Vision

Salts Sports Association Vision

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Our current facilities include:

  • Full size football pitch with stands and changing facilities
  • 9-a-side football pitch
  • Cricket field with pavilion, changing facilities, scoreboard and substantial viewing facilities, with a new patio overlooking the cricket pitch and bowling greens
  • Two floodlit Crown Green bowling greens with clubhouse facilities
  • Four tennis courts, two with floodlighting, including separate clubhouse and changing facilities
  • CTC-sponsored ‘cycle pod’ and bicycle maintenance facility, where cycling events and activities start  and finish

The Vision

  • Build on our current junior membership to increase the number of juniors playing sport to 600
  • Expand the sports that we currently offer to potentially include badminton, canoeing, mountain biking, table tennis and athletics, working in conjunction with Titus Salt School and the primary feeder schools in the surrounding area
  • Promote best practice across our coaches and to inspire the youth of tomorrow to take up a healthy sport
  • For Salts Juniors to achieve county and country representation in their chosen sports
  • To deliver sporting opportunities for the disabled (juniors and seniors alike), with focus on children with autism and learning difficulties

Overview of Salts Sports Associations aims and objectives

Salts Sports Association’s objective is the playing of sport in Shipley and surrounding areas, specifically:

  • To encourage individuals to participate in healthy recreation, through sport, for the benefit of the community.
  • To provide structured coaching to players and to raise the standard of individuals and teams.
  • To participate in various local leagues in Shipley, Bradford, Wharfedale and the surrounding areas.
  • To be affiliated and to work with the governing bodies of the sports being played.
  • To work with Bradford Council, education and specifically Titus Salt School in encouraging juniors into a healthy sports club environment.

Salts Sports Association has built relationships with the grammar and primary schools in the area, specifically Titus Salt School and the 13 primary schools that feed into Salts.

In December 2006, the club and Titus Salt School engaged in a long-term joint sports development plan. For three years, 1,400 children at Titus Salt School used Salts Sports Association facilities while their school was being rebuilt.  Long-term, the school and sports association have agreed a joint development plan that will see the school children (now 1,500 with the new school). These 1,500 junior members will have access to organised coaching and competitive play, and are in addition to the existing membership.  In 2010, a number of the school children have been provided tennis scholarships, giving them free membership, access to coaching and being invited to play in the senior teams. This we believe will help build even stronger links with the school, whilst at the same time providing more opportunities for juniors to take part and excel at sports.

Salts Sports Association is run on a voluntary basis by elected committees representing each sport club and an umbrella committee of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, with members from each sporting section.

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