News

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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Greater Bendigo Coalition for Gender Equity

March 8 2019, News

Sports Focus is extremely excited to announce that we are now a member of the Greater Bendigo Coalition for Gender Equity! Why gender equity? Every person has fundamental human rights. We recognise the dignity and worth of each person, and the equal rights of men, women and all people. We recognise that gender inequality is […]

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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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Let Kids be Kids

April 20 2018, News

The Let Kids be Kids mini-course addresses poor sideline behaviour at junior sport.You will learn about what motivates kids participation in sport; you’ll be able to identify what poor behaviour is; how to address poor behaviour if it occurs and also take into consideration the views and opinions of children and young people. This course […]

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Season Ready – Have we got qualified first aiders and sports trainers?

March 9 2018, News

Sport is a great way for people to get fit and stay healthy; however, sport also creates a risk of injury. Good prevention and management practices can help reduce the incidence and impact on such injuries. A key to these practices is having appropriately trained volunteers who can respond effectively in an emergency. Now is […]

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Season Ready – Do we have enough people trained with Responsible Serving of Alcohol?

March 9 2018, News

One of the keys to managing alcohol responsibly in any sporting club is ensuring that there are sufficient people within the club trained in the responsible service of alcohol. One of the big challenges for clubs is ensuring that you have enough people trained at the start of each season, particularly as members come and go. […]

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