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 Sports Council meetings for 2019 have been agreed as follows:

  • Thursday 28 March – Kings Centre
  • Thursday 27 June – Weir Wood Sailing Club
  • Thursday 26 September – East Grinstead Target Shooting Club
  • Wednesday 4 December – East Grinstead Sports Club

All meetings will commence at 7:30pm.

The first meeting of 2019 will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 28th March at Kings Centre. We are very kindly being hosted for the evening by Places for People, who operate the Centre for Mid Sussex District Council.

The agenda for the evening will be :-

  1. Introductions and News – Bob Shelley

An opportunity to understand who is in attendance and to hear some recent sports information and news.

  1. Local Sports Funding Opportunities – Elaine Clarke & Mid Sussex Voluntary Action

Elaine is from Mid Sussex District Council – Community Services, Policy & Performance department and has assisted a number of our clubs with locally sourced funding. She will be accompanied by a colleague from Mid Sussex Voluntary Action.

  1. The Year Ahead –Discussion led by Bob Shelley

Your opportunity to air your views and suggestions for subjects you think it would be useful for us to discuss or learn about, or useful initiatives, in the local sports context.

  1. Clubs Update

Our popular opportunity for each club to share their successes, challenges and events, and to network with others.

Kings Centre can be found at Moat Road, East Grinstead, RH19 3LN, and we will be meeting in an events room which can found by passing reception, keeping left and proceeding along the corridor to the left of the softplay area.



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