Club Survey Results

The results of our recent Club Survey are now in and we are delighted to say that a staggering 285 clubs completed the survey.  We would like to thank each and every person who took the time to complete the survey as the results will be really useful in terms of shaping our future priorities. Some initial findings which you might find interesting are:·  

1. 65% of clubs have experienced an increase in participation since 2009

2. 89% want to grow their membership before 2016

3. 57% of clubs are run by membership committees, and a further 28% are school, college or university clubs

4. We have collated your ideas on ways to increase membership and how to avoid losing members

5. All clubs skipped at least one question

A full breakdown of results can be found here.

There were a number of common areas in which clubs identified they need support. We hope that you will find the resources and links below useful. The source of the resource/webslink is shown in brackets.

Creating partnerships with local schools, businesses and other organisations (British Fencing)

Developing a marketing and communications plan, including social media (British Fencing)

Creating a club welcome pack (ClubMark)

Increasing participation (Make Sport Fun)

Increasing participation (National Audit Office)

Increasing participation (Brent Council)

Increasing participation (SportsCoach UK)

Increasing participation (The Young Foundation)

Talent identification (Long-Term Athlete Development)

Running an effective committee (British Fencing - the role of the Chairperson)

Running an effective committee (British Fencing - the role of the Secretary)

Running an effective committee (British Fencing - the role of the Treasurer)

Running an effective committee (Cornwall Sports Partnership)

Raising money through fundraising, grants or sponsorship (British Fencing)

Raising money through fundraising, grants or sponsorship (England Fencing)

Raising money through fundraising, grants or sponsorship

Managing income and expenditure / keeping accounting records (British Fencing)

Saving money through taxation (British Fencing)

Creating a constitution, set of rules, terms of reference, or articles of association (British Fencing)

Organising coaching sessions (England Fencing)

Organising competitions or events (British Fencing)

Recruiting and training more coaches, referees, armourers, young leaders, welfare officers etc (British Fencing)

Recruiting and training more coaches, referees, armourers, young leaders, welfare officers etc (Sport England)

Funding for international & talented fencers, coach development, kit etc. (CSP Network)

Funding for international & talented fencers, coach development, kit etc. (Sport & Recreational Alliance)


17th February 2014