Current Strategy

Current activities – our strategy

The strategy for DSN is primarily to deliver clear benefits for clubs – all at no cost and with no membership fees. These include:

  • Access to funding opportunities and expertise
  • Increasing club membership
  • Improving promotion of your club – this includes enabling you to promote your club and its activities on the DSN web site
  •  Improved information and communication
  • Being part of a collective influence and lobbying group for local sport
  • Opportunities for networking and sharing ideas with other sports/clubs

We also develop and deliver regular communications via:

  • the DSN web site
  • regular e-newsletters
  • one-off emails on items of major interest to clubs
  • our annual general meeting
  • workshop or discussion forums

Key partners with whom we seek to engage include –

  • National Government – through MPs and Sport England (via HSP)
  • Local Government (mainly DBC) – through the portfolio holder, key councillors and officers, plus representation on key bodies (e.g. Destination Dacorum and the Cultural Forum)
  • Sportspace – and especially the Sports Development Team
  • Schools – via DSSN

We are also be happy to work with other organisations that can demonstrate a willingness to work with us, compliment our objectives and support local clubs.

We ensure that sport is represented where it matters – e.g. by:

  • DSN being a Destination Dacorum partner organization and involved in the Cultural Forum
  • Identifying and responding to any key opportunities that provide a link between sport and Public Organisations/Administrators
  • Responding positively to approaches from Organisations and Administrators seeking access to the local sports community
  • Identifying and responding to opportunities to facilitate sports related events/activities by bringing clubs together to deliver them
  • Inviting local councilors to meet us at local clubs (attending 
when clubs are busy or have events on) to demonstrate 
the role clubs play in Dacorum.