Below are the current news stories at Welwyn Hatfield Sports and Physical Activity Alliance.
Recent news items can be found in the Recent News section.
WHSPAA Club Forum 12th November
WHSPAA members enjoyed excellent sessions at the University:
- John O'Callaghan, Herts Sports Partnership, explained how Uni students are keen to help local clubs and the system that has been set up. Click here for the full presentation on the engagement with Herts Uni and how to obtain volunteers.
- Social media, expert Vicki, explained how to make the most of Faecbook and Twitter see documents:
- Social Media (by Vicki of Make Sports Fun)
Autumn Edition of WHSPAA-EaW Magazine Published
The Autumn edition is now being distributed around houses, sports facilities, doctors surgeries, etc.
If you would like a copy you coud try these outlets or click on the cover page, right,
Thanks to everyone for their input and hard work in putting it together.
Hope you like it. Let us know on our Facebook page? ..
WHSPAA at Uni Freshers' Sports Fair
WHSPAA represented Welwyn Hatfield sports clubs and organisations at this year's Uni Freshers' Sports Fair.
Luke Trevillion, Herts Uni Badminton Activator, with Dave Bartlett, WHSPAA chairman Dave Bartlett at WHSPAA stand .
WHSPA_EaW Magazine, Summer Edition, Published
The 2nd edition of our WHSPAA_EaW magazine with all the summer information and fun is published and is being distributed to Welwyn Hatfield sports centres, schools, doctors surgeries, our parishes, etc, and to homes near sports centres.
It has also been sent to all our club contacts that have registered a contact address (as separate from venue address) on our clubs' database. It can also be obtained formatted for PC screen and mobile device from EaW website,
Many thanks to all contributors and advertisers. The deadline for articles and adverts for September edition is 31st August.
Free Novice Triathlon Training Day – Sunday 19 May 2013 – Stanborough Park, WGC
Triathlon England has partnered with Hercules Events to provide the first ever Novice Triathlon Training day at Stanborough Park. Places will be limited, so please get this email around your members as soon as possible. Training days with an elite coach are normally quite expensive, however, we have managed to stage this event free of charge to regional triathletes. In order to secure your free place on the training day you need only to ‘like’ Hercules Events on Facebook or follow them on Twitter:
Community Fun Day 2013
Community Fun Day,27th April, was back bigger and better than last year, at Campus West, Welwyn Garden City from 10:30am to 3:30pm - with 'super hero' as the themed event
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council asked for WHSPAA to once again lead on the activity/sport zone. There was plenty going on throughout the day with the sports zone taking place down stairs. Several clubs and organisations helped out or promoted their club.
Thanks to Matt Rayner for organising the event at firstname.lastname@example.org or just bring the family along for a good day....
Funding Information Updated
Is your club short of a little extra cash....want to develop a programme you run, or need some help getting coaches onto courses.? Well check out the latest on funding information by clicking here.
There is loads of information and ways of getting funding, look at the Funding Insight section as there might be something there that could have a real impact on the work that you do.
New, Free, Junior Volleyball at Gosling Sports Park
In association with Red Eagles Volleyball club, for Under 16s. Click here for a flyer.
WHSPAA Publishes New Magazine
After 6 years of newsletters comprising 600 copies three times a year WHSPAA has decided to produce a vastly improved magazine of 10,000 copies printed 4 times a year with partners 'Everyone's A WINNER'. The WHSPAA eaW magazine aims to entertain, inform and educate parents and children on ALL aspects of leisure pastimes.
From local club and sport facility information, days out at major attractions. to performing arts, the magazines are an ideal way to promote your interests and business.
Chairman Dave Bartlett said that it will be the sort of magazine that people will want to keep around and read at their leisure.
Click on the thumbnail, right, for an electronic copy.
Click here for more detailed information brochure including advertising prices.
Update: clubs advertising in the magazine will get an automatic (free) entry into the new
WHSPAA AGM and Clubs' Forum, 24th April
WHSPAA Club AGM and Clubs' Forum, 24 April, at Herts Sports Village, was well attended.
AGM Attendees,left side
AGM Attendees,right side
Click here for a copy of the minutes
The Clubs' Forum followed with three presentations focusing on YOUR CLUB
Satellite Clubs in schools, Marketing Your Club and Small Grants (up to £10,000) - See WHSPAA Dates and Documents webpage.
Welwyn Hatfield Sports Awards Bigger and Better!
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Sports Awards 2013
Top athletes, coaches, sports teams, clubs and schools were honoured at the sports awards, 7th February
|Young Leader of the Year||Kerri Sian Brennan, Multi-sports|
|School Team of the Year||Queenswood School Tennis Team|
|School Pupil of the Year||Sophie Mabbs, Pentathlon, Biathle|
|School Teacher of the Year||Cherie Wiper, Stanborough School|
|Coach of the Year||Jon Mather, North Mymms Cricket Club|
|Team of the Year||Welwyn Warriors U18 Lacrosse Team|
|Contribution to Disability Sport||David Ellam, Multisports KS Club|
|Club of the Year||Hatfield Swimming Club|
|Sports Person of the Year||Billy Joe Saunders, Boxing|
|Service to Sport||Martin Calvert, Boxing (posthumously)|
For more information and photos see:
WH Borough Council's webpage
Organised by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in partnership with Welwyn Hatfield Times and WHSPAA
For questions or queries, call Matt Rayner, Youth and Sports Partnerships Manager at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, on: 01707 357174 or email email@example.com
WHSPAA at UoH Fresher's Fair
University of Hertfordshire holds an annual Freshers' Sports Fair in September. It showcases the great number and wide diversity of clubs at the Uni. As well as club stands there are demonstrations in the centre of the hall.
Dave Bartlett chairman of Welwyn Hatfield Sport And Physical Activity Alliance attended this year's Sports Fair Wednesday 26th September 2012. The aim was to promote local community sports clubs and organisations.
The place was buzzing - it was a great event! See YouTube clip