Club Development News

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…

Norfolk GC crowdfunding

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During January this year, the Norfolk GC launched a crowdfunding appeal to raise funds towards the upkeep of their airfield and within a month raised £20,000. Without the additional income, the club would could not invest in essential maintenance which in turn would have led to significant problems in the…

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme

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Following recent dialogue between the BGA and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards scheme body, information for clubs with Junior Gliding Centre status that choose to market relevant opportunities has been published on the BGA website. You can view the detail here. Any BGA club that wants to learn more about…

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.

A successful first BGA Instructor Development Week

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Instructor development is and will continue to be a very important BGA activity. Several trainee and experienced instructors attended the recent ‘BGA Instructor Development Week’ at The Gliding Centre led by coach Simon Adlard and supported by Steve Male (Midland GC CFI) and Alan Smith (TGC CFI). The week was…

BGA Club Management Conference 2020

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The BGA Club Management conference will take place online on Sunday 22nd November, and over the following weeks will be supported by a programme of interactive online seminars and events. The theme of the conference on the 22nd November will be membership retention through pilot development. Club management teams will…

BGA Club Chairmen Meetings

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During a series of online meetings held with BGA club chairmen this week that were facilitated by the BGA Chairman, Andy Perkins, a number of important topics relating to the COVID19 situation were raised and considered including finance, club member engagement, sites, pilot recency, instructor ratings, licences, medicals, annual maintenance…

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.

Business Support Guidance

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The Governments COVID19 emergency business support information is available here. The BGA Development Committee is developing and will be providing sector-specific guidance to clubs that is further informed by additional guidance from the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

BGA Club Chairmen online meetings

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Club chairmen have been invited to a series of online/phone meetings being held this week with the BGA chairman to share thoughts and issues relating to the COVID19 situation.

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