Category Archives: Sustainable

Simply Cycling – inclusive community sports enterprise in action

Sue Blaylock, founder and Director Another great presentation at Disability Sport or Sport for Disabled People A one-day conference focusing on how to increase disabled people’s participation in sport and active recreation 16th May 2013, English Institute for Sport, Sheffield … Continue reading

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Recruiting and managing volunteers for your sports club is not rocket science

Your club can only stay alive and indeed grow if you have a good team of volunteers who each got relevant skills and, indeed, a positive attitude Clubs which are run by the same people year after year tend to … Continue reading

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Keep budgeting simple and get everybody involved.

In most clubs I have come across, budgeting rarely takes place and if it happens then it’s something that the treasurer does and then presents to other people. Wrong! Determine what you want to achieve with your club over the next … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons for community sport (2)

Visit other clubs and steal their stuff and don’t worry about being original – learn all you can about the principles from others, but then apply them in the context of your own setting and club Be careful who you … Continue reading

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How Armagh Swimming Club swam to the London Aquatic Stadium

Paula Conroy of City of Armagh Swimming Club tells her story: “We too were inspired by the Olympics despite the many miles to London, so we held an event inviting all local swimmers to help us to swim to the Olympics! … Continue reading

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Love and processes are simply not enough – you must have a model for innovative, enterprising and sustainable income generation

I am writing this with the BBC’s coverage of the torch relay running in the background. I think even the most cynical of people have been amazed with the support and interest there has been for the torch relay during … Continue reading

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Which way forward to grow sport? Entrepreneurs, committees or both?

A few days ago I ran one of our Grow Your Club workshops .There was the normal mix of single-sport clubs, multi-sport clubs and also a few dance/aerobics teachers running their own enterprises. As per normal at our workshops the … Continue reading

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Sport Wales – Putting enterprise at the heart of club development

  Gordon Clark, Senior Officer, Sport Wales   One of the great presentations at Sustainable Community Sport, 26th June, Vicarage Road, Watford FC In the past two years Sport Wales has been at the forefront of developing a new approach … Continue reading

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The GROW Model – How can the sports development sector help stimulate growth in sports clubs

  Adrian Ledbury, Director, Pro-Active North London (County Sports Partnership)   One of the great presentations at Sustainable Community Sport 26th June at Vicarage Road, Watford FC The backbone of sport in Britain are Small Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) – … Continue reading

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Community Sports Enterprise Event – Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust

More than football…how a community programme has grown from one small office to £2m turnover and 22 f/t staff One of the great presentations at Sports Marketing Network’s Sustainable Community Sports event on 26th June at Watford FC, Vicarage Road In … Continue reading

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