Getting onto the back pages will help to raise the profile of your club, so you need to be prepared to ‘sell’ the strengths of your club and be ready for increased interest in your set-up.
1. Be familiar with your club’s constitution. What kind of service are you offering in your community? What does your club stand for and what are your ambitions?
2. Think about how your club looks – visit creating a club brand to see how you can make a positive impression.
3. Be welcoming to newcomers – coverage of your club in the local media may create interest from new players, volunteers or even sponsorship from local companies.
4. Get a website or if you have one, make sure it is easy-to-read and regularly updated. Get website savvy here.