The STARCLUB Field Officer Program is a partnership between the Office for Recreation and Sport and Regional Councils. The program is an excellent example of how State and Local Governments are working collaboratively to achieve strong results for regional communities.
Since 2012, the program has closely aligned with the STARCLUB Club Development Program and has delivered significant outcomes for the Office for Recreation and Sport, Local Government and clubs and associations in regional communities. The STARCLUB Field Officer will provide support to Limestone Coast Clubs, by giving them opportunities to have a clear vision going forward, be financially stable and have a strong membership base with a pool of volunteers sharing the load. The STARCLUB Field Officer is a conduit between clubs, councils, associations and the Office of Recreation and Sport.
The STARCLUB FIELD Officer provides support through;
Funding/Ongoing Finance Stability
Grant Awareness Sharing
Grant Application Support
Access to wider range of grants through STARCLUB
Maintenance of Facilities
Education and Training for financial stability
Successful Limestone Coast Clubs in the 2nd Round of Active Club Grants 2014
Keith Table Tennis Club Sport Equipment $2,905
Mount Gambier Gun Club Sport Equipment $4,248
Mount Gambier Touch Association Ground Maintenance Equipment, Medical Training and Equipment, Sport Equipment $3,500
South Gambier Football Club Volunteer Management and Training, Sport Equipment $3,350
Sourcing and Retaining Volunteers support
Running Nationwide Accredited Training and Education locally
Information on Education and Training Courses around the State
Providing templates for Job descriptions for volunteers
Volunteer Management Policy Assistance
Recognition and Reward ideas for volunteers
Providing information on Succession Plans and Complaints / Conflict Procedure
*Free Child Safe Officer and Coach Education Training offered in each region at least Bi-Annually. Courses to be run in Mount Gambier, Naracoorte and Keith May 2015
*Workshops run after hours to help engage volunteers. STARCLUB Workshop run in Millicent 13th March from 7pm
Occupational Work, Health and Safety for club staff and volunteers.
Constitutions. Update, review or start from scratch.
Affiliation with State or National bodies
Licensing requirements for clubs selling Alcohol
*A number of Limestone Coast clubs were/are unaware that they didn’t/don’t have the correct legal Child Protection policies in place whilst running junior programs. Through the STARCLUB program they are made aware of their obligations of all the legal requirements for clubs. With the data gathered by the STARCLUB database, we are able to plan specific courses in regions where they are needed to help clubs meet compliance requirements.
Long term and Short term Maintenance of Facilities
Codes of Conduct
Good Sports Program
Play by the Rules program
Templates and support with preparing and writing planning documents have been given to over 50 clubs in the Limestone Coast from the 16th February through to 31st August alone.
Links to useful websites for clubs and associations