Run The Club programme

The ‘Run the Club’ Programme teaches key commercial skills to young people, so they can help turn struggling local sports clubs into thriving financially stable businesses; which ultimately have a positive benefit for the whole community.  This programme introduces young people to the commercial management of sports clubs while supporting them to make a positive difference to their local community through social action. The eight-week Vi-Ability programme has a range of awards and qualifications embedded within including a Level 2 BTEC Award in the commercialisation of Football.

It has run successfully at clubs in Wales & England including English Premier League clubs such as Swansea City and West Ham.

It's an opportunity to develop a broad range of skills from Community engagement to enterprise and Marketing. There is a mixture of group activities and a 1-1 support environment, where pathways are put in place to help individuals achieve their aspirations, to which 75% of these individuals have gone on to secure positive outcomes and 95% achieved at least two recognised qualifications and five soft skill outcomes. Read about Ben's journey with us. 

Qualification delivery

Vi-Ability created and is an approved supplier for the BTEC in the commercialisation of Football, as well as offering management level qualifications through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Vi-Ability offer ILM qualifications that include: managing volunteers (Level 3), effective team member skills (Level 2) and first line management in the sporting industry (Level 3). 

Vi-Ability also deliver other training and qualifications, 
We are approved sports leaders uk and brit safe delivery centres, as well as being a supplier of 'Emergency first aid at work'

"Vi-Ability had changed my life through football, I still look back and I think how incredible it's been"

– Read Aaron's story

"The qualification that I gained means I can progress in my career with confidence"

– Read Keri's story 

Corporate to Community: A Vi-Ability CSR experience


A Vi-Ability organised CSR day would allow skilled individuals within a corporate organisation to spend time working with a community sports club.  Colleagues work in small teams and engage in real life issues, problem solving and coming up with workable solutions to tackle these.

This bespoke package developed by Vi-Ability, with your organisation at the heart, can provide many benefits to your organisation, its employees and connect the corporate to community by:

  • Building long lasting relationships with communities
  • Buying in to local businesses - such a social enterprise work at the heart of communities
  • Going from both a company and community perspective etc.

Contact to obtain a quote and start a discussion around your business' CSR requirements.

“My placement opened up opportunities that I would not have had working anywhere else”  

– Read Joe's story



Customised and bespoke programmes

Vi-Ability is often approached to provide tailored solutions. We take pride in being able to resolve any situation and have developed and have organised several bespoke programmes in the following areas:

  • Parenting skills
  • Mental health
  • Volunteering
  • Independent living
  • General health and well being
  • Environmental conservation
  • Sports participation
  • Financial capability
  • Enhanced community cohesion


Vi-Ability also undertakes independent advisory work for sports clubs and sport governing bodies on how to activate a community scheme and generate income to keep programmes sustainable according to local community needs.

"Every class really enjoyed the project, it was well organised and professional"  

– Read more

Football CEO

The game explores the complexities and challenges of running a football club as a business as well as the impact football can have on people and its importance within the community.

It’s serious fun: profits from the app will go towards funding places for society’s most disadvantaged on our training programmes around the UK and abroad. Our programmes help individuals with self-belief & job prospects, whilst allowing sports clubs to run viable businesses, ultimately benefitting the whole community.

So go on, download the app – there’s no better way to shape up your business skills and transform lives at the same time!

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We have an opportunity for Football CEO & PRO days coming to your schools, sports & youth clubs very soon – Watch this space and register your interest by emailing