Published on 23rd October 2012

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The 'Club Leaders' bus is coming to leisure@cheltenham on Wednesday 31 October offering support and advice to anyone involved or looking to start up a sports club.

  • Wednesday 31 October, 2pm-8pm
  • leisure@cheltenham

Information on funding, finances, marketing and budgeting will be readily available, providing a rare opportunity to talk to experts about ways to enhance the running of a community sports club.

The initiative comes from Sport England who has launched Club Leaders: Better business skills for sport. The new programme aims to provide 10,000 community sports clubs the chance to develop better business skills so people are able to assist their clubs in realising their full potential.

Tom sparks, sports development officer, added: “This is a great initiative and we’re delighted the bus is coming to leisure@cheltenham. Leading a sports club can be a challenge, particularly in the current economic climate, so it is great club members have the opportunity to get expert advice on the running of them.”

Rowena Hay, cabinet member for wellbeing and culture, added: “Sports clubs play such an important role in the community so providing training and support to those doing the day-to-day running of community sport, will help create a robust, economically sustainable and enterprising club network.”

For press enquiries contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154 or email

Note to editors
Leisure@cheltenham, based on Tommy Taylor’s Lane, is owned by Cheltenham Borough Council, and offers high quality facilities. The leisure centre has won numerous awards for its green credentials since re-opening, as well as being recognised for the national Sport and Leisure award as part of the 2010 Government Business Awards.

For more information about leisure@ please call 01242 528764, email, or visit their website.