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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

 

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...

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 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...

Participation awards help create great experiences

Throughout 2018 I have been asked to present at a number of conferences around the country on tactics and strategies sports and their clubs can use to increase participation. A lot of people think that participation awards are bad. This isn't...

Sports Community Announces Partnership With Trybooking – FREE WEBINARS

Sports Community is passionate about making sports club volunteering and administration easier. Through its website www.sportscommunity.com.au, live training workshops around the country and weekly volunteer training webinars, Sports Community is continually empowering volunteers to enable them to undertake their club...

Gambling on grassroots sports must be avoided at all costs

The Australian Gambling Research Centre which is a part of the federal government’s Australian Institute of Family Studies published in early November 2014, a report titled “Sports Betting and Advertising”. This innocuously titled report highlights the very deep ramifications arising...

 

Salary cap discussions expose an ethical leadership dilemma for clubs

In a previous life I had the honour and pleasure of being the CEO of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL). At the time, 2007 -2008, the MPNFL was a combination of three separate football leagues and a netball...

Fast Forward 20 Years – What will be different for Community Sports Clubs

Youth Sports Trust, an English charity “devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport” recently released their latest research (undertaken in partnership with the Future Foundation). The research sought to determine “What role PE, Sport and physical activity play in...

Changing the gender imbalance in Australian sports coaching

At the IGW Women and Sport conference held in Helsinki in June 2014 the International Council for Coaching Excellence presented an analysis of the coaches attending the 2012 London Olympics. The results were startling! Of the 3,225 accredited coaches at...