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Christchurch and District Sports Council

Christchurch and District Sports Council is a federation of local sports clubs, interested parties such as Active Dorset and other stakeholders, including us.

The sports council’s key aim is to encourage and promote increased physical activity, while assessing present and future sports and recreation needs in the area.

Meetings are held twice yearly to exchange good practice, develop professionalism, drive local sports policy and consider applications from clubs and individuals for grants and funding.

The sports council’s aims and objectives are outlined in their constitution.

They have also created a safeguarding policy which helps ensure the safety and welfare of all young people, coaches and volunteers taking part in sport.

Join the sports council

It's free to join the sports council and it allows local sports clubs to have a direct input into the future of physical activity in the Christchurch area.

To join or change your contact details, complete the GDPR form and return by email to

Sports awards

The sports council hosts the annual sports achievement awards, with a ceremony celebrating local people and their achievements in sport.

Types of awards

The 5 awards which can be won are the:

  • bronze award for county or regional success
  • silver award for national success
  • gold award for international success
  • dedication to sport award which recognises the contribution of an individual to a specific club or a sport
  • John Moss Sports Coaches award for an individual contribution to coaching.


Anyone can nominate an individual for an award. You can nominate a sports star, of whatever age, who has achieved success this year, or a particularly dedicated coach or volunteer.

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