How to Run a Professional Club

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					How to Run a Professional Club

         Neil Madeley
     Banbridge Hockey Club

         6th January 2007
    ‘Hooked’ Conference - UCD
               What’s in store?
•   Introduction
•   Club Structure
•   Management set-up
•   “Know your members”
•   Coaching set-up
•   Communication
•   Generating Income
•   Local ties
•   Governing body links
•   Conclusion
          Club Structure
• Overview
• Six Men’s teams
• Ladies section
• Junior sections
• Total B.H.C.
  membership of 431
• Managed by
  committee
         Management Set-up
•   Committees
•   Finance
•   Fundraising
•   Ground & Clubhouse
•   Bar
•   Junior Club
•   Disciplinary
•   Membership
•   Website
•   Sponsorship
“Know Your Members?”

How well do YOU
  know YOUR
   members?
       Coaching set-up

• Senior Club

• Junior Club
            Communication
• Internal & external
• Local Press
• Website
• Match-day
  programmes
• Clubhouse
• E – mail
    Generating Income
•   What do we use?
•   Sponsorship
•   Pitch rental
•   Clubhouse
•   Fees
•   Match day activity
•   Joker Jackpot
•   Lottery syndicate
•   BHC Formal & BBQ
•   BHC Club Day
•   Club Merchandise
•   In the future…..
       Local Ties
• Schools - Primary and Secondary
• Local businesses
• Banbridge District Council
• Local police
• Banbridge Group Surgery
• New hotel
Governing Body Links

• Ulster Branch IHA
• IHA
• EHF
            Conclusion
• This is what works for us
• Member commitment
• Benefited from other club’s experiences
Questions?
Thank-you!