Community Owned Clubs Conference – 25th July 2014

date: April 9, 2014

wembley_club_Development2 On Friday July 25th July community owned clubs will come together at Wembley Stadium for the second Community Club Network Conference. The first Conference saw 20 Clubs attending and was very well received with 92% of delegates wanting to attend a similar event again. The event will follow a similar format to last year with an afternoon of workshops and networking opportunities with like-minded clubs. More details of t...

Tax Relief Boost for Community Ownership

date: April 9, 2014

club_Development_nlp_blog2 It would be fair to say that the NLP is probably not the first place you’d go to talk about politics. When we talk about Number 10, we tend to mean the little bloke who plays in the hole and frustrates and excites in equal measure. So take a deep breath and bear with me; I’m going to talk about a different Number 10. The reason? I think some of this stuff can help your club. Firstly in the 2013 budget the treasury ...


date: April 7, 2014

CNI-col-lrg_1 CNI UK Limited (CNI UK) has partnered with Supporters Direct to implement cost saving ideas for its Community Owned clubs. The partnership will see CNI UK provide a free energy health check to any community owned club, resulting in advice on how a Club can increase its facility energy efficiency with no capital outlay.  Participating Clubs will then have the option of retaining the money they have saved, re-investing ...

Clubs Within Clubs

date: February 5, 2014

youngandold Running a Club can be a constant juggling act. Sometimes it even can feel like there are different clubs within a club. There are the matchday fans, who add a bit of soul and vital revenue at the bar. There are the junior teams, with the incredibly committed support from the mums, dads and coaches. There’s the senior team who show us how to play the beautiful game (sometimes). Then there are the supporters and volunteer...

The word ‘club’ still stands for something in modern football

date: January 6, 2014

shefffc With a trip to see some football providing the perfect excuse to escape the mayhem of a full house at Christmas, non-league clubs around the country are praying for decent weather for the traditional Boxing Day and New Year’s Day matches. A quick glance at last year’s attendances - where half the Clubs playing at home in the Conference Premier on Boxing Day posted their highest gate of the season – and it’s eas...

Perhaps our football fathers were smarter than we ever thought

date: November 25, 2013

sdcdimage There was a time when football clubs were set up by furniture makers and railway workers to provide sporting and recreational opportunities, or simply give people something to do when they couldn’t play cricket. So many of these initial clubs were set up as just that, clubs, with membership open to players and then supporters who were interested in the clubs success. At first glance the coloured boots and the shadowy...

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