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Save the date: 2016 RYA Midlands Affiliated Clubs Conference 

Club Conference Set for Saturday 19 November in Tamworth

The RYA Midlands Affiliated Clubs Conference is back for 2016 after a successful debut last year.

This year's conference is set to take place at the same venue, Landau Forte Academy in Tamworth, on Saturday 19 November (with registration from 0900hrs) so get that date in your diaries now!

Last November's inaugural conference was attended by more than 100 people from over 50% of our affiliated Midlands clubs, and the feedback was universally positive, providing the foundation for a repeat conference this year.

Those who attended really appreciated the opportunity to hear from and be able to question some of the key decision makers within the RYA, not least our Chief Executive, Sarah Treseder.

A couple of tweaks to the format are proposed, including breakout group sessions after the morning presentations and before lunch, with a variety of workshop and clinics available in the afternoon. 

But the most important thing is everyone from your club leaves the conference really understanding exactly what the 2017-2021 RYA Strategy means to you and how you can use all the information, advice and expertise to secure a bright future.

A full itinerary and booking information will follow soon.

Aims of conference for clubs:

  • Receive information and enable growth and development
  • Facilitate sharing of information between clubs
  • Share success and good practice

Gareth Brookes, RYA Midlands Regional Development Officer, said: "The conference provides a valuable start to the planning season for all our clubs and we hope everyone who comes along will leave with a better understanding of how the RYA can help you achieve your goals for the season and feel inspired with different ideas, activities and initiatives you could look to implement to take your club forwards."

Club Development Workshops

Just the heads up that, like last year, in addition to the Affiliated Clubs Conference there will also be a programme of Club Development Workshops around the region over the course of the winter. 

The topics, locations and dates are currently being finalised and details will be published as soon as they are confirmed. Guaranteed they will be worth a look in though ;)


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