Your Club Essentials
Your club's constitution, policies and procedures will set out in detail how the club and its members should operate.
A club constitution is a simple document that outlines its functions and the rules under which it will operate. Having a constitution should help to clarify how club procedures work.
Your policies and procedures will set out the detailed rules that underpin the constitution. Having appropriate policies and procedures in place, and communicating these effectively to everyone involved, will play an important role in the running of your club and help to protect club members and officers.
The range you may require will depend upon the nature of your sport and the type of activities that you choose to undertake. But a good starting point would be to introduce the following:
- Safeguarding and welfare
- Code of conduct
- Data protection
- Equity Policy
- Health & Safety
Your National Governing Body may have details of recommended policies and procedures for your sport.
You may need to adapt your policies and procedures to the changing needs of your club.
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