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Ahead of the Game: Club & Coach Conference 2019

40 Places Remaining

Capacity: 90

Date: 03rd October 2019 • 05:30pm - 09:00pm

Price: £20.00

The Ahead of the Game Conference series is back with our latest event fully focussed on providing clubs and coaches with the latest findings and developments to ensure they have the tools to grow and improve in what are challenging times. We are delighted to welcome a range of highly experienced and qualified tutors who will deliver informative, interactive workshops that will provide some great ideas to benefit your club now and in the future.

Each attendee will be able to attend two workshops on the night, full details of all available workshops can be found below. When booking please choose two workshops you wish to attend, as well as a reserve workshop option. Workshops will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis, with a capacity of 15 people per workshop.

You will also be asked to select a garment size when booking and will receive a Nike dri-fit t-shirt when you arrive at the event.

Evening Itinerary
5.30pm - 6.00pm – Arrival & Light Buffet
6.00pm - 6.30pm – Opening Address
6.35pm - 7.35pm – Workshop 1
7.35pm - 7.45pm – Break
7.45pm - 8.45pm – Workshop 2
8.45pm – Close

Workshop 1: Reach out and attract with impact
With so many marketing options out there it can leave you in a muddle. This workshop will guide you through the marketing minefield and help you attract new members, raise funds or enhance your club’s profile. Launch your marketing mission today.

Workshop 2: Giving your club volunteers a great experience
Clubs often find themselves short of volunteers; they way that people volunteer and the time they have to give is not the same as it used to be. Ensuring volunteers feel recognised, rewarded and part of the team is essential.

Workshop 3: Building your club for success
It is important that sports clubs take the time to explore different club structures. By attending this workshop you will gain an understanding of what structure is right for your club to enable success and stability.

Workshop 4: NSPCC - Helping to ensure online safety
Helping children and young people to navigate their online worlds safely can sometimes seem daunting. This workshop will help parents, coaches and all those working with children and families explore the opportunities as well as the risks associated with being online and the role that sporting organisations and coaches have in helping keep children as safe as they can be.

Workshop 5: Coaching the person in front of you
Coaching is all about people. This newly-launched workshop will give you a deeper awareness of why great people skills are an intrinsic part of being an effective coach.

Workshop 6: Strength & conditioning in the club environment
A practical workshop delivered by Claire Topham (S&C Coach at the Academy for Sport, Gateshead College). This workshop covers the principles of S&C; how S&C can be delivered safely within your club settings to groups and individual athletes and practically looks at basic technique and delivery.

Closing date for bookings is Thursday 19 September 2019. For more information, please contact us at


Newcastle Eagles Community Arena,
Scotswood Road,