Club Development

Sports clubs significantly contribute to their communities and provide opportunities for thousands of people across Hertfordshire.

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Sports clubs make huge contributions to their communities and provide opportunities for thousands of people across Hertfordshire to participate and thrive in their chosen sport and physical activity.

There are an estimated 2,500 clubs across Hertfordshire and approximately 100,000 sports volunteers, which represents 12% of the adult population. Our support and resources aim to help develop and embed clubs further within their community and continue delivering high-quality sport and physical activity. If you want to know more about our offer and be kept up to date, you can join our Clubs Facebook Group Here and our Club Newsletter here

Clubs Conference

Our annual Clubs Conference is a chance to bring clubs together from across the county to share best practice, provide key updates and provide networking opportunities for clubs. The 2023 conference was held at the Fielder Centre, Hatfield.  The keynote address was given by Sarah Kaye, CEO of leading sport development charity Sported. This was then followed by a series of workshops throughout the morning including:

  • Marketing
  • Funding
  • Links with schools
  • Environmental Sustainability

Over lunch, there was a marketplace where exhibitors such as SNAP Sponsorship, Grass Boots and The Giving Machine were able to showcase their products and services that would benefit the clubs of Hertfordshire.

There were over 100 attendees on the day from over 40 organisations which made for rich networking opportunities. Keep an eye out for details on 2024’s conference.

Club Advocate Group

The Hertfordshire Club Advocate Group was formed in January 2022 to bring together like-minded clubs from across the county to network, share ideas and help clubs thrive within their communities. We are looking to add a small number of clubs to the group to help ensure representation of sports and districts throughout Hertfordshire.

The group meets approximately six times a year on Teams and is a useful platform to generate ideas and resources with other clubs. If you are interested in joining the Club Advocate Group, please contact Charlie Mann for more details.

Get in touch…

If you have a generic question please email the Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership team: