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Join the Sports Focus team

June 30 2017, News

Are you passionate about developing participation opportunities in sport for the disadvantaged? Do you understand the challenges confronting community sporting club volunteers? Do you have a desire to develop a sustainable sport and active recreation sector? Want to work for a community focused organisation with a strong reputation for achievement? Enjoy working with a small […]

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Promote your outdoor activity

July 14 2017, News

Bendigo Summer in the Parks is a program of free or low cost events during December, January and February, which bring the community together in some of Greater Bendigo’s most beautiful outdoor settings. You can submit your free/low cost activity to Bendigo Summer in the Parks who help with the promotion of all activities/events by […]

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Changes you need to know about

July 12 2017, News

From 1 August 2017 there are important changes to the Working with Children (WWC) Check. These changes are things your sporting club/organisation need to become familiar with. The changes are due to an amendment to the Working with Children Act (2005). Below are the changes: Expand the definition of ‘direct contact’ from the Act The […]

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Child Safe Standards – What does your club need to do?

June 13 2017, News

The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse. The Victorian Child Safety Standards now apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children within Victoria. There are seven (7) different requirements that make up the standards, which sporting organisations […]

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Building a positive club culture

April 6 2017, News

Sporting clubs provide ample social opportunities for individuals, families and communities, therefore having a strong and positive culture at your club is an important factor to ensure people have a positive and pleasant experience. Developing a successful club culture is often discussed in clubs, however without a clear idea of what it actually requires. Club […]

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Preparing your club – new Victorian Child Safety Standards

December 2 2016, News

The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that will apply to organisations that provide service for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse.  From 1 January 2017, the Victorian Child Safety Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children within Victoria. There are seven different requirements […]

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