The Herts Sports Partnership recognise that local sports clubs, through the efforts of their huge voluntary workforce, play a crucial part in making people in Hertfordshire more physically active and healthy while making communities better and safer places to live and work, and we continue to work hard to support them.
We estimate that there are at least 2,500 sports clubs in Hertfordshire and approximately 100,000 sports volunteers, which represents 12% of the adult population. We have taken the opinions of our clubs, their National Governing Bodies of Sport and Hertfordshire local authorities and have developed a club support offer that meets their needs.
To hear from us via our Club Newsletter, please sign-up by clicking the link below or see our most recent edition.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support
We have outlined the current support available to help you at this current time and looking forward. See below for key documents and tools to support you in returning to activity.
- Sport England – Return to Play
- NGB Guidance and Roadplan
- Club Matters – Re-Opening Toolkit
- Activity Alliance – Reopening Activity: An inclusive response
- Mind – Return to Play (Mental Health Guidance)
- UK Active – A Framework for re-opening of gym, leisure centre and wider fitness industry during social distancing (NI)
- Sport & Recreation Alliance – Guidance on Return to Play
Club Webinar Series
During 2020 we delivered a series of webinars to support clubs develop their offers. The Webinars cover topics to support Clubs through COVID and support to prepare for getting back in to “normal” delivery.
Club Matters provides lots of useful resources to support you develop your club, they also have a collection free workshops you can attend virtually or in-person. If you would like to register your interst for any of these workshops please fill out this form.
New resources that will be hosted on a new Coronavirus specific section of the Club Matters website include:
- Business continuity checklist.
- Securing your premises checklist.
- Financial support during the coronavirus pandemic – linking to SRA, SE and Government information.
- How to be a virtual club.
- Blogs on what clubs and organisations are doing during this time.
Introducing The Grassroots Initiative from Croft Communications
We’ve teamed up with Croft Communications, a Hertfordshire based telecommunications provider, to bring you the Grassroots Initiative, a simple way to raise valuable funds for your club.
Businesses connected to your club already buy a mix of telecoms solutions. By simply referring them to Croft Communications, you can generate valuable, long-term income for your club.
How it works – 2 simple steps:
- Businesses simply redirect their existing communications spend by switching to Croft’s cutting-edge telecom services
- Croft then inject a percentage of the cash they spend back into your local sports club
By switching, on average, one referred business alone could contribute £900+ to your local sports club every year!
No effort or hassle – Croft take care of everything
- Businesses take advantage of Croft’s full range of innovative telecom products and services
- Businesses get better solutions to improve their communications systems AND save money
- You secure a regular revenue stream for your local sports club, used to fund improved equipment and kits, repairs, new stands, clubhouse facilities and more
Want to know more?
Visit The Grassroots Initiative for more information and fill in the online form.
Contact Jon Poole, Croft’s Director of Partnerships, at email@example.com / 01920 449201.
For every sport, club or not for profit, SNAP aims to secure a thriving future for grassroots sport in the UK so you can deliver local benefits in health, wellness, competition, community and fun. If you want to see how other clubs are able to generate £1000s in sponsorship, check out the case study below. If you want to gain a free month of discount, use code [Herts Sports Partnership] when signing up to pay £8.25 a month instead of £9.
Sported work with sports clubs to help transform the lives of disadvantaged young people and provide Mentors to help achieve this.
- Are you using sport or physical activity to transform the lives of young people in the UK facing disadvantage or marginalisation?
- Do you need support to help you reach your goals?
- Join the Sported network for FREE and we can help.
Please visit our safeguarding page which offers guidance and signposting to the following topics: Practical guidance, safeguarding & protecting children, safeguarding adults at risk, key messages for clubs & schools, parents in sport and reporting a concern.
Please visit our funding page for more information, including how our partner Funding4Sport can help.
Please visit our volunteering page for more information on how we can assist with the recruitment, training and deployment of volunteers.
Courses and workshops
Please visit our courses and workshops page for more information on upcoming sessions.
The Herts Sports Partnership help sports clubs and sporting organisations to develop their own facilities and locate additional facilities at schools across the county.
District Sport Facility reviews: Herts Sports Partnership work with Hertfordshire local authorities to help them formulate their District Sport Facility reviews. Clubs and their National Governing Bodies are encouraged to provide input to these reviews.
School facilities: Herts Sports Partnership have developed a database of all Hertfordshire secondary schools, their sports facilities and the relevant Facility Manager contacts. Please contact us for more information about this list.