A new membership-based community is helping bring the world of sports and business together

Not just a networking group but a community of like-minded people who all love sport.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 16th February 2024

A brand-new membership-based community and networking group aiming to bring people from the world of sports and business all around the North West together has just launched and you can be a part of it.

Let us introduce you to The Changing Room: a new networking hub and platform specialising in helping those involved in non-league and semi-professional sports, as well as those who might have recently left their discipline/been released, better manage the demands of running their own businesses or day jobs.

Hoping to create opportunities both on and off the pitch around the region, this isn’t just a members-only group, it’s a community of like-minded people trying to learn from each other, expand their personal and professional portfolios, as well better understand their everyday environments.

As a company that regularly tries to bridge the gap between the media industry and sports, we know all about the challenges balancing the two can be at times, so we’re very excited to be collaborating with this promising new platform.

Be it football, rugby, cricket or otherwise, there are business connections to be made everywhere.

What does The Changing Room membership include?

Being a member of The Changing Room and its social network comes with a whole host of advantages designed to support your sporting and business pursuits, no matter what level you’re at.

  • Access to the group — You will have the opportunity to interact and network with like-minded individuals, creating synergies between sport and business.
  • Personal profile page on the website — Showcase your sporting and business achievements to a wider audience.
  • Monthly meetings and social events — Attend informative and engaging meetings and social events designed to facilitate networking and learning.
  • The Changing Room Club benefits card — Enjoy a multitude of discounts from selected retailers, sportswear brands, hospitality services, and restaurants.
  • Community engagement — Be part of the dedicated TCR WhatsApp community, opening doors to daily interactions and connections.
  • Referral scheme — Gain access to TCR referral scheme, expanding your business network and potential clientele.
  • Networking opportunities — Meet keynote/guest speakers from various business and sports industries, gaining insights from their experiences.
  • Social media PR — Benefit from social media promotional activity featuring you and your business.
  • Exclusive events — Participate in key events such as golf days, paddle tennis competitions and hospitality opportunities.
  • Exclusive opportunities and recruitment days and Expo Games — Access to exclusive opportunities and our recruitment days, providing career and business advancement options.
  • Business advice — Receive invaluable advice from top-level owners and directors, helping push your business to the next level.

Beyond these specific perks, The Changing Room club members will also benefit from an increased level of exposure for their own projects as well as a new way to socialise in general. Unlike lots of other professional networking groups, these lot believe in mixing business with pleasure.

We’ll cheers to that.

The Changing Room will help connect business and sportspeople all over Greater Manchester, Cheshire and the North West.

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Membership is available to anyone interested in joining who has strong sporting links. The annual membership is £180 and your monthly subscription is £50, (totalling £780 annually) or an upfront payment of £730 for the year (saving £50).

Once you’re part of The Changing Room, you’ll be able to convene and network with other members at regular monthly intervals across various sports clubs around the region, kicking off with the launch event at Morleys Hall in Astley, Greater Manchester on Wednesday, 28 February.

Promising a welcoming atmosphere to all the newcomers, guest speakers and more, not to mention plenty of opportunities for people to connect in a relaxed and sociable manner from the off, people can arrive from 6:30pm.


To find out more about The Changing Room, their launch event and to potentially sign up, click HERE.

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Featured Images — The Changing Room (supplied)