Club Matters is a Sport England Lottery funded programme that provides free resources, support, guidance and workshops to:
· Grassroots sports clubs, groups and community organisations.
· The professional workforce that supports grassroots sports clubs, groups and community organisations.
Club Matters resources are designed to support organisations who are looking to set up, develop, grow, reach out to new communities and maximise their engagement with new and existing members, participants and volunteers. If you are part of a large, small, formal or informal group, or work to support the development of these organisations, Club Matters is here to help you.
Engaging women and girls
Last week was International Women’s Day, and the day’s theme was #BreakTheBias, encouraging people to work towards a society free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Preventing these issues is vital to creating positive, inclusive environments and cultures at community sports organisations, so understanding the needs and factors affecting different groups of people is really important.
To support clubs/groups with this, the Club Matters ‘Engaging women and girls’ webpage explores the motivations and barriers of younger girls, teenage girls and women when it comes to sport and activity, drawing from research by Sport England and Women in Sport. The infographic on increasing female sports participation follows this up with some top tips, whilst the Club Natters podcast episode covers the rise of women’s sport and attracting more women and girls to clubs/groups, with the help of a few experts.
Club Matters Open Workshop Programme – 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 develop community sports organisations across the country.
Workshops are free to attend, and further details can be found by using the links below.
A club for everyone
Tuesday 22nd March 7-9pm
Wednesday 30th March 7-9pm
Thursday 7th April 7-9pm
Developing a marketing strategy
Monday 11th April 7-9pm
Planning for your future
Tuesday 26th April 7-9pm
Thursday 5th May 12.30-2.30pm
Engaging your community
Monday 9th May 7-9pm
A club for everyone
Wednesday 18th May 12.30-2.30pm
Tuesday 7th June 7-9pm
Introduction to legal structures
Thursday 9th June 12.30-2.30pm
Monday 13th June 7-9pm
Wednesday 15th June 12.30-2.30pm
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 reach out to their Club Support Officer.