Category Archives: News

Child Safe Standards – What does your club need to do?

The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse. The Victorian Child Safety Standards now apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children within Victoria. There are seven (7) different requirements that make up the standards, which sporting organisations […]

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Let Kids Be Kids

It’s finals time for winter sports and with that comes the expectation to perform and win. In the case of children’s sport, it’s a timely reminder to parents/guardians, coaches, officials and supporters to remember why children participate in sport…to have fun with their friends. Let’s make sure the children in your care have the best […]

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Building a positive club culture

Sporting clubs provide ample social opportunities for individuals, families and communities, therefore having a strong and positive culture at your club is an important factor to ensure people have a positive and pleasant experience. Developing a successful club culture is often discussed in clubs, however without a clear idea of what it actually requires. Club […]

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Preparing your club – new Victorian Child Safety Standards

The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that will apply to organisations that provide service for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse.  From 1 January 2017, the Victorian Child Safety Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children within Victoria. There are seven different requirements […]

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Community issues are club issues

What would you do if you thought one of your club members was using drugs? What would you do if you found illicit drugs at the club? Illicit drug use is a major community issue to which sporting clubs are not immune. It’s definitely not something that we would like to believe could have a presence in our sporting club environment, but […]

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NDIS – What does it mean for your club?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be rolled out in the Loddon Campaspe region from 1 May 2017. The NDIS will provide all Australians under the age of 65 who have a permanent and significant disability with the reasonable and necessary supports they need to enjoy an ordinary life. In the context of sporting clubs, […]

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