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Nominations now open – 2018 Sports Focus ‘Administrator of the Year’ Award

Recognise the efforts of your sporting club’s most valuable off-field performer. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Sports Focus ‘Administrator of the Year’ award. Do you know someone: Who has made a significant contribution to their local sporting club? Is an inspiration to the community for their tireless work, commitment and dedication to sport? […]

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Season Ready – Have we got qualified first aiders and sports trainers?

Sport is a great way for people to get fit and stay healthy; however, sport also creates a risk of injury. Good prevention and management practices can help reduce the incidence and impact on such injuries. A key to these practices is having appropriately trained volunteers who can respond effectively in an emergency. Now is […]

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Season Ready – Do we have enough people trained with Responsible Serving of Alcohol?

One of the keys to managing alcohol responsibly in any sporting club is ensuring that there are sufficient people within the club trained in the responsible service of alcohol. One of the big challenges for clubs is ensuring that you have enough people trained at the start of each season, particularly as members come and go. […]

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Make a Change

Make a Change Australia has two great training days designed to support people who are doing great things to make a change. Addressing common challenges such as: getting clear on your vision; creating a solid plan of actions; communicating your message; including more people; working with limited resources; collaborating with others. If you are interested […]

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Season Ready – Ambulance – What to do in an emergency?

Consider the following scenario…someone requires urgent medical attention at your club, either on a game day, a training session or a club function. What are you going to do? Does that person have ambulance cover? Do you have up to date medical information on all your members? Is there a club policy on what action […]

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Season Ready – Do you need ‘Working with Children Checks’?

The Victorian Child Safety Standards now apply to sporting organisations that provide child-related activities. Of the seven (7) Standards, we are going to focus our attention here on the role of the ‘Working with Children Check’ (WWCC) in meeting your club’s legal obligations. To be compliant with this new legislation, we suggest sporting clubs consider […]

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