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Finding the Courage to Change

Kindness must exist in sport because sporting clubs are at the heart and soul of Australian communities. Sport has the ability to provide the perfectplatform to facilitate cultural change and our leaders at the forefront needto lead by example.

“How do you build team culture at your club?” – Ferntree Gully Bowling Club

Bowls brings together a diverse range of members from the community. The camaraderie at the club fosters inclusiveness in a safe and fun place.

How do we manage a team with a disruptive kid?

Ahmet, a junior soccer coach, from a club in Melbourne asks “I would like to know what the procedure would be to deal with a difficult child during a session. He's behaviour is causing the other kids within the group to not be satisfied with the session. In certain cases said kids have even left the session in tears due to not enjoying their time at the training“.

“How do you build team culture at your club?” – Preston Cricket Club

We now have more helpers than at any time in our recent history, our membership is growing and the community are supporting our initiatives and programs.

“How do you build team culture at your club?” – Western Districts Youth Club

This allows our community to set their own version of “winning” that is relevant to them, be it at a competitive event or one of our youngest members jumping with 2 feet off a box for the first time ever.

“How do you build team culture at your club?” – FitLife Martial Arts

We encourage authentic and transformational leadership to support our members in their journey to achieve their goals.

Dealing with complaints and discipline matters

One of the biggest challenges clubs face in dealing with either of these matters is that everyone usually knows everyone. Then there is the gossip and social media that goes with the territory of people being nosey, taking sides or just weighing in generally because they can.

Protecting your club: New approaches to building sports integrity capability

In the minds of many, doping and match-fixing continue today to be the most concerning areas of sports integrity that threaten Australian sport from grassroots to the elite. Each was considered in-depth in a comprehensive review of Australia’s sports integrity threat environment led by former NSW Supreme Court judge, Justice James Wood AO QC.

Strategies to maintain connection at your club

Patrick from a junior soccer club in Sydney asks “Our season has finished up for the year. We're thinking about our players and families who didn’t return during the season and the impact on our coaches and the committee. Pre-season should start in the next few months, what can we do to reconnect and get everyone excited for the next season?“

Retaining players during COVID: What should clubs focus on for the upcoming season?

Ian from a cricket club in Melbourne asks “The club has got a big focus on retaining players from the previous season. With the COVID impact in mind, what do you see as the most important things for committees/coaches to consider for the upcoming season?”