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Club Leaders

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03 April 2013

Would you like help with the running of your club?  Would you like FREE ADVICE on business, administration and finance?  Then Club Leaders can help!

Club Leaders is an innovative and exciting national programme delivered by Sport England in partnership with Price Waterhouse Coopers, designed to provide club volunteers with advice on administration, business and finance.  The programme also provides support with organisation tasks, ensuring the ongoing sustainability of the club – and best of all – it’s completely free!

As part of the Olympic and Paralympic legacy programme, the advice is tailored specifically for sports clubs and all resources are available free of charge for any clubs to access.

There are a number of different learning opportunities available, including toolkits and templates that you can download and use, bite-sized e-learning modules, and seminars to attend, covering a number of different topics such as:

  • Simpler Finance
  • Organisation Structure
  • Developing a Marketing Strategy
  • Effective Facilities Management

There is also a one-on-one mentoring service, where clubs in need can register to receive a mentor who will spend time with them and their club offering advice, help and support with the running of the club.

The resources are proving very popular, and the programme is already working well is in the East region, where a seminar was organised and run for a group of club representatives to attend covering ‘Organisational Structures’ and ‘PAYE and Employment Status.’  The seminar not only gave them useful information but also provided a platform for discussion between the clubs, and the group plan to meet up again in 6 months time to further share ideas and how they have been able to implement the advice they received.

One of the many benefits of Club Leaders is that they are prepared to tailor resources to the needs of the individual clubs.  Ian Mackenzie, Hertfordshire ASA, requested Club Leaders to deliver seminars on topics that he knew would be relevant to his clubs, and so they received talks on ‘Understanding your club’s finances’ ‘Budgeting and cash flow’ and ‘Organisation structure’.  Ian said 'the pre-course dialogue and organisation was excellent.....the concept is really great!'

To find out how Club Leaders can help your club, click here to visit the website, or drop them an email on club.leaders@uk.pwc.com.