At Sports Community there is a membership to suit everyone
What training and resources are included in your membership?
These webpages provide you and your club with information to help effectively run your club, save you time and support your club to raise funds.
These include in depth information on:
- How to be a President
- How to be a Secretary
- How to be a Treasurer
- Social Media and Communications
- Attracting, retaining and empowering volunteers
- Committees role in Player development
- Committees role in Coach development
- Legal obligations
- Running a committee meeting and Annual General Meeting
- Risk Management and insurance
- Ground and facility management
- Starting a club
- Fundraising and sponsorship
- How to create and run an event
- Club memberships
- Creating an online club shop
- Winning Grants
Our checklists, worksheets and templates are downloadable and allows you to take action straight away. We have done the thinking and leg work to provide the structure and information your club needs to be able to make changes or plan ahead. Topics include:
- Culture Audit Worksheet
- Creating a Successful and Profitable Fundraising Event Worksheet
- Marketing Your Club Through Social Media Worksheet
- Delivering Club Objectives Worksheet
- Strategic Planning Template
- Maximising Your Fundraising Checklist
- Marketing and Communications Checklist
- Risk Management Checklist
- Critical Club Information Checklist
- Marketing Your Club Through Traditional and Social Media Checklist
- One Day Carnival Checklist
- Seasonal Fixtures Checklist
- Tournament Checklist
You will also have access to position descriptions for all of the key positions at your club. Position descriptions help volunteers with clarity around their responsibilities and allow clubs to ensure that tasks are completed. These include:
- Vice President
- Sponsorship Manager
- Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Apparel Co-ordinator
- Media Manager
- Facility Manager
- Safety Officer
- First Aid Officer
- Team Manager
- Social Co-ordinator
- Social Media Co-ordinator
- Club Head Coach
- Assistant Coach
Currently, there are over 23 training videos (over 20 hours of training) available to view. The videos provided step by step training on the most effective way to run your club. These topics include:
Empowering Committee Members
- Understanding the culture and characteristics of successful clubs
- Attracting and retaining volunteers and players
- Unleashing the power of goal setting
- Member safety and protection
All You Need to Know About Fundraising
- Fundamentals of fundraising
- Creating successful grant applications
- Attracting more sponsors to your club
- How to create a 10K event
- 20 ways to raise funds
Using Facebook to Help Achieve Club Goals
- Using Facebook at your club Parts 1, 2 & 3
Optimising Communication at Your Club
- Fundamentals of digital communications
- Unleashing the power of your club’s website and newsletter
- Using Facebook, Twitter and Periscope at your club
- Digital tools – Part 1
- Digital tools – Part 2
- Basic newsletter concepts
- Setting up your Mailchimp account
- The email distribution list
- Creating a basic email newsletter campaign
- Advanced newsletter techniques
- Analysing the results of your newsletter campaign
- Making subscribing to your newsletter easy
And that's not all! You also get...
Fortnightly email newsletters
These newsletters provide Members with the latest news, information, innovations, grants and fundraising information for volunteers and club administrators.
Membership also entitles you entry to free quarterly training webinars with industry experts where you are able ask questions and interact.
Discounts to products and webinars
- 25% discount to all products in the Sports Community shop
- 25% discount to Sports Community webinar training programs
Your membership also gains you access to special offers and discounts from Sports Community partners. These partners are made up of organisations that directly support and supply to grassroots sports clubs.
Find the membership option that suits you, your club or your organisation
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Sports community went above and beyond in working with us to provide development opportunities for our sporting clubs. Their vast array of options allowed us to hold both a face to face session and webinars - this was pivotal in reaching a wider network of people. In addition, sports community were very accommodating with discussion topics we wanted to present to our clubs, and offered to design content to reflect our needs. Their friendly and approachable staff made the experience very positive and I could not recommend them highly enough - definitely would utilise their service again.
“Aside from sharing their own extensive knowledge, Sports Community's webinar series are a fantastic way to engage with others in the industry and hear case studies of what has worked in other councils and sporting organisations. "I have taken at least one new idea out of each session and there is always a great balance of practical tips that you can utilise straight away, and thought-provoking concepts that lead to new thinking. "Sports Community's commitment to taking on feedback and always improving ensure that the webinars only get better and that they always provide a great engaging experience.”
“Archery Australia contracted Sports Community to assist in developing and producing Documentation to update its National Coaching Program. "In conjunction with the AA National Coaching Committee Chair, work undertaken was in the following areas:
- Develop framework documentation to ultimately assist AA in seeking NCAS accreditation
- Review process for delivery of coach syllabuses
- Develop in-course workbooks
- Develop in-course presentation material
- Develop online learning modules
- Develop assessment processes
"It’s been so great working with Steve and the Sports Community team on a variety of Association Development training and leadership opportunities throughout 2015. "Their expertise and knowledge about sport, not for profits and community has been refreshing and our members and associations have certainly benefited from this. "The best thing about Sports Community is that they listened to our organisation’s needs and tailor made training opportunities to match. We look forward to continuing our work with Sports Community”
"I have really enjoyed the Sports Community webinars and found them valuable and informative. "It has captured some real challenges that are faced by the sporting community with some simple yet effective skills to pass onto our clubs."
"The whole team at Sports Community has been great to work with. "They are always positive and quick to reply. One-hour webinars every couple weeks are perfect as they don't take too much time out of your busy work schedule. "Presenters of the webinars make potential complex issues quite simple and the recordings of the webinars are a great idea. "They have been helpful a few times when I have gone back and reviewed some of the content."
“The New South Wales Fencing Association engaged Sports Community to present a course to our coaches to help them understand the wider environment in which young people are learning the art of fencing, or any sport. "The session delivered by Amanda Vanderwal - 360 Degrees of Coaching - fully met our expectations. "Amanda took our coaches on a tour of the many factors that influence the lives of our young athletes, not least the impact of social media, and helped them to place their work with their students in a broader context. "As a successful professional coach herself, Amanda was able to pass on what she has learned to our coaches in a way they could easily relate to and adapt to their own teaching. "All of our coaches who attended the session say they learned from it and we intend to make 360 Degrees of Coaching a key component of our coach training program.”
"We have worked with Sports Community on a number of projects, however most recently they assisted with the recording and production of three online training videos. "Joe made us feel comfortable in our delivery and the turnaround time was exactly as quoted. "The end product was exactly what we’d hoped for and I’d have no hesitation in recommending their services."
"Bowls Victoria has enjoyed a successful partnership with Sports Community to develop and deliver a whole-of-sport club training program over the past two years. "The program was managed well and to expectations with training programs staged in metropolitan and regional areas across Victoria. "Very positive responses were obtained from attendees with benefits being experienced by clubs virtually straight away. "Bowls Victoria is confident recommendations in respect to our relationships with Sports Community are based on accurate feedback from our client base and our own individual dealings through its management and staff."
“The Yarra Ranges Council has a strong history with Sports Community, who has delivered our annual Sports Club Training Program for the past four years. "We have received nothing but positive feedback from our local clubs who attend, most often commenting that the workshops are well worth the time to attend. "Working in partnership with Sports Community, the Yarra Ranges has been able to craft the workshops to cover particular topics relevant to Yarra Ranges sports clubs. "I highly recommend Sports Community as a valuable resource for both local government and sports club volunteers.”
"We are very grateful to Sports Community for their help in our Strategic Planning Process. "They were able to assist us from the beginning and made sure all of the important groups were represented. They led a positive and effective meeting that resulted in very strong goals for our club. "The stakeholders of our club have also reacted positively to our direction thanks to the additional communication. We are excited to continue to work together to see our objectives are achieved."
"I have worked with Steve and Sports Community for a number of years and have found them very accommodating, relaxed and knowledgeable. "The workshops Sports Community has delivered have been at the perfect pitch for grassroots clubs, full of practical and easy to implement suggestions. "Sports Community’s online learning makes it even easier for clubs in country areas to access training and information. Totally recommend Sports Community."