Joanne Harris |

ClubHub: how it can help you run your club

How best to oversee your club’s membership system? Joanne Harris talks to rowers from Northwich, Thames and Norwich

A rowing club lives and dies by its members – whether they are daily rowers or summer supporters – but managing a membership database has always been challenging.

Membership secretaries come and go. Systems set up in the 1990s are now obsolete, and many commercial options for large databases cost a lot of money.

Just over two years ago, British Rowing launched ‘ClubHub’. Provided by sports software specialists Azolve, ClubHub is a GDPR-compliant portal for clubs to manage memberships, take secure online payments, and stay in touch with members better. It is available to all affiliated clubs for free.

“When we first started playing with it, it wasn’t finished,” says Nick Speakman of Northwich Rowing Club.

“We could see that the things that didn’t work weren’t monumental, that these would get fixed and it was worth persevering with.”

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