Downloads from Recent Seminars

7th March 2018 Research Seminar at SportEngland, London

Programme can be found at: SVRN March 2018 programme

Presentations from the day:

Rhian McCarroll: EFDS – ICT_SVRN_07032018

Matt James: EuropeanClubPolicies_SVRN07032018_JAMES

Lou Englefield: PrideSports_SVRN07032018

Fiona Reid: HCVLegacy_SVRN_07032018_REID

Eddy Hogg: YouthPartic10yearson_SVRN_02032018_HOGG


Extra Contributions

Club Count Report: SIRC-SE-NGB Affiliated Club Market Report Final Public

We will add links to Sport England research on LBGT+ when we have them.

11th October 2017 Research Seminar at Northumbria

Programme can be found at: SVRN Oct 2017 outline3

Presentations from the Day

Ryan Storr, Victoria University, Australia

2017 10 11 Inclusion and Clubs

Geoff Grant, British Gymnastics

2017 10 11 BGymnastics

Carwyn Young, Sport Wales

2017 10 11 Vol Coords

2017 10 11 Volunteer Coordinators Evaluation Report

Jane South, Leeds Beckett University

2017 10 11 volunteering inequalities

Robert Rogerson, University of Strathclyde

2017 10 11 Longer-term legacies


15th March 2017 Research Seminar in London

Programme can be found at: SVRN March 2017

Presentations from the Day

Nichols – March 2017

Ward – March 2017 – with notes

Matthews – March 2017

Shipley – March 2017

Awaiting ParkRun Presentation


Research Seminar : Wednesday 19th October 2016 10am-4pm

SVRN Seminar 19 October 2016 Septupdate

Leeds Beckett University, Room 421, Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds, LS6 3DP

Steve Grainger, Rugby Development Director: ‘Volunteering in Rugby – creating a legacy from the Rugby World Cup’   PDF: GRAINGER – Volunteering in Rugby – Leeds Oct 16

Richard Davis-Boreham, Head of Clubs Sport England: Sport England Volunteering Strategy   pdf: DavisBoreham20161010 Volunteering Strategy OCS , powerpoint: DavisBoreham20161010 Volunteering Strategy OCS

Bridget Sly, Volunteer & Citizenship Manager, Glasgow Life and Lorraine Toner, Club and Volunteering Development Officer, Glasgow Life: ‘Glasgow 2014: Developing the Volunteer Legacy.’  PDF:Sly and Toner SVRN Developing an Events Legacy 19 10 16, Powerpoint: Sly and Toner SVRN Developing an Events Legacy 19 10 16

Ellie May, Leeds Beckett University – ‘Games Makers experiences at the London 2012 Paralympic Games – a longitudinal study.’   PDF: MAY_SVRN Presentation October 2016,   Powerpoint:MAY_SVRN Presentation October 2016

Ali Talbot, Chief Executive – Cerebral Palsy Sport: ‘Welcoming the World – Games Starters were Games Changers!’  PDF: TALBOT_2015 World Games Volunteers Presentation-Oct 2016

Liz Carlin, PhD Student, University of Ulster: ‘The management and motives of Special Olympics Volunteers.’  PDF: CarlinSVRN presentation Oct 2016, Powerpoint: CarlinSVRN presentation Oct 2016



Presentations from Research Seminar in March 2016

(more to be added)

Outline of Day and Programme:SVRN_Mar2016_schedule_03

Attendee List:SVRN_Mar2016_attendees

Institute of Volunteering Research: Jo Stuart_SVRN March 16th 2016_sport volunteering_2

Commonwealth Games 2014 :James_Woodall_ Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Report published from the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014 research :   Glasgow_2014_volunteer_report_Leeds_Beckett

Motivations of Sport Volunteers : Geoff Nichols Motivations of sport volunteers SVRN 10 3 16


Presentations from Research Seminar in October 2015

Outline of Day and Programme: SVRN_Oct2015_prog

Event Volunteer Evaluation Project (EVE): Holmes_SVRN October 2015

London 2012 Volunteers Evaluation: Benson_SVRN_OCTOBER 2015_toshare

Research Insights into Sports Volunteers: GroomTaylorNelson_SVRN_October 2015.pptx

Sport volunteers as community assets: Griffiths_SVRN October 2015

Volunteers and Asset Transfer of Public Sports Facilities:  KingMacfadyen_SVRN October 2015

Motivations of Sport Volunteers :


Presentations from Research Seminar in March 2015

Outline of day and abstracts :SVRN_MARCH2015_detailedprog_withabstracts_

Join In : SVRN_20150319_Watt

Explaining the negative relationship between income inequality, volunteering and sports participation in Europe : SVRN_20150319_VealNichols

Gamesmakers at 2012 : SVRN_20150319_BensonNichols

Volunteers in Sports Clubs : SVRN_20150319_DavisBorehamWaterman

‘Clubmark’ implementation, policies and volunteers : SVRN_20150319_Thurston

Student Volunteering – Volunteer or Voluntold : SVRN_20150319_Holdsworth


The transfer of public leisure facilities to volunteer delivery – exploring good practice.   ESRC Festival of Social Sciences event.   University of Sheffield. Wednesday 5th November 2014

Summary of presentations and discussions

Nichols and Forbes – research findings
Sylvia Green Rural Action Derbyshire
Nick Ockenden NCVO
Chris Chatten – Richmondshire Leisure Trust
Bev Cross VAS Sheffield Libraries
Spencer Moore CIMSPA’s role


Presentations September 2013
SVRN meeting summary 4th September 2013
Nichols, Faulkner – impact of clubmark accreditation on volunteers and Clubmark

Nichols – Faulkner Clubmark report

Mike McCarthy Suffolk 2012 volunteering legacy
Keilty, Laikowski, Gibbon -ethnography of professional football internships
Keilty – volunteer strategies in professional youth soccer
Barret, Nichols, Woods – decline in hockey clubs
Sheila Luke – volunteering at Glasgow 2014

Presentations April 2013
SVRN April 17th Meeting summary

Forbes – Relationship Marketing and the volunteer life cycle
May – Volunteers at the 2012 Paralympic Games
Tomazos- New volunteerism and reflexive volunteering
Young – Student sport volunteering at the University of Manchester
Wharton-Re-developing volunteering at Deerness Gymnastics Academy

Presentations October 2012
Brook-Holmes psychological contract and volunteers in RDA
Nichols & Ralston Olympic volunteers
Nichols Ferguson Grix – Sportmakers
Ryan Storr – young volunteers at 2012

Presentations April 2012
David Piggot – widening participation in golf clubs
SkillsActive – training 4 Volunteers
Sports Coach UK – coach tracking study

Presentations October 2011
George Wood – Badminton Association
Nichols – Taylor club clusters
Sports Club Survey 2011 Main Report Findings Presentation Final
SVRN PT 261011
Tadcaster Volunteer presentation
Virgin London Marathon

Presentations March 2011
Cynthia Zhuang – volunteer management at Beijing 2008
John Knights, Cabinet Office – Big Society
Leigh Robinson – governance in NGBs
Marc Taylor, Governance in ASA
Spencer Harris – clubs as policy instruments
Syann Cox – SARA Red Card to Red Tape

Presentations November 2010
British Gymnastics – Managing research to influence direction
England Athletics – Developing A Lasting Participation Legacy Through Clubs
England Netball – Participant Centred Approach
Volleyball England – My Games (Ilona B)
WSFF Back to Netball Presentation

Presentations March 2010
Christoph Breuer – Scarcity of volunteers and viability of sports clubs in Germany
Pasi Koski – Finnish Sports Clubs in Change
Peter Taylor and Geoff Nichols – CCPR Survey of Sports Clubs
Rob Lake – Social Exclusion in Voluntary Sports Clubs

Presentations October 2009

Andy Adams – The role of clubs in promoting local policy outcomes Kirsty Clarke – Sports Strategic Partnership for Vol Geoff Nichols and Peter Taylor – The balance of benefit and burden Fiona Reid – Using the Scottish Opinion Survey (2003-6) to understand the role of voluntary sector sports clubs in Scotland Andy Adams – The role of clubs in promoting local policy outcomes