Healthy Club 

Why develop a 'Healthy Club' policy?

  • It will reinforce your club’s commitment to the promotion of health.
  • it will standardise your procedures for dealing with any behaviour that contravenes the health objectives that you are trying to achieve.
  • it will set guidelines for your club members regarding what to expect from the club and outline what is considered unacceptable behaviour by members and officials.
  • it will clarify the roles and responsibilities of all club members.

A Healthy Club policy addresses the following health issues:

  • smoking
  • sun protection
  • injury prevention
  • alcohol and other drugs
  • healthy eating

Sport safety 

Sport safety planning is about ‘playing smart’ – being aware, being prepared and being active in promoting a safe sport environment for players, coaches, officials and spectators.

Sport safety planning and implementation is not hard: it's common sense. It is not a one-off event, but a cycle of continuous improvement. Changes to club personnel, playing rules, club equipment and facilities may require your club to provide ongoing education and training for all club members.

The benefits to your club are:

  • fewer and less severe injuries
  • lower insurance premiums
  • recognition for being a ‘sport safe club’
  • satisfied members and increased membership
  • well-educated members
  • reassured parents
  • safety as a positive marketing tool for the club
  • responsible and coordinated approach to sport safety.

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    Game Plan

    The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is focused on improving the capability of sporting organisations to create an effective and sustainable national sport sector. The ASC supports club development through its free online platform, Game Plan.

    Game Plan is a free online platform that allows sporting clubs of all sizes to get insights into their current capability in key areas of club administration, then supports ongoing club development with a suite of tools.

    Clubs assess and evaluate their own environment, identifying their unique strengths and potential areas for improvement.

    Volunteers are the heart of every club. Game Plan makes it easy for club leaders to assess and analyse information about holistic club operations, to make good immediate decisions whilst developing clear plans for the club’s future.

    Over 3,000 Australian sporting clubs across 78 different sports are gaining key development and capability growth through their use of Game Plan.

    Game Plan is designed to:

    • Access a club's capability and performance at a time relevant to them 
    • Identify areas for improvement
    • Provide access to relevant resources to support club development
    • Inform the direction and priority of activities and investment to build capacity

    Game Plan has been developed to enable clubs to make the lives of sporting club volunteers and leaders easier and ensure important club information is stored in one place, so that over time, as things change and progress, the club has a trusted record of information.

    To get started with Game Plan, click on the link.