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).
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.
The closing date for the next Grants round is Monday, 13th June. Grants will be decided at a meeting on Thursday, 7th July at 7.30 pm. 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!
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Good to Great! Network guest speaker , Louise Capicotto on 8th May.
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.
Forum Evening on 1 July 2022
You are invited to spend an evening with three local sporting heroes on Friday, 1st July. 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 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.
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. Please contact the Secretary for more details and to book your place.