Club Health Check Resources

This Club Health Resources section aims to provide you with information to help your club be a successful, well run organisation.

The resources cover off areas such as governance, recruitment, retention, inclusion and some great documents in and around running your club.

Club Health Check

The Club Health Check is the first step in growing your club and helping to make it sustainable.

It looks at a number of factors that are crucial to success and combines these results to build an overall picture of the way your club carries out its operations

The online assessment takes around 30 minutes to complete. It is recommended 2 or 3 people from your club complete the online assessment together. Once you have completed the assessment a detailed report will be emailed to you. This report will identify improvements and growth areas for your organisation.
Start your Club Health Check now

Running your Club

Run a Successful Club – Club health check documents
To be a successful, well-run club you need a clear understanding of leadership, planning, people and organisational performance while maintaining a strong member focus.
This website offers a wealth of information to help you run a successful club.
1. Vision and Mission
2. Culture and Leadership
3. Club Membership
4. Governance
Run a Successful Club – SportAUS

Welcome to running your club resources
Whether you have 10 members or 10,000, this resource provides guidelines, useful tips, suggestions, templates, checklists and links for NSW sporting and recreation organisations.
Run your club – Sport NSW


Governance for Good
A Guideline produced by Australian Charity & Not for Profits Commission (ACNC) to help you and your club succeed, you should be aware of your responsibilities and your role in helping your club achieve its goals. Governance for Good – ACNC

Sports Governance Principles
The purpose of these Sports Governance Principles is to:
• assist members of boards, chief executive officers and managers of sporting organisations to develop, implement and maintain a robust system of governance that fits the particular circumstances of their sport
• provide the mechanisms for an entity to establish and maintain an ethical culture through a committed self-regulatory approach
• provide members and stakeholders with benchmarks against which to gauge the entity’s performance.
Sports Governance Principles – SportAUS

Governance – Surf Life Saving NSW Club Guide
Governance is the system that controls the way a club is managed and operates.
It outlines the way the Board, Directors, Executives and other position holders are responsible for their actions. Governance is made up of the following components:
• Administration
• Risk management
• Ethics
• Compliance
SLSNSW Club Guide – Governance

Club Membership
Recruitment and Retention

Drivers of Participation
To support organisations to undertake participation planning, Sport Australia has co-designed a set of Drivers, which are the factors identified by stakeholders as the most significant influences on driving positive participation outcomes.
Drivers to Participation – SportAUS

A list of ideas for increasing your clubs membership. This is a good resource to use for ideas and brain storming activities.
Ideas to try to increase your membership – Clubhelp

Recruitment & Retention Guide
The Recruitment and Retention Guide is about helping Clubs boost membership numbers, through the recruitment of new members.
By presenting ideas, procedure and best practice in one guide, clubs are given an easy reference point to develop new ideas ready for implementation.
SLSA Recruitment and Retention Guide

Recruiting Volunteers
It can be difficult to attract qualified applicants using an informal recruitment process. This documents provides some tips, ideas and checklists to assist in this process.
Recruiting Volunteers – SportAUS

Understanding why people join, continue, or leave the club is vital information when developing the way the club operates. This information also feeds back to medium and long term financial planning, facilities planning and volunteer planning as it impacts on the clubs capacity to service its members.  Download the Member Retention Fact Sheet. 
Club Development/Membership – SportAUS


Culture & Leadership – Creating Inclusive Clubs
Being welcoming and inclusive is one feature of healthy and successful clubs.
Creating Inclusive Clubs – Play by the Rules

7 Pillars of Inclusion
The 7 Pillars of Inclusion is a broad framework to give sports clubs and associations a starting point to address inclusion and diversity. The 7 Pillars model is about giving you a ‘helicopter’ view of inclusion which looks at the common elements that contribute to creating inclusive environments that reflect the communities that we live in. The seven pillars are:
• Access
• Attitude
• Choice
• Partnerships
• Communication
• Policy
• Opportunities
7 Pillars of Inclusion – Play by the Rules

Inclusive Sport Framework
Every person should be treated with respect and dignity and protected from discrimination, harassment and abuse. Inclusive Sport – SportAUS

Cultural Inclusion
Surf Life Saving are committed to being an inclusive organisation, dedicated to being open to all members of the Australian community and ensuring all people are treated with respect and dignity within safe, supportive environments.
SLSNSW Cultural Inclusion

Cultural Diversity in Sport
Sport can be used for positive social change – it can help build more inclusive, healthier, happier and safer communities.
Cultural Diversity in Sport – Clearinghouse for Sport

Indigenous Statement
Document being finalised – watch this space!

Disability Inclusion
Surf Life Saving is committed to the inclusion of people with disability, their families and their carers. Every person, no matter their ability, has the right to have equal access to our Clubs and activities and should be welcomed as such.
SLSNSW Disability Inclusion

Trans and Gender Diverse Inclusion
Sport Australia partnered with the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports to develop Guidelines for the inclusion of transgender and gender diverse people in sport. The Guidelines provide practical advice on how sporting organisations can create and promote an inclusive environment for transgender and gender diverse people.
Integrity in Sport – SportAUS