The Masterclass Series: Volunteering with Erin Fulton

The third in our Masterclass series, this week on Behind the Goals we speak to Erin Fulton, Volunteer & Interns Manager at PAS about volunteering for community sport clubs.

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Behind the Goals with Austin MacPhee of AMS

We made the trip to AMS, a charitable organisation which uses football as a means to support education, employability and sports development in Fife. An SFA Legacy Mark club, it was set up by Austin MacPhee, who is also assistant manager for Hearts and Northern Ireland.

A fascinating character, Austin filled us in about his career as a player and about the experiences which inspired him to set up AMS, and his perspectives on the game.

Supporters Direct Scotland are proud to support AMS through their Club Development Scotland unit, where they offer ongoing support in the areas of development, governance and finance. Want to find out how we can help support your club? Get in touch.

The Well Society: Fan Ownership One Year On

As part of a new series of videos for our consultancy arm Club Development Scotland – we visited members The Well Society to hear more about their ownership of Motherwell FC one year on.

Motherwell FC were the first club in the top flight of Scottish football to be owned by their supporters when The Well Society took on ownership of the club in 2016. Here we explore the impact their ownership has made to the club.

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About Club Development Scotland

Club Development Scotland is a one-stop resource for clubs of any size and scale to help them best govern and develop their activities.

Alongside our guidelines, we offer a range of services to sport clubs of all shapes and sizes (and across a number of sports) to help them achieve their aims and objectives.

Club Development Scotland is an extension of the work that has been delivered throughout England and Wales by Supporters Direct (Club Development) and was also partly been formed from a recommendation from the ‘Supporter Involvement in Football Governance’ Report which came from a Working Group involving Supporters Direct, the Scottish FA, the SPFL, SportScotland and the Scottish Government.

We develop these resources and guidance documents free of charge for clubs and hope patrons can help us continue develop them as to best support community clubs across Scotland. Please consider doing so here.

 

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About Club Development Scotland

Club Development Scotland is a one-stop resource for clubs of any size and scale to help them best govern and develop their activities.

Alongside our guidelines, we offer a range of services to sport clubs of all shapes and sizes (and across a number of sports) to help them achieve their aims and objectives.

Club Development Scotland is an extension of the work that has been delivered throughout England and Wales by Supporters Direct (Club Development) and was also partly been formed from a recommendation from the ‘Supporter Involvement in Football Governance’ Report which came from a Working Group involving Supporters Direct, the Scottish FA, the SPFL, SportScotland and the Scottish Government.

Club Development Scotland is the consultancy arm of Supporters Direct Scotland, a membership organisation created to address the disconnect between football clubs and supporters.

Supporters Direct is the leading organisation working with and promoting sports clubs with community involvement in their ownership and governance structures and is a member of the Scottish FA’s Congress as a supporters representative.

We’ve help set up over 30 Supporters Trust and assisted in the conversion of several clubs into community ownership.

We develop these resources and guidance documents free of charge for clubs and hope patrons can help us continue develop them as to best support community clubs across Scotland.

Club Development Scotland Visit Pollok FC as part of Launch of New Series of Videos

As part of our work to promote and support clubs across Scotland, we’ve launched a new series of videos taking a look at some of the extensive and great work happening at all levels of Scottish football.

Our ‘Club Development Scotland’ series will focus upon how clubs are delivering a wider impact within their local communities and kicks off with a visit to Pollok FC.

Pollok United were recently visited by UEFA President Mr Čeferin. Pollok United possess a thriving girls section, and Mr Čeferin’s visit not only highlighted UEFA’s new #EqualGame campaign promoting diversity, inclusion and accessibility to football for all, but also the European body’s Together #WePlay Strong initiative aimed at encouraging more girls to play football.

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New HMRC Guidance for Sport Clubs Released

A series of new guidance documents have been released by HMRC to help sports organisations understand and apply the new tax relief for grassroots sport.

Still confused? Speak to us for some further guidance.

The 2018 Club Development Scotland Survey

Club Development Scotland are proud to launch their first annual and national Club Development Survey, looking at the aspirations of sport clubs across Scotland.

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The survey, sponsored by the Soccer Store, will ask clubs about their current situation and their aspirations for the future, including whether they have interests in growing their club and its facilities.

Results will help inform Club Development Scotland about the type of guidance and support it offers to clubs in the future. Findings from the survey will be shared via the Club Development Scotland quarterly newsletter, which you can sign up to here.

Clubs that enter the survey can enter a draw to win a £100 gift voucher to our sponsors ‘The Soccer Store‘.