Effective Club/Group Managment

The success of a club will predominantly come down to the group of people who manage the club’s affairs; the club committee. The committee is ultimately responsible for ensuring that its members receive the best possible service and experiences. For this to happen it is important that the committee follows a structure that works and includes a diverse mix of people with the right skills and experience for each role. As a minimum, these roles should include:

> Chair – the person in charge

> Secretary – deals with administration

> Treasurer – handles the money

It is important to clearly define each role within the committee, including what is expected from the person in the role and how much time commitment is expected. It is worth noting what skills or experience would be suitable for a role to help identify the right people.

Another fundamental aspect of club management are the constitution, policies and procedures put in place to determine how a club and its members should operate. Having these in place and communicating these effectively to everyone associated with the club will play an important role in the running of the club and help to protect club members and officers. It is recommended to introduce the following:

> Constitution

> Safeguarding and Welfare

> Codes of Conduct

> Data Protection Policy

> Equity Policy

> Health and Safety Policy

National Resources

Effective Committees

This page breaks down each element needed to form an effective committee and offers role outlines for numerous positions relevant to a club.


Policies and Procedures

Further guidance on several policies and procedures that clubs should implement.


Managing Risk

This page highlights the risks attached to running a club and offers guidance on how to negate these risks. There is also further support regarding a risk assessment, health and safety and insurance.


People structures workshop by club matters

Club Matters run a workshop which helps you understand the right mix of skills needed to make up an effective committee.

Find out more here: https://www.sportenglandclubmatters.com/club-planning/club-structure/