About DSN

Dacorum Sports Network was formed in 2007 and accredited as a Community Sports Network (CSN) with funding from Sport England in 2008. As a CSN we bring together community clubs, volunteer groups and public organisations involved in delivering sport in the community and ensuring a healthy and active community – including public sporting facilities providers, local councils, and schools.

Our role includes:

  • Providing a voice for sport in Dacorum
  • Supporting and representing local community sports clubs
  • Lobbying for the promotion and development of sport in our area
  • Encouraging participation in sport and active leisure (incl. club membership)
  • Helping to develop sporting facilities and the delivery of sporting opportunity in Dacorum
  • To work with our partners to maximise utilisation of facilities and support the development of clubs, coaches and volunteers
  • Enabling clubs and partner organisations to work together for the benefit the whole community
  • Providing a forum to debate issues of common interest and planning to meet the future needs of sport and sporting clubs within our community

Past projects have included:

  • Delivering the Olympic legacy in Dacorum via the Olympic and Paralympic Replay Festival
  • Activities to encourage people to ‘get back into sport’ including the Tring Sports Forum Sports Taster Days
  • Strengthening school/club links
  • Setting up satellite sports clubs in schools
  • Multi-agency community projects involving schools, clubs and local community police officers
  • Special sports projects for adults and children with learning difficulties
  • ‘Boxercise’ programme tackling crime and deprivation
  • Representing the interests of neqrly 100 clubs already in membership.


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In 2008 Dacorum Sports Network was also appointed to administer Dacorum Borough Council’s £100,000 Olympic Fund of grants to local sports clubs as part of the Government’s 2012 Olympic support programme.

In 2013 we organised the Replay Festival – a programme of sporting opportunities and activities across Dacorum that celebrated one year on from London 2012.

In 2014 we partnered with Dacorum Borough Council to win a quarter of a million pounds worth of funding for sport and the promotion of healthy activity in Dacorum.