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Know what women want and need from their sport to get them engaged

Women are currently less likely to participate in team sports and sport-related activities than men, preferentially choosing endurance/health or fitness activities such as walking, fitness/gym, running/jogging, cycling, yoga, bush walking or pilates. Many women face a number of barriers which can contribute to their lower participation rates in club based sports – competing childcare responsibilities, […]

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You can’t be, what you can’t see – Women need role models

All sports and community clubs are keen to win their share of the market with the apparent rise in female sport participation.  But unfortunately it’s not always as simple as ‘open the doors and they will come’! Most people are not trailblazers.  They need role models.  They need to see other people like them, succeeding […]

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Think of the Child, not the Club – Be Child Safe

Why not start the year off by casting a critical eye over your club and its facility and asking yourself the question “How can we better safeguard our children?” Find a friend or two in your club and start to review how your club supports the safeguarding of children. Think about drafting a Statement of […]

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Build a strong “no-drug” club culture that shows concern for member welfare

The use of illicit drugs, and ice in particular, are huge issues within our communities. It would be naïve to think that your sporting club and its members have not and will not be exposed to the possible impacts that drugs can have. Sporting clubs have the opportunity to help be part of the solution […]

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Embrace diversity and open your doors to everyone

Everyone has the right to participate in sport regardless of their age, gender, ability level, disability and ethnic background. There are some great opportunities for your club to think outside the square and engage members of the wider community. Be flexible with the way your sport is being delivered. In today’s fast paced society and […]

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2017 ‘Administrator of the Year’ Finalist – Brett Stevens

Finalist representing Shire of Campaspe. For his contributions to Echuca Football Netball Club. Through Brett’s strong leadership and direction, the Echuca Football Netball Club has worked to develop a solid off field base on which to build towards on field success. Although at times working with some opposition, Brett’s calm manner and diplomatic skills have fostered […]

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