Run The Club

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.

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 also deliver other training and qualifications, we are approved Sports Leaders UK delivery centre, as well as being a supplier of First Aid courses.

"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



Consultancy Offer

Vi-Ability has undertaken numerous pieces of consultancy work. This include project co-ordination of short term project through to strategy development pieces. If you need extra capacity to deliver specific pieces of work, please get in touch for a quote. Recent examples of consultancy work include:

  • Project Co-ordination of a Comic Relief funded pilot project for A Mile In Her Shoes called Sole Sisters

  • Strategy development, consultancy and workshop delivery for the British Olympic Federation


Vi-Ability also undertakes independent advisory work for sports clubs and National 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"  

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