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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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Club Values

August 17 2018, News

What are your club’s values?  What are the standards that your club won’t compromise on?  The first step to making sure your social media presence reflects the values at your club is getting clear on what your club stands for. Written and visible club values are a powerful tool to communicate the positive culture at […]

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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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