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Sports Club Administration (L6, 10 ECTS)

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12 Weeks


Hospitality, Tourism & Wellness

Start Date


Course Type

Flexible & Professional



This online course will provide participants with a full understanding of the dynamics, responsibilities and relationships involved in the administration of a sports club. It will instil an appreciation of the skills required to oversee the complexities, be they administrative, financial or managerial, involved in the modern sports club. It will provide the participants with the managerial and leadership skills to become a valuable contributor to the affairs of their club.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal academic entry requirements, Applicants should have experience as a Sports Club Officer or Committee Member.



Who can I contact?

What modules will I study?


The course will cover the following topics in detail:

  • The context of National Sporting Organisations

  • Governance and the roles of officers and committees

  • Strategic and operational planning in a club context

  • Structures and the operation of committees

  • Leadership and management in a sports club environment

  • Communication and its critical importance in club affairs

  • Understanding current legislation such as Child Protection

  • Health and Safety in a sports club environment

  • Fundraising and financial management in a club context

  • Club operations and administration in a part-time format

  • Human Resource Management in a voluntary environment

  • Marketing the club in a competitive space 

More Information


2 hours per week online (Tuesdays, 7-9pm) over 12 weeks. All online sessions will be recorded. Also two x 2 hr in-person sessions, one to be held at TUS Thurles Campus on Saturday 21st October from 10am to 12 noon and one at TUS Moylish Campus on Saturday 18th November from 10am to 12 noon. Students will be required to attend one of these sessions.

Starting: Tuesday 26th September, 2023, 7-9pm
Finishing: Tuesday 12th December, 2023, 7-9pm


This module will be based on 100% continuous assessment so there will be no examination. Assessment over 12 weeks duration will consist of two (2) realistic Case Studies and a documented assignment which will concentrate on the creation of a three-year strategy for a sports club. The participants will be grouped into teams at the outset and their ability to perform as a team member will also be assesse​d.


Certificate in Sports Club Administration (Special Purpose Award, Level 6, 10 Credits)

Application Deadline

Friday 15th September, 2023

For queries relating to the course content contact:

JJ Killian, Programme Leader


The full course fee for the 2023/2024 academic year is €550 plus online booking fee. Applicants from Clare, Limerick & Tipperary sports clubs will be subsidised by Clare, Limerick & Tipperary Sports Partnerships as follows; 
Clare, Limerick, Tipperary Club Price - €100 + online booking fee

If you are representing one of these clubs to receive your discounted rate please click the below link and complete the form to receive your discount code before completing the eventbrite registration. Please note that we endeavor to issue promo codes between 24-48 hours

Promo Code Tipperary, Limerick and Clare Clubs

All applicants regardless of their eligibilty for the discounted rate must register via the eventbrite link above.

Further Information

Tipperary Sports Partnership
Tel: 052 6166201

Limerick Sports Partnership
Tel: 061 333600

Clare Sports Partnership
Tel: 065-6865434

TSP through the Dormant Accounts Fund from Sport Ireland funded the development of this award. CSP, LSP and TSP subsidise the course fees through the Dormant Account Fund for sports clubs in Clare, Limerick and Tipperary.  

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