Goodbye to are a few ideas to consider over the quiet period, and hopefully implement in your Club for the 2017 season.
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Maria Geier, Club Development Officer

Hopefully Everyone is getting the opportunity to unlace boots, hang up committee hats and enjoy a relaxing festive break.
Myself and the CRC staff would like to wish you and your Club Members a very Merry Christmas.

Club Development anDd CO's

Club Development Officers (CDO) span across metropolitan and regional Western Australia, supporting sport and active recreation clubs to be sustainable and to deliver diverse opportunities for people to participate in physical activity in their local community in a safe and welcoming environment

Changing your Constitution 
A couple of important things you need to know

1.Ensure your Club is registered with Associations Online 

2. There are 3 options when it comes to making sure that your constitution meets the new laws and includes the schedule 1 requirements. The model rules are a standard set of rules that have been developed for use by associations who do not wish to develop their own rules. These rules meet all the requirements of the Act and provide a suitable governance framework for an incorporated association.
The 3 options are :
  • Adopting  the model rules , meaning you tick the "adopt rules" and supply the Commissioner with the following information-see box on the right. ( This is the easiest option for Clubs who are currently using a basic constitution, specifically new Clubs, as all schedule 1 requirements are already included.) This means that once adopted, the model rules are your new constitution.
  • Make changes to your current constitution eg you are happy with it and  the constitution is specific to your club and all you need to do is add in any missing rules (see schedule 1 requirement on the right) , and exchange any  references to the  old act -1987-to the new act-2015
  • Adapting the Model Rules means cutting and pasting relevant sections of it while keeping the parts of your current constitution that are working for your club, or using parts of your constitution with new wording, and parts of the model rules .

Induction packs for new committee members and welcome
These are vital for ensuring a smooth transition for new committee members and keeping them informed in the running of your club. It is also assuring for the committee members who are leaving to know that newcomers will be kept up to date.
  • a copy of your club rules/constitution (see above)
  • minutes of previous meeting/s
  • policies (eg those around WWC Checks )
  • Club vision statement ( if you have one)
  • Committee members roles and descriptions -->
  • Committee contact list
  • Copy of Club financials/budget
  • Code of behaviour eg for committee members/players/coaches/parents
  • Copy of Club Plans (eg business or operational plans

Kidsport Logo - the words KIDSPORT on a white background

KidSport enables eligible Western Australian children aged 5-18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance towards club fees.

The fees go directly from the local government to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project.

Sport and recreation clubs wishing to be involved in the KidSport program need to register as a KidSport club with their local government first.
Applicants registering for 2017 seasons can apply for KidSport online from 1 January 2017.

Club eligibility

To be eligible, clubs need to be a:

  • Not-for-profit sport or recreation club, and if applicable, affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association or have affiliation through a State organisation.
  • Business/privately owned but individual members of the club must be affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association or have affiliation through a State organisation.

Online account for KidSport clubs

Clubs must now register for a KidSport online account, otherwise local governments will not be able to process any KidSport applications or pay any club invoices.

If a club already has an online account, clubs do not need to re-register. Existing clubs are just encouraged to log into their account and update their details frequently so the Department can communicate information and updates. For forgotten passwords, this can be reset by using the link on the club login page. For forgotten usernames, please email the KidSport Team.

For any new clubs looking to be involved in the KidSport program, you can register online here

Registered clubs 

Once registered, KidSport clubs can start to redeem KidSport applications and invoice the local government for the cost of the child’s fees and other related costs. Follow the how to guide for KidSport clubs, which provides a step by step guide on how to update club details, redeem vouchers and invoice a local government/s.


If you are having access issues (such as remembering username or passwords) please email the KidSport Team or call 08 9492 9911

Workshops coming early next year
  • Department of Commerce-New Law Changes TBC
  •  DSR and Sporting Communities- Effective teams - 16th February
  • DSR Club Talk - 22nd March

DSR Healthy Club Checklist
Please consider doing one of these with 1 0r 2 membersof your committee while things are quiet, to help you evaluate where your club is at, and how you can best move forward.  
Call me if you would like me to be involved.

All the best for a wondeful break - see you in 2017!!!

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Important Links

Krissy Dickman is the  DSR Regioinal Manager, based in Broome and can be contacted on 9195 5750 or email  after the Xmas break.

Link to the DSR website to access information to help your club

CRC Opening hours over the Xmas break

Thursday the 22nd is our last day of business for 2016.
We open doors again on January 9th Monday to Thursday 12-4pm, shut on Fridays.

I will be working while the doors are shut so if you need to see me out of those hours, I will be available for appointments.
0448 445 348

Information to be provided to the Commissioner is on the first page of the Model Rules, fill in A. to E.

Rules Checklist - schedule 1 requirements
necessary if you are making changes to your current constitution or "adapting rules".

Are you still confused by what changes are required , and do you need help to implement them?? 
Call me  on 0448 445 348 and I can help!


Examples of roles from the DSR website. Please feel free to write your own to tailor to your Club requirements

Examples used in "model rules", go to pages 15 and 16.

How to register your club
Only for Clubs new to Kidsport.
If you are already registered as a Kidsport Club, there is no need to register again.

Referral Agents are now replaced by
Financial Assessors,
click here to understand the changes and what is involved


Thank a Volunteer Day
Saturday 10th was Thank a Volunteer Day for Kununurra with representation from Sporting Clubs, and many other volunteer run organisations.
There were many of you who unfortunately didn't register or maybe even know about it , because if everyone who should have been recognised  was there, we may have needed two parks!!
Wyndham's Thank a Volunteer Day was last Friday.
Belated and effusive thanks to those who missed it because you all do a sensational job at making our Community such a great place to live.
Thanks to you all for everything you do.
Let us know how we could involve more of you in our next celebration day!!

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