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Documents : 14/07/2009

Minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee Meeting held at

Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis Club

Tuesday 14th July 2009

In the Chair: Brian Whalley (BW)

1. Members in attendance:

Brenda Hopkins (BH)
Jeff Shaw (JS)
Eddie Crabtree (EC)
Doreen Schofield (DS)
Ian Burnett (IB)
Ron Linton (RL)
Don Hale (DH)

2. Apologies:

Chris Waker (CW))

3. Minutes:

The Minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee meeting held on Tuesday 28th April 2009 were agreed.

4. Matters Arising:

Discussion took place on the replacement of the former Sport Council banner. It was agreed to obtain 2 new banners 2.5m x 1m with the Sport Stockport letterhead logo on a white background at a cost of £25 each. It was agreed that we need to raise the profile and the banners would be a useful way of doing so. Action BH to order.

The Alf Howarth Trophy had been presented by BW. Gavin Gilbourne is in possession.

5. Constitution:

Thanks were offered to RL for all the effort in revising and reformatting the Constitution document ready for the AGM. It was agreed that the document should not contain abbreviations and that the names and titles of organizations and individuals are correct.

Minor changes were agreed. Revised copy to JS for posting on the website. Action RL and JS.

6. SPAA Update:

SPAA is to be renamed to Active Sport Alliance. Activity is happening but nobody seems to know what is going on. What is needed is a proper framework to establish objectives and progress. There is a need to set a clear action plan to implement the strategies.

It was considered that Sport Stockport could establish its position within the group as the main link to amateur sports clubs - can become the conduit to them.


It has been proposed that 4 members of the Group will draft the objectives for the next meeting in October.

7. Stockport Sports Trust Update:

The Sports Trust has moved premises to Broadstone Mill in Reddish. The AGM will be held on 28th July 2009. A skills audit filled in by all Board Members has identified gaps.

The Sports Development Team has moved with the Trust to Broadstone Mill and a proposal was made to hold an open forum to meet with local clubs to set out future developments and identify how best assistance can be identified and channeled to them.

It was agreed to proceed with a joint venture possibly in October to develop clubs that are either Clubmark accredited or are working towards it.

It was confirmed that the former Sports Plus Club Award is no longer in existence.

Clubmark has to be renewed every 3 years.

8. Any Other Business:

It was agreed to review the lacrosse application for funding at the next meeting.

Nest year's Annual Dinner to be held after Easter - Friday 23rd April suggested. Action BH to check availability of venue.

9. Next Meeting:

The date and venue for the next meeting will be Wednesday 7th October 2009 to be held at Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis Club commencing at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.