ClubWorks is the programme that offers bespoke support to clubs, helping them develop and increase the number of people taking part in physical activity and sport. Having already successfully supported 220 clubs in London, the ClubWorks team are now taking on 56 new projects and again beginning to assess the unique needs of each, meaning that Londoners have a better chance of finding opportunities to become physically active.
In recent months our ClubWorks team have supported clubs with:
- Ealing Hockey Club Social media and website analysis
- Commissioned Sporting Equals to work with Age UK Lewisham & Southwark and the Tottenham Community Sports Centre (separately) to engage with minority ethnic groups local to them. This has led to raised awareness and increased usage of the services these organisations provide
- Purley Sports Club: Supporting them in the process to become Clubmark accredited
- Working with Kingston borough to support Thames Handball Club’s junior provision as well as identify a new venue for Surrey Canoe Club
- Supported Mary’s Youth Club to start a new netball taster session in conjunction with London Youth and England Netball
- Supported ASKI in Croydon who regularly engage 30 people aged 50+ in dance movement sessions
- Connected two ClubWorks organisations, Aikido of London and Metro Blind Sport, who both have aims of opening doors to sport, including martial arts, to vision impaired people
Laura Pierce, Programme manager for ClubWorks said: “The ClubWorks programme is going from strength to strength thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of the clubs we work with, and of course our team of knowledgeable Club Support Officers.
“Every day is different – from supporting a community organisation to start up a weekly exercise session, to working with a club to become a registered Community Amateur Sports Club, to training volunteers to recruit more female participants.
“At this halfway stage, the impact in local London communities is really starting to show and we look forward to the next eighteen months supporting more clubs and organisations to develop.”
London Sport are working to help London become the most active city in the world, and programmes like ClubWorks make it easier for those who are providing opportunities for people to be active.
Find out more about the ClubWorks programme here.