On 18/19th August, Join In Local Sport will encourage the nation to head down to where it starts for every great champion their local sports club.
The aim of Join In is for every sports club or community group in the UK to put on a special event or activity on the Join In Weekend capturing the enthusiasm for sport that we know this summer's sporting events will generate.
Whether clubs want to sign up more members, supporters or volunteers, this will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attract local people who may never have come to their club before. And Join In will help them to do it.
We are really happy to support Join In. Millions will be inspired this summer and I hope this creates opportunities in every community for people to join in their local sports clubs.
Seb Coe, Chair of London 2012
Basically it is a way of gaining support in promoting your club to your local community and it also provides a number of useful resources including a fantastic tool-kit for running an event.
It is completely up to each club if/how they maximise the Join In opportunity. A few suggestions could be;
a) If you are holding a training session why not promote that session as a taster session for possible new members
b) Ask your local rink if you can work in partnership with them to market their public session as a "have a go" session for people that have never skated before
c) Ask your local rink if you could have 5 or 10 minutes to do a demonstration in the middle of the public session.
The Join In website can be found here; https://www.joininuk.org/
Please get in touch with Matt Lloyd, NISA Development Manager, if youd like any further information or support. Matt can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated: 16th July 2012 1:47pm