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Growth and development opportunities for sporting clubs

We can help sporting clubs and groups become stronger organisations so they can encourage more people to participate in sport, recreation and leisure activities.

  • Training and development sessions can help sporting clubs increase participation.
  • Council offers a range of sessions throughout the year. Upcoming training and development sessions are listed below. 

Healthy sports clubs

Date and time Monday 1 March 2021, 7pm to 8:30pm
Location TBC. Based on COVID guidelines, this workshop may be in a venue or online. Further details will be communicated closer to the event.
Who should attend All committees
About

 

This workshop will demonstrate how the health and wellbeing of club officials, members, players, their families and the wider community can be supported through a whole club approach.

This workshop will explore the benefits of the free program. Hear from Cardinia Shire clubs who have successfully engaged in the program and about the initiatives implemented at their club, as well as how your club can be involved.

The Healthy Sports Club initiative covers the following areas and there are a number of Cardinia Shire clubs already delivering in these spaces.

  • Inclusion
  • Mental wellness
  • Injury prevention
  • Healthy food and beverages
  • Preventing drug harm
  • Smoke-free clubs
  • Physical activity and active recreation
  • Responsible alcohol consumption
  • Sun protection
RSVP and bookings  Wednesday 24 February - Book now

 

Inclusion and diversity in sporting clubs

Date and time

Monday 15 March 2021, 7pm to 8:30pm

Location Online via Microsoft Teams or Zoom
Who should attend All committees and members
About

 

Many clubs understand the benefits of creating a welcoming and inclusive club but don’t always know how to achieve this with limited volunteer resources.  This workshop will explore inclusive practices, legislation and requirements as well as maximising participation from diverse populations.

This workshop will include info on: 

  • the legislation that sets requirements for clubs, for example,  the Disability Discrimination Act. 
  • how to create a female-friendly environment to achieve better gender equity
  • maximising participation from a diverse population
  • The 7 pillars of inclusion
  • What is the Fair Play Code?
  • Where to go for help

This workshop also forms part of the requirement to become a ‘Club of Choice’ as part of the Aboriginal and CALD Sports Assistance Program.

RSVP and bookings Book now

 

Money matters: All things dollars and sense

Date and time  Wednesday 21 April 2021, 7pm to 8:30pm
Location TBC. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, this workshop may be held in a venue or online. Further details will be communicated closer to the event. If online, a Microsoft Teams or Zoom link will be sent to all participants before the event. 
Who should attend Treasurers, all committees. 
About

 

Is your club financially viable for the future?  Are budgets in order and cashflow easy to understand? And what are the requirements for clubs regarding financial controls? 

This workshop will help make sense of your club's financial requirements and responsibilities, as well as inform you about sourcing additional revenue through grants, sponsorship and fundraising.

RSVP and bookings  Monday 19th April - Book now

 

Women’s sport forum: Engage, play, participate

Date and time Wednesday 12 May 2021, 7pm to 8:30pm
Location  TBC. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, this workshop may be held in a venue or online. Further details will be communicated closer to the event. If online, a Microsoft Teams or Zoom link will be sent to all participants before the event. 
Who should attend:  All committees, members, and players. 
About

 

This forum will explore all things female participation in sport and physical activity. The forum will focus on gender equality, engaging women and girls at your club, female administrators and leaders, coaches and players.

The forum will also explore the opportunity to establish a community-driven Cardinia Women’s Sport Network.

RSVP and bookings Monday 10th May 2021 - Book now

 

Strategic planning – setting up your club for now and the future

Date and time Wednesday 14 July 2021, 7pm to 8:30pm
Location TBC. Based on COVID guidelines, this workshop may be in a venue or online. Further details will be communicated closer to the event. If Online A TEAMS / ZOOM link will be sent to all participants prior to the event.
Who should attend All committees
About

 

Strategic planning is a vital part of your club's success. A strategic plan identifies a path for your club to follow. It sets out what you want to achieve and what steps you need take to get there. Without a strategic plan, your club can suffer from directionless actions and repeated challenges and issues.

This workshop will explore the basic steps in developing a strategic plan with and for your club, including setting goals and objectives, adoption, implementation, monitoring and succession planning.

Resources and templates will be provided to start your club on its way to developing a positive strategic plan.

RSVP and bookings  Monday 12th July - Book now

We provide support and advice on:

  • insurance
  • grants, including Council grants (link to page)
  • safety
  • best practice
  • risk management

The Club Help website - club development resources 

Leisure Facilities and Active Reserves team 
Ph: 1300 787 624
Email: mail@cardinia.vic.gov.au