In order to support our clubs, Scottish Rowing have created the Club Support Toolkit (CST). The CST has been created to:
The CST is a holistic support network for clubs. This support network aims to identify as many of the factors required to run and manage a rowing club and provide valuable, easy to use and free resources to clubs to help with these areas. In order to create and source the resources, we have defined a rowing club as people performing activity in a place. We have then identified several areas within each pillar of a rowing club:
We have created this toolkit to support clubs. This suite of resources will expand as the rowing landscapes evolves. The toolkit includes information, guidance, "how to" guides, templates, links to additional resources and Scottish Rowing staff time and expertise.
All the resources within the CST are free to any Scottish Rowing Club. To request a specific resource, simply contact our Club Support Manager, Erin Wyness, at email@example.com.
The CST has been designed to allow clubs to follow their own individual journey. It is hoped that clubs will adapt how they make use of it to suit their needs. The Club Assessment Tool has been created by Scottish Rowing to guide and direct your clubs development. This tool can be completed in collaboration with your RDM or by yourself. It asks several questions related to the various sections of the CST. By providing accurate answers to the questions, the tool will help clubs identify where you are performing well and where you can look to improve. It can help your club prioritise areas to focus on and signpost towards the relevant resource within the CST. This resource is free to all Scottish Rowing Clubs and is available upon request.
Scottish Rowing have also created the Club Assessment Priority Exercise. This tool can be completed in collaboration with your RDM or by yourself. This exercise suggests multiple measures of success within a rowing club and asks users to rank these in order of importance. This exercise can help clubs identify the areas, goals and characteristics of success that they most identify with, which can assist with strategic planning. This resource is free to all Scottish Rowing Clubs and is available upon request. The CST has been created for all Scottish Rowing clubs and as such we always appreciate feedback on it. If there is a resource that is not currently available and you feel would help support your club’s development, then please get in touch:
Erin Wyness (Club Support Manager) – firstname.lastname@example.org