Club People


People make a club

From volunteers and staff who help to run a club, to coaches who deliver sessions, to the members and participants who take part, a club’s people are what makes it stand out. Happy people will help a club to thrive and grow.

You should spend some time considering the following areas, and think about what else you can do to help develop and keep your existing People, and how you can attract more.


  • You need your members and participants to take part in the sporting and social activities at your club. This is where most clubs start, with a group of people coming together with a common interest or passion in a sporting activity.
  • You also need your volunteers and coaches, the people who make sport happen. Without this dedicated group of people who willingly give their time to enable others to play the sport they love, grassroots sport wouldn’t exist.
The following sections explore in more detail: