26/09/2012 - Permalink

Sports club information evenings

Related topics: Leisure, culture and heritage

Shropshire Council’s leisure development team is running a series of club information evenings throughout the county.  They are as follows:-

  • Thursday 18 October 2012, Wem – Edinburgh House
  • Wednesday 24 October 2012, Shrewsbury – Shirehall
  • Tuesday 30 October 2012, Bridgnorth Cricket Club                                             

All the events will start at 7pm, and representatives from sports clubs throughout the county are being invited to attend.  Following on from a similar series of meetings earlier in the year, the evenings are aimed at enhancing the contact between leisure development staff and local sports clubs, as well as providing up-to-date help and information useful to clubs, coaches and volunteers.  Refreshments will be provided. 

Items under discussion will include: 

  • Funding update – the latest on available grant aid in sport 
  • Club Leaders Programme 
  • Olympic momentum  
  • School club links 
  • Event management, websites and news stories 
  • Support for your coaches and volunteers 
  • Group discussion 

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for active and healthy lifestyles, said:

“These evenings are a great way for clubs across Shropshire to find out about local and national programmes.  Clubs will have the chance to speak to officers about their clubs’ issues and concerns.  Many clubs have benefitted from these evenings in the past as they are able to share best practice, and it is a great networking opportunity.” 

Pre-booking is required and places will be limited, although more than one club representative is welcome.  Anyone interested in attending one of these meetings can reserve a place directly by calling the leisure development team on 01743 255071 or email leisure@shropshire.gov.uk.