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Welcome to the Sports Marketing Network

Helping providers of community sport and physical activity to become more vibrant, visible and viable

 

What we do

 

Sports Marketing Network is a unique organisation where physical activity and community sports providers can share best practice on how to become vibrant, visible and viable and develop innovative and enterprising enterprises.
We have been described as positive disruptors and we have worked with a wide range of sport, physical activity and community organisations helping them to adapt, change and become better equipped to the changing landscape.

More than 4000 community sports providers from across the have participated in one of our Grow Your Club workshops, benefitted from 1:2:1 consultancy and mentoring, attended one of our conferences, participated in one of our webinars or read one of our Guides, so we have developed an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the opportunities and challenges for the enterprise and innovation aspects of community sport and physical activity.

Thousands of people involved with community sport and physical activity across the UK and Scandinavia have participated in one of our ‘hot topics’ conferences covering issues such as Innovation and Enterprise in Community Sport, More Disabled People into Sport, More Girls into Sport and A Healthier Nation through Sport and Physical Activity, to name a few….

Our services

Membership

Membership of Grow Sport+ gives you unique access to the most comprehensive one-stop source for enterprising people involved with community sport and physical activity

Workshops

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.

 

Conferences

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.

 

 

Grow Your Club Guides

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.

Webinars

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.

 

 

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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.

Latest news

Asset transfers

Asset transfers – a great way of developing community assets,  or a convenient way for local authorities to get rid of ramshackle facilities, or both? Asset transfers of community buildings and sports facilities have taken place across the UK for a...

Innovation is alive and kicking in community sport – are you?

Innovation is alive and kicking in community sport – are you? Ever since some rugby players in the USA more 100 years ago introduced the forward pass and thus set the foundation for what is now American Football have we seen regular innovations in sport...

Report from Funding community sport conference

Report from Funding community sport conference The conference was held on 4th September 2019 at the University of Hertfordshire and run in partnership with  The starting point was that the funding landscape for community sport and physical activity is...

#MoreThanSport Academy Introductory Workshop Series

A series of workshops introducing the core values of the #MoreThanSport Academy and providing practical examples of how to create positive environments that lead to positive experiences. Application is key, so all of our workshops are jargon free and...

Asset transfers – a great way of developing community assets

Asset transfers – a great way of developing community assets, or a convenient way for local authorities to get rid of ramshackle facilities, or both? Asset transfers of community buildings and sports facilities have taken place across the UK for a few...

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