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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

Those of you that tried to join our virtual Sports Council meeting on Wednesday will know that the Zoom Meeting Code I have been using recently had unfortunately life expired and we had to postpone. I apologise for any inconvenience that may have caused. – Bob Shelley

Our next East Grinstead Sports Council meeting will be on Wednesday 14th July at 7.30pm and we shall be using the Zoom platform.

Our agenda will again focus on the safe and measured return to local sport and physical activity in our community.

1. Introductions and News – Bob Shelley

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

2. Returning to normal – Club representatives

An opportunity for us to share our different clubs and groups progress to a full return as we ease the pandemic restrictions. It would also be useful if we could understand what impact the pandemic is likely to have had on the longer term operation and survival of your club in our community.

3. Financial Support Options – Bob Shelley

Following Kevin Stewart’s excellent presentation at our March meeting I will summarise again the options available for financial support in recovery as we approach the closing period for some of the grants.

4. Any Other Business

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

Please contact for Zoom call information.


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