Association and Club Development Resources

Administration & Governance

Administration and governance can be challenging for clubs and associations looking to improve the management of club. Addressing policy, guidelines and governance can be a daunting task without resources and framework in which to build your club. The following links are to national organisations that can assist your club and association with administration and governance. Each state will also have state specific organisations. Links to these organisations can be found on your state governing body website

Sport Australia Governance Resources

This site provides practical and easily applicable resources for managing a club including templates for policies, one-page strategic planning and position descriptions for committee roles.

ASC Volunteer Resource Hub

A one-stop-shop, designed to bring together useful resources, tools and practical tips and tricks in one place. These resources will assist you to attract, retain and celebrate volunteers at the heart of your club and community sport more broadly.

Club Management | Club Help

This site provides general information on club management and covers many areas including planning, child safety and more.

Sport Integrity Australia – Protecting sport together

This site provides information on integrity and the policies in place. It includes education on areas like drugs, match-fixing and other issues and has a section on education that is helpful for administrators.

Play by the Rules - Making Sport inclusive, safe and fair

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.

Good Sports

This site provides assistance with policies and compliance with legal requirements with regard to drugs and alcohol. Good Sports can also assist with obtaining a Liquor Licence for your club or association.

Our Community

This site provides training opportunities for committee members and volunteers.

Sports Community

This site provides a number of resources to support and assist your committee including position descriptions and policy development documents. In addition there is a number of webinars on various administration and governance topics.

Softball Australia Forms, Policies, Guidelines and more

This page on the Softball Australia website provides access to policies and guidelines specific to softball in Australia including the Member Protection Policy and Championships regulations and information.



In designing programs and attracting new members, clubs should aim to provide a participant focused product. Programs that engage and retain are a result of planning and tailoring to the specific requirements of the participants.

Participation Design Toolkit | Sport Australia

Increasing membership | Club Help

Home Run Heroes

Softball Australia – Foundation Coaching

Volunteering Australia



Grants and funding enable your club to tackle projects, renovations or events that may not have been possible with external help. Not-for-profit clubs and associations can use the below resources for guidance and sources of funding.

Club Finances | Club Help

Participation Grants and Funding for Sport and Recreation | Clearinghouse for Sport

Grants and Funding | Sport Australia

Events and Fundraising Ideas for Clubs (Thanks to Sports Community)

Australian Sports Foundation 

Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal