Monthly Archives: August 2013

Health and Safety – who’s in control?

Now whilst I don’t pretend to be an expert in health and safety, I have been around clubs for long enough to know the importance of paying heed to our responsibilities in terms of health and safety*.  So today’s post

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Fundraising some hints and tips

Surely we all face the same battle each year; with costs of facility hire, transport and kit going up, how can we balance the books without having to charge extortionate fees to our members? Fundraising can be the most rewarding

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You’re in the 3rd team this week….. the importance of the selection conversation

We want to retain our members but one of the biggest reasons for member dissatisfaction is the feeling that they are not playing at the right level or in the right squad.  When a player is “dropped” there are many

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Helping to develop your club officials.

We all rely on the generous time given to us by our volunteers, not least those who take up the post of official, whether it be umpire, referee, scorer, timekeeper or assistant. What can we do to help develop their

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Creating a great first impression

Yesterday I took my friend to the gym.  She was terrified!  What to me was an everyday occurrence that I enjoyed, became for her a scary experience that took her right out of her comfort zone. On discussing this further

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What’s in a newsletter?

Newsletters are a great way of keeping your members up to date with club life. There are great newsletters but unfortunately there are often not so great newsletters which fail to fulfil their role. I have outlined below some hints

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Situation Vacant…. filling your committee positions

Every year the same thing; people resign from the committee and you are left with some gaping holes in your management structure.  For some this can be a short term issue but for others, finding new committee members can be

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