Our role includes:

  • Providing a voice for sport in Dacorum
  • Supporting and representing local community sports clubs
  • Lobbying for the promotion and development of sport in our area
  • Encouraging participation in sport and active leisure (incl. club membership)
  • Helping to develop sporting facilities and the delivery of sporting opportunity in Dacorum
  • To work with our partners to maximise utilisation of facilities and support the development of clubs, coaches and volunteers
  • Enabling clubs and partner organisations to work together for the benefit the whole community
  • Providing a forum to debate issues of common interest and planning to meet the future needs of sport and sporting clubs within our community

Past projects have included:

  • Delivering the Olympic legacy in Dacorum via the Olympic and Paralympic Replay Festival
  • Activities to encourage people to ‘get back into sport’ including the Tring Sports Forum Sports Taster Days
  • Strengthening school/club links
  • Setting up satellite sports clubs in schools
  • Multi-agency community projects involving schools, clubs and local community police officers
  • Special sports projects for adults and children with learning difficulties
  • ‘Boxercise’ programme tackling crime and deprivation
  • Representing the interests of nearly 100 clubs already in membership.
  • In 2008 Dacorum Sports Network was also appointed to administer Dacorum Borough Council’s £100,000 Olympic Fund of grants to local sports clubs as part of the Government’s 2012 Olympic support programme.
  • In 2013 we organised the Replay Festival – a programme of sporting opportunities and activities across Dacorum that celebrated one year on from London 2012.
  • In 2014 we partnered with Dacorum Borough Council to win a quarter of a million pounds worth of funding for sport and the promotion of healthy activity in Dacorum.

Benefits We Provide for Clubs/Partners

DSN delivers the following benefits to local community clubs and participating organisations:

  • Help with increasing sports participation and membership
  • Improved information and communication
  • Education and knowledge delivery (incl. benchmarking/sharing of best practice)
  • Influencing and lobbying (collectively increasing the power of sport’s voice in the community)
  • Recognition and raising of profile (for sport in general and for sports providers – e.g. clubs)
  • Facilitating third party links and networking
  • Helping to identify potential routes to funding
  • Coach & player development
  • Volunteer recruitment

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