News

Cultural Diversity in Sport

December 19 2018, News

In 2017, Australia was dubbed ‘the most ethnically diverse country in the world’, with over 25% of the total population born overseas, and nearly 50% of the population having a parent who was born overseas.  With Victorians hailing from over 200 countries around the world, speaking 260 languages and dialects,and following 135 different religious faiths, […]

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Fair Play Code

June 21 2018, News

The Victorian Government’s new Fair Play Code – a code of conduct for sport and recreation in Victoria, outlines the standards of behaviour expected for everyone involved in sport and recreation. The Fair Play Code sends a loud and clear message – that bad behaviour, violence, cheating and intimidation has no place in sport and recreation in our […]

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Disability Inclusion in Sport

December 19 2018, News

It has been shown that people with disabilities participate in sport and recreation opportunities an average of 15-20% less than people without a disability. By considering what people with a disability may need in order to get involved in your club, you can positively impact club culture, participation numbers, volunteer skills, and attract sponsors and […]

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Tips for securing that elusive government grant

June 22 2018, News

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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Sporting Clubs and Gender Equality – men benefit too

December 19 2018, News

The Victorian government continues to make large investments in the promotion of greater gender equality in our communities.  But why is this relevant to sporting clubs?  Savvy sporting communities are recognising this as a modern opportunity to grow their club, attract funding and increase memberships- but the benefits do not stop there. Research shows communities […]

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Content Control

August 17 2018, News

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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