Sports Development Unit
Our Sports Development Unit was established in October 1997. The multi-faceted role of sports development has become an increasingly important part of providing equal opportunities for sport and recreation within the local community environment.
The Sports Development Officer works with a number of sports, which have been identified through consultation with the County Governing Bodies. Working in partnerships to develop Clubs and Volunteers, to make sure sustainability of new junior sections and encouraging more volunteers into sport. Mansfield District Council Sports Development works in partnership with several agencies which have made a commitment in terms of what they are able to input into the initiative / relationship, on the basis that some of the outputs will help them to achieve their overall goal.
Our Sports Development work encourages sporting opportunities for people of all ages and levels of interest or ability.
- To Increase participation in sport in Mansfield in partnership with other bodies
- To support the development of the voluntary sports club network
- To develop and encourage participation in sport in all communities
- To contribute towards raising standards of performance (excellence)
Sports Development Initiatives
- Focus Sports
- Active Sports
- Nottinghamshire Youth Games
- Disability Sport (Alpo Programme)
- Mansfield School Sports Partnership
- International Sport Persons Pass
- Mansfield District Council Grant In Aid Scheme
- Sports Equipment Loan Scheme
- Sporting Events (Half Marathon, MECCA X Country Relays)
If you would like information about possible grants and development funds, and how you or your club/organisation could benefit by becoming involved in sports development initiatives please contact your Sports Development Officer on (01623) 463371 or email SportsDevelopment@mansfield.gov.uk.
Please use the above contact if you would also like to find out about local sports clubs in the Mansfield district area.
New Nottinghamshire Sporting Website. The old intosport website is now called Nottinghamshire Sport and has a new website www.nottinghamshiresport.com and can be used to identify coaching courses/workshops, volunteering opportunities and for the latest news and information on what is happening in sport in Nottinghamshire.
Sport Club Forum
We want to enhance everyone's opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity and we aim to work with the clubs of Mansfield to raise awareness of the activities on offer throughout Mansfield. We have created a Sports Club Forum which takes place every 3 months to allow us to provide local clubs with relevant information on local issues, sports initiatives, school-club links, training needs, funding opportunities and to enhance partnership working between Clubs, Education and Local Authorities. It also allows benchmarking and best practice to be shared between the clubs in order to enhance what they are able to offer.
If you have a club in the Mansfield area and would be keen to join the forum please contact Martin Cook on 01623 463 026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes of the previous minutes:
The next meeting will take place at 6pm Monday 23 April 2012 at the Civic Centre.
Beginner Fencing Course's
TSCA Swords Fencing Club 8-week Beginners' Courses for more details please see the attached Samworth Sword Fencing [192kb]
Mansfield Petanque Club
Are you looking for an exciting game played with friendly people then look know further than Mansfield Petanque Club Session please see the attached Petanque Flyer [433kb] for more details.
Mansfield Boccia Club
Boccia is a non-contact, target driven sport, which relies on skill and subtlety, rather than size, strength or speed. For more information see the attached poster Mansfield Boccia Club [1Mb]
Junior Disability Sport Activities
As part of Nottinghamshire's Aiming High funding Mansfield District Council has been able to secure funding to help running swimming sessions, multi sport activities and a wheelchair basketball activity. If you are interested please see the Junior Disability Sport [1Mb] for more information.
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