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Healthy Choices – tips and hints for healthy sports clubs

October 2 2018, News

In Victoria, 2.9 million people are overweight or obese, and have significantly low consumption rates of fruits and vegetables. With the risk of our children becoming critically overweight or obese, sporting clubs are well positioned to instil healthy eating practices into the next generation. The Victorian Government has developed the Healthy Choices Guidelines to make […]

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Top Spin – is booze advertising sneaking into the things you love?

April 8 2019, News

“The alcohol industry deliberately targets young people who are drinking the most – Top Spin is about turning the tables and giving young Victorians the opportunity to have your say. Whether it’s text, image or a short video, we want you to call out the sneaky tactics used by the alcohol industry. Your entries not […]

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What does it cost to play your sport?

May 11 2018, News

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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Heat Policy and UV Index

October 2 2018, News

Does your club have a heat policy? If not, it’s important for clubs to ensure the safety of all members and participants by adopting one. Prolonged exposure to heat and UV (Ultraviolet) rays can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. UV radiation is the invisible threat to your health that you can’t see or […]

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Engaging and Retaining Volunteers

May 15 2019, News

Finding volunteers Know why people volunteer An important first step for clubs looking to recruit new volunteers is to understand why people volunteer in the first place. By knowing why people volunteer, clubs can understand what volunteers want out of their time at the club. Some of the reasons people volunteer include: Helping others and […]

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Strategies to offset the cost of sport

May 14 2018, News

‘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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