What we do
We know there are great things happening in community sport and physical activity across the world, so here is a place where you can get inspiration from really great community sports enterprises and learn from all those great places and projects. We will also help you with checklists and action points.
The SMN Principles
Working with professionals and volunteers involved with community sport and physical activity SMN provide:
Through story-telling and inquisitive questions we challenge the status quo and help you to think outside the box.
We then provide you with a wide range of tools on how you can achieve best practice – all based on real success stories, from real community sports enterprises.
Our Grow Your Club workshops for volunteers and Business Savvy Sports Development and The Enterprising Coach workshops for sports professionals have been attended by 4,000 volunteers and professionals across England, Wales, Ireland, Denmark and Scotland.
SMN’s suite of conferences is renowned for being highly topical and focused on sharing best practice. They enable delegates to learn and exchange ideas on how they can develop and improve the way they run community sport and physical activity.
The first six guides are focusing on Grow Your Club Packed with inspiring case-stories and easy-to-use templates and tools readers will have access to best practice from across community sport on how to develop more vibrant, visible and viable clubs, attract more people to your clubs, generate more income and welcome more volunteers.
Every month members of Grow Sport + will have the opportunity of attending webinar, a live meeting taking place over the web. Each webinar will focus on hot topics within community sport and physical activity and how to find innovative and enterprising solutions.
Projects and Partnerships
SMN partner with a wide range of major sports, community and leisure organisations across the UK and Scandinavia. Partnership projects include conferences, study tours, training and support and inspiration. Each partner is different and each project is different and we adapt and develop bespoke services.
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