Category Archives: News

New Sports Focus Rules

At a Special General Meeting of Sports Focus members held on Monday 8 October 2018, the assembled members voted unanimously to adopt the presented draft set of Rules to govern Sports Focus into the future. Consumer Affairs Victoria have now approved and registered the Rules in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. A […]

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Heat Policy and UV Index

Does your club have a heat policy? If not, it’s important for clubs to ensure the safety of all members and participants by adopting one. Prolonged exposure to heat and UV (Ultraviolet) rays can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. UV radiation is the invisible threat to your health that you can’t see or […]

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Healthy Choices – tips and hints for healthy sports clubs

In Victoria, 2.9 million people are overweight or obese, and have significantly low consumption rates of fruits and vegetables. With the risk of our children becoming critically overweight or obese, sporting clubs are well positioned to instil healthy eating practices into the next generation. The Victorian Government has developed the Healthy Choices Guidelines to make […]

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Great example of new options for women’s participation

Barker’s Creek and Castlemaine United Cricket Clubs will come together in Castlemaine on October 12 for a women’s social round re-match.  Barker’s Creek Cricket Club hosted a well-attended social women’s match between the two clubs in March 2018.  The success of the day highlighted a strong demand for women’s cricket participation options in the region. […]

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Gender Equity – Are You On Board?

With the 1 July 2019 deadline fast approaching, Victorian State Government funded sporting organisations have turned their attention to meeting the mandatory quotas for women on boards. At Sports Focus, we have undertaken considerable planning to ensure compliance. Our Rules have been re-drafted and are ready to be formally accepted by our members at a […]

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Content Control

A social media policy developed by your club committee, in collaboration with the members, provides a framework to ensuring your social media sites contain content that promotes your club as a ‘club of choice’.  Furthermore, does your committee know who has administrator access to your club’s social media sites and therefore control over its content?  […]

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