The benefits of developing your club are invaluable to its success.
Increasing the number of members, gaining volunteers and securing funding is just the beginning of what we must achieve to keep our clubs alive.
Our Sports Development Team
Our Sports Development team aims to increase the number of people taking part in sport, improve access to sports clubs and support sports clubs to thrive and grow.
To achieve this we need to hear from you about what your club needs. We would also like to stay in touch with you to ensure that we are sharing all of our opportunities and news with you. If you would like to ensure that we have the correct contact information for your club, please contact our officer Georgia James on: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01530 454735.
Our team can help your club by providing support on and through;
- Club development events - a series of online workshops tackling hot topics
- Inclusivity - support through the Inclusive club scheme to develop a more disability friendly club
- Project funding - advice on sources of funding and making applications
- Workforce development - training and learning opportunities for coaches, leaders, officials and volunteers
- Coach and athlete funding opportunities - information on grants available
- Promoting your club - use our online directory to promote your club
- Club voice questionnaire - annual short survey to allow clubs voices to be heard
If your club would like our help, then please click on the above links for more information on each area, or contact Georgia directly with your enquiry:email@example.com or 01530 454735
Club Resources and Support
There is a wealth of brilliant information and resources available to clubs from various organisations to support them grow and develop.
Sport England's Club Matters is a great online tool as it provides valuable and practical support for your club in the following areas;
- Club Finances
- Club Management
- Club People
- Club Marketing
Visit Club Matters here
It is vital for your club to promote itself within our local community in order to attract new members and visitors.
Our Sports Development team can support your club with some additional online promotion through our social media channels, and wider signposting. If you email our team (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your information it will be reviewed.
In addition, to spread the word further, our partners Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport have a public 'Get Active Search Engine'. This online directory receives on average 1,000 visits per month, but the information published on it must be managed solely by the clubs and providers themselves. Therefore it is vital that clubs keep their information on this search engine up to date.
Visit the 'Get Active Search Engine' now to see if you club is listed, and to ensure further details are made available to the public. Click on 'add your activity, club or venue' to add your sessions now.
A School Sports Partnership (SSP) is a cluster of secondary schools and colleges with their respective feeder primary schools.
We work closely with the North West Leicestershire School Sports Partnership (NWLSSP) to develop a number of key initiatives to get young people active in sport.
Developing school and club links is the key stone to a lifelong participation in sport and the NWLSSP has a thriving relationship with many local clubs.
Perhaps your club is looking for another venue to host some winter training at, or somewhere to hire an indoor space from. We have leisure centre facilities across the district and one of them might have the right space or service for your club;
Sports Coaching, Leadership and Volunteering
Have you ever considered getting involved with sports coaching? If you would like to get involved then why not start by watching this video from UK Coaching on 'Become a coach - Getting Involved'.
Your next steps to a career in coaching include;
- Taking part in some volunteering to gain experience - if you would like some coaching experience then get in touch with your local club and see if they have any opportunities for you to support or shadow on their coaching programme.
- Further and Higher Education courses - the industry of sports coaching and physical education is becoming increasingly recognised and professional, so further education courses at college, or a higher education courses at University may be a great step to further your knowledge and skills.
- Getting qualified - leaders courses and coaching qualifications are a great way to advance your knowledge base and get the recognition you deserve for your skills. Search your national governing bodies’ website for further sport specific guidance.
- Keep upskilling - the world of coaching is a great place where new research and resources are always being developed. So, take as many chances as you can to keep your skills up to date. Search your governing bodies’ website for continued professional development opportunities or see our Workforce Development page.
NWL Sport and Health Awards
The annual Sport and Health Awards are our opportunity to celebrate success together.
Each year thousands of people take part in physical activity, whether that is through sports clubs, leisure centres, community venues, at home, at work, at school or somewhere else. But these awards are there to recognise and celebrate these people, athletes and providers who are really getting involved, achieving greatness and making a difference. So if you think your sports club or team has excelled in sports performance this year, or run a project that has inspired more of our community to get active, then make sure you nominate them.
Visit here for more information on the Sport and Health Awards.
Last updated: Wed 15 September, 2021 @ 15:08