Club Matters Update

Helping you find new volunteers

As sport and physical activity slowly gets back to normal, it’s a great time to think about your volunteers: who’s coming back? who wants to give their time differently? Are there any gaps to fill?

We’ve produced a new animation designed to guide clubs and groups through the process of recruiting volunteers.
We’ve also published a new case study exploring how Emsworth Sailing Club gets its members involved in volunteering opportunities and have some heart-warming and inspiring stories from volunteers across the country.

 Watch the animation 

Sudden cardiac arrest support

Every week, 12 people under the age of 35 die from a sudden cardiac arrest in the UK. 

The footballer Christian Eriksen’s recent cardiac arrest and resuscitation at Euro 2020 has served as a high-profile reminder of the issue, and why it’s important for individuals, groups and organisations to know how they might be able to help. 

There are resources and training available to help people understand what can be done in the event of a sudden cardiac arrest, such as the free eLearning toolkit on the UK Coaching website.

A guide to Automated External Defibrillators is also available on our website. 

If your club doesn’t have a defibrillator, funding is now available for one through Sport England’s Small Grants fund

Already have a defibrillator? Become part of The Circuit through British Heart Foundation and help create a network of defibrillators that could support people throughout your community.

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Catch up on the latest blogs

We’ve published two new blogs from StreetGames and Community Leisure UK on our website. 

StreetGames chief executive Mark Lawrie shares some important insight around the Fit and Fed programme to help clubs and groups learn from the experiences of partner organisations.

Kirsty Cumming, chief executive of Community Leisure UK, reflects on how the pandemic has changed operations for leisure centres and what experience customers, including clubs and groups, might be able to expect as lockdown restrictions change.  

We’ve published two new blogs from StreetGames and Community Leisure UK on our website. 

Volunteering in the pandemic survey

We’re looking for volunteers, sports clubs and groups running physical activity to complete our SNAPSHOT survey to tell Sport England about changes they’ve made to volunteering during the pandemic. 

The stories shared will help the sector understand what innovation and changes have taken place during the pandemic and will inform the development of volunteering resources. 

Survey participants can enter into a prize draw to win £200 of sports equipment vouchers for their club or organisation.  

Take part