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Club and volunteer development

For those involved in sport and recreation at any level, continuously improving your knowledge and skills and keeping up-to-date with the latest trends is important. It's the key to participant safety, performance and enjoyment in sport.

The Office of Sport can tailor a workshop or specific program to suite your needs:

Running your club

Learn how to effectively run a sporting club in this workshop which covers legal and governance obligations, reviewing the constitution, club planning, risk management and working with volunteers.

Sponsorship, fundraising and grants

Seek effective ways to secure financial support for your club or association and learn how to develop and manage sponsorship agreements in this workshop that covers fundraising techniques and provides useful tips for writing a grant application.

Get that grant

Improve your grant writing skills and increase the chances for funding in this practical workshop that covers the grant process and how to develop and write good evidence-based project concepts.

Club planning

Learn how to manage and grow your club or association through strategic planning and sound business principles in this interactive workshop for administrators. The workshop will provide a step-by-step guide to the planning process.

Volunteer recruitment and retention

Identify ways to recruit and retain volunteers in this interactive workshop and learn about volunteer training, recognition and replacement and the different approaches to managing volunteers.

Managing sports teams

Find out the role and responsibilities of a sports team manager with these training courses that cover codes of behaviour, organisational skills and using the manager’s toolkit:

  • Level 1 – orientation to sports team management
  • Level 2 – managing senior club and representative teams
  • Level 3 – managing national league teams for SSO and NSO (and some schools).

Risk management

Learn about the importance of implementing, managing and reviewing risk management within the sporting environment in this practical workshop which covers the risk management framework, risk management and compliance, the risks facing sporting clubs and associations, and risk management processes and standards.

Social media for sport

This interactive seminar discusses the importance of social media for sport and sporting organisations and covers best practice, social media policy, pros and cons, security and terminology. Learn how to create Twitter and Instagram accounts, Facebook pages and groups, and receive advice on choosing the right social media platform.