CLUB CONFERENCE: Clubs encouraged to contribute to ‘rescue package’

The Cycle Speedway Club Conference takes place on November 9th, with a view to “put together a ‘rescue package’ to reverse the overall decline the sport is witnessing.”

Clubs have been reminded to outline their views at the start of the conference based upon discussions at league AGMs/general meetings, which take place this Sunday. From there an open discussion forum will take place before the way forward is set.

The conference is for clubs, funded by clubs and does not involved British Cycling or it’s officials. There is no restriction on numbers attending, although 2-4 per club should suffice, that said, any club member who can make a meaningful contribution is welcome, regardless of numbers.

Coffee will be provided on arrival at 10:30am at Gilberts Bar in Willenhall, with a prompt 11am start to proceedings.

Here is the original press release that we published last week:

The aim of the Conference will be to devise an “Action Plan” to revitalise the sport and take it forward and in so doing, address many of the problems our members currently face in maintaining viable clubs and the problems that we as a Commission face in maintaining a viable sport. A decline in participation levels and perceived enthusiasm in 2014 make it imperative that we act decisively and urgently.

Each region has been asked to nominate a spokesman to outline the primary concerns from their regions’ clubs and potential solutions using general headings such as:

– Competition structure and organisation
– Development, promotion and PR
– Governance, leadership and administration
– Finance

The Conference will only be of benefit to the sport if it is positive and forward looking and it will be encumbant on everyone to avoid negative, recriminatory and personality based content which could otherwise threaten the very future of our sport.