Category Archives: News

Strategies to offset the cost of sport

‘There is more than one way to skin a cat’ this old saying aptly applies to sporting clubs that use an increase in membership fees as a means to cover the increasing costs of equipment, uniforms and facility maintenance. Thankfully, there are other options your club can consider to cover these costs. These include holding […]

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What does it cost to play your sport?

Research has shown that cost is one of the major barriers to participation in sport. With this mind, it would be interesting to know how many administrators at sporting clubs actually understand what it costs to have a member participate at their club? I don’t mean how much each member pays you to participate, that’s […]

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Let Kids be Kids

The Let Kids be Kids mini-course addresses poor sideline behaviour at junior sport. You will learn about what motivates kids participation in sport; you’ll be able to identify what poor behaviour is; how to address poor behaviour if it occurs and also take into consideration the views and opinions of children and young people. This […]

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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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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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