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Get inspired by local sport
Sports Fairs within the borough have been granted the “Inspire”
mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.
The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises
innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by
the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising
Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: “The
Inspire programme is ensuring that the legacy of the 2012 Games
starts now, as projects like the Community Sports Fairs are
enabling people in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey to make positive
The events are being
organised by Scarborough Borough Council’s Sports Development Unit,
in conjunction with the Central Urban Area Forum, linking in with
their chosen theme for the year of art, culture and sport.
The date for both events is
Saturday 21 April, and all sports clubs are been urged to put the
date in their diaries. The Whitby and district event will
take place from 10am until noon at Whitby Leisure Centre with the
Scarborough and Filey event running on the same date from 2pm until
4pm at Scarborough Sports Centre, Filey Road, Scarborough.
Council’s Sports Development Officer, Matt Hewison said: “These
events work so well on a number of levels for community sports
clubs; they are a great way of raising awareness of your club and
the participation and volunteer opportunities that they have to
offer community members. It is also gives a chance to network
with other clubs on examples of good practice. Clubs can give
practical demonstrations within the main sports hall at both
“In partnership with
relevant partners such as Seachange and North Yorkshire Sport we
are delivering a series of workshops as part of the events,
focussing on sports funding, safeguarding and CRB, coaching,
Sportivate funding, Sport Makers as well as sports governance.
These workshops will be open to clubs who attend on the day
and will be free of charge.
“From a community
perspective the events are like a ‘one stop shop’ of sporting
opportunities. People can come along and speak to local clubs
about what they do and how they can become involved in that sport.
We are delighted to be awarded the prestigious London 2012
Inspire Mark award for the events but really need the clubs and the
community to engage with this project to make it as successful as
As part of the event there
will also be a free prize draw for every attendee; including prizes
such as gym memberships and swimming passes.
For further information on
the Community Sports Fairs please contact Matt Hewison on (01723)