Club Management Support Documents
Summary details on UCC club policies. All relevant members of UCC Sport should familiarise themselves with the below policies and follow the instructions within. The policies shall be reviewed on an annual basis to ensure they continue to fall under best practice.
Club Planning and Forms
Key forms and processes for Club Planning and Reporting:
|Clubs Plan||Complete online the UCC Sport Clubs Plan|
|Competitions||Complete Spreadsheet with summary details of key events and activities and update results|
|Finances||Budget for the year ahead. Submit applications for funding on the Clubs Portal|
|Training||Attend annual training programme for all relevant officer|
Student Forms and Injury Reporting
The summary forms which students may require are:
All you need to know about joining a club, signing up for an event and logging your attendance
|Sport Absent||Note for missing classes||
Individuals submit application for 'Sport Absent Form' when missing classes for authorised competitive club events
Please complete this form to request an online Sport Absent Note from the UCC Department of Sport and Physical Activity. If a Club member is required to represent UCC in key competitions and be absent from a class/lecture, the Student can apply for a Sport Absent note to present details to the relevant lecturer. The final agreement to facilitate a student in this process rest with the relevant lecture. A student should ensure they apply at the earliest opportunity and provide as much notice as is possible to allow the lecturer time to consider the application. The note does not guarantee a lecture will be recorded. This will be a matter for the lecturer to agree to.
|Activity||Log attendance at activity||Enter details at kiosk, use QR code or direct to webpage to log attendance|
|Injury Reporting||Injury reporting Form||Personal Injury Form - Online form with details of injuries; submission of claims as required on 2nd part of form|
Club Health & Safety Policies
The purpose of the UCC Student Activity Health and Safety Policy is to provide a framework for managing Health and Safety risks, which arise as a result of nonacademic, student led activity in University College Cork.
The aim of the policy is to prevent injury and ill health to students and everyone else impacted by student led activity; consequently, it is critically important for each student representation group (Clubs, Societies, Student’s Union, Executives, Student Life Project, etc) to identify hazards and minimize risks by taking effective preventive and protective measures. Safe practices will be secured by the manner laid out in the UCC Student Activity Health and Safety manual and the specific event plan and / or risk assessment for the activity.
Events and trips require a plan and risk assessment to be completed and approved before the event.
Templates for event plans and risk assessments and a guide for risk assessment are given below.
- Student Activity – Event On Campus – Plan & Risk Assessment Template
- Student Activity – Event Off Campus – Plan & Risk Assessment Template
- Student Activity – Trip – Plan & Risk Assessment Template
For overnight trips, a health declaration should be completed by each of the travelling party. The declarations should be stored confidentially for the duration of the trip and either returned to the relevant travelling parties or destroyed immediately after returning from the trip.This is the responsibility of the trip organiser.
There are several roles within each club committee. Depending on the size of the club and it's functions will determine the scope of personnell and responsibilites of each individual.
For any UCC Sport Club to operate they are required to vote in a student committee every year to organise and run Club events. At a minimum the Club must have the following executive positions filled:
- Public Relations Officer
If one of the executive positions is not filled their roles and responsibilities revert to the captain/chairperson of the Club. Apart from these positions the remaining Club committee can be filled based on the requirements and activities of the Club. Some common committee positions that Clubs have include:
- Gear/Equipment Officer
- First Year Representative
- Records Officer
- Ordinary Committee Member
Ensuring a Club committee has enough people to share the workload fairly and prevent any one individual from becoming overloaded is an important goal to remember when establishing a committee. Training will be provided by the Clubs’ Executive for all executive committee members to ensure they have the knowledge required from the very start of the year to help with running their Club. All Club committee members are encouraged to reach out at any point during the year to any Clubs’ Executive member to ask for advice and guidance for any element of running a Club that causes problems.
Primary Club Committee Roles
Captain / ChairpersonLearn More
Public Relations OfficerLearn More
UCC Sport is committed to providing the support needed for each club to function effectively and safely. Training is key to any succesful club. We provide training to clubs for their committee members, support coaches in their training requirements as well as providing access to training via Sport Ireland or the Cork Sports Partnership.
For further information on any training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Club Committee Training
- Captains Training
- Secretary Training
- Treasurer Training
- PRO Training
- Health & Safety Training
- Coaches Training
- First Aid Course
- Financial support for sport specific training courses
- Induction Training - new coaches
- Sport Ireland and Cork Sports Partnership