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Resources for Sporting Clubs

Council wants to support local sporting clubs on and off the field.

Administration and Governance at clubs can be quite time consuming and onerous on volunteers.

Sport and Recreation have compiled resources to assist club volunteers with these administrative tasks and to provide information to support your club's operations. Please contact Sport and Recreation on (03) 8571 1000 or email recreation@cgd.vic.gov.au if you would like to access these resources.

Preparation for Fair Access in 2024

The City of Greater Dandenong has prioritised health and wellbeing as a focus area for the community in its Imagine 2030 Community Plan. With this in mind, the Make Your Move Physical Activity Strategy was implemented in 2020 to help guide key areas of focus. Actions identified as part of the strategy aim to address low levels of physical activity participation, particularly in women and girls.

In August 2022, the Fair Access Policy Roadmap was released by Sport and Recreation Victoria in partnership with VicHealth aiming to develop a state-wide foundation to improve the access to, and use of, community sports infrastructure for women and girls. Council as a result, drafted and implemented the Make Your Move Gender Equity Guide to assist community clubs through this policy roadmap all with the aim to help improve sport related opportunities for everyone in the community.

In December 2023, Council’s Sporting Grounds and Pavilions Allocation Policy was updated to include enhanced support for gender equity, in line with the Victorian Government’s Fair Access Policy, and a commitment to creating opportunities for junior sports participation. These changes will mean there will be some additional requirements built into the sportsground and pavilion application process, including a Gender Impact Assessment, Gender Equity Action Plan and a Club Questionnaire.

Council is committed to working in partnership with community sports clubs and are available for support and guidance throughout this process.

Application requirements

Grant Funding Opportunities

Education Resources for Sporting Clubs

Sport Development Modules

COVID-19 and the post-pandemic world has impacted the sporting sector in unprecedented ways. Grassroots sporting clubs are seeing old challenges, amplified. It is likely clubs will find it more difficult to attract participants and volunteers, pay-off debt levels, attract sponsors, pay league and associated playing fees to field teams, as well as associated hire and facility costs. 

In order to support return-to-play, Council has put together a number of sport development modules to address some of the gaps within our sporting clubs and community. Click on the links below to access these modules.

Module One - Club Development - Overview for Clubs - 65KB

Module Two - Succession Planning for Clubs - 75KB

Module Three - Marketing for Clubs - 71KB

Module Four - Community Engagement for Clubs - 160KB

Module Five - Financial Management for Clubs - 84KB

Module Six - Diversifying Revenue for Clubs - 75KB