Can't find the Club that you're looking for? Why not set up your own! It's not as hard as you might think - below are our 5 easy steps to starting up your own Club.
The BIG Idea
If you already have an idea for a Club you’d like to start – you’re already half way to the finish line. The chances are that if you want to play this particular sport – there are others out there too!
Just one important point first; your sport must be recognised as a bona fide competitive sport by either Sport England or BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport). You can check this at these links: -
· Sport England
If it isn’t, don’t worry; you could form a Society instead. To start this process just access our Starting a Society page.
Putting Together Your Proposal
The next step in getting your Club off the ground is filling in a Sports Club Proposal Form. This is a simple form that asks for:
· Your proposed Club name
· What you will do to make your Club successful
· Names of the proposed President, Treasurer and Secretary
· Names of at least five potential members including your President, Treasurer and Secretary if it is an individual sport.
Once you’ve gotten this form all filled in, email it to our friendly Sport Development Co-ordinator, Paul. He’ll have a look at your form and ask you to come in for a short meeting.
At this meeting he’ll go through the stuff you’re going to need to know and together you’ll begin to put a plan together for the coming year and write a constitution– it’s not as horrible as it might appear!
Getting Members Signed Up
Following this meeting the only thing stopping you from being a full-fledged Club is members. It’s time to go back to the guys that filled your proposal form in with you!
You’ve done it! You’ve successfully created a new Club from scratch! Celebrate the moment at your first training session and enjoy the rest of the year – it’s going to be great!