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Benefits from Membership

Key benefits of our membership

  • Grow Sport + the Journal, eight times per year you receive really advice on how to grow community sport and physical activity
  • Grow Sport + Dedicated member only website full of useful resources from case studies to ready-to-use template
  • Discounts on participation at SMN’s Grow Sport conferences – right topics, timely information, all together
  • Added free membership to Grow Sport Focus Networks (optional)
Grow Sport +;  the journal, published eight times a year, provides in-depth, informative and exciting thoughts, tools and to-dos on how to grow community sport and physical activity. Packed with case-stories, thought-pieces, advice, check lists, tools and action guides on

  • how to attract new users and members and retain existing ones
  • how to become a hub of the community and share value with people and partners
  • growing your income working with funders, sponsors, partners and customers
  • improving the social life of the club and become a place where people ‘live their lives’
  • how to raise your profile using social and new media
  • the importance of having a welcoming culture and providing great experiences for all
  • how to create sporting and customer experiences that people will want to come back to developing new services and initiatives by ‘listening to people’s lives’
  • improving leadership and management and attract skilled and passionate volunteers
  • how to introduce new revenue streams

Grow Sport +

Subscribers to Grow Sport will also have unique access to Grow Sport+, a password-protected part of Sports Marketing Network’s new website www.smnuk.com


Grow Sport+ the most comprehensive one-stop source for enterprising people involved with community sport and physical activity


As a subscriber you will have unlimited free access to our informative tools. Providing practical, how-to style training on specific topics, all from the convenience of your computer. Including:

      • Videos with PowerPoint presentations, interviews, documentaries and stories from real great community sports and physical activity providers
      • Templates, tools, to-dos, case-studies and all sorts of information on how make your community sports and physical activity provider more vibrant, visible and viable

Some of the content you will find on Grow Sport+

  • How Ilkley Cycling Club went from launch in March 2011 to more than 1100 members in summer 2013, playing a major role in attracting Tour de France to Yorkshire in the process
  • How Mandy Young, hairdresser and mum, transformed a former chicken factory into Adrenaline Alley, one of Europe’s leading indoor BMX arenas
  • How to organise a really Welcoming Open Day
  • How Cricket for Change is creating innovations in the game and engaging with community partners. Results = growth, recognition and sustainability
  • How to help disabled people overcoming their barriers to participation whilst at the same time breaking down the barriers within your club and enterprise
  • Doggie Walks, Midnight Walks, All-Night Sports Festivals, Pantos, Corporate Games and many other innovative, but proven events which will help you generate income and raise your profile within your community

Case-stories, templates and to-dos

  • Tynemouth Cricket Club – from struggling club with hole in the club house roof to hub for the community
  • How SportAble became a vibrant, visible and viable community sports enterprise serving disabled people
  • The 12 Steps to Sharing Value with your community, attracting volunteers, members, funding and recognition
  • How to promote your club and project and make it visible within your community working with community connectors and using new media and SMN’s 4COM model (COMmunity, COMmunication, WelCOMing and COMputer

One subscription to Grow Sport and unique access to Grow Sport+ is just £65.00 per annum.  Membership bonus: On top of receiving Grow Sport eight times per year and unique access to Grow Sport + you also receive discounts on attending any of the SMN’s conferences and other events which cover key issues within community sport and physical activity.

With Grow Sport and Grow Sport+ you are always on top of how best to really grow your community sport and physical activity enterprise, knowing that you have access to the best information and support there is – right at your finger tips.