Last summer, the UK’s first ‘Join In’ was hailed as the country’s biggest celebration of local sport.
In the time between the Olympics and the Paralympics, Join In asked people across the UK to come together and celebrate where it began for all of our Olympians – at their local sports clubs.
Just over 300,000 ended up taking part in official Join In events around the country. Watch the video to the left to see how Join In volunteers helped at Tooting Bec Lido in South London this January.
This year, the 'Join In' summer promises to be even bigger and better than before!
From the 27th July to 9th September 2013, Join In is inviting every sports club in the UK to host a fun event for the public to inspire more people to lend a hand and make a difference to their local community.
In return, Join In will promote your club’s event via a national and local media campaign. You could even receive a surprise visit from an Olympian!
Whether clubs are looking to sign up more members, supporters or volunteers, Join In events are the perfect opportunity to attract local people who may have never been involved with the club before.
You could turn a regular club session into a Join In event, or host a special activity day for the community; the choice yours.
More than 6,500 events have already been registered, so don’t miss this amazing opportunity for your club to capture the nation’s enthusiasm for local sport, and attract new members and volunteers!
If you are a club who would like to register an event or a Games Maker or volunteer who would like to browse the list of events taking place, visit www.joininuk.org for more information on how to get involved.