Sunday 19th November, 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Silver Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 2TA, United Kingdom

BGA Club Development Conference 2023 –  09.00 to 17.15 Sunday 19th November, Northampton Town Centre Hotel, Northampton, NN1 2TA (formerly Park Inn)

Building on last year’s new format, we are shaping the day to include briefings, discussions, and conversational networking time so that you can get the most out of being in a room full of people who specialise in running gliding activities for club members.

You can find details of the day in the provisional agenda here. Please note, some details may change before the event. The final agenda will be posted here and circulated to all delegates a few days before the event. You can find more information about the discussion sessions here.

The £25 Delegate Fee includes:


  • Entry
  • Access to conference materials and resources
  • Lunch and refreshements

The event is for elected and unelected club officials and key volunteers

Chairs | Treasurers | CFIs | Club Managers | Junior Gliding Centre Coordinators

People who are involved in developing and delivering specific gliding activities

We welcome unelected, active, club volunteers because we recognise that being ‘on the Committee’ is not for everybody. Whilst not every club is represented by their elected committee, and the aim of the conference is to share ideas and information between clubs so that each club is a vibrant and enjoyable place for taking part in gliding, so we welcome unelected volunteers to come and join in too.

Several clubs send multiple delegates who value their discussions during the shared car journey to and from the conference.

We have plenty of space, so please do encourage more people from your club attend.

Extend the day


Many delegates arrive on the previous evening, gather for dinner and catch up in the bar. They enjoy a good breakfast and an easy arrival into the conference room.

If this idea appeals to you, we have secured a preferential rate for early bookings: single occupancy rooms £87 per person per night B&B; double occupancy £97.

To get these rates, please book before 20th October, by calling the venue on 01604 – 739 988 and quote “BGA ALLOCATION 2023”.

Comments from previous events:


“Great opportunity to meet like minded club members who are probably trying to solve similar issues and making similar mistakes. Meeting each other might solve the problems and reduce the mistakes!”

“Learning what works”

“This is THE event of the year for club management volunteers”

“A must attend event”

“The most useful event in the BGA calendar”

“Very good for sharing information”

“It gets better every year”

“The representation of the diversity of gliding in the UK, and from right across the UK was striking”

“that chance at lunch or tea break can put you alongside the particular person that can make all the difference to something you are doing”

Can you afford to miss it?