Sports Club Development

Access for all abilities play opportunities  Club development programs and opportunities. Club links to more opportunities and information.
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 Access for All Abilities in Sport and Recreation  

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play.

AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and active recreation. With personal assistance from AAA Play, you can discover a new sporting challenge now! Visit the AAA Play website or call today to discover the huge amount of sports and active recreation activities close to your home and available for people of all abilities.

Contact AAA Play Today!
Phone: 1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)

If you already know what sport you are interested in, feel free to contact the AAA coordinators at the relevant State Sports Association.


 Training and External Grant Opportunities

Hume City Council is partnering with neighbouring municipalities and Sports Community to offer a series of Free Club Development Sessions that are available for any members of Hume local sports clubs. These sessions are delivered in a practical and interactive manner that will allow your Club to put real strategies in place to enhance the operations of your Club.

Upcoming Club Development Sessions coming soon.

Sports Community Webinars

Hume City Council is offering FREE access to 10 Sports Clubs to trial the use of online Club Development webinars.  

Upcoming topics available include:

  • Creating and delivering a successful event.
  • Using social media, websites and online communication tools effectively at your club.


External Grant Opportunities

Sport and Recreation Victoria – Sports Club Grants Program 2016
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers…read more     


VicHealth - Active Club Grants 2016
VicHealth is looking for clubs to outline how they can provide opportunities for more people to participate in sport through their club, or how they can keep people participating. There are two levels of funding available - $3,000 and $10,000…read more



Online Resources

Resources are also available online to assist Sports Clubs. Visit the Club Help website for fact sheets, checklists and other tools.



Good Sports Program

The Good Sports program is an initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) to develop safer and healthier communities. The program helps sporting clubs manage alcohol responsibly and reduce alcohol related problems such as binge and underage drinking.

Alcohol and sport are historically closely linked in Australia. Most major sporting competitions and teams promote and advertise alcohol consumption and many sports clubs have a tradition of heavy drinking. A large number of clubs depend on revenue from alcohol to finance club activities.

Displaying the Good Sports logo sends an important message to club members and the community. It confirms that the club promotes a responsible attitude towards alcohol and that it provides a safe environment for players, members, families and supporters.

How does the program work?

The key strategy of Good Sports is the accreditation program. The three level accreditation criteria consist of a set of alcohol management standards for clubs that serve and consume alcohol.

Level 1  Level 2  Level 3 
 Liquor license
 Bar management
(RSA training)

 Maintenance of level 1
 Enhanced bar management
 (RSA training etc.)
 Food and drink options
 (low and non-alcoholic)
 Safe transport policy
 Diverse revenue generation

 Maintenance of level 1 & 2
 Alcohol management policy 
 At each level, the club must promote their involvement in the program to their members.
 Clubs that do not serve or consume alcohol may apply for Level 0


 Level 0
 Alcohol-free facilities
 Diverse revenue generation
 Promotion (Good Sports program)
 Safe transport policy
 Alcohol management policy




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More on Good Sports

Good Sports has been adopted by a diverse range of community sports clubs. It is currently operating in the majority of states in Australia (and the Northern Territory) with a total of over 4000 clubs nationally and almost 1800 in Victoria alone.

Evidence, gathered over the past two decades, demonstrates that community-based sports clubs contribute to alcohol problems by accepting and promoting excessive drinking and providing inappropriate role models for young people.

Research has been conducted over a number of years to gauge the size of the issue and how Good Sports, over time, is supporting clubs to change their culture.

To find out more about the Good Sports Club follow the link to the Good Sports website at

Congratulations to the following Hume Good Sports accredited clubs:

 Level  Club  Sport
 Level 0  Gowanbrae Cricket  Cricket
 Level 0  Hume Little Athletics  Athletics
 Level 0  Northern Thunder Junior Rugby League  Rugby
 Level 1  Sunbury Basketball Association  Basketball
 Level 2  East Sunbury Sporting Group  AFL Football, Cricket
& Netball 
 Level 2  Greenvale Sports Club  AFL Football & Cricket
 Level 2  Sunbury Softball Association  Softball
 Level 3  Ashfield Cricket Club  Cricket
 Level 3  Broadmeadows Basketball Association  Basketball
 Level 3  Craigieburn Bowling Club  Bowling
 Level 3  Craigieburn Cricket Club  Cricket
 Level 3  Craigieburn Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Craigieburn Superules Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Craigieburn Willmott Golf Club  Golf
 Level 3  Gladstone Park Bowls Club  Bowling
 Level 3  Gladstone Park Cricket Club  Cricket
 Level 3  Greenvale Sport and Game Fishing Club  Fishing
 Level 3  Jacana Cricket Club  Cricket
 Level 3  Jacana Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Meadow Park Soccer Club  Soccer
 Level 3  Roxburgh Park Broadmeadows Cricket  Cricket
 Level 3  Roxburgh Park Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Rupertswood Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Sunbury Cricket Club  Cricket
 Level 3  Sunbury Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Sunbury Kangaroos Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3  Sunbury Kangaroos Netball Club  Netball
 Level 3  Sunbury Kangaroos Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3 Sunbury United Rugby League  Rugby
 Level 3 Tullamarine Sporting Club  AFL Football and Cricket
 Level 3  Westmeadows Cricket Cub  Cricket
 Level 3  Westmeadows Football Club  AFL Football
 Level 3 Westmeadows Tennis Club  Tennis

For more information on these clubs please contact our Sport and Recreation Team on 9205 2464.

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Updated : 12:00 AM, 29 February 2020

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