Volunteers are the heartbeat of the netball community. In order to help associations and leagues with their volunteer programs, Netball Victoria has partnered with Sports Community, providing expert advice and resources on how to make your organisation consistently and sustainably successful.Sports Community
Join Club Spot
Club Spot online training and resource hub is a support system licensed by councils, peak bodies and government agencies which is provided to grassroots sporting organisations as a customised free resource designed specifically to help organisations grow, strengthen and succeed year on year.
As well as the training and resources, associations and clubs will also be provided with ongoing monthly email support guiding through all the important tasks that need to be completed for your organisation during that specific time of the season. Easy to follow checklists are provided to ensure no job is missed and each task will be linked to the best resource available in the country.
As Netball Victoria affiliates you have free and unrestricted access to Sports Community.
Training and Resources
Currently there are over 23 training videos available to view, with additional training sessions and resources being added regularly throughout each year. These will include training videos, templates, letter examples, checklists, worksheets and more.
Information For Committees
Netball Victoria’s subscription to Club Spot gives our affiliates access to free resources that will support our associations, leagues and their administrators and volunteers to strengthen and grow year after year.
Below is a list of resources available and links that will take you directly to those resources.
As Netball Victoria affiliates you have unrestricted access to all the resources. To unlock all the information, make sure you Sign-up to Club Spot for free.
A position description should include a:
- Job title
- Name of the organisation
- Duties and responsibilities
- Hours, frequency and dates required
- knowledge and skills required
- induction details (when the position starts and ends and any details regarding the induction process)
Position Description Guides - Common Roles in the Netball Community:
Club Spot provides a range of resources to assist with fundraising:
The key piece of wording here is the grant is provided for a specific purpose.
A common mistake clubs make when applying for grants is that their application does not fit the purpose of the grant so it becomes automatically ineligible.
It is important that you and your club take the time to understand what the grant provider is trying to achieve, what important grant information they are looking for and then tailor your application to meet their needs.
How to Win a Grant
Securing a grant requires a lot of effort and hard work. Sports Community has compiled a number of resources to help put you ahead of the pack. Click Here for more information.
There are various funding bodies that provide grants to local sporting clubs and associations to assist with upgrading facilities, developing skills, purchasing equipment or supporting athletes. Funding opportunities are available at both the national and state level and also remember to check your local council’s website for community grants relating to the sporting sector.
The latest news, grants and fundraising ideas for the volunteers/administrators of grassroots sports clubs – straight to your inbox!
The Sports Community Newsletter is a fortnightly publication, emailed straight to you. It’s completely free, but the content is invaluable.
The newsletter lists nation-wide and state-based grants, plus links to resources on the Sports Community website. These tell you not only how to win grants, but how to empower your volunteers, how to manage your club financially, how to raise funds and how to look amazing for sponsors!
You will also be among the first to access Sports Community webinar and product announcements, and you’ll be the first to hear about our partnerships with businesses that can help your club with the things that we can’t!
Find resources for recruiting and manager volunteers on the Volunteering Victoria website.
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.
VicSport provides advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community. Through their extensive network, VicSport’s constituency includes 16,000 clubs and associations, and over 3.25 million participants, paid staff and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community.
VicSport is committed to providing support and up-to-date resources to assist sporting organisations to meet the Standards, and identify if the culture and environment within their organisation is supportive and protective of children.
Sport & Recreation Victoria are dedicated to supporting Victoria’s sport and recreation sector and inspiring Victorians to get active. This site is particularly useful for grants and funding and has an excellent publications and resources section.
The Victorian Government’s new Fair Play Code – a code of conduct for sport and recreation in Victoria, outlines the standards of behaviour expected for everyone involved in sport and recreation. At the heart of the code are the five core values that will lead to fair play for all – integrity – respect – responsibility – fairness – safety.
Good Sports gives local sporting clubs access to the tools, resources and support they need so they can get on with enjoying their sport.