Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, has called on local sports clubs to sign up for a new project designed to get hundreds of thousands of people across the UK to join in with sport during a weekend that will give an Olympic sized boost to sports clubs across the whole of the UK.
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 Games to turn up and join in at their local sports facilities on 18th & 19th August – the first weekend between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Local sports groups will be able to take advantage of this unique moment, to create opportunities for people to give time, support, watch or play sport.
The ‘Join in Weekend’ will enable clubs to convert this wave of interest into a sustainable future of support and membership for sport from their communities.
Graham said, “Millions will be inspired by what they see over the summer and I hope that this translates into greater participation in sport.
“Nearly every champion started out at their local sports club. I want to make sure that here in Beverley and Holderness we can make the most of this opportunity to get people involved.”
A website has been set up (www.joininuk.org) which provides a place for clubs to register and advertise their event, and where they can also join Graham in following @JoinInUK on Twitter for the latest news.