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Support for clubs

Eurobodalla Council works with local clubs and professional recreation providers to make sure you have the support you need to deliver a great experience for your members.

If you're involved in delivering sport and recreation in Eurobodalla, we invite you to:

  • get your copy of the Eurobodalla Sports Resource Kit to help with club governance, training and retaining volunteers, and amplifying your fundraising efforts
  • come along to our events and workshops, and get involved in the Sport and Active Recreation Forum
  • get in touch with us.

Eurobodalla Sports Resource Kit

The Eurobodalla Sports Resource Kit is a collection of 27 documents covering four key areas: governance, club development, member experience, and grants.

The kit is designed to inspire and assist local sporting clubs to build success and respond to emerging opportunities.

You can use these free documents to help manage your club's responsibilities and development, improve member experiences, and help sustain and improve your club’s financial position.

More tools and resources

There are some great organisations that offer free support and resources to sporting and recreation clubs across Australia.

You can use these tools and resources to help you build and maintain a strong club.

Council hosts a regular forum to bring together local sporting and recreation leaders. We work together to provide quality programs for our community.

The forum is all about sharing ideas, identifying key issues and to developing the capabilities we need to grow and thrive.

Forum members will:

  • hear from leading experts in club development
  • get access to targeted training
  • develop helpful networks
  • hear from Council staff about current and upcoming projects
  • be a part of strategic discussions that shape future directions
  • find out about the latest grants and other opportunities available.

For sport and recreation clubs: Learn from experts about ways to keep your club strong and growing, tap into grant opportunities and keep up to date with upcoming recreation works.

For professional coaches: Network and collaborate with local leaders from the clubs and other businesses. Tap into shire-wide strategies to keep the community engaged and active.

For schools and teachers: Be part of the conversation on how we best motivate and inspire young people to develop physical literacy and a life-long association with sport and active recreation.

This is a great resource for clubs and their volunteers with resources to help committee members and volunteers find their feet.

Sports Community ClubSpot offers:

  • free templates and worksheets
  • downloadable position descriptions for each committee member
  • tools and templates for core governance documents
  • podcasts specifically pitched at local clubs
  • free or affordable, targeted training.

Sport Australia's online health check is a great starting point for any committee.

It helps you gauge where your club is at and identify areas for improvements.

Governance refers to the way you run your club including the way you structure your committee, your club’s goals and objectives, the way you plan to achieve those outcomes, and the principles you use to make decisions.

Improve your governance with Sport Australia’s nine-step training program, and browse other resources:

Eurobodalla Council supports and encourages diversity and inclusion in sport.

We encourage clubs to use the 7 Pillars of Inclusion model developed by Sport Australia and the Play by the Rules initiative. Their toolkit will help you and your club reach out and support new players and volunteers by improving your understanding of diversity and inclusion. The 7 Pillars of Inclusion are focused on simple actions that will help your club achieve cultural change over time:

  • Access – improve both your physical and social environments to make everyone welcome.
  • Attitude – learn how to actively encourage diverse memberships through attitudinal change.
  • Choice – better understand how offering a range of participation options can attract new members.
  • Partnerships – learn about the benefits of collaboration and partnerships.
  • Communication – develop communication methods and mediums to reach a broad range of audiences.
  • Policy – learn how to develop a Member Protection Policy.
  • Opportunities – learn how to use the TREE model - Teaching/coaching, Rules, Equipment and Environment to help your club adapt to diverse memberships.

Access the full information package and toolkit here:

More information

We acknowledge some of the documents in the Eurobodalla Sports Kit may not be accessible to some of our residents. If you require assistance or would like a Word version of a document, please contact Recreation Development Coordinator, Tina Smith.