Remember that thousands of people up and down our wonderful nation give up their free time to coach, wash kit, manage teams, chair committees and to do all the other jobs required in a busy club. And why? So that others have the chance to play sport.
This section is all about putting the people in your club at the heart of what you do, because Welsh sport happens, come rain or shine, because of its people.
Support your volunteers as best you can and give your members the greatest experience possible, and you are on the fast track to success. Let’s face it, the health of our nation is in their hands!
Give to Gain – Wales’ Sporting Principles
Sport Wales, together with the sports sector in Wales, has developed a set of principles setting out what we all want to achieve with sports volunteering in Wales. They are what we call our Give to Gain principles:
- Volunteers know exactly what is expected of them
- Volunteers are valued, developed and supported
- The mutual benefits of volunteering are clear to everyone
But it is the actions, and not the words, that make the difference. It is saying a simple ‘thank you’ to show someone they’re valued, or the ‘are you ok?’ chat with the volunteer who seems to do everything.
So, how will you act today?