13th February 2013
On 18/19th August 2012 – the weekend between the end of the Olympics and the start of the Paralympics – 300,000 people took part in Join In Local Sport by going back to where it starts for every great champion: their local sports club.
The aim of Join In was for every sports club and community group in the UK to capture the enthusiasm from our incredible summer of sport by hosting a special community event. In total, there were more than 6,000 events held for Join In 2012.
Whether clubs wanted to sign up more members, supporters or volunteers, this was the perfect opportunity to attract local people who may never have come to their club before. Join In helped them to do it with support, guidance and a national media campaign promoting local sport, backed by many of our best-loved Olympians and Paralympians.
In 2013, it all starts again - bigger and better than ever before. The Join In Summer kicks off on 27th July and runs through to 9th September. Sports clubs will soon be able to add their events to the Join In map.
Join In is an excellent opportunity for Fencing clubs to attract new volunteers as well as promote their own beginners courses and events.
For more information please visit the Join In website.