Personally I'd look for non-free but cheap. I simply don't trust "free".
A local sporting club might not have a big budget, but wouldn't something like $10/month be possible? That would probably get you pretty far - might even get real support and working backups.
could be, but at the moment I don't even really know what I should be looking for. The club <i>had</i> a site, but they let it lapse (through inattention), so they pretty much have no public face (and they really need to promote themselves a bit)
Or if you want something a little more involved you can always get a cheap deal on a VPS and run your own web server, which is what I do for my own static sites.
Or possibly get some use out of that RasPi ;-)
this is a good solution, but it needs to be transferrable, ie I can't guarantee that there will always be someone that can manage it (assuming I can
Free web hosts suck. All of them.
really struggling to see the value here. If you really want to contribute, tell me what you're experience is, with who, and why that wasn't good. And while you're a it, some positive stories would be useful too (you must have some). If you can do that then maybe I can learn something...