Club Support

We have developed a range of resources to support clubs across England, these resources have been developed to support clubs in growing in the following areas:

  • Governance and Structures
  • Safeguarding
  • Club Development
  • Participation growth
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Minimum Operating Standards
  • Volunteer Engagement


To increase the health of your club and increase participation, it is essential clubs have clear goals, an aligned vision, and a strong governance structure in place.

The below documents have been created to ensure clubs are set up for success and to enable clubs to manage their risks and liabilities.

Club Development

Club Development Plan

Club Constitution Template

Structure & Governance

Committee Meeting Minutes Template

Finance Template - Budget and Cashflow

Club Risk Register


Child Welfare Officer - Poster

Board Skills Matrix

Committee Member – Declaration of Interest Form


Job Role / Advert - Chair

Job Role / Advert - Secretary

Job Role / Advert - Treasurer

Job Role/Advert - Welfare Officer 

For more information around resources or general support around developing your club, please email [email protected]

Sport England – Buddle

Buddle, the new how of club matters, is designed to support clubs in their efficiency and help them make the most of opportunities available to them.

They provide a range of free learning and support resources which aim to strengthen clubs and community organisations.

There are resources and learning opportunities on:                         
You will also find:
What Legal Structure does your club fall into?

A common question we often receive from clubs is what legal structure a club should be set up as, Buddle have a fantastic resource which outlines advantages and disadvantages of each structure, as well as information on whether your club would be eligible:

You will find information on the following structures:
  • Unincorporated Organisations
  • Incorporated Organisations (Community Interest Company (CIC),Community Amateur Sports Club Scheme (CASC))
Club Health Check

The Buddle Club Health Check is designed to get you thinking about your club, where it performs well, and where there are opportunities to improve

Uniting the Movement Strategy

Uniting the Movement is Sport England’s 10-year vision to transform lives and communities through sport and physical activity.

A summary of the strategy can be found at -  Sport England - Uniting the Movement Summary

As we recover from the huge disruption caused by the Coronavirus, we need to reevaluate how we look at sport to keep movement and physical activity at the forefront of everyone’s life. Basketball has the ability to improve people’s lives and can be such a powerful tool in helping people build habits which lead to lifelong love of physical activity.

5 Big issues

The strategy aims to tackle 5 big issues to prevent and tackle the inequalities we currently see in sport, the 5 big issues are:

  1. Recover and Reinvent – Recovering from the biggest crisis in a generation and reinventing as a vibrant, relevant, and sustainable network of organisations providing sport and physical activity opportunities that meet the needs of different people.
  2. Connecting Communities – Focusing on sport and physical activity’s ability to make better places to live and bring people together.
  3. Positive Experience for Children and Young People – An unrelenting focus on positives experiences for all children and young people as the foundations for a long and healthy life.
  4. Connecting with Health and Wellbeing – Strengthening the connections between sport, physical activity, health and wellbeing, so more people can feel the benefits of, and advocate for, an active life.
  5. Active Environments - Creating and protecting the places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active. The deep rooted inequalities that currently exist in sport mean that there are certain members of the community who feel excluded from being active, our game being one of the most inclusive and welcoming sports across the globe means basketball plays a vital role in the strategy.
Tackling inequalities

See below 4 groups who will have previously been excluded from Physical Activity and will be at the core of the strategy:

  • Disabled people and people with a long-term health condition are twice as likely to be physically inactive than those without a disability or health condition.
  • If you’re in a lower socio-economic group (NS-SEC 6-8), you’re more likely to be inactive than people in higher social groups.
  • Women are less active than men, and this gender gap starts with girls being less active from a very young age.
  • People from Asian and Black backgrounds are far more likely to be physically inactive than people who are White – a fact reinforced by our 2020 ‘Sport for All?’ report.

All information on the movement can be found at: Uniting the Movement | Sport England