Safely restarting your season

Eyes back on the ball

It’s been a long time comingAs clubs start planning how to get back out onto their grounds and into their clubrooms, a lot of questions are being asked – and answers can be hard to find.  

After a big break, the job of restarting any season might seem overwhelming. Especially with players to recruit, volunteers to find, training to organise, matches to schedule. Now, on top of the usual hurdles, there are COVID-safe rules to follow.   

That’s why Good Sports has compiled this set of resources to take some of the worry and confusion out of planning your season and ensure everyone can safely celebrate a return to the sport they love.  

Getting started

Don’t know where to begin? Have a look at our short video, Sport is Back, to help get you on your way. 

State by state restarting guidelines

Every state and territory has different restrictions in place and rules for community sporting clubs to follow as the season starts. What works in Queensland, for instance, might not be appropriate for Tasmania or the ACT. Here is the link you can follow to find your state’s guidelines, posters and other resources to support during COVID.

How to manage alcohol and smoking at your club

Looking for information on managing alcohol and smoking responsibly at your club? Follow this link to get information on state licensing requirements, RSA courses available and bar signage for your club.  

How to host a safe club celebration 

Whether it’s a friendly catch-up in the clubrooms after the game, a victory lap to mark a convincing win or the big end-of-season party, everyone wants their members to have a good time and stay safe. Find out how to host a safe celebration at your club. 

How to raise funds for your club

Looking for a new source of revenue for your club? Here you will find out new ideas to raise funds for your clubs and discover grant opportunities in your state.

How to attract volunteers 

Spending spare time volunteering is a great way to connect with a club and the community, but encouraging people to volunteer their precious time can be a challengeFind out more about getting (and keeping volunteers) at your club. 

Healthy food and drink options and safe canteen practices

Helping people access healthy food and drink isn’t just a huge win for the community and individuals; it can be a huge boost on game day. Get your canteen back on track to fueling healthy minds and bodies in a COVID safe way.

Supporting members

There is a lot of strain being placed on communities as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. It is important to remember that clubs have a role to play in looking out for their members. Here you will find support services for your members.

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