Sports Development Group (Sports Council)

The Sports Development Group were set up by the Town Council for all sports clubs to come together and share good ideas, best practice and how sports can be developed across the town. East Grinstead is fortunate in that it has a plethora of top quality varied sporting clubs. All clubs and groups are invited to attend the meeting (and if you are new or have not come across the group before,  just come along and make yourself known, you are welcome to attend).

The group meet quarterly to receive an update on what is going on in groups, opportunities for grants, advice and how to access this.  The meeting is currently chaired by a Town Councillor however this is a meeting facilitated by the Town Council and is there for the clubs and groups to get something out of this and voice any concerns or needs.  The Town and District Council both send officers who can help signpost to bodies who may be able to help resolve a problem.  Sometimes the groups can help each other out.   This is networking, advice, help and camaraderie,  but so much more.


Sports Development Group

Introductions and News – Bob Shelley
An opportunity to understand who is in attendance and to hear some recent sports information and news.
Freetrade East Grinstead and Bala Sport – Angus Coull & Sue Joy
Sue and Angus will tell us about this interesting initiative to bring sports clubs into the Freetrade environment.
The role of National Governing Bodies – Richard Leman OBE
Richard has a huge fund of knowledge and experience of how NGB’s operate in UK sport through his national roles in hockey. In what promises to be a very enlightening presentation, Richard will describe how they operate and the opportunities and challenges they face.
Synergy Trampoline Club – Sarah Morgan
Sarah will introduce us to Synergy, the Town’s successful trampolining club and set out their development ambitions.
Clubs Update
Our usual opportunity for each club to share their successes, challenges and events, and to network with others.
The Rugby Club clubhouse can be found at: Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JU



The groups that currently attend the meeting and a contact for each is shown below: