Leisure Developments work in partnership with Active Surrey to provide local opportunities for sport participation and competition. The scheme also works to develop the knowledge of local coaches and officials as well as help to raise the profile and standards of local clubs. Each year we organise a number of different sports courses that cater for all abilities and are run by highly qualified coaches, often linked to local clubs with junior sections.
Within the Active Surrey 'Sports Clubs and Coach Development' programme, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council will be hosting numerous education workshops that are designed to provide up-to-date information and training within a wide range of topics. For the upcoming months, the courses in Epsom will include:
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There are many courses that take place across Surrey. For a full programme, please visit the Active Surrey website
More information about Active Surrey
Active Surrey is part of the official network put in place by Sport England. They work alongside local organisations to unlock more opportunities for community sport. Their vision is of an active county, well connected and working as one:
Active Surrey Supports Clubs: Grow Your Club - These free annual forums assist Surrey's sports clubs with their development by providing up to date information and resources.
Sports clubs in Epsom & Ewell learnt how to attract new members at an event held by Active Surrey. The Surrey Sports Club Forum introduces clubs to sport development experts.
The forums, now in their third year, are designed to help clubs market themselves more effectively to entice new members, and offer advice on funding. Club bosses were given tips on the financial aspects of running a sports club as well as developing their club through Club Mark. They also met members of their national governing body and local authority to discuss possible opportunities.
Forum organiser, Hannah Sprake said: “Volunteers are the back bone of every sports clubs and it is important that we support them in every way we can. The forums help to protect and improve the clubs involved, which in turn means players get to benefit from high quality sports provision”.
For more information about the Surrey Sports Club Forum, visit Club Forums
- Clubmark - Active Surrey has been granted a licence to award Clubmark accreditation
- Funding Advice - Providing funding advice that is open to sports clubs, individual athletes, local authorities and many others
- Marketing Advice - Active Surrey have sifted through lots of information to assist clubs in marketing their projects
- Surrey Club and Coach Development - a six-month prospectus of workshops chosen to encourage best practice and development.
Active Surrey Works with National Governing Bodies:
- Communication - Update our partners on relevant news and information
- Relationships - Active Surrey hold an annual Surrey Sports Conference to bring together strategic leaders of sport in Surrey.
Active Surrey Develops Sports Leaders and Volunteers:
- Step into Sport - a volunteering scheme for 14-19 year olds. It provides personal development and improved employability for young people
- Sport Makers - a national initiative to get 40,000 people volunteering in sport as part of the 2012 mass participation legacy
- The Surrey Sports Awards - a county event that celebrates the volunteers, coaches, athletes and organisers that sustain sport in Surrey.
Active Surrey Encourages Participation:
- The Surrey Youth Games - Active Surrey deliver the largest youth participation event in Surrey with nearly 2500 competitors
- Playground to Podium - An annual event to identify disabled athletes who have the potential to be developed onto the Paralympic pathway
- The Elite Scheme - Administered by Active Surrey, this scheme gives national level sports people free access to their local training facilities.
For more information on Active Surrey, please visit their webpage, find them on Facebook, follow them on twitter or read their online newsletter. Alternatively, call them on 01483 518944.