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Sports Focus 2019 Annual General Meeting

Sports Focus will conduct its 2019 Annual General Meeting on Monday 18 November 2019. The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubrooms at Eaglehawk Football Netball Club, 2 Simpsons Road Eaglehawk commencing at 6.00pm. The formalities on the night will include: 2018/19 Annual Report. Election of 3x Directors. Members vote on Special Resolution Networking opportunity […]

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Reducing the Risk of your Club Functions

Holding a social event in your clubrooms is very common for sporting clubs who hold liquor licences. By holding your own function, your committee can ensure appropriate measures are in place to protect your club members from alcohol-related harm. To minimise risk, your club can: Keep alcohol within your facility’s Red Line Plan Be vigilant […]

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Play by the Rules Awards 2019

The Play by the Rules Awards are open again in 2019 to recognise sporting clubs and associations which work tirelessly to ensure their sport is safe, inclusive, and fair! If your club or association does some great work to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive why not enter the Play by the Rules Awards – […]

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Mediation

So you’ve got a conflict or dispute within your club and you’ve exhausted all avenues in which to resolve it and someone suggests mediation. What is mediation? How does mediation work? Who can mediate over a conflict or dispute? Where can I find an accredited mediator? What is mediation? Mediation is a process in which […]

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Grievance Procedures and Disciplinary Actions

Most organisations will face disputes and issues of member behaviour at some point. The key is to know how to resolve the issue properly and quickly. When do we implement our grievance procedures and how do we discipline poor behaviour? Understanding the issue – and who it involves – is important and will determine which […]

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Code of Conduct

What is a Code of Conduct and why should my club have one? A Code of Conduct is integral to any sporting club as it outlines the expected behaviour of administrators, committees, coaches and officials, players, parents, and spectators. Codes of Conduct can be very broad; from on-field incidents, sideline abuse and mismanagement, to inappropriate […]

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