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Support for Clubs

Officer support from the Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity

Initial free guidance is available to all clubs in Oxfordshire from the Core Team of the Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity including advice on applying for funding. Additional enhanced support is also available. See the bottom of this page for contact details or our Support Offer below for more details.

In The Zone Club Forums

Throughout the year OxSPA are running a number of Club Forums across the county to provide local clubs with more knowledge on funding opportunities, satellite clubs, coaching and volunteering along with an opportunity to network with other sport clubs in your area.

This years dates are tbc.

Please email Ed Nicholas enicholas@oxspa.co.uk to find out more and reserve a space.

Development Groups

Development groups consist of representatives from local clubs, development officers and other interested parties, coming together to work together for the benefit of their sport. They enable networking, sharing best practice, bespoke courses and better partnership working between clubs. A number of development groups exist in Oxfordshire. If you would like to join or form a development group then get in touch.

Workshops and Courses

Oxfordshire Sport and Physical Activity offers training and development opportunities through the In the Zone: Education for Sport and Physical Activity programme. We run a programme of courses each year but we will also organise workshops clubs and development groups on request and providing minimum numbers are met.

Club Matters

Club Matters is a One Stop Shop of support for sports clubs, that provides learning and guidance on all aspects of running a club whether it is large, small, formal or informal.
It brings together Sport England's existing support for clubs; including Clubmark, Club Leaders and Help for Clubs (Sport England club web pages) to create a single, integrated, free support package for clubs.

Club Improvement Toolkits and Other Support

Club Links: Satellite Clubs

A toolkit for clubs wanting to attract more young people working with schools and community groups.

Inclusion Club Hub

A toolkit created by the English Federation of Disability Sport to help clubs to include more disabled people in their activities. It is full of ideas, methods and resources to ensure everyone has a positive club experience.

The Playing Field

The Playing Field website is designed to act as an open access source of advice, guidance, news and views for all of those who are passionate about community playing fields and the opportunities that they offer for sport, play and physical activity. The site includes information on maintenance, safety and funding as well as a wide range of news and information articles.

Health and Safety Executive Guidance for Amateur Sports Clubs

Health and safety laws should not be a barrier to organising and running amateur sports activities that are an important part of community life.

Whilst the safety of those participating in sport and using sports facilities is paramount, the Health and Safety Executive advocate a common sense approach to managing risk, dispel a number of myths and give guidance on how clubs can take reasonable steps to minimise genuine risk.

Sustainable Clubs

By making changes to become more environmentally sustainable, club energy bills can be reduced by 10-20%. This could mean an annual saving of over £2,500, which can be fed directly back into sport. A site developed by Sport England and the Pitch Sports Group.

The Community Sport Asset Transfer Toolkit

The Community Sport Asset Transfer Toolkit - At its simplest level, asset transfer is a shift in management and / or ownership of land or buildings from public bodies (most commonly local authorities) to communities including community groups such as sports clubs. The toolkit explains what asset transfer is, the risks and benefits and detail of how to go through the process.

For all club development enquiries contact: info@oxspa.co.uk