10,000 community sports clubs have the chance to develop better business skills thanks to Sport England's innovative programme, Club Leaders (part of their Places, People, Play legacy plan).
Providing FREE training and support to those doing the day-to-day running of community sport, Club Leaders vision is to:
- Achieve a strong sporting network by assisting clubs to adopt a fresh and modern response to the wide ranging challenges which affect the business aspects of management
- Support sports clubs to meet these challenges which will help to create a robust, economically sustainable and enterprising community sports club network
The programme includes different learning opportunities:
- Website - provides users with information and updates regarding Club Leaders, access to networking forums, FAQs and the ability to register their club to access the training and support.
- Online Learning (modules and toolkits) - Interactive and informative e-learning on topics covering business and financial planning, marketing, governance and facilities management
- Seminars - Face-to-face training for groups of club leaders lead by members of the Club Leaders team. The seminars include case studies, topical issues, exercises and a discussion forum. More details can be found in the seminar brochure.
- Mentoring - Offers a one-to-one relationship with an experienced business professional to deliver a more intense and personalised form of learning over an extended period of time (normally 3-6 months). It is available to any club who needs help on their business skills or has a particular problem or project that they are focusing on. Any clubs interested in this support can nominate themselves by simply filling out a short mentoring questionnaire.
If any Cumbrian clubs would be interested in attending any tailored seminars more local to Cumbria please get in touch and we will try and arrange something with the programme organisers.
Clubmark is the Sport England cross sport quality accreditation for clubs with junior sections. Active Cumbria supports National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to accredit clubs that comply with minimum operating standards in four areas
- The playing or participation programme
- Duty of care and child protection
- Sports equity and ethics
- Club management
Clubmark demonstrates to partners, parents and young people that Clubmark accredited clubs are:
- Active - getting the best out of young people
- Accessible - Giving everyone a sporting chance
- Accredited - the sport England mark of high quality
To find out more, visit the Clubmark website