England Athletics – Yorkshire & Humberside – Club Support


Our Club & Coach Support Officer (for West Yorkshire) is Lucy Archer, contact details

Telephone 07824 302927

email: larcher@englandathletics.org
website: www.englandathletics.org

twitter: @YHAthletics


Club Support Workshop – Wednesday 19 March 2014, 7pm-9pm at Leodiensian Club, King Lane, LS17 5PR


We don’t have a formal agenda, but see Lucy’s information below. 


I was thinking about keeping it quite open and basing it on Club Accreditation and introducing elements of the Whole Club Development.

*   ‘Accredited Club’ status forms part of the only national cross sports quality accreditation scheme, ‘Clubmark

*   It is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards

*   Achieving ‘Accredited Club’ status will ensure your club is nationally recognised as providing an ‘active, accessible and accredited’ club environment. 

*   Club Accreditation is available to all affiliated clubs and benefits both junior and adult only clubs

*   Identify future requirements for your club’s success

*   Understand the means to address issues


So we’ll have a general objective to learn what is required to obtain “accredited club” status but we can discuss the components in as much (or as little) detail as required.


We’ll also have an open discussion at the end to discuss anything that concerns you with the administration aspects of your club.  One topic on the agenda for this section is the “Club Secretaries’ Portal” i.e the membership database.


Please book to bob.jackson@virgin.net


New Workshops for Yorkshire & Humber


On 22 November 2013, Lucy emailed to say that in place of the National Club Conference, they will be delivering a programme of sessions across Yorkshire & Humber, designed to support the operation of clubs. 


Club Support Service Offer – List of Workshop Topics. 


·         Supporting Coaches and Club Coaching Structures

1. Supporting Coaches

2. Satellite Clubs

3. Disability Inclusion Training

4. The Coaching Pathway

5. AthleFIT Leader Orientation

6. How to deliver an effective Run England Group

7. How affiliated clubs can support beginners into running (adult participation)

8. Athletics 365

·         Club Structures and Processes

8. How to Write a Successful Funding Application

9. Inclusive Club Training

10. Time to Listen

11. Whole Club Development Planning

12. Clubmark

13. Social Media

14. Understanding your club Finance

15. Cash flow and budgeting

16. Financial polices and procedures

17. Club governance/paying coaches

18. Developing a business plan

19. Developing Marketing Strategy

20. Effective organisation structures


Click Y&H Club Support Service Offer.pdf for details of each workshop.


She said “If your club would benefit from attending any of the sessions, please complete the survey by 18th December 2013” https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S8JJHN8


“If you require any other support that isn’t mentioned please let us know”.

“We would recommend that you speak to other volunteers within your club to see what they would like support with, please feel free to forward the survey link onto them if easier”.

“Using your feedback, we will then devise a programme, delivering the most popularly requested courses and wherever possible, matching the location of each session to the club(s) that have requested it”.