Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE has been appointed as a non-executive director to the board of Join In, a London 2012 charity that puts more volunteers into community sport.
Welcome to the Join In blog
At the core of Join In is a unique network. Community volunteers we call Local Leaders, who can be mobilised, with our Official Partners BT and Intersport, to help grassroots sport grow.
How does a UK sports volunteering charity hit the headlines? In 2014, the answer for Join In was a string of high profile collaborations. From ITV and BBC to Official Partners BT and Intersport, matchmaking was at the heart of Join In.
Last year Ryan Postlethwaite logged onto the internet to look for matches. But he wasn’t looking for romance, he was looking for local volunteer opportunities. Six months on from Glasgow 2014, Ryan and girlfriend Charlie tell Join In how their experience as a Clyde-sider led to love.
Imagine single handedly coaching 32 young athletes and being unable to give every athlete your full attention. This was a weekly occurrence for super-coach Graham Felton, at Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club, until Sherri Smart got in touch...