Grassroots football volunteers in Wales among those set to benefit from new Club Solutions tool
Sport Wales has launched a brand new website to help support those running grassroots sports clubs across the country.
Club Solutions is the first single information hub of its kind to help 250,000 volunteers running the 5,500 clubs at the heart of community sport in Wales.
The website is designed to help anyone who wants to start, grow or improve their club, providing information on key areas such as finance, facilities, promotion and people, with real life examples of how clubs have overcome challenges to be successful.
The online tool comes in response to Sport Wales research which found volunteers often don't know where to go for support and when they do get it, it might not be exactly what they need.
"We have to support volunteers as much as we can and make their role as easy and enjoyable as we can as so many clubs in Wales exist thanks to the tireless efforts of those who give up their time and skills to make sport more accessible", said Carwyn Young, volunteering lead at Sport Wales.
"Pulling together all the content for Club Solutions has been a real team effort for lots of different sporting organisations. It will be another asset for sport in Wales to continue growing and it will be regularly updated with the latest industry guidance."
The new resource includes template documents, training events and information on safeguarding, along with an online club assessment to help the 5,500 grassroots clubs in Wales look at what they do well and where they can improve.