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COMMUNITY sports clubs in north Northumberland are being invited to attend an event to help them to develop themselves.

The ClubWorks event, organised by Northumberland Sport and Tyne and Wear Sport, takes place at Kingston Park Stadium on Tuesday, February 21 and will include a number of workshops run by experts in their field to show clubs how to increase and retain members, strengthen links with local communities, prepare funding applications and use social media to raise the club’s profile.

Guest speaker on the night is Svend Elkjaer, founder and managing director of Sports Marketing Network.

“I am really looking forward to the ClubWorks evening in Newcastle, which provides an excellent development opportunity for local sports clubs,” he said.

“This will also provide an ideal networking opportunity for clubs to interact with one another, which usually stimulates a good learning environment, resulting in lots of new innovative solutions for strengthening local clubs.”

Doug Lowery, executive director for Northumberland Sport, said: “By working with colleagues from Tyne and Wear Sport, we’re delighted to be able to offer this development opportunity for our local sports clubs, who have always and will continue to play a pivotal role in the development of grassroots sport in Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.”

Any clubs interested in attending the ClubWorks conference should visit www.necoursefinder.org

For more information contact Stephen Parsons at Northumberland Sport on 01670 534398 or visit www.northumberlandsport.co.uk