Government and councils

Sports Community is the premier provider of training to the volunteers of grass roots sporting clubs in Australia.  We have developed over 25 different sessions which we have delivered in over 250 sessions around Australia. (July 2013 and April 2015).

Over the journey, we have formed close working relationships with councils around Australia including East Pilbara Shire, Yarra Ranges, Brimbank, Nillumbik, City of Port Phillip, Marrickville Council, NT and ACT Sport and Rec. Feedback from councils and governments has flagged the need for staff development training to respond to the increasing diverse demands for clubs and their volunteers.

Over the last 18 months we have seen a significant shift in the role of club development staff working for Councils and government departments.  Traditionally, Council staff have spent a lot of time on facility allocation, maintenance and development.

Today, Council staff are being asked more and more, by both the clubs and their volunteers to assist and support volunteers in the management, governance and general running of their clubs. For many of the club development staff these are new skills so to support them Sports Community have developed a 10 series staff development training program that covers the fundamentals of club management and governance and importantly covers these topics from the Council perspective of delivering into clubs.

Session recordings

Recordings of each session will be made available within 48 hours of the session so if for any reason staff are unavailable to attend the live session staff will be able to watch the session recording when convenient.

The session recordings allow staff to go back over the sessions so they can review and reflect on the content.

Group forum

The webinar series will be supported by an online forum where attendees can continue to network and exchange ideas between sessions.  This also creates a location for discussions to take place after people have had time to reflect on each of the sessions.

All questions raised through the session will be answered in detail on the forum.

For further information about the program click here or call:

Pamela Irvine
Community Partnership Manager
03 59 73 6404