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E-learning

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.

E-learning

There are lots of different tools that you could use to market your Club; but which is best? This module will help you to make better choices for marketing your Club.

We’ll also give you some tips to help you make better use of time and money.

E-learning

Do you know what the legal structure of your club is? Or have you ever really thought about what legal structure actually means?

This module has been designed to increase your awareness in this area and make sure that you choose the best legal structure for your club.

E-learning

It’s likely, at some stage your Club will need to carry out a project which will involve you spending a significant amount of your hard earned cash.

This module has been designed to give you lots of practical tips and examples of how to manage these type of capital projects effectively.

E-learning

This module has been designed to give you lots of practical tips and examples of how to manage Club cash effectively so there’s enough cash in the right place at the right time.

E-learning

This module has been designed to give you lots of practical tips and examples of how to create your Club's annual budget, and how to use it effectively - you will see the benefits to your Club's finances!

E-learning

This module has been designed to give you lots of practical tips and examples on how you can manage your facilities effectively, and get the most out of your investment.

E-learning

This module will provide you with a good practice outline and approach to developing a marketing strategy for your Sport Club.

It illustrates the key components of a marketing strategy and details what you as a Sports Club can do to market your Cub to existing and potential members.

E-learning

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.

E-learning

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. 

Face-to-face

It is important that clubs have a business plan so they a know what they are trying to achieve and make sure they are going in the right direction.  An effective business plan can help you to manage your club better but also demonstrate business understanding and control to potential investors. 

Face-to-face

The way a club is legally structured can have a significant impact on club leaders, both on their club and them personally.  Get it right, and a club can be run effectively and may benefit financially.  Get it wrong, and there could be significant financial and other implications for a club and potentially its members.  

Face-to-face

It is vital that everyone involved in running your club has a basic understanding of their club’s figures and knows enough to ask questions, get answers and make informed decisions using the information provided.  It is also in your club’s best interests that other members understand them as well.  

Face-to-face

It is vital that sports clubs market themselves appropriately to ensure they have the resources they need to be sustainable and successful in the long term.

Blended

Access all of the downloadable toolkits and templates that are available across the Club Matters website.

E-learning

For Club Matters administrators only.

Face-to-face

It is vital that everyone involved in running your club has a basic understanding of their club’s figures and knows enough to ask questions, get answers and make informed decisions using the information provided.  It is also in your club’s best interests that other members understand them as well.  

Face-to-face

Double session of Club Finances and Effective Organisation Structures.

Face-to-face

It is important that clubs have a business plan so they a know what they are trying to achieve and make sure they are going in the right direction.  An effective business plan can help you to manage your football club better but also demonstrate business understanding and control to potential investors. 

Face-to-face

The session will take participants through a tour of the website with training on how to use the online resources with clubs.

Blended

This WebEx session is specifically for FA development officers who work with football clubs.

The session will take development officers through a tour of the website with training on how to use the online resources with clubs including:

  • Content to support your clubs' needs including Clubmark
  • Club Matters e-learns
  • The Club Improvement tool
  • Club Views
  • Applying for a Club Matters mentor/workshop
Face-to-face

Whether your club uses volunteers, or if you pay people for the work they do at your club, it is important that club leaders understand key employment tax issues involved. Failure to do so risks significant additional costs for the club or individuals and there could be legal consequences. 

Face-to-face

This workshop covers:

• Why organisation structures are important to clubs
•The types of legal structure and the pros and cons of each
•How to become incorporated and considerations.
•Types of club Status: CASC, charities and CIOs
•Gift aid overview
E-learning

On 1 April 2015, Government introduced new rules to encourage more clubs to sign up to the CASC scheme. If you are already a CASC club or considering to apply for CASC status, you need to make sure you understand what the new rules mean for you. Club Matters have worked with HMRC to provide CASC guidance broken down into three interactive sections, with easy to digest information, examples, definitions, actions and downloads.

Face-to-face

Within this 3 hour workshop 2 subjects will be covered: 

Club Structures

The way a club is legally structured can have a significant impact on club leaders, both on their club and them personally.  Get it right, and a club can be run effectively and may benefit financially.  Get it wrong, and there could be significant financial and other implications for a club and potentially its members.  

PAYE and Employment Status

Whether your club uses volunteers, or if you pay people for the work they do at your club, it is important that club leaders understand key employment tax issues involved. Failure to do so risks significant additional costs for the club or individuals and there could be legal consequences. 

Face-to-face

This workshop is only open to AFA, London FA and Middlesex FA affiliated clubs. The workshop is open to all clubs with priority being given to Charter Standard Clubs.

Club Structures: 

The way a club is legally structured can have a significant impact on club leaders, both on their club and them personally.  Get it right, and a club can be run effectively and may benefit financially.  Get it wrong, and there could be significant financial and other implications for a club and potentially its members.  

E-learning

This contains all of the different chapters of the Community Assets Guidance document.

E-learning

You've done the research and know what funding you want to apply for. Now it's time to write a winning application. This interactive video explores some of the common questions you will be asked in funding applications. It will help you think about what funders are looking for and gives you some tips on what you should consider in your answers.

Face-to-face

The world is changing, how do you ensure your club is chosen over all the other opportunities that are competing for people's leisure time? By making it a place people want to keep on coming back to. To do this you need to understand what your members want from your club and deliver a great experience to them. By consistently doing this you will create an extraordinary club that will thrive. This workshop provides support and information to help you make this happen.

Face-to-face

The world is changing, how do you ensure your club is chosen over all the other opportunities that are competing for people's leisure time? By making it a place people want to keep on coming back to. To do this you need to understand what your members want from your club and deliver a great experience to them. By consistently doing this you will create an extraordinary club that will thrive. This workshop provides support and information to help you make this happen.

E-learning 
E-learning

Twitter can be a great way for your club to share your latest updates and stories and makes connecting with individuals and other clubs who share your interests and passions much easier! Our interactive guide will show you how to set up and use a Twitter account, start following those you are interested in, and give you a tour of all the main website features. So if your club wants to jump into the #hashtag generation, check it out today and get your club trending.

Face-to-faceThe world is changing, how do you ensure your club is chosen over all the other opportunities that are competing for people's leisure time? By making it a place people want to keep on coming back to. To do this you need to understand what your members want from your club and deliver a great experience to them. By consistently doing this you will create an extraordinary club that will thrive. This workshop provides support and information to help you make this happen.
Face-to-face

The world is changing, how do you ensure your club is chosen over all the other opportunities that are competing for people's leisure time? By making it a place people want to keep on coming back to. To do this you need to understand what your members want from your club and deliver a great experience to them. By consistently doing this you will create an extraordinary club that will thrive. This workshop provides support and information to help you make this happen.

E-learningIt is important that your club is structured, from a legal perspective, in a way that best suits your club's needs now and in the future. 


 We are frequently asked what incorporation really means and what the process to become incorporated involves, which is why we've created a new interactive, step-by-step guide. The guide explores what incorporation is all about and outlines the key steps you should consider taking if you incorporate your club.