Club Leaders provides free training and supports volunteers involved in the day-to-day running of community sports clubs to advance their skills and ability to operate on a more business like level.

It is hoped that Club Leaders will help create a robust, economically sustainable and enterprising club network within Northern Ireland.

Individuals within clubs will be able to develop skills in business planning, financial management, governance, and club promotion and development in ways that suit them. We appreciate that people behind the scenes are the backbone of community clubs and this programme is here to support them.

The training will be delivered via face-to-face seminars by specialists from within Sport Northern Ireland and cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to Understanding Club Finances
  • Advanced Understanding your Club Finances
  • Business Planning
  • Effective Organisational Structures
  • Good Club Governance
  • Generating Club Income
  • Growing your Club

Further details on what each seminar entails and dates for up and coming seminars can be found at

Seminars will include case studies, exercises and discussion, topical issues and top tips. It will also allow participants the chance to ask questions and share their experiences with the group. For a more intense and personalised form of learning we offer clubs one-to-one mentoring support with a specialist.

Register today at  to view full details of the programme and access this support including discussions forums, news stories, Q&As, events and much more!

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