Final countdown to the RYA Northern Ireland Club Conference 2022

Whether your club has been able to capitalise on the staycation trend or is struggling to resume activities, this is the event to help you move forwards.
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These conferences are ideal for anyone involved in managing a club or its activities: flag officers, committee members, staff and volunteers.

Secure your place for free by registering online here 

Club support stands
The event will include a 'Club Support' stand where you can meet RYANI staff and volunteers and find out more about how they can help your club.

The RYANI conference will be an opportunity to reconnect with other clubs as well as RYA staff and volunteers. As well as hearing the headlines from the region and the latest local opportunities for your club, there will be a practical session to support you with your club development planning. 

There is also a programme of club development sessions led by experts that will explore the following areas -
How can we recruit and retain more volunteers?
What advice is there for the governance and legal challenges our club is facing?

This conference will be delivered from 10am - 1 pm, with additional networking opportunities available from 9 - 9:30am and from 1 -1.30pm


Agenda Item                                                                        
 09:15   2022 Affiliated Clubs Conference 
 09:30 – 09:45

Aims and introductions 

 09:45 – 10:15 RYANI Update 
Youth Forum video 
 10:15 - 11:15 Club Development Session – Michelle Gent RYA Programmes Manager 
How can you plan to recruit and retain more volunteers and how can the RYA support your club with this?
 11:15 – 11:30   Break 
 11:30 - 11:45  Networking
 11:45 – 11:50  Mel Hide – RYA Director of External Affairs
A brief overview of the department and its activity
 11:50 – 12:50  Club Development Session – Mandy Peters RYA Legal Manger 
Legal - What are the governance and legal challenges that your club is facing and how can the RYA support you with these?
 12:50 – 13:15  Additional information, summary, feedback & close 
 13:15 - 13:30   RYA staff available for meetings / further networking 

Additional club support opportunities
Further development sessions will be online and include:

  • How can we recruit and retain more volunteers? 17th January
  • How can we develop or replace our facility? 24th January

    All Club forums and bookings are available through the RYANI Club Development Forums Page

Further information
For further information and questions, please contact our Active Clubs Coordinator, Lisa McCaffrey:

T:  07788238083