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Sporting Club Capacity

Sporting club capacity conference

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the sport and recreation industry, particularly at the community level—some 130,700 volunteers support an estimated 8,800 sport and recreation clubs across Queensland.

Recognising the contribution that sport and recreation club volunteers make to active, engaged and inclusive communities, the Embracing 2018 Legacy Program is investing $200,000 in a Sporting Club Capacity Initiative, in partnership with the Queensland Government Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (NPSR).

The initiative will expand NPSR’s existing Building Active Communities Workshop (BACW) program, which provides sport and recreation club volunteers with free workshops across Queensland on a range of coaching, administration and planning topics improving organisational capacity and capability.

The Sporting Club Capacity Initiative:

  • delivered the Plan, Prepare, Perform Sport and Recreation Conference series across eight locations in Queensland in February and March 2017
  • encourages sporting club volunteers to access training and education through the existing BACW program
  • will deliver new workshops between August 2017 and March 2017 aimed at helping club members provide inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities. Workshops will be held in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Event Cities: Cairns, Townsville and Brisbane.

Register now to attend the free inclusive clubs workshops.

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The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games will transform the Gold Coast and Queensland by creating benefits for our communities before, during and after the 11 days of competition. These are the benefits that this initiative will bring to Queenslanders both within the Gold Coast and across our state:

  • GC2018 creates opportunities to obtain new skills, training and experience

  • GC2018 inspires Australians to become healthier and happier through an active  lifestyle and physical activity
  • GC2018 is leveraged to support the sport and recreation industry to better cater for active communities from grass roots to high performance