We are pleased to announce that the first application period to request a Club Matters mentor has now opened.
You will be able to apply for a Club Matters mentor from 4th January 2016, and the application period will end on 1st February 2016.
Find out from clubs who have taken part in the Club Matters mentoring programme why they applied for a mentor and what they gained from the experience:
Stay tuned this month for the chance to meet some of our Club Matters mentors, and hear their experiences on why they want to get involved with supporting sports clubs.
The application process is a simple form which you complete online, telling us a bit about your club, what challenges you're currently facing and how you feel a mentor could benefit you and your club.
Based on this information we will match you to a suitable mentor. Where possible we will match you with a mentor who is from your local area, otherwise we will offer you remote mentoring where the relationship will be via telephone and online. After we introduce you to your mentor, you will speak with them to agree how you will work together and explore what you hope to achieve through the mentoring relationship. Each mentoring relationship is different based on your needs and preferences. You can agree what works best for you with your mentor, though most will typically last between 3-6 months.
Whilst we are continually recruiting new mentors, if there is greater demand for mentors than we currently have available, we will prioritise matching clubs to mentors based on the club's needs. Please provide us with as much information as possible in your application to help us understand why you want a mentor and how you think they can support you.
Apply for your Club Matters mentor today! Click here to find the applications form.
If you aren’t ready for a mentor right now but think you might in the future, don’t worry, applications will open again in May and September.