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There are countless opportunities for Association and Clubs to access free resources, support guides and training through government websites and not-for-profit organisations dedicated to ensuring sport delivers the best experience possible for players, officials and volunteers.

Hockey NSW has gathered this information and created a resource list for Association and Club administrators. Below you will find a number of external websites covering essential areas such as:

·         Local and national statistics

·         Funding and fundraising opportunities and ideas

·         Best practice governance and free Association Club Health checks

·         Recruiting and managing volunteers best practice

·         Training and development workshops


Australian Bureau of Statistics: Detailed statistics on your LGA and surrounding areas.

Australian Sports Commission: Information for Coaches, Athletes, Clubs and Administrators, Officials and Event Organisers.

Club/Association Health Check:The Australian Sports Commission free club health check online. Examine how you operate and identify areas for development to be the best you can be.

Club Help: A wealth of free resources and support for volunteers in sports Clubs.

Good Sports: Creating stronger, healthier and more family-friendly sporting clubs promoting good practice in sport. Sign up as a Good Sports Clubs to gain access to resources.

Our Community: The Our Community Group provides advice, connections, training and easy to use tech tools for people and organisations working to build stronger communities.

Play By The Rules: The Play By The Rules (PBTR) website helps to build the capacity of all people involved in sport and recreation to prevent and deal with behaviour that does not fit with safe, fair and inclusive participation. Free online MPIO and Child Protection training.

ProfileID: Access to council community profiles and population change data.

Sport NSW: Guidelines on recruiting, keeping and rewarding volunteers.

Sports Community: Helping build stronger communities by assisting ‘grass roots’ sports clubs through the provision of information and training.

Sports Focus: Training, workshops, information and resources and grant opportunities for volunteer Club administrators.