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Club Score is a new initiative for 2019-20 which aims to provide a method of evaluating sports club health and providing committee groups with feedback for future club development. The framework will be embedded on the Club Management Portal and manipulates a variety of raw data to generate an overall health score. Club Score outlines the University's expectations of what kind of service and experience a club should aim to provide students to receive grant funding.



Club Score is at the core of the Sports Union’s strategy and decision making; it provides clear insight into the strengths and weaknesses of activities at both an organisational level and a club level. The system is equally adept at providing a health snapshot of a club as it is at illustrating overall organisation trends, both of which are vital to the long term success of the Sports Union and its wider role with the University of Strathclyde. In some cases, the finances of Sports Union Clubs are determined by the ClubScore they achieve. The versatility of the ClubScore programme is underpinned by the weightings that enable aspects to be more acutely focused upon by the organisation. It further allows for swift adjustments to strategy as may be required by the University of Strathclyde, ensuring that the Sports Union is aligned closely with partner organisations.



Club Score is generated largely by the Sports Union using information that focuses on our club development framework and funding expectations. Many aspects of the student sport experience are evaluated over the academic (once per semester), including membership rates, coaching structure, community engagement and representation at general committee meetings. Succinct evidence-based examples of exactly what has been achieved during an academic year will be evaluated by the Club Sport Officer and rewarded appropriately.



The below framework is now open to consultation for club committee groups. Feedback will be used to shape future changes to structure, weightings and decision making.

Score      Description
-1   More than 5% reduction in participation  
0   Less than 5% reduction in participation
1   Retention of participation
2   Less than 5% increase in participation
3   More than 5% increase in participation


Financial Sustainability
Score      Description
-1   Club Savings Account balance is currently reported negative  
0   Club Savings Account has been reported negative within the past semester but now positive
1   Club Savings Account balance has remained positive across the past semester
2   Club Savings Account balance has remained positive across the past semester and club fundraising income activities have been undertaken


Community Engagement
Score      Description
0   Club have not undertaken any community engagement acitivities within the past semester
1   Club have undertaken one community engagement activity within the past semester
2   Club have undertaken a series of community engagement activities within the past semester
3   Club have a formal community engagement partnership with a local partner (e.g. local club, school etc.) and have undertaken community engagement activities within the past semester


Score      Description
0   Club have no qualified or sport recognised active coaches delivering activity
1   Club have hosted at least one coaching clinic for members, delivered by a qualified coach or partner club
2   Club have one or more qualified/sport recognised active coaches delivering weekly activity
3   Club have coaching partnership in place with local club or governing body to support weekly coaching delivery


Score      Description
-1   Club have procured bulk team-wear or leisurewear from a non-University approved supplier
0   Club do not require team-wear and therefore have not procured from the official University supplier
1   Club have procured team-wear and/or leisurewear through official University supplier (i.e PSL Canterbury)


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