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Club and athlete support

The Sport and Health team works in partnership with schools, clubs, sports governing bodies and the County Sports Partnership (Derbyshire Sport) to provide and develop sporting opportunities for local people. This includes support with financial grants, development plans, club accreditation schemes and Coach Education.

Officers from the Sport and Health team are always on hand to support clubs across the district with various development issues so if you have a particular problem or a particular project you need help with then use the contact details below to get in touch.

South Derbyshire Sport

South Derbyshire Sport is made up of individuals, clubs and organisations that take part in or have an interest in sport in South Derbyshire. The help of a number of the Districtís sportspeople has already been enlisted.

  • Chair: Councillor John Lemmon
  • Treasurer: Dave Fern (Honorary Secretary of Lullington Park Cricket Club)
  • Our Sport and Heatlh Team Manager also plays a key role in supporting and advising the group.

What are its aims?

It has been set up to develop a strong voice for sport in South Derbyshire. This should help secure better facilities and more opportunities and as a result improve standards in sport across the district.

The Forum members have set the following objectives:

  • To represent South Derbyshire sport at district and county level.
  • To lobby for increased resources from the public and private sectors.
  • To share good practice and information between sports clubs.
  • To support the recruitment and training of coaches and sports leaders.
  • To attract funding from external sources to develop sport.
  • To organise events and training to promote local sport.
  • To raise awareness of member clubs so that more people get involved.

Successes to date

The group has successfully lobbied for a full sized astro-turf pitch at the Pingle School, held two District Sports Awards Ceremonies to reward local athletes who perform at a high level in a variety of sports and organised a local FUNDay Through the Forest event to assist clubs raise money for their own cause.

How can I get involved?

If you, your club or organisation would like to be involved in the forum please contact us.

If you are interested in learning more about the work of South Derbyshire Sport, minutes and information from past meetings can be accessed from the Derbyshire Sport website. 

South Derbyshire Sports Specific Development Groups

South Derbyshire Cricket Development Group

  • South Derbyshire Cricket Development Group

South Derbyshire Football Development Group

This group has recently been re-established. If you assist with the management, administration or coaching of a local South Derbyshire football club and would like to attend the next meeting then please get in touch. The group is attended by the Sport and Youth Development Manager, local club representatives and a Derbyshire FA Football Development Officer.


What is CASC?

This refers to a scheme that is administered by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). The Community Amateur Sports Club (CASC) Scheme has enabled many local amateur sports clubs that provide sporting facilities for the benefit of local communities to register with HMRC and benefit from a range of tax reliefs, including Gift Aid.

The rules about CASCs are very specific and full details about the scheme and how to register can be found at:

Community Amateur Sports Clubs: details guidance notes
Community Amateur Sports Clubs

Non-domestic rates relief for CASCs

For CASCs in England and Wales, Section 64 of the Local Government Act 2003 provides the same relief that would be available to a charity (80 per cent mandatory relief), where the CASC property is wholly or mainly used for the purposes of that club and of other such registered clubs.

Multi sports clubs

Some sports clubs provide facilities for and promote participation in more than one sport. These 'multi-sports' clubs can be structured in a number of different ways. They are usually unincorporated associations or companies limited by guarantee, with a management committee or board of directors. Clubs are free to organise as they see fit but not all of the different structures will qualify for CASC purposes. If you are a multi-sport club it will be necessary to confirm with HMRC whether your particular organisation and its structure qualifies for CASC status.

Contact details

Community Sports Officer
South Derbyshire District Council
Civic Offices
Civic Way
DE11 0AH

Tel: 01283 228752
Fax: 01283 595720

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