned company which owns four holiday parks at popular and accessible locations throughout the U.K, Atlantic Coast (Cornwall),Whitby (North Yorkshire), Garreg Goch (North Wales), Pakefield (Suffolk).Our parks vary in size, but all are graded by the national tourist boards as being 4 Star and all are winners of the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.
Commented Sochi 2014 Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay:
"Going into these Olympic Winter Games with a current world champion in Shelley, and Lizzy having had a straight run of seven podiums, four of them gold medals on the skeleton world cup circuit, will surely make for some exciting competition in Sochi. Add that to that the fact that a skeleton athlete has medalled at the last three Games and I think we will have all eyes on the track come 13th, 14th and 15th of Feb when our women and men compete."
Lizzy Yarnold: “This really is a dream come true – my whole life I have dreamt about becoming a British Olympian and for the last five years since I took up skeleton, competing at Sochi 2014 has been my primary focus. This season has been great for my preparation, I am in a good place both physically and mentally - and I can’t wait to get back on the Sochi track, go over the lines and maintain my focus. I don’t take part in races to come second, so I will approach the Olympic Winter Games as I do every race and give it everything I’ve got!”
Simple sketch of the Olympic park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Shelley Rudman: “I am delighted to be selected for Team GB for my third Winter Olympics and take great pride in that achievement alone; when I started out in skeleton I would never have thought that was possible! My first Games in Turin in 2006 where I won the silver medal was a hugely positive experience for me, Vancouver in 2010 was disappointing after I just missed out on a medal – so going into Sochi I hope I will be able to merge all my experiences from the last two Olympiads to give myself the best possible chance of success. I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me up to now and I hope I will make you all proud in these Olympic Winter Games, whatever the outcome may be.”
Dominic Parsons: “Sochi has been my goal for so long that I'm very relieved to have been selected, and excited about the opportunity to represent Team GB at the Winter Olympics. I have tried to take this season race by race, focussing on my development at each event to make sure that I can perform at my best at the Games. My performances during the season have shown that I have the ability to be up there in the medal zone, so my aim over the next few weeks is to make sure I have the best preparation so that I can produce my best performance when it counts.
Kristan Bromley: “I am incredibly proud to be selected for my fourth Olympic Winter Games; representing your country at the Olympics is the pinnacle of any sport and the stuff that dreams are made of. It makes it even more special that it is exactly 20 years to the month since the first time I tried skeleton - to have remained at the top of the sport for that time, gives me a wealth of experience to take to Sochi. Every Olympic campaign has been 4 years of hard work to get there and has pushed me to raise my game going into each season. This year has been no different. I have been working with a focus on Sochi, and signs are showing that my performance is on track. I’m excited about competing in Sochi and will give it my all.”
Said Nigel Laugthon, Team GB Skeleton Team Leader and Skeleton
Performance Director Nigel Laughton said:
“I am delighted that we have such a strong skeleton squad representing Team GB at the Olympic Winter Games. Collectively, our season has been excellent, with medals and Top 6 results at every World Cup, and hence the athletes will arrive in Sochi ready, prepared and confident ahead of this exhilarating competition. The team of athletes selected encompass a healthy balance of experience, previous Olympic success, youth and outstanding current form, and whilst for Lizzy and Dom this will be their first Olympics, for Shelley and Kristan, their 3rd and 4th respectively - incredible achievements in their own right.
“A similar balance exists amongst the coaching and support staff chosen to ensure we provide the optimal performance environment in which the athletes can thrive in the final weeks before Sochi. It is a great honour to lead this squad, ably supported by Head Ice Coach, Andi Schmid. Naturally, there is disappointment not to have qualified a full quota of 3 men and 3 women, however in gaining quota places for the team and their subsequent selections Lizzy, Shelley, Dom and Kristan can be exceptionally pleased with their own performances.
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our partners, sponsors and supporters, particularly UK Sport and the National Lottery who have been instrumental in getting us to the ‘Start Block’ in Sochi. The next month promises to be an incredible one and I have no doubt our skeleton sliders will make us all extraordinarily proud.”
FIFA World Cup 2014 logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Stay With Coastdale Parks This Summer & Watch All The Action From Brazil.
How they qualified England finished top of European Group H to reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ after securing victory on the final matchday against Poland, banishing the demons of four decades earlier when a draw against the same opponents saw the Three Lions miss out on the 1974 tournament.
The road to Brazil 2014 was not as smooth as their campaign to reach South Africa, where they won nine of their ten matches on the way to the 2010 finals. Even though Roy Hodgson guided his side to an undefeated campaign, automatic qualification evaded England until the final match at Wembley. Two draws against closest rivals Ukraine, as well as stalemates in Warsaw and Podogorica, left England fans nervous until captain Steven Gerrard put the home match against Poland beyond doubt with a late goal to double his side's advantage and seal qualification.
FIFA World Cup finals history England have appeared at 13 editions of the FIFA World Cup, including seven of the last eight. They were below-par at South Africa in 2010, narrowly qualifying from their group with a victory in the final match against Slovenia, before being outclassed 4-1 by Joachim Low’s Germany at the Round of 16 stage. The Three Lions have been FIFA World Cup winners once, in 1966 when they were hosts, but have since suffered a succession of early exits. Sir Bobby Robson came closest to matching the achievements of Sir Alf Ramsey’s ‘Wingless Wonders’, guiding England to the semi-finals at Italy 1990 only to be knocked out on penalties by Germany.
The key players Wayne Rooney remains England’s greatest talent and his seven goals in six World Cup qualifying starts underlined his importance to Roy Hodgson's side. In midfield, Gerrard and Frank Lampard provide experience and creativity while young guns Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andros Townsend highlight the Three Lions' attacking flair for the future. Danny Welbeck came into his own during qualification, scoring four goals on the way to the finals, while Daniel Sturridge's emergence as one of the English Premier League's top forwards can only bolster Roy Hodgson's attacking options for Brazil.
Surrounding a beautiful estuary on the edge of St Ives Bay in West Cornwall, archaeological excavations of Greek and Roman pottery suggest Hayle was an important trading port for tin thousands of years ago and during the industrial revolution copper smelting flourished in the town, the importance of which saw the town’s harbour and townscape being granted World Heritage Site status in 2006. Hayle was the first town in Cornwall to be awarded Walkers Are Welcome status which means the footpaths and trails around the town are well maintained and well-marked and with plenty of rugged countryside around, it’s an ideal place to pull on your hiking boots. To the west lie 3 miles of golden sands and with a constant breeze off the Atlantic, the area is well-known for its surfing, windsailing and blokarting. Hayle’s wide estuary, managed by the RSPB and the UK’s most south westerly, is an important stopping off point for migratory birds.
Things to do in Hayle
Visit Hayle’s Oral History Centre, situated in the Old Brewery Offices, where you can become absorbed in tales told by true Hayle residents about life long ago in the town. Take a look at the photographic display and anecdotes written by local people. Open Tuesdays and Thursday 10.00 - 1.00
The Hayle Estuary Reserve incorporates Copperhouse Pool, built in 1788 which is bordered by the subtropical King George V Memorial Walk. Take a stroll here and see the astonishing display of flowers and plants.
Try a traditional Cornish pasty from Philps Famous Pasty shop, the debates rages but some say they are the best in Cornwall.
If surfing is your bag, Gwithian is the place to go. This three mile long beach is a surfer’s paradise and afterwards visit the Sunset Café for a welcome drink and snack. You can also hire surfboards and wetsuits here and book surf lessons.
Take a walk around Hayle and discover more about the town’s heritage by downloading atown trail.
Paradise Park and Jungle Barn has been entertaining families for decades and is home to over 650 birds including rare parrots, flamingos, toucans and even red-billed Cornish choughs. At the Fun Farm kids can interact with donkeys, goats, rabbits and guinea pigs and the undercover play area at Jungle Barn is ideal for rainy days.
Hayle estuary is a protected reserve managed by the RSPB and attracts birds and twitchers from far and wide. Visit the RSPB hide at Ryan’s Field just outside Hayle where there is always a chalkboard with reports of all the latest bird sightings or heading east along the Towans to Godrevy Lighthouse, look over the cliffs and see the seals with their young in the bay.
Atlantic Coast Holiday Park is a quiet and friendly 4 star holiday park, lying close to the sand dunes of the glorious St. Ives Bay, near Hayle in Cornwall. Suitable for families and couples, this small David Bellamy Gold Award park is close to the sandy beach at Gwithian Towans and is within easy driving distance of St. Ives, Land's End and the Lizard.
The park offers a wide range of holiday accommodation including static caravans for sale, luxury holiday caravans for hire with double glazing and central heating. We also offer fully serviced grass touring pitches for motorhomes, tents and touring caravans with 16 amp hook ups and water.
Park facilities now include a fully stocked Shop serving freshly baked bread, papers, daily essentials, a refurbished toilet and shower block, a refurbished Launderette, free Wi-Fi, a Recycling Point, and a Nature Information Point.
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Would you like to win a holiday in 2014? Then join in our blog competition by writing a 300 word blog on 'What Makes You A Touristic Person?'. We would like two or three UK holiday pictures to accompany the text for the blog. The winner will receive a free holiday which you can take at any of our four parks. All entries will be given a prize for just simply entering. You could win a host of different goodies from, badges, bumper stickers or even a free add on day for your next Coastdale Parks holiday. For more information and how to enter the competition please visit Coastdale Parks Competition.
To welcome in the autumn, we have new and used Holiday Homes for sale at Whitby Holiday Park, Pakefield Caravan Park and Garreg Goch Caravan Park. 'The Autumn Sales Event' which will last until November 30th. After this date prices will go back to original prices, so get in on the deal of the year...
Coastdale Parks has some of the most competitive site fees with added extras such as free WiFi for all our owners at no extra cost. Download our new sales brochure for free and see the latest models and layouts for 2014.