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Australia’s Top 20 Sports and Physical Activities Revealed!

Walking is Australia's most popular physical activity! 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...

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...

Sports Community livestreams everyday, FREE webinars and resources to help YOU!

So, sport has stopped in the short term.  What does this mean for clubs? People are being asked, and potentially compelled to stay at home?  Believe it or not this is a huge opportunity for clubs and volunteers.  With no...

How Sports Community can help every club volunteer in Australia

Wow, how our world has changed so dramatically in such a short period of time.Over the last week, we have all grappled with the decision whether to proceed with sporting activities, modify them to meet the imperative of social distancing,...

Who are the lucky recipients of the Move It Aus Grants?

Successful Grant Recipient List "There was an overwhelming response to the Program, with 480+ applications received by Sport Australia requesting significantly more than the amount of funding available. The standard of applications was extremely high and the process was competitive,...

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 will...

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 that there is a desire for their clubs to become more businesslike, or act more...

 

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...