Sporting club development & resources

In an effort to support local organisations to grow and prosper, Council, in collaboration with other partners has developed a 'toolkit' of club development resources. 

Sporting club development

Club Health Check (110.7 KB)

A comprehensive 'audit' of your club in line with best practice criteria to properly identify Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats - What you're good at and what needs attention. 

Funding Sponsorship & Grants Guide (197.3 KB)

Information about funding available to community groups through various agencies as well as practical information regarding fundraising activities, guidance on how to effectively plan fundraising tasks and the legal and administrative implications to be considered when undertaking these types of ventures. 

Model Development Plan Template (179.8 KB)

A means of setting the short term foundations for the long term future of your club. This plan is one of the most important documents for any organisation as it maps out how to accomplish its goals and ambitions as well as addressing any of the weaknesses, opportunities and threats identified in the 'Club Health Check'. 

Club Development Series


Proudly supported by Subway Smithfield and DFO

Council in partnership with Subway Smithfield are proud to present the Club Development Workshop Series for 2012/2013.  The Club Development Series is a leading initiative of the Sport and Recreation Department designed for local sporting organisations and not for profit groups. 

The Series incorporates 4 workshops held over 12 months which focus on providing resources and information to sporting clubs and associations as well as not for profit community groups.  They are an important initiative and focus on the real challenges facing these groups in the areas of Club Development.  This workshop series is designed to provide clubs with a diverse range of ongoing support and highlight the key areas of running your club as well as creating a key partnership between Council and our clubs.

The Club Development Workshop Series aims to be dynamic and educate participants via interactive discussion on areas such as Sponsorship and Social Media, Volunteers, Financial Management, Funding and Grants, Facility Development, Club Leadership, Planning and Club Governance

May 2012 – Financial Management
August 2012 – Club Leadership ‘Building Better Committees’
7 November 2012 – Facility Development
February 2013– Planning for Succession

To register your interest or to find out any further information regarding these workshops please contact Council’s Sport and Recreation Unit by emailing sportrecreation@cairns.qld.gov.au or by calling (07) 4044 3553