Ilkley Harriers is represented on a number of local groups, including Wharfedale Activity Group (WAG), Rombalds Forum, and the Bradford Athletics Network (BAN).
What is the Wharfedale Activity Group (WAG)?
- The Wharfedale Activity Group was established in 2006 to implement government targets of increasing participation in sport and physical activity by 1% per year up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
- WAG is a Local Sports Alliance (LSA) and part of the Bradford MDC Community Sport Network (CSN).
- WAG is a lobbying, coordinating and facilitation group for the provision of sports facilities in the Wharfe Valley, e.g. a sports and leisure centre, an athletics track.
- WAG has input into the plans to develop a new Ilkley Grammar School under the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.
- WAG spreads awareness of and facilitates distribution of grants.
- WAG will be a regular meeting place for exchange of views and ideas to enhance access to sport and physical activity in the area and to make all participants aware of progress.
- WAG meets on a regular basis (every three months).
- WAG liaises with Primary Care Trust (PCT) and other health related organisations to ensure that their initiatives are at the centre of any development work within sports clubs and organisations.
There will soon be a WAG web site with further information. There's some information on the active bradford site.
Why is Ilkley Harriers represented on WAG?
- To contribute to the development of sport in the Wharfe Valley.
- To share knowledge with other local sports clubs.
- To hear news on PCT health-related initiatives and government sports and health initiatives.
- To benefit from information on grants and other resources.
- To represent athletics interests in any new Ilkley Grammar School plans and any other sports development plans.
- Many of the objectives in the WAG Action Plan and Strategy complement Ilkley Harriers objectives.
Who represents Ilkley Harriers on WAG?
The IH representative is Alison Bennett. Ilkley Harrier Alison Eagle attends WAG meetings in a professional role. (IH has been represented from the outset, with previous attendees including Richard Gray, Shirley Wood, & Nicky Jacquiery.)
What's the latest?
See the Forum thread for the latest news, notes from Alison, etc.