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Club Matters Online Modules

The Online Modules are approximately 30-40 minutes in length, and we recommend you use headphones to listen to the audio. Transcripts are also available. The toolkits contain lots of helpful hints and tips to get you started, download these today!

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Modules and Toolkits

Modules

VAT and Sports Clubs

This module has been designed to provide a general overview of how the VAT system works, why it is relevant to your Club, and give you an awareness of the VAT obligations that typically apply to sports Clubs. It is essential to have an awareness of the key VAT issues and what your Club’s obligations are.

Effective Facilities Management

If your Club has facilities, whether owned or rented, the Effective Facilities Management module will help you keep your facilities fit, functional and affordable to run. The module focuses on not only helping Clubs reduce the costs of running their facilities but outlines common legal and regulatory areas clubs with facilities need to comply with. With lots of practical hints and tips the module will help you to better manage your Clubs facilities now and in the future.

Developing a Marketing Strategy

Marketing Strategy? Marketing plan? Does your Club have either of these? This module looks at each of these, giving you the tools to develop a good marketing strategy and turn it into reality with a marketing plan. Whether you have these in place already or need to know where to start, this module will set you on the right course.

Good Governance

This module starts by looking at what governance is and why it is essential for your Club to run effectively. It considers the role of the board, management of the Club and other important aspects of governance. Good financial practices for your Club are introduced in a practical way. Good governance is essential to protect your Club, by completing this module you will be able to ensure that it’s in place.

Simpler Finance

Club accounts and finance can be a bit intimidating. This module introduces the basics of accounts and explains all of the terminology in simple terms. Even if you’re not a Club treasurer, this module will be really useful and by understanding a bit more about the accounts, you’ll be able to ask questions and contribute to managing this aspect of your Club.

Organisation Structures

Understanding the many different legal forms your Club could adopt can be confusing – Incorporated or Unincorporated, Community Interest Company or charity? This module introduces the different forms that your Club can take, highlighting the pros and cons of each. Your Club’s structure has lots of implications – it is important to get it right!

Evaluating Marketing Options

There are lots of different ways that your Club can market itself. But which is best? This module looks at what you should consider when choosing a marketing method and goes on to look at some of the most common methods in a bit more detail. By the end of the course you’ll be armed with the knowledge to make the most of your marketing.

Budgeting, Get on Track, Stay on Track

This module takes you through the process of setting a budget and explains how you should monitor it. It is full of practical hints and tips to help your Club get it right. Being able to set a robust budget and monitor it is one of the most important tools in managing your Club. It allows you to stay in control of what’s happening in your Club and recognise if there are problems before it’s too late.

Managing Capital Projects

Whether it’s repairing a leaky roof or resurfacing pitches, your Club will at times undertake capital projects. This module will explain how to manage the process, from planning the work right through to completion. The module gives lots of hints and tips to make sure that you avoid some of the common pitfalls and get good value for money for your Club.

Get your Cash Flowing

Get your cash flowing explains what cash flow is and why it is so important for your Club. The module provides lots of tips to help you manage your cash flow and manage costs. It also looks at how you can finance your Club and what banks want to see. Managing your cash flow is one of the most important things to ensure long term survival of your Club.

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