Introduction to Club Matters
Sport England’s Club Matters launches on 12 February 2015. Club Matters is a One Stop Shop of support for sports clubs, which will provide support, learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal.
This will bring together Sport England’s existing support for clubs; including Clubmark, Club Leaders and Help for Clubs (Sport England club web pages) to create a single, integrated, free support package for clubs.
What will be on offer to my club?
Online Support – Club Matters will offer you help and guidance in all areas of club development from ﬁnances to marketing your club! There will be a range of support available including online toolkits, quick reference guides and e-learning modules.
Workshops – Club Matters workshops are free, short training sessions delivered across the country by experts in a range of speciﬁc
areas. The sessions will develop your skills, improve your knowledge and ultimately help you develop your club. Sessions are speciﬁcally for sports clubs and will give you the opportunity to learn from other peoples’ experiences, working smart together!
Mentoring – Whether you want long term support, or just a short call to sound out your ideas, our Club Matters mentors can help. Our ﬂexible mentoring scheme will offer more personal support to you and your club through online, group and one to one mentoring at a time and place to suit you.
Club Views – A club review tool allowing you to ask your members and volunteers what they think about your club and make suggestions on areas for improvement. You can choose from our pre-written questions or create your own bespoke review. Club Improvement Plan – An online health check for clubs of all sizes and at all stages of their development, to establish where they are performing well and where they can develop. This will provide your club with a tailored development plan, identifying recommended actions and priority areas.
Clubmark – The universally acknowledged cross sport accreditation scheme for community sports clubs. As part of Clubmark accreditation clubs will have the opportunity to request a Club Matters mentor to help them through the accreditation process and the resources and templates available.To find out more about Clubmark click here.
Benefits of Club Matters
- Find support that fits around you
- Learn new skills
- Build a sustainable sports club
- Attract & retain new members
- Find free resources, tools and materials
- Understand your club,members & volunteers
- Convenient and flexible to fit around you
- Attract and retain members
- Free of charge
- Practical Tips & Guidance
- Understand your club and members
- Improve and develop your skills
- Build a sustainable club