Training & Education

Sports Focus is committed to providing ongoing support to community sporting clubs in the Loddon Campaspe. We want to increase the capacity and capabilities of grassroots sporting clubs and to encourage healthy, inclusive and connected communities.

We offer the following workshops to support clubs, leagues, and associations through workforce development opportunities. We also aim to be responsive to emerging needs of club volunteers so talk to us about what might assist your club.

COVID-19 has impacted all Clubs and Associations and Sports Focus want to support you as you plan to return to your sport, to ensure a safe & successful return.

This free webinar will provide advice and guidance around how your club or association can navigate this return and some important factors that need to be considered when making decisions. It will also be an opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns that you may have.

  • Find out what you need to do to ensure a safe return to your sport this season
  • Understand the impact that COVID-19 has had and will continue to have on your players and volunteers
  • Question & Answer session with special guest – Mariela Pocklington, Sport & Recreation Victoria to provide clarity about the current health guidelines and restrictions for sport.

Following this webinar, we will be offering one-on-one support sessions with each Club or Association to discuss your individual situation, support needs and provide assistance and guidance as you look to your upcoming season.



No sessions currently planned – contact Sports Focus if you are interested or need support

Completing an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) program gives participants the skills and knowledge to contribute to a safe and enjoyable environment in licensed premises.

Licensees and staff are subject to mandatory RSA requirements and have one month from the date they first sell, offer for sale or serve liquor on the licensed premises to complete an RSA program.

The RSA program covers a range of topics including:

  • problems associated with excessive consumption
  • alcohol and the law
  • the question of who is responsible for RSA
  • facts about alcohol
  • improving the atmosphere of your premises
  • handling difficult customers.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing / group restrictions, Sports Focus are offering VIRTUAL Responsible Serving of Alcohol (RSA) courses.

All courses will be held 100% online, in the comfort of your own home.

The course will be delivered via Zoom. Once registered, all participants will receive further information, including the link to join the course.



Date: Monday 22 February 2021

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Cost: $50 per person for Sports Focus members; $70 per person for non-members


For more information and to book, please click here.


Do you sell, serve or consume alcohol at your sporting club?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then it is important that your club committee members attend this information seminar to receive up‐to‐date information.

Topics covered include:

  • The different types of liquor licences for clubs
  • The club rules and types of visitors
  • The supply of liquor to members under a licence
  • Understanding and interpreting a liquor licence
  • Understanding a red-line plan maintenance of sign-in registers
  • Displaying appropriate signage and understanding responsible service of alcohol licence breaches.

Do I need to attend?

If your club is considering applying for a new liquor licence, at least one member of the committee is required to have completed this training to lodge an application.

All other sporting clubs who currently hold a liquor licence, are recommended to attend this training once a year to receive current information and to refresh their knowledge.

All attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The Good Sports program in conjunction with the VCGLR are presenting this valuable Liquor Licensing seminar online to assist sporting organisations.



No upcoming courses

Your club has a responsibility to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment.

Sports Focus understand the challenges for club administrators in dealing with club members, particularly in regards to responding to poor behaviour that results in complaints, disputes and other grievances.

The Managing Member Behaviour workshop will look to assist clubs to:

  • Better understand and identify poor behaviour – in particular bullying, harassment & discrimination
  • Set in place preventative measures to reduce the likelihood of issues arising, specifically Codes of Conduct and disciplinary sanctions
  • Explore the Complaint Handling Process & how to resolve disputes
  • Complaints, breaching codes of conduct, member disputes, grievances – which process to follow and when
  • Understanding Grievance Procedures and Disciplinary Procedures
  • The role of Member Protection Policies & Member Protection Information Officers


No upcoming courses