Oswestry Sports Forum works towards the benefit of Sport and Physical Recreation
in the Oswestry area and attempts to improve accessibility to Sport among the people
of the area. This includes a small grants programme. The Sports Forum comprises
volunteers who represent a range of member sports clubs. Oswestry Sports Forum provides
a virtual place where members of the local sporting community can meet, discuss issues
and share best practice - a forum for local sport.
Oswestry Sports Awards
The Awards for 2015/16 were presented on Friday, 6th May at a packed ceremony at Oswestry Cricket Club. Amy Hughes and Stuart Manford were also inducted into the Hall of Fame, now on permanent display in Oswestry Leisure Centre. See report and photos by clicking on the Awards tab above. Huw Davies’ photos, displayed by kind permisssion of Oswestry Advertizer, can be purchased from The Advertizer by phoning 01691 655321.
Membership of Oswestry Sports Forum
Membership of Oswestry Sports Forum is open to all organisations in the Oswestry area provided that they support and promote the objects of the Sports Forum. The Membership subscription fee is £10 per year, payable on 1 September. Membership entitles the organisation to attend meetings of the Sports Forum (e.g. Forum Evenings, the annual Sports Awards presentation evening and the AGM). Each member club has one vote at the AGM. Members who provide an email contact address will also receive updates concerning sport in the area, funding for clubs, coaching opportunities etc. Member clubs are also eligible to apply for grants on the small grants scheme (see Grant Conditions). To apply for membership, please complete the Membership Form and return it to the Secretary.
We also host annual Sports Awards to recognise local sporting performance and club volunteers. We arrange Forum meetings on topics of interest to local sports men and women. During the Oswestry Games 2012, we created a Hall of Fame for local sports stars, past and present, which is on permanent display in Oswestry Leisure Centre.
Oswestry Sports Forum awarded three grants in February. Oswestry Sports Forum is one of the few organisations who award grants to individuals to progress their sport. In this round, however, three local clubs applied for funding. Criftins Tennis Club was awarded a grant to help repair their wooden club house. Oswestry Community Games was awarded a grant towards the cost of medals for participants of the Community Games on 25th September 2016, and Oswestry Cricket Club was given a grant towards the hosting of a coaching course in Oswestry. Oswestry Cricket club led on this bid which was in partnership with Knockin & Kinnerley, Cae Glas and Ellesmere Cricket Clubs. The area of benefit is Oswestry plus the area of Shropshire within 10 miles’ radius. It includes St Martins, Ellesmere, Baschurch etc.The closing date for receipt of applications for the next Grants round is Monday, 20th June 2016. The Grants will be decided at a meeting on Thursday, 8th July 2016. Click on the Grants tab for how to apply.
If you would like to find out more about Oswestry Sports Forum or if you have a question about Sport in Oswestry, please contact us! Secretary: Susie Hancock The Gables Ruyton XI Towns Shropshire SY4 1HU Susie (at) oswestrysportsforum.co.uk NB. We have avoided showing the @ in the email addresses on this site in order to avoid spam to those addresses.
53 Marathons runner Amy Hughes presents the Chairmans Cup to Clive Knight, long-time tennis coach, sport development officer and organiser of the Oswestry Community Games, with Chairman, Chris Powell.
Otstanding Achievement Award winner for 2015/16, Connor Beardmore, with current Welsh men’s keeper David Kettle