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Sep 2021: Marlborough Sports Festival success

Young  people age 11-19 were invited to a free event at the Marlborough Recreation Ground on 18th September. The Sports Festival enabled young people to try out a range of different sports and activities, and enjoy free food & drink.

The day was organised by the Marlborough Sports Forum with support from Dominique Oughton from Wiltshire and Swindon Sport. The event was funded by a Wiltshirne Council Area Board grant, that aimed to introduce young people to new activities they had not had the opportunity to try previously.

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Marlborough Sports Festival 2021


Jess Davis awarded Marlborough Sports Forum grant

Jess Davis was awarded a Sports Forum Grant to support her as she has progressed in hockey. Jess said:

“I was very grateful to Marlborough Sports Forum for their grant towards the expenses of my playing hockey. I started playing hockey at Marlborough hockey club when I was seven and fell in love with it. Over the years I have played at county level and progressed to England’s Regional Performance Centre in Bristol. My goal when I applied for the grant was to be selected for the next stage in performance – Futures Cup. Unfortunately due to Covid this event was cancelled. However, I was then selected for a new format of England trials in October 2020.

Currently I play at Reading Hockey Club where I have really enjoyed and valued the opportunity to play at a higher level. One way I like to give back to the hockey club and to the Marlborough community is by helping out with coaching the Juniors on Sundays. I really enjoy doing this and love seeing other people develop their hockey skills too.

The grant I received from the Marlborough Sports Forum enabled me to buy new equipment (a stick, astros and a glove) to match the level of performance I was playing at. It made me feel more comfortable in my transition to higher level hockey. Thank you, MSF!