New program offers sporting clubs a helping hand

Date published: 10 May 2017

Townsville City Council is offering sporting clubs assistance with their development thanks to a new program called Get Active Clubs.

Launched on Friday, the program assists and empowers clubs to:

  • Increase levels of participation in their sport
  • Be well managed and governed
  • Achieve good practice and minimum operating standards
  • Develop an environment that will provide growth and development
  • Provide an atmosphere and culture that is attractive to current and future club members.

Community Health and Environment Committee chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the program was about sharing information and helping clubs to be self-sufficient.

“Registration enables clubs to access a range of resources, information and additional council support,” Cr Greaney said.

“Council can also assist clubs who register with grant opportunities, which can help a club to grow, improve their facilities or to help them deliver carnivals, competitions and much more.”

The Get Active Clubs program offers a range of information, support and guidance to clubs and their volunteers including:

  • Planning and development
  • Club management
  • Committee management
  • Club policies
  • Financial management
  • Governance
  • Grants – funding – sponsorship
  • Risk management
  • Volunteer management
  • Marketing and promotions
  • Best practice

To register visit council’s website and search for Get Active Clubs.