Dealing With Aggression as an Official

Referees are often at the forefront of handling aggression in sport, how do we prepare them? ...

Improving Official and Volunteer Retention in Sport

Official retention is crucial to the success and growth of grassroots sport across the country. Officials can be referees, umpires, ...

Top 5 fundraising ideas

Here are the most popular ways to raise funds at your club! ...

Corruption prevention

If a ‘tsunami’ of corruption is about to hit Australian sport, as one international investigative journalist prophesised earlier this year, will it inundate grassroots sport? ...

Risk management: have no fear!

Does the term 'risk management' fill you with dread? Does it all seem too complex and time-consuming? Well, here's the good news: it's not really that hard and it can be done in five steps. ...

Don't get burned without a sun protection policy

Sun protection campaigns have a 25-year history in Australia and have helped change individuals attitudes and behaviours, but it appears that some organisations - including those in sport- still have a way to go to ...

Girls on boys teams

Australian women's cricket captain Jodie Fields and BMX world champion Caroline Buchanan are among many elite female athletes who had to 'mix it up with the boys' in their formative years because there was no ...

Are you chaperone material?

Chaperones play a vital role in many sporting clubs. They take responsibility for the welfare and the conduct of the athletes under their care but they're also role models which is why it's so important ...

What's the sport equivalent of the Choir of Hard Knocks?

Social Inclusion Week starts on Saturday 23rd November. What can your club do to make a real difference to disadvantaged people in your community? What ideas do you have to encourage greater social inclusion? ...

Playing in the closet

While it's true the campaign for equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people has gathered momentum in Australia over recent years, there are still few athletes who have 'come out' to reveal ...