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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

Our final East Grinstead Sports Council meeting of 2021 will be on Wednesday 15th December at 7.30pm using the Zoom platform.

Our agenda for the meeting will highlight some new initiatives and review our clubs’ progress in 2021.

1Introductions and News – Bob Shelley

A chance to understand who is in attendance and to share some recent sports information and news.

2. Pétanque Facility/Club

Barry Lloyd and I will update you on the progress towards acquiring Pétanque facilities in East Grinstead.

3. Fight Hub

Matt Clarabut and one of the Fight Hub owners will outline the facilities and activities of the new amateur boxing gym in Felbridge.

4. Volume 1 Bouldering Centre

Ben Read, the CEO of the bouldering centre on Birches Industrial Estate will introduce us to this fast growing sport and what the centre offers.

5. Social Media promotion

Forward plans for widening involvement with our Sports Council include both exploiting social media and the development of our own website. I will set out the recently launched first stage – a Facebook presence.

6. Club Reviews

Our clubs will update us on both the challenges and successes of a second pandemic dominated year.

7. Any Other Business

Your chance to raise, share or discuss anything you want with our group, of a sporting nature.

Please contact for Zoom meeting details.


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