Category Archives: News

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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Club Values

What are your club’s values?  What are the standards that your club won’t compromise on?  The first step to making sure your social media presence reflects the values at your club is getting clear on what your club stands for. Written and visible club values are a powerful tool to communicate the positive culture at […]

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Things to consider…

Whilst acknowledging that having a social media presence can be an incredibly valuable strategy to promote your club and build connection with your local community, like anything, there are some potential issues that will require your consideration. The use of ‘Closed Groups’ is one that comes to mind when using Facebook. A ‘Closed Group’ only […]

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Tips for securing that elusive government grant

So, who is your club’s major sponsor?  When we think about this question we don’t often think of State and Local Government, but when you consider the investment they make into your club in terms of facilities and infrastructure, no other organisation really comes close.  Smart clubs will ensure they establish a positive relationship with […]

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