How To Start a Sports Club

At the SU we have so many sports clubs that you can become involved in. We boast a huge range of different clubs that any students at the university is welcome to join. If you can't find a club to suit you, why not start one? Here is our step by step guide to starting your own club.


Will it be different?

Firstly ask yourself, will your club offer something different to those we already offer? Will it be something that other students will be interested in?


20 names and numbers

To prove that your club is something that students want you need to get 20 University of Plymouth student names and student ID numbers that would be interested in joining your new society, use this form to collect the details. From these people you will need to decide who will be on your committee. This needs to consist of a least a: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Safety Officer (These need to be different University of Plymouth students for each role).


Get organised

Then you will need to download and complete the following documents: Code of Conduct, Model Constitution, Sports Development Plan, Website Template. You then need to download our template Risk Assessment and complete it in line with your sports clubs day to day activities. Once you have completed this you need to email these forms to the sports development department.


It will be democratically decided

The Sports team and the VP Sports will then consider your proposal and arrange to meet with the new committee. Once everyone is happy you will be invited to the next available Sports Forum.At the Forum you will need to give a short introduction about your proposed club and answer any questions the forum might have. Then there will be a quick vote.
At least one member of your new committee must be present to represent you.


You've done it

If your proposal is accepted you are now ready to start running your brand new sports club - Congratulations!
The Sports Coordinator will then set up a meeting with you to go through everything you need to know as an official UPSU sports club.