About Local Sports Councils
What Do Local Sports Councils Do?
Local Sports Councils play a very important role in local communities providing an independent voice for local sports clubs, regardless of size or sport. This is especially important for small clubs or minority sports but can be equally beneficial to large and even professional clubs – collectively, as the Local Sports Council, clubs represent a significant number of the local community. This makes Local Sports Councils well positioned in the community for raising important local sporting issues with their local authority and locally elected members. It is for this reason that Local Sports Councils are required - to respond to local needs, with its national body providing support to ensure it is well equipped to meet those needs.
While this element of work is a crucial aspect of what Local Sports Councils do, this work is nonetheless reactive. It is equally important that Local Sports Councils are seen to be proactive – supporting its member clubs, being visible in the local community and playing their part in encouraging people to get physically active.