21st November 2018

More Than A Handball Club Support Programme

England Handball and The Sports Marketing Network are inviting clubs to apply for a bespoke enterprise mentoring and support programme.  

The programme is designed to help handball clubs in England become vibrant, visible and viable.

We have many great handball clubs in England and a great deal of those are keen to develop further into more sustainable community-based organisations Handball in England is growing.

Enterprising handball clubs can benefit from this and become real community handball enterprises and be #MoreThanAHandballClub.

Examples from other sports demonstrate that when clubs play a bigger role in their communities, and in people's lives, they:

  • attract more players and volunteers
  • generate more income
  • generally have a much better future.

However, England Handball appreciates that for many aspiring clubs this development, exciting as it is, requires inspiration and support. This is why we are announcing our new support and mentoring programme.

Following the positive response to his presentation at our 2018 club conference, England Handball has teamed up with Svend Elkjaer of Sports Marketing Network. Svend will be delivering the programme along with the England Handball partnerships team. Svend has worked with community sports clubs across the UK, from many sports. He has a proven record of helping clubs to grow, become vibrant, visible and viable.  

All handball clubs in England are invited to benefit from participating in this 12-month programme, developing the skills and programmes to help transform their clubs.

What's does the programme involve?  

If selected, Svend will visit your club and run a workshop with as many people from the club as possible. This will help you identify your goals, opportunities and challenges. He will give you ideas and support on how to attract more players and volunteers, generate more income and become a bigger part of your community. He will then work with you for 12 months providing motivation and inspiration, and helping you overcome those unavoidable hurdles. Yes, there are always challenges, but most can be overcome.  

This opportunity is only open to a small number of clubs. The selection process will be competitive. The clubs will be selected based on their desire and willingness to change and grow, and not on size or league position.  

To apply to become part of a truly inspirational programme for handball clubs in England, complete and return the Application Form.  

Just write why you want your club to be involved and about:

  • your goals
  • your challenges
  • your opportunities
  • your skills
  • your culture
  • your capacity and capability
  • what support are you looking for.  

You are also welcome to send a video as your application, or to support it.

Posted in Clubs, England Handball Association