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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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Member Protection Information Officers

June 3 2019, News

If complaints regarding discrimination, harassment, child protection or other inappropriate behaviours were being raised in your club, what would you do? As sport is not immune from issues and conflicts, it is important to make sure that if concerns do arise they are able to be dealt with appropriately. Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) are […]

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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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Code of Conduct

July 10 2019, News

What is a Code of Conduct and why should my club have one? A Code of Conduct is integral to any sporting club as it outlines the expected behaviour of administrators, committees, coaches and officials, players, parents, and spectators. Codes of Conduct can be very broad; from on-field incidents, sideline abuse and mismanagement, to inappropriate […]

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