The video opens with the Club Matters logo shown in the centre of a white screen, with the National Lottery and Sport England logos underneath it. Upbeat music can be heard in the background throughout the video.
The video changes to a white screen displaying the words ‘Club Matters workshops are designed to help anyone who is involved in the running of sport and physical activity.’
The text then changes to say ‘In this video we wanted to show you what these workshops are like, by visiting a volunteer experience workshop!’
The video then shows a group of 8 people sat at tables in what is likely to be the social area of a clubhouse. A trophy cabinet can be seen in the background. The female workshop leader is shown standing at the front of the room in front of a projector screen. The music begins to fade in volume as a female voiceover begins speaking and subtitles appear. Subtitles are used throughout the video.
The female voiceover says: Club Matters workshops delve into topics that are of relevance to people who are running grassroots sport. They’re free, anybody can attend, they’re regularly updated, they’re reviewed by experts and the latest thinking from Sport England.
The footage onscreen shows one of the males from the group talking and gesturing during the session. He is wearing a blue jumper. The video then shows the female workshop leader, who was providing the voiceover, talking to the camera. A caption on the lower left of the screen introduces her as ‘Carole, Workshop Leader’. She is wearing a black and white checked shirt and black blazer.
As Carole continues speaking, the shot changes to show two workshop participants sat at a table talking. One is female, wearing a pink t-shirt. The other is the same male shown talking to the group earlier, wearing a blue jumper. The shot then changes to show six workshop attendees sat at tables in the room where the session is being held. They are all looking at and listening to someone speaking offscreen. The shot then changes to focus on a female attendee, wearing a grey jumper, sat at a desk talking to other workshop attendees before the video returns to Carole’s interview in front of the camera.
The video changes to show four male attendees sat down, listening to Carole. The audio changes to the session itself as Carole asks the group questions.
Carole asks: How many million people volunteered in sport last year? 8 million? Anybody else got a different answer?
Carole is shown onscreen, stood up and holding a device in her hand to change presentation slides. The video then shows two female and one male workshop attendees sat together, listening to Carole, before the shot turns back to Carole.
Carole says: And we’ve gotten all of them. Right, we’ve completed the list, excellent. It’s ‘D’, its 7.1 million.
Carole smiles and her hand moves up and down to signify ‘all’ of the list. She then clicks the device to change the presentation slide. The shot changes to show three male workshop attendees smiling and laughing. Discussion noise and laughter can be heard in the background as Carole announces the answer.
The audio changes back to Carole’s interview to the camera, as onscreen a male workshop attendee, wearing a green jumper, is shown talking to other workshop attendees who are offscreen.
Carole says: I give them a ring, have a chat to them, find out a little bit more about the audience, what might be particularly relevant to them. And also find out if that organisation has any insights that I can share through the workshops with the audience as well.
As Carole speaks, the video changes to show her standing amongst the workshop attendees as she delivers the session. The clubhouse bar, with a person sitting at it and a large sepia photograph on the wall next to them, can be seen in the background. The shot then changes to show Carole speaking to the camera, before showing a close up of one female workshop attendee, wearing a grey jumper, scratching her head and talking to someone offscreen. The shot changes again to show a group of three male workshop attendees sat around a table as one of them speaks to someone offscreen, before a male workshop attendee wearing a dark grey jumper and light shirt is then shown talking to other workshop attendees offscreen. A different male attendee wearing a black polo shirt is then shown onscreen, paying attention to part of the session.
Carole says: One of the myths about attending a workshop is ‘I could just get it from reading it’. That, for me isn’t true at all. You don’t get that interaction with other people that you get from attending the workshop which is hugely valuable, to get the inspiration.
The shot changes to a group of two male and one female workshop attendees sat at a table with the clubhouse bar in the background and writing on a large piece of paper. One of the male attendees is pointing at a specific point written down on the paper and talking to the other two attendees. The shot changes again to show Carole talking directly to the camera during her interview, before showing two male workshop attendees, one wearing a red t-shirt and the other a black polo, sat having a discussion with the clubhouse bar again visible in the background. A female workshop attendee wearing a pink t-shirt is then shown talking to a male attendee wearing a blue jumper, before the shot changes to show two male attendees sat at a table and talking to Carole during the session. Various documents can be see laid out on the table, along with cups and plates with biscuits on.
Carole says: So one of the best things about the Club Matters workshop is people go away with an action plan that’s relevant to their club.
The shot changes to 4 males, sat in a row listening to Carole. Carole is then shown on screen talking to the camera.
A male voiceover says: I’ve taken away from the workshop that we need to find a way of giving positive feedback to the volunteers and making them realise how much they are valued within the club.
The shot changes to Carole laying a large piece of paper onto a table during the session. The shot changes to focus on the word ‘recognition’ which has been written down in large letters in the middle of the page. One of the workshop attendees can be seen writing on the piece of paper, before a male attendee wearing a dark grey jumper and light shirt is shown smiling during the session. The shot then changes to show this workshop attendee talking directly to the camera, as he is providing the voiceover. Footage of the hands of workshop attendees writing on a large piece of paper is then shown before the video returns to the same male workshop attendee talking to the camera.
The video changes to a white screen displaying the text ‘“Really well delivered and interesting”’. The background track becomes louder whilst the screen is white, then fades out as the video changes to show a male attendee wearing a green hoodie talking directly to the camera.
The male attendee says: The bit we do struggle with is recruiting, so I want to change the culture in the club. So I get people to realise that the recruiting is a positive thing, and we need to bring in fresh ideas from outside.
As he is speaking, the shot changes to show the same male sat at a table with a large piece of paper in front of him during the session, then that attendee is shown with two other male attendees who are looking at what has been written on the piece of paper. A close up of the attendee in the green hoodie shows him talking to other attendees offscreen during the session, before the video returns to show his interview as he talks directly to the camera.
The video changes to a white screen displaying the text ‘“Discussion with other like-minded people was really valuable”’. The background track becomes louder whilst the screen is white, then fades out as the video changes to show a female workshop attendee, wearing a grey jumper talking directly to the camera.
The female attendee says: I found the workshop format really interesting actually. It was interactive, it gave us a lot of time to reflect and talk to each other and find other volunteers’ experiences.
As she talks, the shot changes to show the same female workshop attendee sat at a table talking with two male attendees as they write on a large piece of paper. A wider shot then shows that group of attendees, plus another workshop attendee at a table in front of them, as one of the male attendees addresses the workshop group. The video returns to show the female workshop attendee talking directly to the camera.
The video changes to a white screen displaying the text ‘“Very interesting and informative session. Really made us think about the best way forward for our club”’. The background track becomes louder whilst the screen is white, then fades out to show Carole talking directly to the camera.
Carole says: So, clubs and organisations who attend workshops get practical ideas that they can take back and implement, they get access to tools that will help them understand their club and their membership. And they get inspiration from speaking to other people who are on the workshop as well.
As Carole finishes speaking, the background track comes louder and the screen changes to a white background. Onscreen, the text ‘Courses include:’ appears in the center middle of the screen. Underneath, the headings of the workshop topics available appear one at a time. ‘Participant Experience’ appears first, followed by ‘Volunteer Experience’, ‘Planning Your Future’, ‘Leadership Teams’, ‘Marketing’ and ‘Legal Structures’.
The text onscreen disappears and is replaced with the sentence ‘Club Matters workshops are mainly organised through National Governing Bodies, Active Partnerships and our partners working with Sport for Development groups (e.g. Sported).’
This text is then replaced with the sentence ‘If you are interested in attending a workshop, check out our website: www.sportenglandclubmatters.com’. This text disappears and the Club Matters logo appears in the centre of the screen with the National Lottery and Sport England logos underneath it as the video ends.