Australia’s Top 20 Sports and Physical Activities Revealed!

Sport Australia has released the latest annual data from its AusPlay survey, Australia’s largest and most comprehensive sport and physical activity survey launched in late-2015. For the first time, AusPlay has revealed Australia’s top 20 sports and physical activities along with detailed ‘State of the Play’ reports on each. Recreational activities like walking, fitness/gym, swimming, running and […]

New Volunteer Toolkits to Make Your Life Easier!

Sports Community is extremely excited to announce our new Volunteer Toolkits! If you’re on the committee, a club President, Treasurer or Secretary, coordinate fundraising, social media or grant applications, we have tons of amazingly useful information, tools and resources to make your role FUN and EASY! Want to learn how to write an amazing grant […]

Bottles Plus offering FREE FREIGHT to selected Capital Cities!

Bottles Plus Offering FREE freight to selected capital cities! Bottles Plus are bringing flair to sports drink bottles.  For a limited time, Bottles Plus are offering FREE delivery to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide! Don’t live in a capital city? No worries! You will only pay the difference in freight from your closest capital […]

Experienced Sports Industry Professional, Jan Sutherland, has joined Sports Community

Experienced Sports Industry Professional, Jan Sutherland joins Sports Community Sports Community is delighted to announce that Jan Sutherland has joined the Sports Community Consulting team. Sports Community is the preeminent organisation in Australia, dedicated to supporting community sports clubs, their volunteers and the peak sports bodies, government and the myriad of organisations who support them. Jan […]

INTRODUCING: Bottles Plus!

Bottles Plus are bringing flair to sports drink bottles. Specialising in custom printing allows customers to proudly display their logo or meet their corporate requirements. Offering a wide range of options allows you to completely customise the bottle to your needs: Choose the style of bottle (8 styles) Choose the colour of the bottle Options […]

All players, including Serena Williams, must show respect to umpires

As I have stated often in my writing, one of the great pleasures of working at Sports Community is that we get to travel all over the country. We work with and learn from great people and their clubs. In the last four weeks these travels have taken me to Canberra, ACT, Adelaide, SA and […]

The most successful club Presidents get us talking

We spend a lot of time watching, listening to and talking to successful club presidents. We spend a lot of time trying to uncover their secrets, so we can share them to ease the burden of all club presidents. Club Presidents all have something in common. They are passionate, work incredibly hard, they contribute many […]

SOLID is lighting up opportunity

SOLID Display Systems have created a solution for local sporting clubs to attract sponsorship opportunities through their scoreboards. Sponsorships are no longer seen as a goodwill gesture, but an opportunity to increase revenue. Prospective sponsors are hesitant, usually wondering: “How will people see my brand?” SOLID owner, Wayne Barr, has the answer – “Our systems know […]

Celebrating Fury Basketball’s Success in winning 8K!

Fury Basketball Club were successful in obtaining an $8,000 grant from Holden Australia, as part of the Holden Home Ground Advantage Grant – which they found through the Sports Community Volunteer Newsletter. Fury Basketball Club is a grassroots club that plays in the local summer domestic basketball competition in Mandurah, WA. They are the largest of […]

10 Lessons that Clubs can Learn from Business

In the many strategic planning sessions we facilitate, there is a growing theme of clubs wanting to become more “professional.” Often, we hear from participants there is a desire for their clubs to become more businesslike or act more like a business. While I agree that there are a lot of “professional practices” clubs can – […]

Embracing generational and “gender-ational” change within your committee

One of the great pleasures of working at Sports Community is that we get to work with grassroots sports club volunteers and be a catalyst for change. We work all around the country, from those considering a committee role for the first time right through to those with over 50 years experience. We are in […]

The changing face of development, training and knowledge sharing

For decades, organisations big and small relied on “on-the-job” training schemes or classroom training to develop their workforce. These training strategies worked fine for organisations with a centralised workforce but for those organisations with a geographically dispersed employee base, classroom training was often too expensive to undertake or led to poor uptake due to time […]