How we're creating a safe, fair & inclusive sporting culture
Sport and recreation should be a place where you enjoy yourself, develop friendships, feel safe and have fun. It’s not a place where you should be
How to find and keep coaches and officials
Club numbers growing? That’s great. Thinking about expanding your league, starting a new team or squad? Even better. Need to find some new coaches and officials? That could
A vital, demanding, but very rewarding role
What would sport do without them? Coaches provide players with the skills and knowledge needed to develop, improve and succeed in their sport. But perhaps more importantly,
What, why and how?
We’ve all heard the term ‘tribunal’, but what are they exactly? Is it really something club sport needs to worry about? How do you go about setting one up?
What is a tribunal?
In sport, a
What is and isn't allowed at sporting events
Most people taking photos of children at sporting events are doing so for acceptable reasons and are using appropriate methods, for example, a parent videoing their child at
Keep end of season celebrations fun and safe
Whether celebrating a win or commiserating a loss - when it comes to end-of-season partying, how do we ensure that things don’t get out-of-hand?
Poor, offensive or
Ensuring a fair go at finals time
The finals are upon us and every player, regardless of their age or experience, is keen to pull on the club outfit and get some game time in an important match. But how do clubs ensure
How to develop a truly inclusive club culture
On the eve of the Paralympic Games in London, it's a good time to think about inclusion. Many Paralympic athletes got a start in their sport thanks to one of the many local
Templates policies and guidelines
This is where Play by the Rules can help you get up and running with some basic policies and guidelines your club should have. An important first step is to have a Member Protection
Friend or foe?
Use of Twitter by athletes at the recent London Olympics has certainly highlighted some its benefits and pitfalls, which provide some important lessons for grassroots sporting clubs and participants.
A work in progress
South African Oscar Pistorius, dubbed the ‘Blade Runner’ because of his amazing carbon fibre prosthetic legs, has run in the individual men’s 400m, followed by the 4x400m relay at the London
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