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Things to consider…

August 17 2018, News

Whilst acknowledging that having a social media presence can be an incredibly valuable strategy to promote your club and build connection with your local community, like anything, there are some potential issues that will require your consideration. The use of ‘Closed Groups’ is one that comes to mind when using Facebook. A ‘Closed Group’ only […]

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Gender Equity – Are You On Board?

September 13 2018, News

With the 1 July 2019 deadline fast approaching, Victorian State Government funded sporting organisations have turned their attention to meeting the mandatory quotas for women on boards. At Sports Focus, we have undertaken considerable planning to ensure compliance. Our Rules have been re-drafted and are ready to be formally accepted by our members at a […]

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Great example of new options for women’s participation

September 21 2018, News

Barker’s Creek and Castlemaine United Cricket Clubs will come together in Castlemaine on October 12 for a women’s social round re-match.  Barker’s Creek Cricket Club hosted a well-attended social women’s match between the two clubs in March 2018.  The success of the day highlighted a strong demand for women’s cricket participation options in the region. […]

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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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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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Life lessons thru sport

June 5 2018, News

There has been significant research into the life lessons learnt though being involved in club based sport. Skills such as; leadership, discipline, commitment, respect and team work are just a few that spring to mind. Each of these skills are learnt by the participants through their active involvement in the game of their choosing. However, […]

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