Hampton Pool development


Invitation to a public meeting

on Monday 18th July and Tuesday 19th July, 4pm to 8pm at Hampton Pool

to view the plans for the development of

Hampton Pool


A community pool for the next 100 years!

Hampton Pool is nearly 100 years old and is a unique, community gem.  Please help us further develop the pool to keep everything that makes it special, whilst making the transformational changes necessary to ensure that this wonderful asset is here for the next 100 years, for all generations and members of our community.

Hampton Pool Trust is set to make a multi-million-pound investment into the pool, which includes an enormously generous £100,000 donation from the Dowler family along with funds raised from the Hampton Pool Summer Picnic Concerts, a contribution from YMCA our management contractor and grants. We want to develop the pool to be an economically sustainable and inclusive facility and we have spent five years working towards realising this goal. What do you love about the pool? What would you change?  Please come and see the Hampton Pool Trust’s building development plans and help us further shape that plan.

Hampton Pool Trust (HPT) is conducting a public consultation about the building plans on Monday 18th July 4pm to 8pm and Tuesday 19th July 4pm to 8pm at Hampton Pool. On both evenings the plans for Hampton Pool will on display with members of Hampton Pool Trust, the architect Will Wimshurst and members of our management contractors YMCA, on hand to answer any questions. Your comments will help to fine tune the content and direction of the plan to best meet the needs of current and future users of this unique local facility.

If you require any further information please contact me at Hampton Pool, High Street, Hampton TW12 2ST or email:Mark.James@hamptonpooltrust.org.uk.

Open Meeting

Sport Richmond Open Meeting for Sports Clubs

Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 7pm


The Club House, Royal Canoe Club, Trowlock Way, Teddington.

Refreshments will be available at the meeting

Where will your club be in 2020?

·         The Government and Sport England have both published new strategies in the space of six months which will have a significant impact on the future of community sport in the voluntary sector.
·         London Sport are seeking a million new active participants in London by 2020.
·         The changes brought about by the new relationship between the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the London Borough of Wandsworth will have implications for the management and delivery of community sport in Richmond.
·         These changes in policy and the shift towards the support of wider health and social outcomes have implications for the voluntary sports sector and cannot be achieved without a credible partnership.
·         The meeting will address issues around sport clubs and the wider health and social benefits, a club’s capacity to grow and be sustained, social media and promotion, small grants programmes and volunteers. We also want to hear from you about how you are planning to sustain and grow your club in this context and how Sport Richmond can help?


There will be details of recent awards to sport under the borough Civic Pride Fund and information about how to apply for future funding.


Lawrence Roots from London Sport will speak about the Sportivate grant programme which is available to voluntary clubs.


Chris Jones will talk about the links between sport and public health and a project for the voluntary sector clubs.


There will be a number of examples of good practice and a chance to learn and share.



RSVP please to Frances Wetherall (secretary@sportrichmond.org) or Andy Sutch (andy.sutch@btconnect.com) by Friday 10 June 2016 at the latest.

Teddington RFC

Teddington RFC are pleased to announce that former Youth Chairman and now Club Vice Chairman Simon Cartmell has been awarded a Richmond Council Community Award for his 15 years of volunteering for the club. He was Youth Chairman for 10 years and his tireless dedication has driven the club from being a fledgling minis section of a handful of players to a youth section of with over 600 players


More recently, Simon was one of the driving forces that enabled the club to raise funds for its new club house and he spent many, many hours managing the project to its successful conclusion last year.


There were a high level of nominations this year, but the judges decided that Simon’s hours of volunteering were worthy of the award. Simon will attend an award ceremony on 6th September and he will be presented with a certificate, commemorative lapel pin and thanks to England 2015, three tickets to see France v Italy play in a Rugby World Cup match at Twickenham Stadium on the 19th September.


On hearing of the award Simon said “It’s very good to be recognised for doing what I love doing anyway, and as I see it, it’s actually recognition for all WE have achieved in our little corner of Teddington”.

Coaching course discount

Coaching course discount

Here is the link to the London Sport  August coaching newsletter which is highlighting sports coaching for disabled athletes and looking into the work Badminton England are doing. It also includes information on the Bursary plus an exclusive discount for This Girl Can coaching courses.

click here to see the newsletter.

London Marathon Charitable Trust

London Marathon Charitable Trust

On your marks, get set, GO!

The London Marathon Charitable Trust is now receiving applications for grants! 

The London Marathon Charitable Trust has recently reviewed our grantmaking procedures and our impact in the areas we support.  We are pleased to announce a new online application process for our two funding programmes:

Small Capital Grants — £5,000 to £19,999
Major Capital Grants — £20,000 to £150,000

Together these programmes will support high-quality, accessible and affordable facilities for sport and physical activity in London, Surrey, South Northamptonshire and Aylesbury Vale, especially innovative projects that encourage people to get up off their couches and to get active. Both programmes now have a rolling application process.

To begin the new process, Small Capital Grant applications received during early summer 2015 will be notified of our decision in early November 2015. Major Capital Grants applications received before Autumn 2015 will be notified if they will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application by the end of January 2016. Subsequent applications to each programme will be considered on a quarterly rather than annual basis.

For more information on these programmes including eligibility and our current priorities, please visit our website.

 Our email address is:
Join In

Join In

In the lead up to BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Join In and BBC Get Inspired are helping community sports clubs and groups find 10,000 volunteers and supporters in their local area.

By joining the Big Help Out and then volunteering, it won’t just be the club that feels the difference your help will make – our research shows volunteers are happier, healthier and feel they have more influence in their community.

Click on the link below to go to their website for more information