Sport Makers encouraged to get on board


Robert Doman

OSWESTRY Rugby Club is to host a Sport Makers initiative as part of a Shropshire Council scheme to encourage volunteers to make sport happen in the community.

The unitary council wants to build on Team GB's fantastic sporting achievements at the 2012 London Olympics with the Sport Makers scheme being part of the official Olympic legacy programme.

In Shropshire the council is aiming to recruit over 200 Sport Makers by September next year. To register as part of the project visit

Once registered, people will need to book onto a workshop, such as that at the Oswestry Rugby Club, which can be done using the website. Once they have attended a workshop people can begin their role as a Sport Maker with several workshops in the county taking place within the next couple of months.

At the free workshop, people will receive an Adidas polo shirt as well as learning about various opportunities local to them which could be anything from helping out at their local sports club or marshalling at an event, to organising a kickabout in the park for their friends.

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for active and healthy lifestyles, said: “This is a great opportunity for residents across Shropshire to build on the great summer of sport we had across the country and be a part of the London 2012 legacy locally.
“Sport Makers are going to be the driving force of this legacy, so come along and be a part of it.”

If you have any questions or would like more information email or call 01743 255071.

Initial sessions will take place on the following dates:
Thursday, November 22,  Shirehall, Shrewsbury from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 Shirehall, Shrewsbury from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Oswestry Rugby Club, Park Hall, from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

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