Keep March-ing on! Sported Newsletter

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With the end of March approaching, we’re looking forward to longer (and hopefully warmer) days ahead, and with the possibility of some of you returning to face-to-face sessions soon, we can definitely celebrate the little wins. 

Thank you to those who filled in our Community Pulse 2021 survey. You can read a full summary on our website as well as how we’re moving forward to help you. In other exciting Sported news, we announced an exciting partnership with Always for their #FuelHerFuture campaign. Have you spotted us in their TV advert yet?

This month’s newsletter includes:Latest member webinars The Physical Return resources and government road map informationYour chance to tell us how we did this yearAn opportunity to get your hands on some free cycling helmetsHelpful links and information from our friends and other sports organisationsVisit Your Sported Network for downloadable guides, videos, and recorded webinars, and get involved in the Sported Member Facebook Group where we post up-to-date information, new funding opportunities, and additional resources.

Don’t forget to share with us on Twitter and Instagram your plans for April, we would love to see them!

The Sported TeamHow did we do this year?

As we come to the end of our year, (we go April to March) we’d love to know how you’ve found being a Sported member

How satisfied are you with your Sported membership? 

Very satisfied
Neither satisfied nor unsatisfied
Very unsatisfied

On a scale of 1-10, how likely would you be to recommend Sported to a friend or colleague?
lowest 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   highestSport England Return to Play Funding Information session

Thursday 25th March 4.30pm – 5.30pm

Join us for a session that will look at funding being offered by Sport England focussing specifically on Return to Play:

•    Small Grants capital/revenue awards 
•    Community Asset Fund – Capital awards 
•    Active Together Crowdfunding

Come and find out if you are eligible and how we can help you. Find out more about the Return to Play funds here.Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail Day of Visibility Event – The History and The Future of Inclusive Sport

Tuesday 30th March 6pm – 7pm

Join Sported volunteer, Pauline Weddell and Ellie from Essential Learning Curve on the eve of Trans Day of Visibility.

We’ll be covering:

– Trans history and trans sport stars of the past
– Current issues and solutions routes
– Obstacles and access to engagement with practical tips and solutions for you to use with your organisation. There will also be a time for Q&ABook now on Your Sported Network or e-mail TeamsA Sport England Club Matters workshop in partnership with Sported
Wednesday 14th April, 6pm – 8pm

Do you have the right committee structure? In this session we will explore how your group can be structured to not only effectively run the organisation, but also plan for the future. The workshop also looks at how you make sure the right people are in the right roles to take the organisation forward.

We will cover:- Reviewing your leadership structure

– Identify the key principles of an excellent leadership team

– Identify methods on how to achieve an excellent leadership team for your club

– Develop an action plan to improve their club leadership

Book now on Your Sported Network or e-mail for your post COVID future
Date TBC
We know that it’s been impossible to plan over the past year and, even though there is now light at the end of the tunnel, it’s hard to know how to move forward.

Join Sported volunteer, Jocelyn Parkes who will help you think about:- What you want to achieve this year, for the next 2- 3 years and long term

– Setting aims and objectives that will enable you to deliver the impact you want to make – not just outputs

And how to get it down on paper in a way that you will be able to use on a day-to-day basis to help you achieve those goals.

Register your interest by e-mailing for The Physical Return

For some of you, from the 29th March, you can restart outdoor organised sessions with your participants. If you’re planning on beginning your face-to-face sessions again, we’ve put together a list of information, including:Current government guidelines and links to the current government road mapHelpful links from National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Sport England to help you prepareOur ‘The Physical Return’ checklist, social media graphics and Capture Everything guide. Head over to Your Sported Network to download the sheet.Download the Capture Everything How-to guide for Social MediaDownload The Physical Return ChecklistLast month we told you that we’d started on the build for a new portal for Sported members. It will be easier to navigate so you can find the things you need, to discover all the services and benefits you can access with your FREE Sported membership, and to discuss issues with other members and volunteers.

We’re almost ready to start asking for feedback so if you’d like to have your views heard, please drop us an email ASAP.

We think we’ve also come up with a great new name: The Sported Hub

What do you think? Love it! Great name Meh. Your Sported Network is better I have a much better idea, let me tell you about it