Club Development

The City and the Department of Sport and Recreation through the State Wide Club Development Scheme, is committed to developing sport and recreation clubs in the Greater Geraldton and Mid West region. We support sport and recreation clubs and their volunteers. We provide a variety of resources, including holding workshops and seminars to ensure your club has the best possible chance to remain sustainable in tomorrow’s economic climate.

Sporting clubs can achieve sustainability by accessing some of the information below on how to run your club effectively and efficiently.

Clubs Pack - The Mid West Club Management Guide

After many years of research, consultation and development, the City of Greater Geraldton has launched the Clubs Pack: Mid West Club Management Guide.

Developed in conjunction with the Department of Sport and Recreation, The Mid West Club Management Guide, is a ‘one stop shop’ to help Mid West clubs deal with common club development issues, whether they are just starting up or have new committee members looking to understand their roles better.

This resource will help club committees with everything from constitutions and committee job descriptions, to sponsorship and strategic planning. The pack provides a short summary of a variety of club development topics with links to numerous resources and other organisations that provide much greater detail.

View the Clubs Pack: Mid West Club Management Guide.

Clubs Online

View Clubs Online website for sporting clubs information. Information available on this site include:

- 'Find A Club' database
- 'Grants and Funding' opportunities
- 'Club Development Officer' information - including resources, blogs and training opportunities
- Information on the 'KidSport program'
- Access to 'Free club websites'!

Club Development Newsletter

View the latest edition of the Sports ALIVE! Club Development Newsletter for useful resources, advice and opportunities for sporting groups within the Greater Geraldton region. Please feel free to distribute to your clubs and members.

If you have any events, stories or people you would like to promote or recognise in future issues of the newsletter or would like copies of past newsletters, please contact the City’s Sport and Recreation Club Development Officer on 9956 6600 or email the City.

Sporting Futures Report

View the City of Greater Geraldton Sporting Futures Report.

Why sport and recreation clubs are important

  • Active kids learn better.
  • Kids who participate in sport and recreation are physically and mentally healthier.
  • Clubs bring people and communities together.
  • Clubs are a great place to meet lifelong friends.
  • Some of the best conversations you will ever have with your kids will be in the car to and from training, to and from the game.
  • Learn positive values.
  • Kids who join clubs feel part of the community and develop a sense of pride in that community.
  • It’s fun!

Why you should consider joining a club and volunteering

  • You will be doing something to help your kids.
  • It will bring the family closer.
  • You will learn new skills.
  • Some of your club mates will become your best mates.
  • It’s fun!