What’s new at Club Matters in March?

Club Matters is a program funded by Sport England Lottery which provides free resources, support, advice and workshops for:

· Grassroots sports clubs, community groups and organizations.

· The professional workforce that supports grassroots sports clubs, groups and community organizations.

Club Matters resources are designed to support organizations looking to create, develop, grow, reach new communities, and maximize their engagement with new and existing members, participants, and volunteers. Whether you are part of a large, small, formal or informal group, or work to support the development of these organizations, Club Matters is here to help.

Involving women and girls

Last week was International Women’s Day, and the theme for the day was #BreakTheBias, encouraging people to work towards a society free of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination. Preventing these issues is key to creating positive and inclusive environments and cultures in community sport organizations. It is therefore very important to understand the needs and factors affecting different groups of people.

To support clubs/groups in this area, the Club Matters ‘Engaging women and girls’ webpage explores the motivations and barriers of young girls, adolescent girls and women in sport and activity, drawing on research conducted by Sport England and Women in Sport. The infographic on increasing women’s sport participation gives some advice, while the Club Natters podcast episode covers the rise of women’s sport and attracting more women and girls to clubs/groups, with the help from some experts.

Club Matters Open Workshop Program – March to June 2022

Covering a range of topics from marketing to legal structures and community engagement, Club Matters workshops are available to support and grow community sports organizations across the country.

The workshops are free and more details can be found using the links below.

A club for everyone

Tuesday, March 22 7-9 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Financial viability

Wednesday March 30 7-9 p.m.

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Participant experience

Thursday April 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Develop a marketing strategy

Monday, April 11 7-9 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Plan your future

Tuesday, April 26 7-9 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Management teams

Thursday May 5 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Engage your community

Monday, May 9 7-9 p.m.

Click here for registration details

A club for everyone

Wednesday May 18 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Volunteer experience

Tuesday, June 7 7-9 p.m.

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Introduction to Legal Structures

Thursday June 9 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Participant experience

Monday, June 13 7-9 p.m.

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Financial viability

Wednesday June 15 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Click here for registration details

Looking for additional support? The full range of Club Matters resources can be found here.

If your club is looking for additional support, please contact [email protected] or PremierClubs can contact their club support agent.

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