Inspired by London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, millions of people across the UK will have a unique opportunity to join in local sport during a weekend that will give an Olympic and Paralympic boost to sports clubs across the whole of the UK.
‘Join in Local Sport’ aims to get as many people as possible to turn up, take part and join in at their local sports facilities on 18th-19th August – the first weekend between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Local sports groups will be able to take advantage of this unique moment, creating a shop window within their community for the opportunities there are for people inspired by the Games to help out, give time, support, watch or play sport.
Sport clubs across the UK know that London 2012 will generate unprecedented enthusiasm for sport in the UK. The ‘Join in’ weekend will enable clubs to convert this once in a lifetime wave of interest into a sustainable future of help, support and membership from their local community.
David Moorcroft, Director for Sport at ‘Join in’, commented:
“I’m delighted to be part of ‘Join in’. Local clubs are where it all begins: from the first time you run round the track, to the person who manages the pitch bookings, to the coach who pushes you to go that little bit further and faster.”