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Club Development

Clubs are becoming more professional and better organised as they improve their performance and the service they provide for members. Some clubs are keen to recruit more members and expand while others simply want to consolidate.

Whatever stage your club is at, and wherever you are aiming to be, there are many resources that can help you. Including our Workforce Education Programme, which includes a range of courses aimed at supporting you to develop your Club.

Please take a look around our Clubs section below and the subpages for information on:

  • Club Matters
  • Club Mark
  • Club Development Courses
  • Are you looking to promote your Club and activity sessions?
  • How to raise free funds for your Club by simply shopping online!
  • Key Club resources and links

Courses - Clubs

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Coaching Children (5-12) The Next Generation

Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Location: Charnwood College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 4SQ

Price: £35.00

The newly-evolved workshop incorporates the latest research on essential topics that are intrinsic in the coaching of children between the ages of 5 and 12.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)

Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Location: SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

Price: £35.00

This workshop is for Coaches, Team Managers, Club Officers, Teachers, Volunteers.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (UK Coaching)

Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2019 (18:30 - 21:30)

Location: North West Leicestershire District Council, Council Offices, Whitwick Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3FJ

Price: £35.00

This workshop is for Coaches, Team Managers, Club Officers, Teachers, Volunteers.

Are you looking to promote your Club and activity sessions?

We here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are offering Clubs and session providers a free platform in which to promote your activities across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.

Our 'Get Active' Search Engine allows users to search for a range of opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity in our local area.

Ensure your Club and sessions are uploaded, and showcase your activities!

Register your Club/Organisation first, then once that have been approved by us, you can start to upload details of your specific sessions.

Raise free funds for your club by shopping online!

We have partnered with easyfundraising. It's a leading fundraising platform that gives clubs access to an unlimited fundraising source, that helps them raise FREE cashback donations through online shopping.

When you register your club as a cause with easyfundraising, family, parents, coaches & club member can sign-up to shop in support with over 3,300 leading UK retailers such as Argos, Amazon, Sainsbury's, John Lewis & eBay, to help raise FREE funds for your club.

It doesn't cost anyone anything extra & can help your club raise funds to cover your sporting essentials & costs. Interested? Click on the link to find out more.

Leicestershire & Rutland ProHelp

Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is a group of professional firms who have come together to provide professional skills and expertise for free to community and voluntary organisations across Leicestershire and Rutland.

Each firm has agreed to provide a number of hours worth of free advice each year. See the attached documents below for more information.

Inclusion Club Hub

The Activity Alliance (formally English Federation of Disability Sport, EFDS) have created the Inclusion Club Hub, to help clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. The toolkit will give you ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.

The Ten Principles film below is there to guide providers to deliver more appealing and inclusive opportunities. If embedded within planning and delivery, the principles can be the vital ingredient for delivering activities that will support disabled people to be and stay active for life.

Club News

Sport England partners with Twitter to create online workshop helping sports clubs

Sport England partners with Twitter to create online workshop helping sports clubs

Wed, 12 Dec 2018 10:06

Club Matters, Sport England's one-stop-shop for sports clubs offering free practical resources, has partnered with free social networking service , Twitter UK, to create an online video workshop to help grassroots clubs across the country manage their social media accounts.

Safeguarding Adults Week is here!

Safeguarding Adults Week is here!

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:19

Find out your role as a club and how you can support, identify and report adults who may be at risk of harm.

Safeguarding Adults Week is coming up

Safeguarding Adults Week is coming up

Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:36

Safeguarding Adults Week (19th – 25th November)is just around the corner.

Additional Links

For more information please contact:

Annette Kendrick

Annette Kendrick

Sports Development Officer (Funding & Clubs)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Please note that I work part-time, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

01509 564858


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