Kwinana Club Development

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Welcome to the City of Kwinana's Club Development Portal

This portal is a one-stop shop for your club's interaction with the City of Kwinana proudly supported by contributions from the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries. Monitored by Senior Team Leader - Club Development & Health, Donna Howatson, your club can find out information, ask questions, chat in a forum with other clubs and be kept up to date on the latest funding, professional development and networking opportunities designed to take your club to the next level. The State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of the City of Kwinana, in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.


How can we support your club?

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Sports expo's to promote membership
  • Committee and AGM support
  • Membership & volunteer retention support
  • Grant funding opportunities
  • And much more!

Welcome to the City of Kwinana's Club Development Portal

This portal is a one-stop shop for your club's interaction with the City of Kwinana proudly supported by contributions from the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries. Monitored by Senior Team Leader - Club Development & Health, Donna Howatson, your club can find out information, ask questions, chat in a forum with other clubs and be kept up to date on the latest funding, professional development and networking opportunities designed to take your club to the next level. The State government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of the City of Kwinana, in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.


How can we support your club?

  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • Sports expo's to promote membership
  • Committee and AGM support
  • Membership & volunteer retention support
  • Grant funding opportunities
  • And much more!
  • KidSport Increased to $500!

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    We are excited to share some important updates regarding the KidSport initiative. As announced by the Premier and Minister for Sport and Recreation on 7 July 2024, eligible families can now access up to $500 in assistance through KidSport.

    KidSport enables children to participate in community sports by providing financial support for club fees, essential playing equipment, and uniforms. This initiative is open to eligible children aged 5 to 18 years. If your club isn't registered with KidSport yet, now is the perfect time to get involved. You can find more information about club eligibility and the registration process here.

    For clubs already registered, this is a great time to ensure that all information regarding your registration fees and required equipment is up to date so applicants can get the most from their vouchers.

    Additionally, a promotional toolkit is available here if you would like to promote the KidSport initiative on your social media platforms. This toolkit includes sample text for social media, newsletters, websites, and images to help spread the word.

    Thank you for your continued support in making community sports accessible to all children. If you have any questions regarding KidSport or need any assistance, please contact me at clubs@kwinana.wa.gov.au or 9439 0283.

  • Friday 12 July Round Up - Club Culture and Coaching for Player Retention

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    Thank you to the clubs that attended our networking evening on Friday, 12 July. Our guest speaker, Paolo Franzoni, discussed club culture, coaching philosophy, and how both can impact player retention.


    My key takeaways from the night were that we only have one opportunity to make a great first impression and that the culture and environment you create at the club will reflect its success, not just the flags on the wall. Other discussion points included:

    • The importance of "coaching the coaches" to ensure they can engage with players of varying ability levels.
    • Conducting skills audits at clubs to clearly understand the skills volunteers/members hold and how these can be utilized.
    • Understanding why players return to a club:
      • They enjoyed being there.
      • They felt they were a valued part of the team/club.
      • They had fun.
      • They experienced improvement and some form of success.


    If you attended the evening, I would love to hear your feedback and what your main insights from the session were!


    Paolo was an inspiring speaker with many years of experience coaching and developing community and professional clubs. If you are looking for a speaker for your club, I highly recommend contacting Paolo. I am more than happy to pass on his contact details if needed.

  • Information & Networking Night - 26 August

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    Please register for August's Information and Networking Night:

    Creating and Maintaining a Positive Club Culture:


    Facilitated by Gary Collins from JGS Group , this workshop will cover:

    • Defining club values and expected behaviours.
    • Working together to ensure a positive club culture.
    • Making your club a destination of choice.
    • Participation and contribution – sharing the load.
    • Ensuring clear and effective communication.
    • Building and protecting your club’s reputation.
    • Developing proper standards and codes of conduct.
    • Creating a culture of respect.
    • Developing a formal strategy for the recruitment and retention of members and volunteers.


    Date: Monday 26 August 2024

    Location: The Wellard Tavern, Chiswick Parade, Wellard

    Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start (concluding at 8pm)


    A light supper will be provided at the start of the night, and feel free to stay and network after.

    Register HERE!

    Places are limited, so make sure you register today!

  • Australian Sports Commission (AIS) - Coaching Women and Girls Initiative

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    Australian Sports Commission have established a Coaching Women and Girls initiative to support coaches in community sport to create safe, inclusive, welcoming and fun environments for women and girls.



    This initiative aims to:

    • Provide information, resources and targeted support relating to key consideration for women and girls in community sport.
    • Support those in coaching, officiating and other key roles in community sport (such as volunteers) to create fun, safe, inclusive and welcoming environments for women and girls in community sport.
    • Collaborate widely with the community sport ecosystem to ensure the initiative is appropriately targeted and needs based.
    • Highlight the unique experiences of womanhood and girlhood and support others to enhance the experiences for women and girls in community sport.

    They have some great resources on their website, including stories from Clubs on their commitment to supporting girls and women in sport.



    There are two great free webinars on offer in July around this topic:



    Creating Belonging and Connection

    Thursday 4 July – 8am

    REGISTER HERE


    Welcoming Women to a New Sport

    Tuesday 9 July – 8am

    REGISTER HERE


    This is a great and valuable opportunity for clubs to enhance their understanding and implementation of inclusive practices. Participating in these webinars will not only provide valuable insights but also contribute to a more inclusive and supportive sporting environment for women and girls. We highly encourage you to take advantage of these resources and webinars to help make your club a place where everyone feels welcome and valued.

  • Information & Networking Night - Friday 12 July

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    Please join us at our next Information and Networking Night to discuss: Marrying up Club Culture & Coaching for Player Retention.


    This session is aimed at Presidents and Coaches and will discuss:

    • What is a coaching philosophy and why do I need one?
    • Why marrying up the club ethos and coaching philosophy matters
    • Coaches - what and how you do things makes a massive impact
    • Those in front of you are important


    The session will be presented by Paolo Franzoni who has a remarkable coaching career spanning 23 years, including a Cricket Australia High Performance Level 3 accreditation (the highest coaching qualification in the sport). Paolo combines his deep passion for cricket with a broad enthusiasm for sport in general. Paolo's diverse experience includes working with Australian players with intellectual disabilities, blind and vision-impaired athletes, WA State players, State pathway players, Premier Cricket players, community cricketers, and players in the Integrated Cricket League. At Joondalup-Kinross Junior Cricket Club (multiple Club of the Year winner), Paolo has excelled in mentoring coaches, reflecting on their coaching philosophies, and creating engaging, enjoyable practices that retain players and build an exceptional club culture.


    Come along to what will surely be informative and inspirational workshops, which will benefit Presidents and Coaches for all sports.


    Date: Friday 12 July 2024

    Time: 5:45pm registration I 6pm to 8pm workshop I 8pm to 9pm networking

    Location: City of Kwinana Administration Building (Council Lounge)


    We would love for this session to be an opportunity for sharing information but also for our clubs to socialise and network. A light dinner and drinks will be offered during the night (beer, wine and soft drinks).


    As we will be catering the event, we ask that all registrations be received by Monday 8 July.


    We expect this will be a popular session, so register quickly! REGISTER HERE


  • DLGSC - Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Training

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    Play by the Rules have recently launched their updated their Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) training program, with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) facilitating the training. I’ve been asked to pass this information on to Clubs and it would be great to get all Clubs represented at the training.


    What is a MPIO?

    Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) are an integral part of all levels of Australia sport, especially grassroots sport. MPIOs are there to listen to issues raised by members of any sport before triaging and referring them to the right place to find a resolution. The MPIO is responsible for providing information about a person's rights, responsibilities and options to an individual making a complaint or raising a concern, as well as information support during the process.

    MPIOs don’t handle complaints or investigate grievances, and they don’t mediate between members or stakeholders. They’re also separate from the relevant Integrity Manager or the person(s) in authority regarding complaints, disputes and resolutions in your sport. MPIOs are an impartial party who are there to help guide people in the right direction.

    MPIOs can be based within a club, association, a state sporting organisation, a national sporting organisation, or a national sporting organisation for people with disability.


    The training will cover:

    • Identify your sport’s child safeguarding and member protection policies and relevant
    • Complaint handling contacts.
    • Explain the responsibilities of a Member Protection Information Officer in a sporting
    • organisation.
    • Utilise skills in listening, decision making and trauma-informed practice.
    • Identify if a matter raised is a potential breach of your organisation’s policy.
    • Advise on options available to participants who have witnessed or experienced a potential
    • breach of prohibited conduct.
    • Advise on activities clubs can take to promote safe, fair and inclusive sport.


    Details of training:

    Date: Wednesday 12 June 2024

    Time: 5.30pm to 8.30pm

    Location: DLGSC Leederville Conference Room


    If you are interested in taking part in the training, more information on how to register can be found here:



    MEMBER PROTECTION INFORMATION OFFICER (MPIO) Training Part 2

    Play by the Rules has launched their updated MPIO training program


    The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

    (DLGSC) is pleased to announce the delivery of MPIO Training Part 2.

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    REGISTRATIONS can be made through the

    DLGSC events page on our website

    The department acknowledges the Aboriginal peoples of Western Australia as the traditional custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.


    If you have any questions regarding the training, please contact the Sports Development Team at DLGSC on 9492 9828 or industry.development@dlgsc.wa.gov.au.



  • Nyoongar Boodja NAIDOC Football Event - 30 June

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    On 30 June Mick Indich and Kwinana Knights Senior Football Club will hosting the Nyoongar Boodja NAIDOC football event.


    Last year a mini come and try event was held before the games, and the Club would like to run the same this year. This is a great opportunity for all sporting clubs to showcase their sport to their community.


    Details for the event are:

    Date: Sunday 30 June

    Time: 10am to 1pm (set up from 9:30am)

    Venue: Medina Oval


    Further details will be confirmed closer to the date, however if your Club would be interested in attending or if you have any questions please reach out on clubs@kwinana.wa.gov.au.

  • LYRik Awards are still OPEN!

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    LYRiK AWARDS are still OPEN!


    The LYRiK Awards are the City of Kwinana’s annual Youth Awards. Let’s celebrate and recognise the success, achievements, character, and passion of young people who work, live, or play in the City of Kwinana.

    The Applications close on the 19 May. Please nominate youth or youth groups aged 10 - 24 years, for one of the 6 categories, to be acknowledged and celebrated at the Awards ceremony and can receive a $250 cash prize.

    To nominate a young person for a LYRiK please click here https://kwinana.smartygrants.com.au/LYRiKawards2024


    To overcome challenges in the application process, please see the below solutions:

    • For the ‘Address’ section: If you don’t know the address of the nominee/s please put the address of the school or sporting club they are a part of that is based in Kwinana.
    • For the ‘DOB’ section: If you don’t know the exact DOB, we need to know the month and year in which they were born to confirm if the nominee/s fit the criteria.
    • For the ‘Photo section’: If you are unable to upload a photo please upload the logo or the school or sporting club the nominee/s are a part of that is based in Kwinana.

    Any questions please see below for our Youth Development Coordinator contact details.

    Nomination categories are below!


    Sport and Recreation Achievement Award:

    Recognises a young person/s who has excelled in their chosen sport or recreation as a player, an official or, as a volunteer.

    Examples may include:

    • Volunteering as a coach or referee for their games or younger age group games.
    • Demonstrating good sportsmanship
    • Mentoring younger players or other members in their team
    • Being selected at a representative level


    Achievement in Career or Education Progression Award:

    Recognises young person/s who is striving towards, and taking the initiative in, developing skills and knowledge in their chosen career and/or education pathway.

    Examples may include:

    • Acquiring voluntary accreditation and training certificates
    • Excellence in the workplace
    • Volunteer career experience such as a Barista Training Program



    Community Inspiration Award:

    Recognises a young person/s who positively influences others by igniting and driving community change.

    Examples may include:

    • Taking the initiative to address community gaps
    • Overcoming challenging personal circumstances in their day-to-day life
    • Starting a social movement or community group



    Leadership Award:

    Recognises a young person/s who displays strong leadership and positively impacts the local community.

    Examples may include:

    • Active participation on a school council or community group
    • Volunteering in the community
    • Planning a youth event or bringing out the best in others.



    Respect for Land & Water Award

    Recognises a young person/s who displays commitment in addressing environmental and/or cultural matters.

    Examples may include:

    • Conducting regular beach clean ups
    • Participating in green teams in schools or volunteering in a Bushcare or Aboriginal Rangers program.
    • Initiating recycling practices in their school



    Social Justice Advocate Award:

    Recognises a young person/s who advocates for social change in the Kwinana community.

    Examples may include:

    • Organising an awareness/advocacy campaign in their community or school
    • Engagement with social justice groups/organisations
    • Being a voice for marginalised members of our community



    To nominate a young person for a LYRiK please click the link below:

    Award: https://kwinana.smartygrants.com.au/LYRiKawards2024


    Any questions please reach out to Pida Bule Turner. Contact details are below:

    Pida Bule-Turner

    Youth Officer – Zone Youth Space

    M: 0407 945 252

    E: youthdev@kwinana.wa.gov.au

  • Information and Networking Night - Wednesday 24 April 2024

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    On Wednesday 24 April, we hosted our second Information and Networking Night for the year "Using Canva for Social Media". The workshop was facilitated by Sarah, owner and founder of local business Online Social Butterfly. Sarah has over 15 years of experience in corporate marketing and communications.

    The session covered:

    • tips on how to increase engagement on social media posts using tools such as creating and using a "hashtag" for your Club #KwinanaClubs and getting Club members to share posts
    • when is the best time to post (anytime!) and
    • can you post too much (short answer...no!)
    • how to use Canva to create social media posts
    • using Canva to create a style guide template

    Sarah has also provided links for some of her free tutorials on YouTube:

    Using Meta Business Suite:

    https://studio.youtube.com/video/GZwGyrGvH_0/edit

    Scheduling using Meta Business Suite:

    https://studio.youtube.com/video/5RbnWcdlHIg/edit


    Thank you to all those who attended on the night, we hope you found the session informative and useful.

    For further information on Online Social Butterfly, click here.

  • Information & Networking Night - Club Finances Made Simple - 23 May 2024

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    Please register for our next exciting information and networking night

    "Club Finances Made Simple - Ensuring Your Club's Financial Viability and Sustainability


    Facilitated by Rick Smith from Elite Business Performance, this workshop will cover:

    • The roles of the Committee and Treasurer
    • Simple budgeting and reporting tips
    • How to develop a funding strategy
    • Where to look for funding
    • How to obtain and retain sponsors
    • Where to find grants
    • How to prepare (and acquit) a successful grant application
    • How to implement a sales and renewal strategy


    Date: Thursday 23 May 2024

    Location: Ken Jackman Hall (Darius Wells Resource Centre) - Robbos Way, Kwinana

    Time: 5:45pm for a 6pm start (concluding at 8pm)


    A light supper will be provided at the start of the night, and feel free to stay and network after.

    Places are limited, so make sure you register today! To register, please click HERE.

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