Sports development

The sports development consultancy offers advice and consultancy services to a range of providers involved in the development of sport, and the Sport for Development sectors.

Our staff have considerable sports development expertise and experience to help you achieve your goals. We aim to help facilitate the achievement of sport development objectives through:

  • Defining objectives to align with appropriate policies
  • Supporting with bid writing and grant applications
  • High performance strategies
  • Developing participation initiatives

We offer a flexible approach tailored to each organisation and situation. Come and explore what is possible with a free initial discussion.

What we do

Defining objectives to align with appropriate policies

When creating a sports development initiative, it can be important to be mindful of the policies of potential funding partners. Our services can help you to align appropriately and identify potential partners that you may not have considered.

Support with bid writing and grant applications

Often, there are worthy projects that should receive support, but where the volunteers involved do not have available time, resources or experience to put together a strong funding application. We can help.

High Performance strategies

Our staff are working with national governing bodies across the world and with performance athletes competing in World Championships and Olympic Games. The efforts of these coaches and athletes need to be underpinned by robust policies and frameworks that are rigorously costed to ensure a significant return on the investment. Talk to us if you want help to understand how to develop and assure your performance environment.

Developing participation initiatives

Getting more people, more active, more often is a constant challenge for the sector. Our experience of strategies that work, building on academic expertise in behaviour change could be just what you need.

Educational Workshops

Group or team workshops can be implemented to deliver topics such as:

  • Market segmentation
  • Bid writing
  • Interpreting and applying policy

Prices for these workshops can be discussed on an individual basis depending on your requirements.

Contact Details:

Please email Dr Mike Callan or call on +44 (0) 1707 284792 (extension 4792) for more information or to arrange an informal discussion.

Where to find us

Our offices are on the College Lane campus, or we can meet you at the Hertfordshire Sports Village on the De Haviland campus.