Resources for running sport

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Club Basics  

  1. First Steps to Starting a Club
  2. Starting a Club Frequently Asked Questions
  3. Sample Constitution
  4. Basic Committee Role Descriptions
  5. Model of an Annual General Meeting
  6. Club Structure Example
  7. President/Chairperson Job Description
  8. Secretary Job Description
  9. Treasurer Job Description
  10. Funding & Sponsorship Coordinator Job Description
  11. Marketing & Promotions Officer Job Description
  12. Volunteer Coordinator Job Description
  13. Being an Effective Chairperson Tips
  14. Effectively Managing Meetings
  15. Terms of Reference Example
  16. Committee Role Handover Checklist
  17. Survey Tips
  18. Example Survey Questions
  19. Member Skills Database Template

2010 E-training Series

  1. Funding
  2. Marketing
  3. Working with the Media
  4. Financial Management
  5. Planning
  6. Volunteers
  7. Sponsorship


  1. Strategic Planning Steps
  2. SWOT Analysis
  3. Strategic Plan Template
  4. Annual Plan Template


  1. Equipment Register Template
  2. Equipment Sign Out Sheet Template
  3. Expenses Reimbursement Form Template

Cancer Society Sample Sunsmart Policy

Finance & Funding

  1. Annual Budget Example
  2. Tips on Applying for Grants
  3. Fundraising Ideas
  4. Trust Funding Tracking Sheet

SPARC Six Steps to Successful Sponsorship

Marketing and Promotion

  1. Simple Marketing Plan Example
  2. Promotional Ideas
  3. Media Tips
  4. Writing a Media Release
  5. Sample Media Release 1
  6. Sample Media Release 2
  7. Benefits of School - Club Links
  8. Sport Manawatu Promotional Package


  1. Recruiting Volunteers
  2. Retaining and Recognising Volunteers

Event Management

  1. Event Management Task List
  2. Event Management Checklist
  3. Risk Management Form Template
  4. Risk Management Form Example
  5. Traffic Management General Information
  6. Free Events Promotion
  7. Event Evaluation Report
  8. Event Evaluation Form - Participant Example

Cancer Society Planning a Sunsmart Event

Useful Links

SPARC's Club Kit resources
This site provides some useful tips and resources with downloadable templates on starting and running a club. There are also some video clips available about how clubs have used the resources.

Department of Sport and Recreation Western Australia "Clubhouse" resource section
This site has an excellent range of resources, tips and downloads to help with running a club. Take note that some of the legal requirements mentioned in documents will be relevant to Australia and may differ in New Zealand.

Incorporated Societies website
If you're thinking about becoming an incorporated society this is the website with all the information you need to know. Alternatively, if you are already incorporated and want to know what the requirements are for your group, change your details or rules, or file your financial statements this it the website you need to visit.

Fundview Access Points
Fundview is a database which allows you to search for funders by the type of expenses you are wanting covered and the region you are in. Click on the above link for a list of public access points for the Fundview database.


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