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About Us > Business Plan For Sport Kingston October 2010 - 2013

 
History/Background

Sport Kingston (formerly Kingston Sports Council) is a constituted voluntary organisation consisting of members from local sports clubs. Members are elected on an annual basis via Nomination Forms sent to clubs. Our meetings are once a month with a break for the Summer and Christmas Holidays.

Formed over 30 years ago to be the voice of sport in Kingston we have dealt with many issues within the borough and have played a key role in enabling clubs to develop and access relevant information and funding. Clubs have approached us with various concerns ranging from rate increases to parking concerns.

Our membership has expanded and shrunk along the way but we have always maintained representation from a variety of sports and remained committed to provide a service to and represent our many excellent clubs in the borough.

Where are we now?
Our Mission Statement:-

We are the voice of sport in Kingston. A voluntary organisation in Kingston who are responsible for:-

promoting sport in Kingston by interacting with Kingston’s providers, supporting and advising every club in the borough and create a networking platform.

supporting the Kingston Squad in the London Youth Games
provide a direct link to Kingston Council

advising on sports projects and bids as requested by Kingston Council and Kingston’s CSPAN

organising events and workshops to promote and support Kingston’s Clubs i.e. Club Night

adopting an open door policy to local clubs who have any concerns or issues that we can help them with
 
Membership

Sport Kingston do not charge clubs any membership fees, in fact, all Kingston clubs are automatically members who can attend meetings at any time.

The Sport Kingston Committee members are:-
 
 
Chair
Adrian Pearman - Tora-Kai Judo Club
Adrian Pearman
Tora-Kai
Judo Club
Vice Chair
George Noble - Surbiton Croquet Club
George Noble
Surbiton
Croquet Club
Treasurer
Roger Corry - Tolworth Gym Club
Roger Corry
Tolworth
Gym Club
 
Committee
Marcus Cabeca - Axe Capoeira UK
Marcus Cabeca
Axe Capoeira UK
Committee
Satinder Sehra - Khalsa Karate Federation
Satinder Sehra
Khalsa Karate
Federation
Committee
Gillian Libretto - Kingston Athletic & Polytechnic Harriers Club
Gillian Libretto
Kingston Athletic & Polytechnic Harriers
Committee
Ray Hall - Chessington & Hook Utd
Ray Hall
Chessington
& Hook Utd
 
 

Meetings are also attended by the Strategic Manager of the Active Kingston Team, Sandie Barker.

 
Key Aims
To be the voice for sport in Kingston
  We will continue to lobby on any sporting issues within the borough and be the voice for our local clubs
Develop a website to open communication links with local clubs, residents, providers and NGB’s
  The development of a website is key and will make Sport Kingston more accessible. Through the website clubs will be able to access the Minutes of our meetings, identify sources of funding, volunteering opportunities, coaching courses/workshops, dates of events such as Club Night and updated information relating to sport in Kingston that are needed by them to continue to provide quality coaching, become inclusive, sustain and expand their membership
Expand membership and raise profile
  Members will visit local clubs during their club training session to communicate to them directly the role we play within the borough, assess their needs and expand our membership to encompass a wider variety of sports. We shall also circulate regular Newsletters through the Good Sports Programme to keep clubs updated with the latest developments, details of upcoming events and volunteering news. We also aim to involve club members by holding Committee meetings at various clubs across the borough.
Establish a stronger link with Kingston Council
  We will endeavour to ensure, through links with the Executive Member for Sport and Leisure and relevant Council officers that we are included in any consultations, planning issues and policy/strategy development linked with sport to identify opportunities for sports development and raise any concerns that may affect our local clubs and their local communities.
Represent Sport on Kingston’s Community Sport and Physical Activity Network
  Through involvement with the Kingston CSPAN be part of a network involved in developing opportunities in sport and physical activity by working with key providers and partners with the aim of increasing participation. Any relevant opportunities/information will be passed on to members and the wider community via the website. The link with the CSPAN Strategic Group will enable members to be updated and involved in projects such as Building Schools for the Future.
Raise the Standards and Increase Volunteer Participation
  Working in partnership with Kingston Volunteer Centre to increase opportunities for volunteers in sport through the Good Sports Project. This is a three year project which, as well as increasing the numbers of people volunteering in sport, will also work with clubs to attain Clubmark to ensure that anyone who plays sport can do so in a safe and friendly environment. The targets (cumulative) set for this project are:-
Yr 1 26 volunteers, Yr 2 52 volunteers, Yr 3 78 volunteers
  We will also encourage and support clubs to attain Clubmark or the generic equivalent which will ensure that Kingston clubs offer a friendly and safe environment in which to play sport. This could include hosting courses/workshops for clubs to attend i.e. child protection.
In addition to our Key Aims we will continue to:-
Support the Kingston Squad in the London Youth Games
Support youth development and sports development initiatives to sustain and develop sport within the borough.
Network with clubs by hosting an event (Club Night) to enable members to meet first-hand the key partners from sports organisations, governing bodies and other club members
Adopt an open door policy to all local clubs who have concerns/issues
Play a key role in the annual Borough Sports awards by being involved in the decision making, sponsorship and ceremony
 

Funding Sources

Sport Kingston’s main source of income is a grant from RBK which, through careful management, enables us to meet their aims and objectives.
In the past Sport Kingston has applied for external funding to enhance the annual Festival of Sport event. Unfortunately these bids are not always successful and cannot be relied upon when planning event budgets.
Sport Kingston’s annual Club Night event has been successful in receiving sponsorship, albeit in kind, from leisure providers, sports organisations and NGB’s. Our last event in 2008 was extremely successful and we are looking to improve on this for future events.
Sport Kingston also work in partnership with the Active Kingston Team who attend and support us at our events and through this partnership we have also established links with sports Coaches who are happy to provide their services in-kind.
The events that Sport Kingston organise are free for clubs and participants to attend, this is historical. We are able to do this purely because of the relationships we have built up over the years with clubs and organisations all wanting to achieve the same goal of promoting sport in Kingston and contributing to making Kingston active and healthy. Committee have looked at the possibility of charging clubs a minimal annual membership but have rejected this idea on quite a few occasions believing that it would make us less accessible and put more of a strain on club budgets.
However, we realise that we will be limited to the amount of free events that we provide if we are to extend our services i.e. workshops/courses and will have to look at the possibility of making a nominal charge to clubs to attend.. This will all depend on budgets and we will only charge clubs if absolutely necessary.
 
Monitoring / Review
Sport Kingston are monitored by the RBK Grants Unit via the annual monitoring process. Sport Kingston’s service is currently being included within the Culture and Sport Improvement Toolkit (CSIT) which will replace the PQASSO Quality Assurance. The Action Plan 2010 - 2013 will be reviewed during meetings to identify areas that have not been met and action any gaps.
We also provide evaluation forms to clubs after events to receive feedback, and use these forms to ask what the clubs would like and consider this information when planning events.
 
Looking to the Future
Club support and future events
The Festival of Sport has been part of Sport Kingston’s events calendar for many years, some years have been more successful than others. The event in 2008 unfortunately had a very low attendance and we felt that the clubs attending did not benefit from it as much as we would have hoped. It is also agreed that those clubs that had the resources to attend and participate and the smaller clubs tend to miss out therefore it makes better sense to try and hold events that benefit all clubs in the borough.
As it is our aim to promote all clubs in Kingston the Committee agreed that we have to identify another way in which more clubs could be promoted and benefit and this is when it was agreed that having our own website would be the way forward.
The budget normally allocated for the Festival of Sport would be used in the first instance to develop, maintain, launch and advertise our website, as setting up costs are greater in the first year. From this it is hoped that through wider communication with clubs and residents we can consult and provide events/workshops to assist and support clubs in addition to the annual Club Night i.e. grants workshops, volunteering, disability, first aid. If the budget is carefully managed as it has been in the past then the money usually allocated to the Festival of Sport would cover the costs of additional events.
Through our ongoing commitment to raise the standards of local clubs and encouraging clubs to achieve Clubmark (NGB accreditation) we have agreed to contribute an annual sum for two years towards the Good Sports Project. This project aims to increase the numbers of volunteers in sport and assist clubs in achieving Clubmark and through partnership working and an additional link with clubs this project could also increase Committee numbers.
 
Conclusion
With the Olympics virtually on our doorstep we are aware of the emphasis needed to keep this huge event very much in the public eye. There has never been a better time to promote sport in the lead-up to 2012 and we would hope that when the Olympics have passed, through solid work and partnerships beforehand that there will be structures in place for clubs to continue to develop and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play sport, undertake a physical activity, try something for the first time and improve their health and well-being.
 

ACTION PLAN 2010 - 2013

 

Year 1: 2010 - 2011

What we are going to do By when By whom How will we measure
Increase numbers of clubs attending Club Night December 2010 Committee An increase of 2 clubs per year to attend Club Night
Increase profile & membership -
• Contact or visit at least 4 clubs
• Hold Committee meetings in at least 3 clubs per year
July 2011 Chairman / Vice Chair
Committee / Good Sports
At least one new member to join Committee at the AGM
Develop and promote the Sport Kingston website April 2010 Secretary / Committee Increase in visits to the website once baseline has been established
Represent Sport Kingston on the Strategic CSPAN group and share information and be the voice of sport on appropriate projects & consultations Ongoing  Chairman Number of consultations / projects advised on
Organise clubs’ participation in the CSPAN event  July 2010 Secretary / Committee / Active Kingston Team / CSPAN At least 10 clubs taking part in event
Support clubs to achieve Clubmark Ongoing Secretary / Committee / Active Kingston Team / Good Sports 1 club per year to attain Clubmark or generic equivalent
Advise and lobby on behalf of clubs on any areas of concern Ongoing Committee Number of clubs contacting Committee to act on their behalf
Increase the number of volunteers in sport March 2011 Good Sports / Committee 26 new volunteers on Good Sports register
Increase the number of clubs on the Sports Directory March 2011  Secretary / Committee / Active Kingston Team At least 3 clubs each year joining the Sports Directory
Support Kingston’s sporting talent in the
London Youth Games
Borough Sports Awards
July 2011
December 2011
Committee / Active Kingston Team Increase in number of young people participating
Increase in number of clubs nominating

Year 2: 2011 - 2012

What we are going to do By when By whom How will we measure
Increase numbers of clubs attending Club Night December 2011  Committee An increase of at least 2 clubs attending
Increase profile and membership:-
• Contact or visit at least 4 clubs
• Hold Committee meetings in at least 3 clubs per year
• Identify gaps in sports representation and target those sports
July 2012 Chairman / Vice chair
Committee
Committee
 
At least 1 new member to join Committee at the AGM representing a different sport to existing sports represented
Increase the number of visits to the Sport Kingston website by regular updates and promotion Ongoing Secretary / Committee Increase number of hits on previous year
Represent Sport Kingston on the Strategic CSPAN group and share information and be the voice of sport on appropriate projects & consultations Ongoing Chairman Number of consultations & projects advised on
Support clubs to achieve Clubmark Ongoing  Secretary / Committee / Active Kingston Team / Good Sports 1 club per year to attain Clubmark or generic equivalent
Advise and lobby on behalf of clubs on any areas of concern Ongoing Committee Number of clubs contacting Committee / successful outcomes
Increase the number of volunteers in sport March 2012 Good Sports 26 new volunteers on the Good Sports register
Increase the number of clubs on the Sports Directory March 2012 Secretary / Committee / Active Kingston Team At least 3 clubs each year joining the Directory
Support Kingston’s sporting talent in the -
London Youth Games
Borough Sports Awards
July 2012
December 2012
Committee / Active Kingston Team Increase in number of young people participating
Increase in number of clubs nominating

Year 3: 2012 - 2013

What we are going to do By when By whom How will we measure
Increase numbers of clubs attending Club Night December 2013  Committee An increase of 2 clubs attending
Increase profile and membership by at least 1 member each year by:-
• Contact or visit at least 4 clubs
• Hold Committee meetings in at least 3 clubs per year
• Identify gaps in sports representation and target those sports
March 2013 Chairman / Vice chair
Committee
Committee
One new member to join Committee at the AGM representing a different sport to existing sports represented
Increase the number of visits to the Sport Kingston website by regular updates and promotion Ongoing Secretary / Committee Comparing previous statistics during review and addressing any concerns
Represent Sport Kingston on the Strategic CSPAN group and share information and be the voice of sport on appropriate projects & consultations Ongoing Chairman Number of consultations & / projects advised on
Support clubs to achieve Clubmark Ongoing Secretary / Committee / Active Kingston Team / Good Sports 1 club to attain accreditation or generic equivalent
Advise and lobby on behalf of clubs on any areas of concern Ongoing Committee Number of clubs contacting Committee / successful outcomes
Organise a workshop/s relating to current needs of clubs March 2013 Secretary Workshop held with at least 5 clubs attending
Increase the number of volunteers in sport March 2013 Good Sports An increase of 26 volunteers on the Good Sports register
At least 25 volunteers linked with a club
Increase the number of clubs on the Sports Directory March 2013 Secretary / Committee/Active Kingston At least 3 clubs joining the Directory
Support Kingston’s sporting talent in the -
London Youth Games
Borough Sports Awards
July 2013
December 2013
Committee / Active Kingston Team Increase in number of young people participating
Increase in number of nominating clubs
Showcase the work of clubs/volunteers and offer sporting opportunities in an Olympic Event to raise awareness of London 2012 July 2012  Committee / Active Kingston Team / Secretary Numbers attending,
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