The club development officers aim to assist local sports clubs to improve their capacity to deliver safe, equitable and quality sporting opportunities in Birmingham.
The following support is on offer to local sports clubs and groups:
• Reliable advice
• Guidance and support with club accreditation
• Sports development planning, policies and procedures
• Coach and volunteer education
• School to club links
• Funding information
The Role of the Club Development Officer
The role of the club development officer is to:
• manage the club development programme across the city of Birmingham, engage all partners and key agencies to deliver a range of local and national priorities for sport.
• raise the profile of sports clubs in the city, working closely with Sport England, Youth Sports Trust, Birmingham Education, training providers and national governing bodies of sport.
• support the city’s target in increasing physical participation through the effective identification and partnership engagement with sports clubs around the city and specifically within priority areas.
A Toolkit has been provided to help you write a successful funding application.
Rob Palmer - Club Development Officer
Tel: 0121 464 6048
Richard Webb - Club Development Officer
Tel: 0121 464 6076
Birmingham Sport & Events
1st Floor Manor House
40 Moat Lane
15 Priority Sports in Birmingham
Birmingham recognises the following priority sports:
If a club has accreditation, customers can be assured of the quality and reputation of the club they choose to join.
Clubmark is a club accreditation scheme, which helps clubs to develop and be the best they can. As a single, national standard, Clubmark gives sports clubs structure and direction. Clubs awarded Clubmark status have seen many tangible benefits.
Clubmark is essentially a quality mark for clubs, giving parents the knowledge and confidence that their children are attending a safe, quality club and ensuring young people reach their full potential.
The Clubmark scheme provides a set of standard criteria, which allows clubs to evaluate where they are and help develop not only the club infrastructure, but also other areas such as volunteering, membership and recruitment.
Clubmark offers information and advice on how to achieve club accreditation, as well as links to club funding, training and development.
For more information, visit: clubmark.org.uk