CLM Community Sport is committed to building stronger sports clubs within the Counties Manukau region. Sports clubs are the lifeblood of our communities but face many challenges.
Young people have more choices, so sports clubs have to work harder to provide competitions and activities that retain their existing members and attract new members.
Sports clubrooms are ageing, and it is becoming increasingly more difficult to maintain them. Clubs are competing for grounds with other sports. Volunteers are hard to come by and sometimes it is a struggle to get the right people doing the jobs that need to be done.
Governance is having the processes and systems to enable good decision-making to help our organisation achieve its purpose. It is also about setting and exemplifying our agreed values and behaviours both individually and collectively. The Team at CLM Community Sport is here to meet with the committees of clubs/community organisations and offer advice to assist them to improve the outcomes and experience of their members. There are a number of services they can provide to ensure that staff and volunteers of these organisations are working ‘smarter not harder’ which will have a direct benefit to their members.
We understand that Funding is an essential part to the survival and growth of many of our clubs / organisations. We have a dedicated team of staff that will assist with identifying and improving your chances of being successful with funding applications so that you can provide better opportunities and experiences for your members. We aim to make this process less stressful and empower our communities by upskilling and supporting them throughout the application process.
Marketing is Everything these days. It is the way that you’re ‘Brand’ as an organisation is perceived by new and existing members when they interact with you. In the online world that we live in these days, it is a key part of how you engage with your audience and not many of us do it well. Marketing is everything from Websites, Social media, Newsletters, Signage, Sponsorship and everything in between that will promote your services but also allow new and existing members to interact with you. Our team of experts are happy to assist you in this area.
At CLM Community sport our role its to promote, educate, recruit and encourage coaches to engage in the array of programme and workshops available to assist with coach development in sports clubs.
Woman and girls
Sport NZ is committed to improving the opportunities, value and visibility for women and girls.The Government's Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation Strategy aims to ensure that all women and girls, in all roles, are visible, feel positive about the contribution they make, and value being involved and participating in all levels of play, active recreation and sport.
Sector Development / Spaces and Places Manager
Daniel is a Mangere resident who has 5 years' experience in the sport and recreation sector. He has a background in management in both hospitality and financial sectors. With 20+ years as a volunteer in the sports club space and having used sport as a vehicle working with young people, Daniel is very connected withing the sector and within the community. He is involved in Netball, Touch, Softball, Triathlons, Body sculpting, Basketball and more recently Waka Ama.
Sector Development / Spaces & Places Manager
Jamie has worked in the Sport and Recreation industry for over 15 years. He has a BSC in Sports Science and National Diploma in Facility Management. Jamie's enthusiasm for all things sport, along with a his interest in relationship building, enables him to add value with the club development area. He recently represented New Zealand at the Australian transplant games after receiving a double lung transplant in 2017.
Club Development Advisor
Doug joins CLM after a long career as a senior executive with a large national company, a few years as a management consultant before specialising is sports clubs consulting. He has a great understanding of the needs of not for profit organisations which positions him well for his role in assisting clubs. He is a Life Member of New Zealand Water Polo, having proudly represented Waikato in: water polo, swimming, rugby and cricket at various levels.
Kim Squire, has a wealth of experience in the funding sector. Kim’s passion is being an advocate for community groups and providing leadership that creates outstanding community driven projects. Nothing is easy in this world but if you have the desire and she would like to walk beside you to achieve your goals. Over the years Kim has participated in martial arts, archery, badminton and shooting.