Information and Documentation for developing your Boxing Club
There are currently 136 affiliated boxing clubs in Scotland and the sport is one of the fastest-growing in the country. This has led to increased membership at existing clubs, as well as the need to set up new clubs where there is a growing interest in Olympic Style Boxing.
This section provides assistance on how to set up, run and develop a club. If you need further information or advice, please refer to the documentation provided in this section or contact. firstname.lastname@example.org
Before beginning the process of establishing a new club, it is important to ensure that you ask the following questions:
• Are there existing clubs in your area that may be able to help you?
• Are there enough potential boxers to join the club?
• Are there enough volunteers to help with the management, running and administration of a club?
If the answer is yes to all of the above then the following information and documentation will be very useful in helping you progress through the various stages required to open and develop your Boxing Club:
To ensure that all clubs can access the Boxing Scotland Equality Surveys we have uploaded both the Adult and U18 version:
Rules and Regulations:
Boxing Outside Scotland and Inviting Boxers to Scotland:
FURTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Effective Club Management & Administration
Well-managed clubs tend to be the most successful. They have healthy finances, and both members and volunteers are kept informed through good communication from the committee. The day-to-day running of the club is dealt with effectively and the club will have established links with external partners such as local authorities, Community Sport Hubs, Schools, and Community initiatives and have achieved Boxing Scotland Minimum Operating Requirements (MORs) accreditation. MORs is split into three levels Bronze, Silver, and Gold. Gold is the highest standard.
The Club Committee
A club committee is elected to run the club, with different people identified to take on different roles. It exists to serve the club and ensure the best possible service is given to its members. If and when a club grows, consideration should be given to creating bespoke sub-committees which can deal with matters such as, social, fundraising, securing sponsorship, equipment etc.
The club committee should have at least three elected officers:
- The Chairperson – Takes responsibility for managing the executive committee, the affairs of the club, overseeing and guiding all decisions taken by the executive committee and sub-committees;
- Secretary – Acts as the first point of contact for all club inquiries, can represent the club at regular Club/District/BSL meetings, and take and distribute minutes from meetings.
- Treasurer – Takes full responsibility for the club’s financial affairs.
- Delegate – Can represent the club at regular Club/District/BSL meetings, and take and distribute minutes from meetings. Delegates can be Club Coaches. A Club can have up to 3 Delegates.
- Club Official – Can represent the club at district events and shows. Also, national events when asked. An Official and/or Coach can be a Club delegate.
Other positions can be outlined in the constitution, according to requirements. It is recommended the committee meets once a month or every other month to review the operation of the club.