Better connected clubs
Better connected clubs recognised that they need to be well connected and supported in order to deliver the right sporting opportunities into their communities. Clubs that want to build capacity and improve quality will better achieve this by working in partnership with others.
Better connected clubs
Better connected clubs work to ensure sports clubs are social places that bring communities together.
Effective partnerships - World class clubs build strong partnerships that help achieve their priorities and ensure a quality experience for members.
Sport Development - in your area - contact your local sport development team for support and guidance connecting your club with local support. Also find Local Authority, Leisure Trust and Sport Council details.
Active Schools - in your area - If you need help finding more young people to participate in your club get in touch with your local Active Schools team who are always looking for new volunteers and clubs to link with.
Governing Bodies of Sport - Find your sports governing body to access information relating to your sport.
Hub case studies - evidencing better connected local clubs and community hubs.
School club links - Information
- Establishing and developing new partnerships - Guidance coming soon
- Sample stakeholders communication plan - Guidance coming soon
Understanding community needTo support you understanding the need of your members try out one of the engagement tools below.
Inclusion documents - coming soonWorld class clubs understand the needs of their membership and local community and develop appropriate activities that people want and enjoy. To do this clubs can use a variet of methods such as survey monkey, consultations, email and a comments box.
Pathway: World class clubs understand the pathway for their sport (s) and systematically provide opportunities for all individuals to progress.
Governing bodies of sport - examples of sporting pathway - link to your sports governing body to better understand your sports pathway from grassroots to performance. There are pathways for coaches (coach education, clubs (accreditation and leagues) and players (grassroots participation - performance level)
Connect with the business sector
More information coming soon
Working to achieve the following aims will ensure that clubs are better connected and supported locally:
The collective challenge
- Ensure that sport clubs are social places that bring communities together
- Sport clubs should be valued by their communities
- Professional officers in sport are focused on supporting the development of clubs
- Professional officers in sport work when volunteers are active – including evenings and weekends
- Professional officers listen, understand and provide what clubs need
- Sport clubs are better connected to the business sector
- Where appropriate, clubs are linked to their local schools
- Where appropriate, clubs develop talent and are linked to performance opportunities
Twitter - Find out whats happening right now from the organisations and people you care about.
Facebook - A simple way to connect with your team. All you need is an email address to set up your account.
Youtube -YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe. All you need is an email to get started and promote your club through a movie.
Group Text - Group contact manager for your phone. Allows communication with a whole team in a single group text.
Email - Talk, chat, share, schedule, store, organise, collaborate, discover and create
Newsletter - a simple newsletter can be created using word processing software. Many programmes (Including Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word) contain one or more templates. Check the templates folder for examples.