Board Skills for Sport – session three

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The Board Skills for Sport course is the only course designed specifically to help train board members in sport and recreation organisations.

Find out more by visiting: http://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/programmes-initiatives/boardroom/board-skills-sport

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Board Skills for Sport – session three

  1. 1. Board Skills for SportSession 3
  2. 2. Sports Development
  3. 3. Aims• What is meant by “sports development”• Link between grass roots and eliteperformance• Talent pathways
  4. 4. “Sport is increasingly recognized as an important tool inhelping the United Nations achieve its objectives, inparticular the Millennium Development Goals. Byincluding sport in development and peace programmesin a more systematic way, the United nations can makefull use of this cost-efficient tool to help us create abetter world.”Ban Ki-moonUnited Nations Secretary-General
  5. 5. What is sports development?• The development of sport for sports sake andequally the use of sport and physical activityopportunities for the development of society– sport as a social instrument• Degree courses• Local authority departments• NGB development directors
  6. 6. Role of the board• Decide purpose• Determine goals• Adopt unified approach• Understand Government policy
  7. 7. Topics to considerTeachingPerformanceHealthClubsVolunteers &OfficialsDiversity ClubsCoachingSchoolsParticipationRegenerationSocialInclusionAgeInnovation
  8. 8. GrowthKeep the Passion aliveBecome a StrategistKnow where you’re goingStick to the knittingKnow your competition
  9. 9. GrowthKnow your numbersGrow up!Develop a great teamLearn to balanceLove your customer
  10. 10. Initiatives: Past, Present & Future• UK School Games• Hockey– Rush Hockey• Swimming– Mixed relays• Women’s Sport & Fitness Foundation• Gay Games 2018

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