Torbay MP puts forward his support for a campaign which urges sports clubs to take advantage of the Olympics
Local MP Adrian Sanders has urged local sports clubs to sign up for the “Join In” weekend to seize the once in a lifetime opportunity provided by the Olympics. The weekend will take place on 18th-19th August 2012, the first weekend after the Olympics and before the Paralympics. It provides an opportunity for local residents to turn up, join in and support Torbay sports clubs.
Sebastian Coe, Chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympics, said:
“Millions will be inspired by what they witness over the summer and I hope this creates opportunities in every community for people to join in their local sports clubs.”
Adrian today called on local sports clubs to sign up for the new project designed to get hundreds of thousands of people across the UK 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.
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.
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.
Local sports clubs can sign up at www.joinin.org
Commenting, Adrian said:
“This weekend is a great platform for sports clubs to harness the enthusiasm for London 2012 and turn it into a truly positive influence for the local community, especially by engaging more people into trying more sport. I very much hope that Torbay sports clubs and citizens will take full advantage of this unique opportunity.”