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

The next Sports Council meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 29th March. We are very kindly being hosted for the evening by East Grinstead Target Shooting Club.

The agenda for the meeting will be:

Get to Know Your Clubs – East Grinstead Hockey Club

Chris Gregory will be outlining the history, glittering achievements and current situation of one of East Grinstead’s celebrated sports success stories, our Hockey Club.

Improving internet exposure for local sports clubs

Bob Shelley and Lee Farren will set out some ideas for publishing our successes and gathering new participants by exploiting some existing local internet presences. There is even some modest funding available for clubs that want to take advantage.

Updates by our clubs

A chance for each club to share their successes and challenges and to network with others.

Directions to the Target Shooting Clubhouse –  From the lower entrance to East Court, off the A264, take the first left following the signs to EG Town Football Club.  The EGTSC Clubhouse and car park is about 500 yards before the football club. Turn into the gate immediately after the first speed bump.

The post code is RH19 3LS. Full directions are on the club’s website here.



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