Sports Specific Development Groups

The Sports Development Team has set up Sports Specific Development Groups to lead the development of priority sports across South Somerset

The groups will help to strengthen links between schools, clubs and National Governing Bodies. It also provides a shift in approach from individual club development planning to district wide sport specific development planning. This will not only increase participation but should also raise standards.

These groups are working with the Sports Development Team and National Governing Body Officers to produce a development plan that will shape the direction their sport will take across the district over the next three years. 

  • Football Development Group
  • Tennis Development Group
  • Swimming Development Group
  • Bowls Development Group
  • Cricket Development Group
  • Community Badminton Network
  • Rugby Union Development Group
  • Basketball Development Group
  • Athletics Development Group

For details of how we have chosen the groups we are currently working with and for further information on sport specific development groups please email