Organise Your Event

There are many types of activity that you can host on National Sporting Heritage Day and the event you hold will depend on the type of organisation you are, your capacity, your audience and what you want to achieve. You can hold your event on National Sporting Heritage Day itself, Thursday 30th September, or on a more convenient day in September. Some of our partners host events in the preceding week/weekend. This year we will also be supporting organisations that want to develop online content and virtual events.

Here are some of the types of activity you could organise:

  • Exhibition, open day or community event
  • Reminiscence activity or oral history event
  • School event
  • Online event

There is a variety of online content you could create or be involved in for National Sporting Heritage Day and which we can support you to develop and promote. For example:

  • Feature in a Sporting Heritage podcast
  • Write a blog for the Sporting Heritage website
  • Create a short video featuring your heritage collection or story
  • Feature in a Sporting Heritage online exhibition

It might help to ask yourself some of these questions before deciding on what type of event you would like to do:

  • What is your key story/stories that you want your audience to find out about and learn from?
  • Who are the key people whose stories you would like to tell?
  • Who do you want to engage with your work?
  • What social media platforms do you already use?
  • What digital collections do you have and how could you use these online?

To help you decide what type of event you might like to host this year, please explore some examples of our past events.

Register your event with us

Once you have decided on your event, just have an idea or are interested in featuring in our online content, you can register your event with us. This means that we will be able to promote your event on our website, social media channels and through our national media campaign. We may also contact you to help us to understand your activity and how we can help support your work. Don’t worry if not all the details are finalised at this stage. The earlier you get in touch about your work the better chance we have of promoting your activity.  There will also be an opportunity to apply for a Community Grant to kick start your activity.

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