Club Development

Funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria, the Club development program assists Clubs in the provision of quality and inclusive opportunities for involvement in sport and recreation.

The key objectives of the program are:

  • To strengthen the capacity of grassroots sport and recreation organisations to operate in a robust fashion and deliver quality opportunities for participation.
  • To increase the quality and availability of information about local sport and recreation issues, infrastructure and opportunities.
  • To enhance networks between grassroots sport and recreation organisations and other key stakeholders in the community to ensure that sport and recreation services address local community needs and issues.
  • To increase opportunities for the activities of statewide organisations to be delivered at a local level.

South West Sport coordinates and participates in Club Development information sessions & funding forums throughout the year and provides a monthly newsletter to keep clubs informed of opportunities and developments.

Club Virtual Listening Posts – if your club is looking for some one-on-one advice, book in a time to connect.

Policy of the Month – May – Child Safe Policy. This month we look at why every club should have one in place.

Resource of the Month – May – Grant Application Resource template. This will be a handy tool to assist clubs with proactively preparing clubs on how to write a successful grant application during COVID-19.

Club Workshops – South West Sport runs Club Workshops regularly throughout the year.

State-wide Club Survey – Regional Sport Victoria provides opportunities via South West Sport for Clubs to have their say regarding development issues and resource requirements at your Club – enabling us to support Clubs where they need it most. Check out the results of our recent survey.

Club Help  – is an online resource centre for volunteers in sport and recreation clubs to assist with all aspects of running a successful Club.

Volunteer Exchange – this page lists Clubs that are looking for volunteers to help with events, as well as individuals who have nominated to help.