Dear club contact

For those I have not had the chance to meet, I’m Milan the Sports Partnership Officer at Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council.

I just wanted to reach out to you all during these unprecedented times. I understand that this pandemic has a huge impact across all grassroots sport with training, fixtures and events postponed until further notice.

We are working closely with our partners and organisations, and following advice from the government, so we can support you and your club by sharing information, advice and regular updates.

Sport England have been publishing regular updates and you can keep up to date by following them on Twitter @Sport_England or by visiting their website https://www.sportengland.org/

You can also stay up to date with the latest funding news as lots of organisations have made changes to their criteria to support clubs who have been affected. You can follow updates from Funding 4 Sport on Twitter @Funding4Sport or visit their website, they also offer support with writing applications. https://www.funding4sport.co.uk/2020/03/18/comic-relief-community-fund-england/

I would strongly recommend signing up to the Herts Sports Partnership newsletter where you will receive club and coaching specific communications which will help support your club to get back on your feet in the best way possible: http://eepurl.com/gWGwp5

Finally, I would highly recommend staying active and encouraging members of your club to do the same, keeping in mind that everyone must remain committed to ensuring we are following government guidance on social distancing and washing our hands. There are lots of great indoor activities listed on the Sport England Website, and we will also be re-posting things on our twitter - please do follow us @WelHatSports

Stay safe and positive.

Regards

Milan Johnston, Sports Partnership Officer

Tel: 01707 357574, Mob: 07584 277941

Email: m.johnston@welhat.gov.uk