Around 60 sports clubs in Derbyshire are to be offered one-to-one support for their committee to develop a club development plan through a new Club Developers programme, launched by Derbyshire Sport on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.
A Club Developer workforce is currently being recruited, and individuals will then be matched to a club or clubs who they will work with on a one-to-one basis for a short period of time.
The support offered will be steered by the needs and wants of each club, and could include support around increasing the volunteer base, writing a funding application or the audit of facility requirements.
Club Developers is part of Derbyshire Sport’s 2012 Legacy Programme, and it is hoped that the clubs involved will become more strongly linked to the work of the key partners within Derbyshire Sport and the sports infrastructure in Derbyshire.
Club Developers will be deployed through either local authorities or governing bodies, working with each selected club for an average of six to ten hours.
Applications to become a Club Developer are currently being accepted. More details can be found at www.derbyshiresport.co.uk/job_vacancies/vacancy_details/club_developers_-_derbyshire.asp (opens in a new window)
A training workshop for Club Developers will be held in February, when sports clubs in Derbyshire will also be able to apply to be supported. Delivery will start in April.