Oswestry Sports Forum hosts Forum Evenings on topics which are of interest across several sports.
Funding Forum Evening on 3rd November 2022
Sports Club Treasurers and Fund-raising Officers are invited to a Funding Forum Evening at 7.00 pm on Thursday, 3rd November 2022 at Oswestry Rugby Club, SY11 4AB. Three guest speakers will explain how to apply for grants from national and local funds:
1. Nick Herbert, from Energize STW has offered to promote Sport England’s “People and Places” and “Active Together” funds.
2. Graham Moss of Oswestry Rotary Club will talk about the Mary Hignett Bequest— (closing date is 18 Nov 22).
3. Carole Moreton, from Community Resource, will tell us about the Shropshire Community Fund, including the Shropshire Grassroots Fund. Carole is also involved in recruiting and placing volunteers across Shropshire. If you have a vacant committee post, she may be able to signpost a willing volunteer to you.
Oswestry Sports Forum is grateful to the guest speakers for agreeing to speak at this meeting and to Oswestry Rugby Club for hosting the evening.
To find out more and book you place, please email Oswestry Sports Forum or phone 01691 656435.
Oswestry Sporting Legends on 1 July 2022
At our Forum Evening on Friday, 1st July at the Aico theatre, Oswestry, we spent an evening with local sporting legends.
We welcomed our two newest members of the Oswestry Sporting Hall of Fame:
Matt Walker won the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in 2020, aged just 21. He told OSF Chairman, Stu Manford, about his life as a professional mountain-biker, showed a video of his recent win in the Austrian world cup series race and described his race preparations and how it felt to tackle the course. Matt also showed us his racing bike and donated a race jersey for the Raffle.
Graham Williams was inducted into the Hall of Fame in absentia, having had to cancel in order to attend a funeral. Graham joined West Bromwich Albion in 1955. After 17 years there, including 26 Welsh caps, Graham captained WBA to win the 1968 FA Cup and then enjoyed an international career as a club manager.
The guest speaker for the evening was Atlantic rower, Ian Davies, who shared photos and anecdotes from his recent adventure with the Atlantic Mavericks. He described why he took on the challenge of rowing the Atlantic, after experiencing cancer therapy, how they raised sufficient money to buy and renovate a suitable boat and complete the necessary training. His photos of storms and giant waves were awesome but he said that being becalmed was the worst part of the crossing. He urged every member of the audience to not just dream but do it, whatever “it” is for them.