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Community Sports Networks 3 rd September 2008. What are Community Sport Networks? Draw a line around a local area which is small enough that people know.

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1 Community Sports Networks 3 rd September 2008

2 What are Community Sport Networks? Draw a line around a local area which is small enough that people know the unique parts of that community. Who has an interest in getting more people taking part in sport and active recreation within those boundaries? A community sport network is the mechanism for drawing all those people together to work more effectively as a group than leaving everyone to do their own thing. Ultimately it will depend on the strength of the relationships between the people in the network, although it will also be helped by good leadership, planning and money to do things!

3 Core outcomes common to all CSNs Increase numbers of people taking part in sport and active recreation (ideally getting at least 1% more of the local population active every year) Give more people opportunities to try (and keep doing) sport and active recreation, who dont normally get a chance Bring together and align partners existing priorities and targets within one joined up action plan.

4 Possible members of a Community Sport Network County Sport Partnership core team School sport partnerships Local authority – sport and leisure, youth services, facilities. Primary Care Trusts Voluntary sport and community sector – e.g. your local club, YMCA Childrens services Universities and Further Education colleges. Regeneration corporations. Community safety – police, local authorities. Professional sport clubs. Private Sector – businesses and leisure centre operators.

5 Key characteristics of a successful Community Sport Network People from organisations who are key influencers with a shared interest in what the network is trying to achieve (outcomes) Core membership must be the County Sport Partnership core team, school sport partnerships and local authorities. Strong leadership will probably be from the local authority Linked to the government area based funding process (called Local Area Agreements or LAAs) Have developed a joint action plan People who want to work in partnership.

6 Development Phases Phase 1 – established To be considered established a CSN must have ONE or more of the following in place: –Terms of Reference for the CSN and its members –An action plan agreed by the CSN and CSP –Evidence of an agreed mandate to lead sport and physical activity locally

7 Development Phases Phase 2 – embedded and effective To be considered embedded and effective a CSN must have ALL of the following in place: –Evidence of consultation and needs assessment –Using the data jigsaw to action plan –SMART costed action plan in place with effective monitoring against delivery –Evidence of increased investment secured against action plan priorities –Evidence of formal strategic links, and delivery against, LSP,LAA and community targets –Evidence of commitment of key partnesr and local leadership

8 Any Questions? Sarah Mackay Sports Development Manager Sports Partnership Herefordshire & Worcestershire /


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