Category Archives: News

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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Creating Gender Equality – Your Club’s role in preventing violence against women

Violence against women is a serious, prevalent and preventable public health burden in Australia. From the age of 15, 1 in 5 women will experience sexual violence and 1 in 3 physical violence. We all have role to play in the prevention of violence against women and promotion of an equal and respectful society for […]

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Starting your Club on the Gender Equality journey

Creating an inclusive and respectful culture on and off the playing field will help increase the participation and satisfaction of club members. Taking on some of these actions will not only work towards achieving gender equality for your club, but ultimately create a club culture and environment that is respectful, safe and welcoming of women. […]

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Look After Your Members this Spring and Summer Season

Following on from the 2016 Thunderstorm Asthma epidemic, Sports Focus are encouraging sporting clubs to remain aware of the dangers spring and summer weather may bring. When it comes to looking after your members, it is important to be aware of who within the club may be effected. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma […]

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‘The Fight’ continues…

At a State Government media conference on Monday 14 August 2017 The Honourable Martin Foley MP announced that Sports Focus had been successful in their application for a Community ICE Action Grant. The grant will provide much needed funds to expand the highly successful ‘Clubs Taking Control’ project that is currently into its third year […]

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