Leap on the bus in South Yorkshire for sports club advice

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The legacy of the Olympics is set to reach South Yorkshire when a Learning Bus stops to offer support and advice to sports club leaders.

Following the route of the Olympic torch relay, the legacy project allows club leaders to visit the Sport England Learning Bus when it visits the region over four days next month.

They can drop in for advice about finance, marketing, governance, facilities management and funding.

Simon Pugh, partnership development officer at the county sports partnership South Yorkshire Sport, said: “South Yorkshire has one of the biggest programmes covering four days and four different towns and cities.

“This is a fantastic opportunity and is about developing a strong sporting network - supporting clubs to adopt a fresh approach to the challenges they face, focus on maintaining and growing participation and become embedded in the communities they are part of.”

There is no need to book a visit to the bus. Once on board, club leaders will have the chance to take advantage of 14 free computers to check out for themselves what support is on offer.

The bus heads to Sheffield next Thursday, in Barker’s Pool from 11am to 4pm, and at the English Institute of Sport in Attercliffe, Sheffield, from 5pm to 8pm.

It will be at Shaw Lane Community Association, Barnsley, the day before, next Wednesday from 5.30pm to 8pm.

Also next Wednesday the bus will be in Doncaster town centre from 11am to 4pm, and at Doncaster Rovers’ match against Oldham at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday, September 8, from 1pm to 3.30pm.