This month, Dame Anne is urging local sports clubs to sign up for the ‘Join In’ weekend to seize the once in a lifetime opportunity of the Olympics.
The first Saturday and Sunday after the Olympic and before the Paralympics, 18th & 19th August, will be the weekend to turn up, take part, join in and support your local sports club. The “’Join In’ Weekend has been established with the aim of getting as many people as possible who have been inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to get involved at their local sports club.
Local sports groups will be able to take advantage of this unique moment, creating a shop window within their community of the opportunities that exist for individuals who want to help out, give time, support, watch or play sport.
Dame Anne said: “Every great champion started at their local sports facilities. I want to make sure that the local clubs in Aberdeen South make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity to get local people involved in whatever capacity, whether as players or coaches, drivers or tea makers.”
Any interested sports groups can access the ‘Join In Local Sport’ website – www.joininuk.org – which provides a place for clubs to register and advertise their event, where they will find practical advice to help them make the most of the weekend.