Club Development News

Safeguarding update

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Child protection officers have been sent information describing two changes to the BGA template policy document ‘Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers of Young People’ (ie under-18). Others at gliding clubs may wish to update themselves on the changes, which are that a parent/carer of a young person should expect their…

Disability gliding awareness

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Gliding is a form of flying that is well-suited to those with disabilities or who have limited mobility.  Several gliding clubs are equipped with modified two-seat gliders. Not everyone involved with pilot training at clubs is familiar with how gliding can adapt to meet individual needs, which can lead to…

Funding a sustainable future

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Following the BGA Club Management Conference in 2018, a study was initiated to determine if a major sponsor could be attracted to support the development of the sport of gliding throughout the UK. This has made considerable progress and a full report will be in the September/October S&G. An interim…

Shenington airfield update

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The Edgehill Gliding Centre is forming at Shenington airfield and intends to start operations at the end of 2021. Edgehill Gliding Centre is replacing the Shenington Gliding Club as a new entity. Airfield owner Joe Gibbs notes, “I am fully behind gliding remaining on the airfield, and will support EGC…

Sport England 'Active Together' crowdfunding partnership

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Sport England are investing a further £5 million of National Lottery funding into their partnership with Crowdfunder. The Return to Play: Active Together fund sees Sport England match-fund up to £10,000 for not-for-profit organisations that raise funds via the crowdfunding website. Full details are available here.

Respecting people in gliding

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One of the joys of gliding is the teamwork, camaraderie and the way we all support one another to safely take part in our sport. It is fundamentally important that everyone in gliding is treated with respect. All gliding clubs should be fully committed to safeguarding the well-being of its…

Club Development Conference - Sunday 24th October 2021

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Working with the themes of resilience and building optimum club health, the BGA Development Committee are currently putting the programme together for the BGA Club Development Conference. We anticipate that our first post pandemic gathering will be a lively and interesting day of discussions, where ideas across all areas of…

Child Protection

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Most gliding clubs have returned to near normal operations after long periods of inactivity due to Covid restrictions. Young people are among those returning to the sport. The BGA recognises that the sport has a duty of care towards young and vulnerable participants and can help to protect them. BGA…

Club Management Conference 2020

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This years club management conference is taking place as an online event on Sunday 22nd November 2020. There are two key themes; club member retention and financial resilience. Attendees have been contacted with full details.

COVID19 financial support in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

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Information from the BGA Development Committee re COVID19 financial support specifically in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland has been supplied to club chairmen, treasurers and secretaries. All clubs will continue to receive guidance on the Governments financial support initiatives as the detail emerges.

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