Club Development

The Sports Development team recognises the valuable role sports clubs, volunteers and coaches play in encouraging more people to take up and stay in sport.  We also recognise the vital part sports clubs play within Blackburn with Darwen’s local communities to increase participation in sport.

The Sports Development team is committed to offering support, advice and guidance to sports clubs facing challenges to provide high quality and friendly environments for participants.

Our vision is:

“To have in place a diverse range of, and an effective means of communication with, local accredited sports clubs, with successful coaches, volunteers and officials, who are happy in the role they play, gaining help, training and development whenever required, in the facilities required”

We aim to provide prioritised support to local sports clubs and assist in their development through the gaining of ClubMark or National Governing Body accreditation.

In order to do this we offer support to sports clubs and volunteers who are registered with the Blackburn with Darwen Community Sports Forum.