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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.

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 1st 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 was adopted as the new operating name for Oswestry & District Sports Council at an EGM on 19th August 2015.  See our Privacy Policy here.
The closing date for the next Grants round is Monday, 12th June 2023.  Grants will be decided at a meeting at 7.00 pm on Thursday, 6th July.  Applicants must attend or be represented at this meeting.  Full conditions and application forms can be downloaded from the “Grants” page - see tab on left-hand side of this page.
The area of benefit is any club or individual who lives or trains in Oswestry plus the area within 10 miles’ radius.  It includes St Martins, Ellesmere, Baschurch etc.  Clubs and individuals based within Oswestry Town will be eligible for the additional funding awarded to Oswestry Sports Forum by Oswestry Town Council.  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!

Susie Hancock
Chains Cottage
Old Racecourse
SY10 7PQ

NB. We have avoided showing the @ in the email addresses on this site in order to avoid spam to those addresses.
Downhill Mountain bike World Cup winner, Matt Walker interviewed by OSF Chairman Stu Manford on 1 July 2022
Hall of Fame
New members are inducted into the Oswestry Sporting Hall of Fame during an annual Forum Evening.  Suggestions for new members would be welcome.  Hall of Fame members are people from the Oswestry area who have achieved national importance in sport e.g. by representing their country (at Senior level, not age group) in international competition.  Please see the Hall of Fame page for more information.

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New Inductions to the Hall of Fame
We have three exciting nominations for the Hall of Fame this year:
-Dan Jones was a keen swimmer with Oswestry Otters before being selected for the Welsh squad.  He represented Wales in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games last year, narrowly missing out on a relay medal.
-Darren Edwards completed 7 marathons in 7 days across 7 continents earlier this year, the first athlete to complete this challenge in a wheelchair.
-Sam Martin won the WHEA Strongman European  Championships for his weight and broke the Atlas Stone lift world record.
The induction of these new members was postponed from the AGM on 12th May.  They will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at a future Forum Evening - date tbc.  For more details, contact the OSF Secretary.

Next Grants Round
The next Oswestry Sports Forum Grants will be  awarded at a meeting on Thursday, 6th July.  The closing date for applications to this round is Monday, 12th June.  

Funding Support from Oswestry Town Council
Oswestry Town Council has agreed to support the Oswestry Sports Forum grants programme with up to £3,000 per year for three years.  This funding will be restricted to clubs which are based within Oswestry Town or whose majority of membership live within Oswestry Town.  The funding may also be used for individuals who are members of town clubs (as above).  This should allow our grants programme to continue into the future.  Oswestry Sports Forum is delighted and grateful to the Town Council for this support.