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:

  • Wednesday 4 December – East Grinstead Sports Club

All meetings will commence at 7:30pm.

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th December at 7.30pm at East Grinstead Sports Club. We are very kindly being hosted for the evening by the club, which is located at Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, RH19 4JU. I hope you will find time amongst your busy Christmas preparations to join us for our final forum of the year.

The agenda for the evening will be:

1. Introductions and News – Bob Shelley An opportunity to understand who is in attendance and to share some recent sports information and news.

2. Mid Sussex Wellbeing – Nick Hurley Nick will give us an insight into the activities of the Council’s Wellbeing Team and their lifestyle support and behaviour change approaches.

3. East Grinstead Sports Club – Nikki Hughes-Faldo Nikki is going to use the opportunity presented by hosting the Sports Council to update us on recent investment and programme developments at the Club through its partnership with Wave Leisure.

4. Club Updates – Representatives Our usual opportunity for local clubs to celebrate successes and share the challenges they face. I would also like to hear any suggestions you have for next years Sports Council forums, so please give this some thought in preparation.


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