Improve Your Club with Free Club Development Webinars

Throughout late May and June, AFL NSW/ACT conducted a number of free and practical webinars focused on club development.

Webinar training is a great way to learn and these webinars have been recorded for you to access at any time. As long as your computer is connected to the internet, you can access the training session wherever you are located – at home, office or on the move.

What is a webinar?

The term webinar is short for "Web-based Seminar" and is a presentation or workshop that is transmitted over the internet. Our presenters will conduct our sessions online which will allow volunteers from clubs all over the State and Territory to login and watch the presentation live on their own computer in the comfort of their own home or office. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via live chat and have their questions answered during the session

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Tom Harley presents the vision of AFL NSW/ACT

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In this session our General Manager, Tom Harley, will present the 2012-2016 Strategic Vision of AFL NSW/ACT. Learn how your club plays a role in the development of Australian football across the State and Territory. Tom will cover all aspects of AFL development, from grassroots football to elite talent programs.Participants will also be able to ask questions to Tom directly during the session.

Tom Harley

is the General Manager of AFL NSW/ACT. Tom took up his role following a stellar career with the Geelong Football Club where he captained the club to two AFL premierships . He is also a current Channel 7 football commentator.

Club Strategy – Planning Your Club’s Future

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Do you know the direction that your club is heading and what your goals are? Well run businesses have strategic business plans, so make sure your sporting club has one too!  This practical workshop is ideal for Club Presidents and decision makers plus anyone else who is interested in strategic business planning for your club. You’ll leave with goals and strategies that you can put into practice the next day. 

Julie Stafford is the Education Coordinator at NSW Sports Federation. She is passionate about sport and education and has had over 20 years experience teaching and lecturing in sport management and physical education. She has taught at most major universities in Sydney.

Successfully Recruit and Manage Your Volunteers

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Volunteers are hard to find and even harder to keep. This workshop provides practical tips on how to recruit, retain and reward volunteers.  Learn what motivates your volunteer workforce, what they want in return and what simple techniques you can use to improve the volunteer experience at your club. You will also hear from Drummoyne Power , a junior club located in Sydney who are currently implementing a ‘best-practice’ Volunteer Plan.


Gavin Nelson

is the President of Drummoyne Junior Australian Football Club, a club whose teams play in the AFL Greater Sydney Juniors competition and has over 250 registered players. Drummoyne recently won an award from the NSW Sports Federation on volunteer management.

Facility Development

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An excellent physical environment can add enormous value to a club’s recruitment of players and volunteers. This session will provide clubs with an in depth understanding of the variety of works and processes that need to be completed to ensure a successful and smooth facility development process. You will also learn how you can use AFL expertise and programs, such as the AFL & Joss Community  Facility Grant and AFL Facility Development Reserve to leverage the best facility project for your club.


Anthony Brooks

is the State Facility Manager at AFL NSW/ACT.  In his role, Anthony develops relationships with councils and funding partners to assist in the development of facilities for community leagues and clubs.  He is currently collaborating on $156m of facility development and managing 80+ community facility projects across NSW and ACT. 

Obtain your Bronze Quality Club Accreditation

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The Quality Club Program is the AFL’s national accreditation scheme which assists clubs to achieve certain standards in club governance & administration processes.  In this session you will learn about how your club can benefit from the program, what is required to complete the three distinct tiers of accreditation and be able to complete the Bronze level assessment.


Kirsty Moon

is the Community Football Program Coordinator with AFL NSW/ACT. In her role, Kirsty provides support to community clubs to improve their governance and administration practices.  Kirsty has assisted many clubs to obtain their Quality Club accreditations. 

Volunteer Grants 2012

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The Federal Department, FaHCSIA, has opened Volunteer Grants 2012.

Eligible not for profit organisations can apply for grants between $1000 and $5000 to:

  • Purchase tangible, small equipment items to help their volunteers
  • Contribute towards petrol reimbursement of volunteers
  • Contribute to the cost of training courses for volunteers
  • Contribute towards the cost of travel for volunteers with a disability

This webinar will walk clubs through what the grants are, how to complete an online application form and provide some tips on how to put together a compelling submission. 


Want More Information?

Andrew Knott, Community Football Manager, AFL NSW/ACT
(P)041180 5082 (E) andrew.knott@aflnswact.com.au

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