What can RugbyClub Amsterdam add?
Inequality of opportunity is a persistent problem in our society.
After the pandemic, this is in the spotlight and back on the political agenda for a reason. Clubs have taken a hit because people have dropped out.
In Amsterdam, our own alderman Sofyan Mbarki is regularly in the media with activities and attention that help this group to become more resilient. Not only in sports, but also in education and strengthening helping networks. Attention to specific, personal circumstances is necessary.
As determining factors, 3 elements are mentioned:
- material conditions
- skills, abilities and knowledge
- the social network and the status and power of people in that network
What are we working on at RugbuClub Amsterdam and where can we develop further?
We won't be the only club struggling with this phenomenon. I think we can learn from each other.
Below is an initial inventory of the activities within RugbyClub Amsterdam and what seems to be missing.
The material conditions seem to be the easiest to resolve.
It would be a huge gain if people could develop their network, self-confidence, resilience and skills while participating in the sport and the association.
|provide assistance with the use of SportFonds Jeugd & Cultuur and Stadspas||☑|
|low membership fees with customization for payments||☑|
|actively publicize our financial opportunities (website and media)||☑|
|social emergency budget with X-% reservation||☐|
|facilitating spare clothing and footwear||☐|
|actively recruiting supporting grants||☐|
|2||Skills, abilities and knowledge|
|sports offer with a focus on core values (Respect, Discipline, Camaraderie)||☑|
|inclusive sports activities for parents, children and family||☑|
|introductory courses and information meetings for parents, children and family||☑|
|stimulate and facilitate training for supervisors, coaches and trainers||☑|
|accreditation of LeerWerkPlek MBO Sport & Exercise||☑|
|actively recruiting interns||☐|
|develop expertise policy and training plan||☐|
|attract and install coordinator||☐|
|3||the social network and the status and power of people in that network|
|information SES within RugbuClub Amsterdam (website, media)||☑|
|actively cultivating and strengthening our inclusive association climate and culture||☑|
|introductory lessons Primary, Secondary Education, Special Education in the district||☑|
|organization accessibility and development youth in Greater Amsterdam in collaboration with AAC||☑|
|information programme for the SES Group||☐|
|develop an active accessibility programme for SES||☐|
|SES signaling program||☐|
|SES coordinator, who identifies, supports, advises, engages MO||☐|