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Oswestry Sports Forum works towards the benefit of Sport and Physical Recreation in the Oswestry area and attempts to improve accessibility to Sport among the people of the area. This includes a small grants programme.   The Sports Forum comprises volunteers who represent a range of member sports clubs.  Oswestry Sports Forum provides a virtual place where members of the local sporting community can meet, discuss issues and share best practice - a forum for local sport.

Membership of Oswestry Sports Forum

Membership of Oswestry Sports Forum is open to all organisations in the Oswestry area provided that they support and promote the objects of the Sports Forum.  The Membership subscription fee is £10 per year, payable on 1st September.  
Membership entitles the organisation to attend meetings of the Sports Forum (e.g. Forum Evenings, the annual Sports Awards presentation evening and the AGM).  Each member club has one vote at the AGM.  Members who provide an email contact address will also receive updates concerning sport in the area, funding for clubs, coaching opportunities etc.  Member clubs are also eligible to apply for grants on the small grants scheme (see Grant Conditions).
To apply for membership, please complete the Membership Form and return it to the Secretary.
We also host annual Sports Awards to recognise local sporting performance and club volunteers.  We arrange Forum meetings on topics of interest to local sports men and women.  During the Oswestry Games 2012, we created a Hall of Fame for local sports stars, past and present, which is on permanent display in Oswestry Leisure Centre.
Oswestry Sports Forum was adopted as the new operating name for Oswestry & District Sports Council at an EGM on 19th August 2015.  See our Privacy Policy here.
Grants
The closing date for the next Grants round is Monday, 13th June.  Grants will be decided at a meeting at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 7th July at Oswestry Cricket Club, Morda Road, SY11 2AY.  Applicants must attend or be represented at this meeting.  Full conditions and application forms can be downloaded from the “Grants” page - see tab on left hand side of this page.

The area of benefit is any club or individual who lives or trains in Oswestry plus the area within 10 miles’ radius.  It includes St Martins, Ellesmere, Baschurch etc.  Click on the Grants tab for how to apply.
If you would like to find out more about Oswestry Sports Forum or if you have a question about Sport in Oswestry, please contact us!

Secretary:
Susie Hancock
Lavender Cottage
Glentworth
Morda
Oswestry
SY10 9PL

Susie(at)oswestrygames.co.uk

NB. We have avoided showing the @ in the email addresses on this site in order to avoid spam to those addresses.
Good to Great! Network guest speaker , Louise Capicotto .
Hall of Fame
New members are inducted into the Oswestry Sporting Hall of Fame during an annual Forum Evening.  Suggestions for new members would be welcome.  Hall of Fame members are people from the Oswestry area who have achieved national importance in sport e.g. by representing their country (at Senior level, not age group) in international competition.  Please see the Hall of Fame page for more information.

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Oswestry Sporting Legends on 1 July 2022
You are invited to spend an evening with three local sporting heroes at 6.30 pm on Friday, 1st July at the aico theatre, Maesbury Road, Oswestry, SY10 8NR.

Our two newest members of the Oswestry Sporting Hall of Fame will give a short talk on their life in sport:  
Matt Walker won the Downhill Mountain Bike World Cup in 2020, aged just 21.  He is taking time out between this year’s competitions to be inducted into our Hall of Fame.  
Graham Williams 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 is Atlantic rower, Ian Davies, who will share photos and anecdotes from his recent adventure with the Atlantic Mavericks.

Tickets include a light supper and a glass of wine/soft drink @ £7 adults; £3 u-18s available from Eventbrite (click here).
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Tickets must be booked in advance.  Please bring some cash for the Raffle!

This Forum Evening highlights the achievements of three local heroes at different stages of their careers in very different sports.  It promises to be inspirational for all ages.  

Stop Press:  Unfortunately, Graham Williams has just had to withdraw.  His FA Cup team mate Bobby Hope has just died and Graham will be reading the eulogy at Bobby’s funeral on 1st July.  We will induct Graham in absentia.  He sends his sincere apologies for having to cancel at such short notice.