22. Presentation to Belfast City Council Sports Development

Report
Cathal Brugha
Swimming & Water Polo Club
Club Development
Overview
Belfast City Council
‘Game Changer’
Sports Development Conference
10th Dec. 2014
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Phil Kelly, Chairman
Cathal Brugha S&WPC
Introduction
Water Polo in Ireland
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Swim Ireland is our Governing Body
National Water Polo Committee administers water polo in Ireland
Clubs are based in all four provinces
National League & Cup Competition Programme is in place
Ireland is represented at various International Tournaments annually
Cathal Brugha Swimming & Water Polo Club
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Established 1932
Has around 150 active members
Based at Andersonstown & Falls Leisure Centres and Lagan Valley LeisurePlex
Water Polo is our priority sport
Teams at U10, U12, U14, U16, U19, Men & Women
Club Development Planning
…a fresh start in 2010!
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Necessity to review Club Development Planning was agreed at
Club meeting on 3rd June 2010 & volunteers nominated to lead in
the building of a Development Plan
BCC Sports Development Unit agreed to offer assistance
Informal & formal discussions/workshops held with Club
members
Current Plan reviewed & successes noted
Initial recommendations drafted for inclusion in new plan
Draft plan agreed with Senior Officers 20th July 2010
Draft plan agreed with Executive Committee on 25th Aug 2010
Plan agreed with Club Members & Officials on 7 Sept 2010
Existing Cathal Brugha Club Structure
Club
Executive
Committee
Coaches
Team
Managers
Child
Protection
Officers
Registration
& Cash
Collection
Players
Website
Manager
Chaperones
Public
Relations
Officer
Etc, Etc, Etc.
New Club Management Structure
Cathal Brugha
Executive Officers
Director of
Marketing &
Communication
Director of Coaching
(non-coaching role)
Income Generation
Manager
Communication &
Events Manager
Team Coaches
Club Senior & Junior
Managers
Income Generation
Team
Communication &
Events Team e.g.
PRO, Schools Liaison
Officers
Players
Team Chaperones
Admin & Support
Team e.g.
Registration Officers,
Child Protection
Officers
Referees & Table
Officials
Main priorities of the plan
 Create a Sound Finance & Admin Structure
 Ensure Sufficient Facilities & Equipment were available
 Improve numbers of available players & skilled Coaches
 Compete Effectively & Build Strategic Partnerships
 Develop & Encourage Volunteers
 Achieve Sustainable Successes
Key Priorities Identified & Outcome Objectives Specified….
Sustainable Success
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Competition success targets are met
Coaching and player input is as required
Finances are sound and sustainable
Club administration is delivering to an
appropriate level
e) Club operation is safe & enjoyable for all
f) Good communication levels are attained
Competing & Bringing Strategic
Influence in all Appropriate Areas
a) Competition success goals are
set & monitored for next five
years
b) Strategic influence areas
identified and targets set
Sound Admin & Finance Structure
a) Fully functioning Executive
Committee
b) Adequate volunteer resource
c) Appropriate safety standards
applying
d) Financial structure compatible with
current and foreseen commitments
Volunteer resources available to Service
Training Sessions, Competition &
Administration Commitment
a) Appropriate volunteer structure in place &
operating
b) Communications plan in place & operating
c) Volunteer recognition plan in place and
operating
Sufficient Facilities & Equipment
a) Available & well used pool and
dry training time compatible
with current and foreseen
commitments
b) Available equipment is sufficient
for requirements and
replacement plan is in place
Optimum Number of Players &
Skilled Coaches
a) Size and strength of ‘player
pool’ is sufficient to deliver
good chance of success
b) Number & qualifications of
coaches meets current and
foreseen needs
Written Plans & External Recognition…..
….current plan & annual reports are available for download from
www.cathalbrughawaterpolo.com
Development Journey Milestones & Key Achievements….
2010
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Decision to review Club
2011/12
Development
Planning
Belfast City
Council
• Initial
One Year plan produced to put in
2012/13
Sports Development
place improvement
enablers e.g.
Advice
resources identified
• Coach qualifications were achieved at Level 1 Water Polo,
2013/14
Planning•to Plan
consult
New– Committee
structure
put
in
place
Pool Safety,
Mini
Water Polo, FUNdamentals, Disability
widely with
• Club
BCC Large Dev. Grant
(£5,000)First
Awareness,
Child Protection,
‘Outand
of Hours’
• Aid,
Website,
Facebook,BCC
Twitter
Flickr regularly
Members successful
Training
visited by Club members
Identify •clearPartnership
& achievable
project
a Splash’
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‘Level
0’ point
entry
Course
was created
and Coaches
deliveredqualified
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Two
new
Level Two
Water Polo
short term goals
pathway to Club water
polo Water
for aspiring
Coaches
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Junior
Coaching Sessions Reviewed & three
Identify •clearNew
actions
to &•facebook
website
pageActivities
launched
Coaching
& Lessoncamps
Planning
hasLeisure
been Centre
training
heldBooklet
at Falls
deliver required
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Coach qualifications
were achieved
developed
and distributed
Coaches
• JérometoReid
and Laura Kerr overseen Junior
outcomes
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Junior Coaching
Reviewed
• was
Cathal
Brugha achieved
Gold Clubmark
accreditation within
development
programme
Early evidence
of
• Clubmark
accreditation
was achieved
and
the Belfast
City•Council
award scheme
Competition
highlights: Runners-Up in both Men’s
improvementssubsequent external
validation
was
• Great Britain U19 Team
partnered
Cathal Leagues
Brugha in&aCup
training
& Women’s
Premier
Finals and
rd
provided by Sport NI
camp held in Bangor,
and
Belfast
in April
3 Lisburn
place in
Div
3. U11’s
won2013
Belfast League and
• Substantial media
internet
coverage
• &Jérôme
Read
and Laura
KerrCup
were appointed as Water Polo
Lisburn
throughout the yearAdvisor
increased
public
andthe
Strength
& Conditioning
Coach delivered to six Primary
• Mini
Water Polo Scheme
profile of the Cathal
Brugha Database
Club
• Member
has
been at
reviewed
and updated
Schools
Falls L.C.
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Men’s Premier•League
2012/13
£500Winners
donation
to NI Children’s Hospice as a
• Awarded Ulster & Ireland
Swim
of the Year
result of
our Ireland
annualClub
Christmas
morning swim
• Ciaran McGurk• Swim
Ireland Junior
Coach ofProgramme
the Year
Substantial
JuniorClub
Competition
delivered
• Pre-season Parents Meeting
Cathal Brugha Junior Water Polo
Competition Development Programme
2013/14…
2014/15…
(projected)
3 x U9 Tournaments 2 x U10 Tournaments
2 x U10 Leagues
1 x U9 League
1 x U10 & U12 Lisburn Cup
1 x U9 & U11 Lisburn Cup
2012/13… 3 x U11 Tournaments 2 x U12 Tournaments
2 x U12 League
1 x U11 League
1 x U10 & U12 Lisburn Cup
1 x U9 & U11 Lisburn Cup
2 x U9 Tournaments
1 x U9 League
Belfast
Primary
Pilot Belfast Primary Schools
1 x U9 & U11
Lisburn
Cup SchoolsExtend
Pilot Event
Event (400 Boys & Girls)
2011/12…
2 x U11 Tournaments
2010/11…
2 x U14 League ( 6 x teams)
2 x U14 League ( 6 x teams)
1 x U11 League
2 x U14 Blitz Tournaments
1 xLisburn
U14 Blitz
Tournaments
1 x U9 & U11
Cup
1 x U11 League
1 x U11 League
3 x Clubs 4 x Clubs
1 x Irish U12 Cup (Dublin)
7 x Clubs 7 x Clubs & 6 Primary Schools
1,152 Participants
432 Participants
40 Participants
62 Participants
1,620 participants (approx.)
Mini & Maxi Water Polo Programme
Under 14, Mini & Maxi water
polo tournament & league events
developed & delivered by Cathal
Brugha Swimming & Water Polo
Club, supported by our partners
in Belfast & Lisburn City
Councils
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Belfast Christmas League Champions 2013
Cathal Brugha - Social Media Outlets
Website: www.cathalbrughawaterpolo.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathal_brugha
Facebook: www.facebook.com/cathal.brugha.5
Flickr: [email protected]/
Email: [email protected]
Website - Facebook – Twitter - Flickr
Website, Facebook & Twitter
– online from September 2012
Some Website Stats for past 12 months……….
4,166 unique visitors visited our site (3,430 )
7,938 visits (7,816 )
20,035 page visits (21,538 )
50 Countries & 424 Cities
428 Facebook followers – highest of any Club in Ireland (300)
76 Twitter followers (31)
www.cathalbrughawaterpolo.com
Media Coverage…
Junior activities Planned for 2014/15 Season
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Under 10 Mini Water Polo League - From 21ST Nov 2014 at Atown L.C.
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Under 12 Maxi Water Polo League – from 21ST Nov 2014 at Atown L.C.
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U9 & U11 League Finale on Friday 12th Dec. 2014
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Under 12, 14, U16 & U19 Irish Cups – 2014/15 Season
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Mini & Maxi Tournaments in New Year at Belfast & Lisburn
• Lower Falls Primary Schools event at Falls Leisure Centre – Jan/Feb 2015
• Cathal Brugha Junior ‘Shark Camp’ at Falls LC – Feb/Mar 2015
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Ulster U14 League at Andersonstown – Nov/Dec 2014 & May/June 2015
• U10, U12 & U14 Summer Leagues (May/June) & Challenge Games
• Bag Pack at Asda Andersonstown, Easter 2015
• Cathal Brugha Junior (U16) Forum
• Introduce ‘Teamer’ contact software
• Sponsored Swim – February 2014
• Trips for Junior to view Senior Team games
Challenges
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Increase Member numbers
Improve relationship with Schools &
Universities
Financial stability
Additional Coaching Qualifications
Increased Parental involvement
Higher level performance development
Influence future of Andersonstown Leisure
Centre development project
Improve planning for competitive success
Administration – recruit ‘Shadow’ Officers?
Explore ways to improve internal
communication
Sustain & build upon improvements gained so
far…
www.cathalbrughawaterpolo.com
Email: [email protected]

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