Supporters Direct is the leading organization working with and promoting community owned sports clubs.
Our experience spans a number of sports but is most evident in the English football league system. Most clubs at the base of the football pyramid are run on an amateur basis by teams of dedicated volunteers, be they players, coaches, managers, organisers, administrators, groundskeepers, matchday officials, stewards, supporters, family and friends.
As clubs develop and some start to climb the football pyramid, there is more pressure to start paying players, develop grounds and facilities to meet league requirements, and run the club like a business.
There is always the danger that when clubs become more business-like, money interests take over and community interests are lost.
SD Club Development can help your Club climb the pyramid as a community-owned club, run as a professional business, working to sustainable, fair finance, and open membership principles.
If you don’t need convincing that community-owned sports clubs are the way forward, then take a look at SD Club Development Services and see what we can do for you.
What’s more we may be able to part fund our work with your Club thanks to our partners just drop us a line to find out more.