Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage 2017.

Are you a :

  • Sports venue?
  • Sports club?
  • Heritage site?
  • Museum?
  • Organisation or Community group?
  • Individual who likes sport/social history?

Would you like to benefit from County-wide publicity that reaches across Nottinghamshire?

If the answer is yes, then Nottinghamshire County Council would like to invite you to get involved in Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage 2017.

This year, the Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage celebrations will take place from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 1 October 2017. The week of events will raise awareness of Sports Heritage in Nottinghamshire by publicising the history behind our sports clubs, museums, archives, sports grounds and sports personalities.

The National Sports Heritage Day actually takes place Saturday 30 September.  However, with such a proud sporting heritage to boast about in Nottinghamshire, we realised we needed a whole week of activities to showcase everything the county has to offer.

How can I contribute?

For example, you / your Sports venue/ Sports club /Heritage site / organisation or Museum could put on an:

  • Event
  • Activity
  • Talk
  • Workshop
  • Guided tour
  • Guided walk
  • Leaflet
  • Exhibition
  • Or any other activity or resource you can think of

What’s in it for me?

Nottinghamshire-wide advertising:

Information about Nottinghamshire Sports Heritage 2017 will go out in County Council publications.  For example, County Life magazine will feature an advertisement for the celebrations which is distributed directly to 357,000 households reaching 785,000 Nottinghamshire residents across the seven districts.  We list all events on the County Council website and also send out flyers to all libraries and Tourist information centres.  The event will be mentioned on real time bus stop information and also on our social media which has 6000 Facebook likes and around 33.6k followers on Twitter.

New members/players/audiences:

Sports heritage is invaluable in that it is intergenerational and attractive to all kinds of people. People who are interested in sport may not have considered engaging with heritage and vice versa. Sports heritage can bring people together in new and exciting ways and attract non-traditional audiences to both the heritage and sports sectors.

You can help to conserve the heritage of sport for future generations:

Without raising awareness and conserving the sporting heritage, there will be nothing to use to attract visitors and participants in the future.

Contributing to Nottinghamshire leading the way:

Recently, Visit England named Nottinghamshire as the ‘Home of Sport’. This is Nottinghamshire’s chance to become well known as THE sporting county, set a precedent and act a model for best practice for other areas nationally which will benefit us all.

So, if you would like to get involved in this year’s celebrations, we would love to hear from you.  Please email

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