We all have to be impressed by how good we have become at elite sport – in the Olympics and Paralympics and lots of other major events – but the word ‘legacy’ keeps cropping up

At a local level, if you run a sports club you’ll know how much interest has been created. You’ll know of all the work that you have to do just to keep things as they are – pitches/courts ready – club houses in good condition – finding the coaching to help people improve their skills – making sure that the social side of any club is just what members want.

This is true for clubs where you provide serious and fun competition, no or low cost opportunities to bring people into a sport or activity – or just a place where people come to have a bit of ‘active’ fun.

This all requires funding, and lots of it for anything that is Capital/Infrastructure related.

If you help run a club and want to have the most secure future you can, then the 2016 Stratford Sports Forum is for you.

Its being held on Sunday 9th October at the Tyler House Community Hub in Stratford, from 4.30-6.30pm (doors actually open at 4.00pm)

Our key speaker knows all about Capital project work – John Stubbings chaired the Warwickshire County Cricket Club committee that was charged with the multi-million-pound regeneration of Edgbaston – but he’s worked at every level/size of sport club. There will be three other short presentations and all attendees will go away with a substantial attendees info pack – and have follow up support post the event.

We chose a Sunday because we asked for the best day for volunteers and a significant majority just wouldn’t be able to make a weekday evening with family and work pressure – and if you can attend there is a bit ‘tea’ for you to enjoy. We may be able to repeat the Forum on a Weekday but it wouldn’t be until the New Year, so if you can make two hours of full-on support for your club, do come along.

For more info and to book a place please e-mail david.morgan@vasa.org.uk or call 01789 298 102