Western Australia Minister for Sport and Recreation Terry Waldron
Boost For WA’s 5,000 Sport And Recreation Clubs
Victor P Taffa
More than 5,000 sport and recreation clubs in Western Australia will benefit from a new website dedicated to making the life of the club volunteer easier.
Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron today launched Clubs Online, an initiative that presented a simple way for clubs to get more tech-savvy and access a range of resources, including a free, easy-to-use website.
“Community sport and recreation clubs are essential to our communities, and without volunteers community sport and recreation simply would not exist.” Mr. Waldron said.
“However, the Department of Sport and Recreation understands that running a club isn’t always easy and that various clubs tend to face similar issues, regardless of their particular activity.”
“To help volunteers meet these challenges the department has launched this exciting, new website that will make running a club just that bit easier and free up time for volunteers to get more involved in those more enjoyable aspects of club life and perhaps undertake other tasks.”
Clubs Online includes the following features, all accessible from one place:
- Find a Club – a database allowing potential new members to search for details of sport and recreation clubs in their area
- Free, easy-to-build websites for clubs
- A club self-assessment tool
- Volunteers exchange, where people can browse for ‘Clubs seeking volunteers’ or post notices under ‘Volunteers seeking clubs’
- Club legends – clubs can submit details of their own club legends as a great way to recognise their contribution and say thank you
- Club Development Officer (CDO) blogs – posted by our network of CDOs based at local governments across the State, these are a great way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in relation to clubs in your local area and State-wide
- Clubs’ forum – where you can post a question and find answers on a range of popular club topics
- Clubs’ online community calendar
- Club resources, including a range of templates and club development booklets to help you run your club
- Club research lab, featuring the latest research relevant to clubs.
“Clubs are all about building communities and this website will build an online community of WA clubs that interact and share information.” the Minister said.
“Clubs Online is recognition of the important work club volunteers do, which the State Government is eager to support and recognise through initiatives such as this.”