CLUB LIFE is all about empowering clubs to grow, engaging more frequently with new and existing clubs and helping clubs to operate in a more sustainable way. Under the CLUB LIFE umbrella you will be able to find a range of supporting resources, blogs, case studies, opportunities and loads more.
CLUB LIFE : Your one-stop shop for Club Development Resources
CLUB LIFE is all about empowering clubs to grow, engaging more frequently with new and existing clubs and helping clubs to operate in a more sustainable way. Under the CLUB LIFE umbrella you will be able to find a range of supporting resources, blogs, case studies, opportunities and loads more. Thanks to Friends of Welsh Hockey for supporting this initiative.
Resources: Over the next 12 months we will be developing in the region of 24 resources which clubs can download or view on-line to help certain areas of club development. This could range from applying for Community Chest funding right through to developing a satellite club.
If you have any suggestions for future resources please get in touch with Richard Jones
Blogs: Each month we will be inviting someone from the Hockey Family or sports industry to share some experiences with us all. This could be something positive, negative or just some really useful information.
If you would like to be one of our ‘guest bloggers’ please get in touch with Richard Jones
Case Studies: As part of CLUB LIFE we will be looking for some examples of good practise, this could be from the world of Hockey to something really exciting that we could use from a different sport or industry. We all do so many incredible things, but usually forget to share it. If you keep your eyes on the section of CLUB LIFE you could get some excellent ideas of how to transform your club.
CLUB LIFE RESOURCES
The following documents are designed to ensure that our member clubs are aware of their responsibilities and potential risks that paying individuals may cause. We are also keen to ensure that we protect the voluntary nature of our sport and the many thousands of volunteers that run our game week in, week out across Wales.
- Employment status guidelines
- 3 amendable employment contract templates
|Employment Status Guidelines|
|Canllawiau statws cyfogaeth|
|Letter to Clubs - Employment|
|Employment Contract Template - Permanent|
|Self-employed Consultancy Agreement Template|
|Casual Hourly Paid Agreement Template|
|WSA Tax Advice Line|
Community Chest is a grant provided by Sport Wales which is used to kick start new projects and support coach development and coach education. Grants of up to £1,500 per club (per financial year) are available and this resource will give you a step by step guide to completing an application form.
|Applying for a Sport Wales Community Chest Grant|
|Gwneu cais am Grant o Gist Gymunedol Chwaraeon Cymru|
Below you will find a range of funding opportunities that you may be able to access to help different aspects of your club. These will range from local specific small grant to much larger national grants.
|Additional external funding opportunities available|
|Cyfleoedd Cyllido Allanol|
Friends of Welsh Hockey is a Charity set up to support field hockey activities within Wales. Its two main areas of operation is to run a monthly draw and to administer the fund that this draw generates. This fund will allow the Charity to help develop hockey throughout Wales by supporting projects run by Clubs / Schools or individuals. The fund will also provide financial assistance for young people to improve their hockey experiences whether it be as a player, umpire, official or volunteer.
|Friends of Hockey Wales Application Form|
Being an inclusive club means that you are willing, have the capacity and encourage children and adults from all backgrounds and abilities to join your Hockey Club. You do not necessarily need to have specific training to be an inclusive club but there are a lot of resources available to ensure that you offer all members of the community a positive experience. In order to be a truly inclusive club there needs to be a commitment from all members of the club right from committee members through to parents to ensure all new comers are welcome at the club.
|How to be an Inclusive Club|
|Sut mae bod yn Glwb Cynhwysol|
Linking your Hockey Club to a local school is a great way of forming a partnership between your club and a local school or number of schools. There are many different benefits to both the club and school, you could even apply for a Community Chest Grant from Sport Wales to help fund your club to school link.
This resource will give you everything you will need to know about establishing an effective club to school link programme.
|Linking Your Club to a Local School|
|Cysylltu eich Clwb Hoci ag Ysgol leol|
The growth and development of your club depends on how visible you are in the community, especially if you do not have your own facility and hire a leisure centre of school site. Making yourself known to members of your community will help the club develop both in terms of membership, workforce, attracting those all-important volunteers or gaining some valuable sponsorship to help the club finances!
This resource will give you some top tips and some obvious starting points you may not have thought about before. Implementing just two or three of these could dramatically improve the club.
|Making Your Club More Visable in the Community|
|Gwneud eich Clwb Hoci'n fwy gweladwy yn y gymuned leol|
Hockey Wales offers a range of products & programmes designed to introduce, develop and support hockey at all stages.
4689 is a progressive format, doing exactly what the name suggests but with the added bonus of introducing young leaders and umpires from an early age. This gets children used to different roles involved in hockey and develops the different strengths and interests that young people may have.
Products & Programmes: 4689
|4689 - Y Llwybr at Hoci|
Back2Hockey is an 8 week programme aimed at reintroducing, or introducing hockey for the first time. As a club you have the chance to gain new members by running a Back2Hockey scheme.
Rush Hockey is a fun, 5v5 version of the traditional hockey game. It’s made up of simple rules, smaller pitches and a bigger, lighter ball. It can be played on a range of surfaces, both indoors and out - the choice is yours.
Behind every good hockey club is a great team of support staff & volunteers
Roles & Responsibilities: Chairperson
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Cadeirydd|
Roles & Responsibilities: Team Manager
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Rheolwr Tîm|
Roles & Responsibilities: Coach
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Hyfforddwr|
Roles & Responsibilities: Coaching Assistant
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Cynrthwy-ydd Hyfforddi|
Roles & Responsibilities: Umpire
Roles & Responsibilities: Treasurer
|Swyddogaetha a Chyfrifoldebau: Trysorydd|
Roles & Responsibilities: Secretary
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Ysgrifennydd|
Roles & Responsibilities: Social Secretary
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Ysgrifennydd Cymdeithasol|
Roles & Responsibilities: School Club Liaison
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Swyddog Cyswllt Clwb Ysgolion|
Roles & Responsibilities: Fundraiser
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Swyddog Codi Arian|
Roles & Responsibilities: Website Administratior
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Gweinyddwr y Wefan|
Roles & Responsibilities: Photographer
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Ffotograffydd|
Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteer Coordinator
|Swyddogaethau a Chyfrifoldebau: Cydlynydd Gwirfoddolwyr|
Roles & Responsibilities: U18 Volunteer Roles
|Cyfleoedd Gwirfoddol ar gael i Ieuenctid o dan 18 oed|
Put simply if it wasn’t for the vast amount of volunteers giving their time and expertise sport in Wales would grind to a halt. Volunteers are the life blood of clubs and this resource will help your Hockey Club do the following:
- Develop ideas around how to RECRUIT new Volunteers
- Effectively ENGAGING volunteers
- How to DEVELOP volunteers
- Help you RETAIN volunteers
|Gwirfoddolwyr yn Gwneud i Hoci Ddigwydd|