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.
Sport and Recreational Alliance's Sports Club Survey
We’re always looking for ways to help sports clubs and ensure grassroots sports are well supported. To do this we’re supporting the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s biennial Sports Club Survey, which collects information and evidence to help them and NGBs understand what matters to you most and to help get the best deal for community and grassroots sports clubs.
A great selection of prizes can be won through taking part in the survey including £500 worth of equipment for your club and a 2 night weekend stay at the Award winning Grange St Paul’s Hotel in London.
In addition to being entered for the prize draw every club who completes the survey will be offered a free audit from Utility Aid to find out if you can save money on your bills.
You can take the online survey now, where all of the instructions and the full list of prizes can also be found.
The survey closes the end of June.
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:
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.
Community Fun Day 2013
Community Fun Day,27th April, is back in 2013 bigger and better than last year, the venue will be Campus West, Welwyn Garden City and will run from 10:30am to 3:30pm. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council has asked for WHSPAA to once again lead on the activity/sport zone. There will be plenty going on throughout the day with the sports zone taking place down stairs. So if you are interested in helping out or promoting you club speak to Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org or just bring the family along for a good day.....dont forget your super hero outfit though as it is a themed event.
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
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 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