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How does your club share best experience with others?

Does your club operate in a silo? By silo I mean an attitude found in some organisations that occurs when several departments or groups do not want to share information or knowledge with other individuals in the same organisation. A

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Social events, keeping the club alive…

As I see it there are a number of reasons for organising social events as part of club life. Ice breaker for new members at the beginning of a season Fund raiser for a specific item or just generally for

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Managing Spectator Behaviour

I’m sure that at some stage in your playing or coaching career you have witnessed inappropriate behaviour from spectators. Regardless of the size of club or your crowd, it only takes one bad apple to spoil the cart. We need

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The importance of budget preparation

It goes without saying that all clubs should have a budget as we need to match our incomings with our outgoings to stay afloat.  The two key reasons are for cash flow planning (essential given the seasonality of sport) and

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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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