Whether your club is focused on football, tennis, chess, dance or environmental protection, the City of Gosnells is offering free training, tools and resources to support local club members and volunteers.

Mayor David Goode said the Just For Clubs program was available to local sports and community clubs and groups to support them in their committee roles, recruiting new members and a range of other important skills to ensure they are more sustainable.

“Organising registrations, activities, coaches, special events, recruitment and the day-to-day tasks of a committee can be challenging for clubs and community groups, particularly as the majority are run by volunteers,” he said.

“The City is keen to have well-functioning local clubs now and in the future – they are an important part of our community’s social fabric and give people a great way to stay healthy and connected.”

Thanks to State Government funding through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Just For Clubs will give local club members and volunteers access to a range of services including: 

  • Mentoring for five clubs with a specialised consultant who can provide advice on club operations, such as planning and finance, club culture, attracting and retaining volunteers, succession arrangements and how to share the volunteering load.
  • Networking events to help clubs and groups connect with City facilities and services, State sporting organisations and other local clubs and groups.
  • An online training hub with training videos, podcasts, checklists, templates, fundraising tips, sponsorship ideas, compliance reminders and more.
  • A series of webinars, with topics ranging from social media and communication strategies, fundraising, strategies to keep teenagers involved in sport and child safety.

To learn more about Just for Clubs, please email community@gosnells.wa.gov.au or call 9397 3000.