Club Development News

Marketing information updated

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Marketing is an important aspect of any gliding club effort to maintain and grow their membership. The BGA marketing information has been updated including links to Sport England resources. You can view BGA marketing information here.

Club tax guidance

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The BGA is aware that several clubs have raised concerns about the treatment of certain income with respect to CASC and corporation tax. A subject matter expert in this field has been engaged by the BGA. The BGA Development Committee is acting as a conduit  between clubs and the expert….

Child Protection webpage updated

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The BGA Child Protection webpage has been updated to include guidance for overnight camping and a link for NSPCC child protection training. You can view the information here.

Community Sport and Recreation Awards return for 2022

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The search is on for the nation’s best grassroots sport and recreation initiatives as the Community Sport and Recreation Awards return for 2022. For more than 25 years, the Sport and Recreation Alliance’s annual awards programme has celebrated clubs and organisations across the country for their achievements in areas such…

Battery powered winch launching

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An aeroclub in Austria claims to be using the worlds first battery powered glider launching winch. Although mains supplied e-powered winches are already in use, this is a significant development. Technical data: Power: 205 kW Rope force: 8500 N Max launching weight: 850 kg Battery capacity: 180 kWh (160 kWh…

Red Diesel use from April 2022

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Legislative changes introduced through the Finance Bill 2021 and subsequent secondary legislation restricts the entitlement to use red diesel and rebated biofuels from April 2022. Use of red diesel for maintaining community amateur sports clubs will continue to be permitted. You can read more here.  

Junior Gliding

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Subject to completing the required training, a glider pilot can fly solo at age 14. The minimum age to become a qualified glider pilot is 16. All young people can benefit from support in gliding and so the BGA has a fairly relaxed definition of ‘Junior’ – Junior gliding benefits…

Sport England Digital Marketing Hub

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The Digital Marketing Hub, funded by Sport England and delivered by The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), was launched on the 14th September. The hub is tailored to small businesses and volunteers at frontline clubs and groups, as well as marketing and communication professionals…

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