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Training for club and association volunteers

14 Feb 2024

Sports Community has developed a wide range of training sessions and workshops designed to empower community sports club and association volunteers to undertake their roles successfully.

Sports Community is proud to be an approved presenter on the Queensland Government’s Department of National Parks, Sport and Recreation Building Active Communities and the Government of Western Australia Department of Sport and Recreation’s Sports and Business Workshops club development programs.

Between 2013 – 2015 Sports Community delivered over 320 training sessions around the country in most metropolitan centres as well as rural, regional and remote locations around Australia such as Gove, Katherine and Alice Springs in the Northern Territory, Tom Price and Paraburdoo in the Pilbara in Western Australia and Mount Isa in outback Queensland.

Our extensive experience in developing and delivering workshops has allowed us to develop our Volunteer Development Pathway which allows us to tailor programs for volunteers and administrators of all levels of experience and responsibility.

Training sessions.

No topic to suit your needs? No worries! Please contact us with your specific requirements and we can tailor a session to suit your needs.

Specialist topics
Fundamentals of sports club fundraising.
Creating successful grant applications.
Sponsorship made easy.
How to create a $10,000 event.
Creating a communication strategy for sports clubs.
Social Media, website and email newsletter for sports clubs.
Attracting and retaining players and members.
Increasing female participation.
Running a successful social event.
Running a major social, fundraising or sporting event.
Facility management.
Women and Girls in Sport
Introduction to committee.
So you’re on the committee, now what?
Running successful committee meetings.
Creating a safe club – member protection.
Minimising committee conflict.
Attracting, maintaining and empowering volunteers.
Executive leadership.
Introduction to club leadership.
Achieving club goals by creating a culture of volunteering.
Running a successful Annual General Meeting.
Financial Management.
Risk Management.
Creating an environment of player and coach development.
Change Management


Club Development Training is Evolving.

To increase the effectiveness and accessibility of our training format for volunteers, Sports Community has taken its training online. As well as our in person workshops, all Sports Community training sessions are now also available as a live webinar (broadcast directly from our studio) or as an online, on demand training session accessed from

Our partners are now creating club development training programs which incorporate not only our traditional “live” workshops and training sessions but also incorporate live webinars and online training (accessible 24/7 by volunteers) into their training strategies.

Sports Community Partners.

Here are just some of Sport Community’s partners who have offered our training to their clubs:

Northern Territory Department of Sport and Recreation
Queensland Government’s Department of National Parks, Sport and Recreation
Government of Western Australia Department of Sport and Recreation
ACT Sport and Recreation
Over 40 different councils around Australia

Peak Sporting Bodies:
Cricket Australia
Swimming Australia
Bowls Victoria
Cricket Victoria
Dragon Boat NSW
Cycling NSW
Netball Victoria
AFL Victoria
Ultimate Victoria



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