January 2021

Latest Update - What you need to know!

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There is new legislation relating to the use of single use plastic within your club from 1 March 2020.
The Onkaparinga Community Training and Development Fund is available for club members to improve their skills and build community capacity .
  1. What you need to know about Plastic
  2. Community Training and Development Fund
  3. Sport SA Grant Opportunities
  4. Good Sports Program
  5. Play by the Rules (PBTR)

What you need to know about Plastic

On September 9 2020, the South Australian Parliament passed the Single-use and Other Plastic Products (Waste Avoidance) Act 2020. This legislation is the first of its kind in Australia and a positive step towards avoiding waste. 


From 1 March 2021, single-use plastic straws, cutlery and stirrers will be prohibited from the sale, supply or distribution in South Australia. These single-use items can be replaced with reusable and compostable alternatives.  
Exemptions will apply for single-use plastic straws. 

From 1 March 2022, expanded polystyrene cups, bowls plates and clamshell containers will also be prohibited from sale, supply or distribution in South Australia. 

A list of alternative suppliers can be found by clicking HERE. Don't forget to support "Go South Go Local" when you are considering suppliers as this directly supports businesses and jobs in Onkaparinga


An exemption allows for the sale, supply and distribution of single-use plastic straws for people with a disability or medical needs. Further information on exemptions can be found HERE

A great Fact Sheet is available by clicking HERE

More information is available at:


Community Training and Development Fund

Are you looking for funding to help your committee, coaches or leaders improve? The Community Training and Development Fund provides grants of up to $2000 for volunteer members of community groups to build community capacity Read more or apply now!

Sport SA Grant Opportunities

Sport SA is a great resource to keep track of grant and funding opportunities

Please click HERE to access Sports SA Grant Opportunities 


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Good Sports Program

Good Sports are running  a new campaign until the end of March, called "Join The Big League". We’re inviting all clubs that aren’t already participating in the program to join Good Sports and get the chance to win $1,000.
They have recently launched the new-look Good Sports program with a ton of new resources covering alcohol/smoking management, safe transport, mental health, illicit drugs, junior participation, volunteers and fund-raising and would love to welcome new clubs, particularly those who may not have felt that they would benefit from inclusion in the program in its previous incarnation, to register and check it out.  
Participation in Good Sports and access to the support  and resources that are on offer are proven to help clubs maintain safe, inclusive and family-friendly sporting environments and model healthy behaviours in your local communities so I’ve attached a Stakeholder Acquisition Kit full of helpful information for you.

Click HERE to join and register for your chance to win $1,000

Play by the Rules (PBTR) 

Play by the Rules was first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website ( on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport. Over the years, as more agencies have seen the need to promote Play by the Rules, they have joined as partners and helped by contributing funds, content and in-kind support.

Play by the Rules is now a unique collaboration between Sport Integrity Australia, Sport Australia, Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory departments of sport and recreation, all state and territory anti-discrimination and human rights agencies, the Office of the Children's Guardian (NSW) and the Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW. These partners promote Play by the Rules through their networks, along with their own child safety, anti-discrimination and inclusion programs.

Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

Did you know that question 23 of the STARCLUB program asks "Does you club promote Play by the Rules online training?"

For more information click HERE


STARCLUB and STARservice


Does your sport or recreation club want to be recognised in the community as a well-run sports club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers. Engaging in STARCLUB tells the community and potential member that you value having a safe, well managed and welcoming environment. Read more or register
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STARCLUB program

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If you are a service organisation and wish to be recognised in the community as a well-run organisation where quality and valued volunteers operate in a safe and welcoming environment to provide the best environment possible for your participants and the wider community, then STARservice will help you. Read more or register.
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