Information for Clubs

South Somerset Gold Star Awards 2012

The Community Health and Leisure Team at South Somerset District Council are pleased to announce nominations are now open for the 2012 South Somerset Gold Star Awards.  This year the event will be bigger and better than ever and will incorporate the South Somerset Sport Awards.

The awards will be held at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil on the evening of Tuesday 30 October 2012.  This is a chance for us to recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of volunteers and performers across South Somerset involved with young people, sport and the arts.

Full details of the awards and nomination process are attached.  There are 11 award categories.  Please pay attention to the eligibility criteria listed in the leaflet.  Nominations close on 8 October 2012.  Any nominations received after this date will not be accepted.

We hope you will support the hard work of coaches, volunteers and performers in our community by nominating.  You can nominate either by submitting a nomination form by post or online at www.southsomerset.gov.uk/goldstars

If you would like a paper version of any of this information please either call Jo Drake on 01935 462345 or Email leisure@southsomerset.gov.uk and we will be happy to send to you.

The nomination categories this year are:

Sports Coach of the Year - An NGB qualified coach (paid or unpaid) who is committed to providing high quality coaching to enable participants to reach their full potential. Excludes anyone whose main or only source of income is from coaching i.e. full or part-time paid coaches

Young Volunteer of the Year - An individual under the age of 18 years on 31 December 2012, who shows outstanding dedication to volunteering in South Somerset.

Sports Club of the Year - A club that in the last 12 months has made significant progress, achievement, development, improvement or sporting success at district, county, regional or national level.

Male Volunteer of the Year - A male volunteer over the age of 18 years on 31 December 2012 who has made an exceptional contribution to young people of South Somerset.

Rookie Coach of the Year - An NGB qualified coach (paid or unpaid) who has been coaching for 1 year or less and is committed to providing high quality coaching to enable participants to reach their full potential. Excludes anyone whose main or only source of income is from coaching i.e. full or part-time paid coaches

Female Volunteer of the Year - A female volunteer over the age of 18 years on 31 December 2012 who has made an exceptional contribution to young people of South Somerset.

Senior Sports Performer of the Year - An individual over the age of 18 years on 31 December 2012 who has displayed an outstanding level of personal achievement over the last 12 months at district, county, regional and national level.

Voluntary Group/Club of the Year - An organisation that has made a valuable contribution to the life of young people of South Somerset

Junior Sports Performer of the Year - An individual under the age of 18 years on 31 December 2012 who has displayed an outstanding level of personal achievement over the last 12 months at district, county, regional and national level.

Young People Project of the Year - This award goes to a project that has made a significant positive impact upon young people of South Somerset.

Lifetime Achievement Award - An individual who has given exceptional commitment and dedication of voluntary support to their club or organisation for at least 5 years (sport or young people).

 

 

Club Leaders Project for helping clubs

What is Club Leaders?
The Club Leaders project aims to train and support leaders of sports clubs just like you, in the business of running a club! This national project is part of the Sport England’s Places People Play Olympic legacy programme and is completely free of charge. The overall aim is to help sports leaders become more successful and sustainable.  

When will the project start?
The project will officially be launched in Westminster on the 15 May 2012.  Training will then be delivered to you using the following channels:

·        A dynamic Club Leaders online site with e-learning, discussion forums, news, events and much more;
·        Face to face seminars led by subject matter experts across the country;
·        One-to-one mentoring to focus on those clubs most in need to get them on the right track; and
·        The “Learning Bus” will be touring the country so the programme can focus on real people, in their own environment, addressing their specific needs.

What Training will be delivered?
Following the results of our research phase, we will initially be providing training in:
·        Business and financial planning;
·        Marketing;
·        Governance; and
·        Facilities management.
Further modules in these areas and other areas of identified need are currently being developed based on demand and are scheduled for launch over the course of 2012. We will also be sign-posting to other relevant content from existing programmes such as runningsports.

What Next?
Look out for our launch on Tuesday 15th May.  From this date you will be able to visit Club Leaders website on www.sportenglandclubleaders.com. There you will have access to e-learning, discussion forums, news, events and much more!
This is an exciting project that can benefit your club and help you make sense of sport administration. We look forward to seeing you on the Learning Bus.

The Club Leaders team    club.leaders@uk.pwc.com