Develop Your Sports Club

We support local sports clubs in various ways, including providing sport-specific development meetings, training for volunteers, and assistance with business planning. This helps clubs promote active participation opportunities within our community.

Club Development

The Sports Club User Guide (Version 1 - June 2015) has been designed to provide an overview of our roles and responsibilities, and those of sporting clubs, user groups and associations to clarify the processes guiding use and allocation of facilities – as well as developing sport and recreation opportunities throughout our municipality.

This guide also provides information about:

  • Venues
  • How to manage facilities (security and cleaning)
  • Club development
  • Funding sources
  • Permits and regulations
  • Fees and charges
  • Risk management
  • Useful contact numbers.

We’ve also included a section on our Sports Facility Hire, Licences and Leases Agreement Policy, to help clubs understand these new agreements more easily.

Business Planning Template

Our Business Planning template helps your club to create a business plan, ensuring your club is sustainable and planning for the future. The simple template has instructions to help you develop content for each section.

Our team members are available to provide assistance to your club, to complete your business plans.

Club Development Network Meetings

We hold bi-annual sport-specific club development network meetings with the support of the relevant state sporting association (e.g. Cricket Victoria). These provide you with the latest information from our point of view, and that of the state sporting association.

These meetings are your opportunity to:

  • Give feedback on our developments
  • Discuss issues
  • Promote upcoming opportunities for funding and increasing membership

Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Cricket and Tennis have individual meetings. A meeting for all other sports together also takes place, so all clubs can access these benefits.

The Club Development Network meetings are an innovative way that we support local sports clubs. In 2007, it won the Sport and Recreation Victoria Education Award, which recognises industry-leading practice in education of sports clubs.