The OCA has recently been successful in obtaining funding from the Office of Sports and Recreation for a STARCLUB officer. Many thanks to all of the clubs and communities that supplied letters of support for the position. The Starclub role has been in other country regions for 3-4 years however a position has not existed for the Outback regions not covered by a local council.
The OCA is partnering with the South Australian Office for Recreation and Sport on a new initiative, the STARCLUB Development Program. STARCLUB is a program aiming to support sporting clubs and entities with governance and successful management strategies. STARCLUB will provide benefits to your club including improved opportunities for grants, sponsorship and governance plus covering off on your legislative requirements.
We ask you as a club to register for STARCLUB and go through the 25 point checklist. Go to the website https://www.starclub.sa.gov.au/ , watch the video and click on the icon at the bottom of the page “ Start/ Update your club development”. Just answer Yes / No / In Progress to the 25 questions as a starting point.
The STARCLUB Officer will then work with you on the areas marked ‘No’ and ‘In Progress’ in the future either face to face or when visiting communities or over the phone as support. Training can be provided in communities that may require this to achieve their goals. Assistance can also be provided with Office for Sports and Recreation grants together with a link to the Adelaide office.
Joining STARCLUB is not compulsory but it will also provide an advantage in applying for grants for the Office of Sports and Recreation together with sponsorships and grants from the Outback Communities Authority.
It will also assist us in achieving goals from the recently released Outback Sport and Recreation and Open Space Plan 2017-2021. The plan recently won an award at the Parks and Leisure Conference for best Strategy Plan.
If you are a Progress Association and believe you have a role to play in Sport and Recreation and your constitution indicates this, you can also register with STARCLUB.
Please contact Mark Shirley, STARCLUB Officer by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0428 888 076 once you have registered with STARCLUB or if you have any questions.
Webinar Support Program
The OCA has partnered with other regional councils to fund another round of five webinars aimed at improving the skills of Committee members involved with sporting clubs, progress associations and other interested organisations.
Click here for more information and to find the registration links.
Session 1 - Tuesday 27 October 2020 7pm - Unlocking the power of strategic planning at your club.
Registration Link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/250419681035500545
Session 2 - Monday 16 November 2020 7pm - Grants & fundraising in a COVID environment.
Registration Link: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6525343535869442561
Session 3 - Tuesday 8 December 2020 7pm - Attracting and retaining volunteers at your club.
Session 4 - Monday 15 February 2021 7pm - What can go wrong???
How to make sure things don't go wrong at your club. Click here to register.
Session 5 - Monday 15 March 2021 7pm - Making sure we always have enough players & participants.
OCA Small Sports Grant program for 2020-21 - Round 2
Blinman Tennis Day: