County Sports Partnership

Who we are?

Helping Sport to Help Itself- The County Sports Partnership (CSP) was set up in 2006  with an overall aim to enable everybody within Shropshire to benefit from everyday involvement in sport and physical activity. The CSP supports and facilitates a range of networks in order to build capacity and improve opportunities for people to be active.

Our current networks include sports development forums, coaching networks and club networks and more recently community groups – these provide a mechanism for local stakeholders to network, share good practice, join up work strands and identify local needs to influence joint planning.

Our Aims

The CSP provides advocacy for the sector, demonstrating the benefits of sport and physical activity and the value of investing in it.  It is also an independent charitable organisation which brokers partnerships and facilitates the delivery of national and local projects and programmes to achieve agreed outcomes whilst at the same time ensuring efficient and effective use of resources within Shropshire.

The CSP has a website with a linked electronic fortnightly newsletter that partners and associates can contribute to.  The CSP holds an Annual Conference in March and an Annual Review event in July.  In between these events we hold a number of meetings and events as necessary and undertake an annual satisfaction survey with associates. The CSP also holds an annual Awards Evening (in Autumn each year) with categories ranging from Project and local Business of the Year and Volunteer, Coach and Young Leader of the Year. This event both rewards individuals and organisations who work to make sport happen and with support from local and regional media raises the profile of the value of sport and physical activity in a voluntary and community setting.

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Contact Details

Chair: Chris Childs


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