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So you want your club to be successful – part 2 of 4

In my last post I identified 4 key phases to successful planning and we looked in detail at phase 1- preparation.  I can’t emphasise enough how important the preparation stage is to ensure your plan has impact. So as a

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So you want your club to be successful – part 1 of 4

Success does not just happen.  Behind any successful club there will be a team who have a vision for the future and who have spent time planning how the club will develop.  I mentioned in my last post (the importance

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Respect! – where does it start and how can we help

Whilst walking the dog yesterday, I varied my route and ended up walking through a large park on the outskirts of Derby.  It was a lovely summer evening and the park was buzzing with a number of organised and impromptu

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Drugs scandals – justice for all?

Seb Coe has called for coaches, managers and agents to be banned as well as athletes in the wake of the latest drugs scandal. Whilst I wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment I do worry that we will never be in

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Glasgow 2014 – is your awareness strategy in place?

Glasgow 2014 – one year to go.. The countdown has started, Glasgow 2014 will soon be upon us and this time we will be ready…… Firstly, I am sure that as a club you will know if your sport is

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Show me the money….

Today I received another request for sponsorship.  It went a bit like this – “You can sponsor our U9’s football team for just £450.  This will help us buy a new kit for the team. If you are interested please

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Inclusive sports clubs or are we ageist?

On surfing the web I came across a Blog by a man recovering from a heart attack.  It was interesting to read his thoughts and in particular his reference to perhaps leaving it too late to live a healthy lifestyle.

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