Club modernisation project

2020
The purpose of this project is to work with athletics clubs in Scotland that are proactive in their development, to help them to modernise, reflecting best practice around governance, development and delivery – ultimately implementing business models and practices within their club.

At the end of the programme, participating clubs will have an excellent grasp of the core areas in every aspect of club business, will have individualised expert support and will have established a valuable network of support (including other clubs) for their development.

The programme

A bespoke, practical programme of support will be provided to individual clubs to help club leaders learn about and develop tools and skills needed to develop and sustain a thriving athletics club. It will ultimately:

  • Deepen understanding of key concepts involved in leading a successful athletics club.
  • Strengthen your core knowledge of business development tools and leadership abilities for effective strategies in sustainable development.
  • Create and implement a dynamic and deliverable business plan to help you further develop and grow your club
  • Learn collaboratively with like-minded clubs at similar stages of development

Participating clubs will receive:

  • Bespoke expert support – individual to your club and flexible given club uniqueness and pace of development (eg. legal, financial, media etc)
  • Provision of dedicated helpline number for clubs to access business services advice – responses within 8 working hours
  • Webinars (online live training workshops) for clubs covering range of topics
  • Specific workshops covering a range of topics with external experts

Core topics

  • Effective leadership and management, including understanding finance and risk management in a club context
  • Business planning – strategic development
  • Club governance and legal structures
  • Accounting and financial management – including Gift Aid
  • Paid staffing structures – administration, development and coaching -and their implications
  • Membership, marketing and digital media
  • Coaching – coaching structures, coach development, national coaching syllabus, coach development and athlete development
  • Understanding and creating talent environments

Criteria for consideration

How to apply

Contact Head of Development Colin Hutchison for more information or to apply.

Participating clubs

Aberdeen AAC
Ayr Seaforth AC
Bellahouston Road Runners
Bellahoustoun Harriers
Caithness AAC
Central AC
Chirnside Chasers
Cumbernauld
Edinburgh AC
Falkirk Victoria Harriers
Fife AC
Gala Harriers
Garscube Harriers
Giffnock North AAC
Helensburgh AAC
Inverclyde
Kilbarchan AAC
Kilmarnock Harriers
Lasswade AC
Law & District AAC
Livingston AC
Motherwell AC
Nairn AAAC
North Ayrshire AC
Orkney AC
Pitreavie AAC
Shetland AAC
Shettleston Harriers
Springburn Harriers
Stornoway RAC
Team East Lothian
Victoria Park CG
Whitemoss AAC

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