Keep up to date with updates to grants, programs and more.
FFA is collaborating with FIFA in conducting a Sudden Death/Sudden Cardiac Collapse Registry in football for the purpose of research into the prevention of adverse cardiac events in football.
Fill in the FFA Sudden Death/Cardiac Collapse Online Registry form that can be completed on the FFA website if there is a sudden death incident (from a cardiac or other cause), or sudden cardiac collapse that occurs at any level of football participation, whether training or playing. This form can be completed by any bystander to the incident or any club official, and it will be received automatically at FFA once completed and submitted.
To access the online form, please head to the MyFootballClub website.
Get more information about common injuries and how to help prevent them by visiting our Chief Medical Officer's corner here.
Recruiting and retaining volunteers can be a daunting task, however it's a necessity as volunteers are the glue that keeps our clubs ticking along. They are the unsung heroes and without them, there would most certainly be no clubs.
A Volunteer Recruitment, Retention and Recognition - Hints and Tips (PDF) guide has been developed to assist club committees with this very subject.
One of our recent initiatives has been the creation of a Volunteer Brochure template that clubs can use to approach potential volunteers, parents of junior players etc.
Included is an Expression of Interest form potential volunteers can complete and return back to clubs, stating what role they would like to do.
You can personalise the volunteer brochure (MS WORD format) for your own club, allowing you to put your own finishing touches on it.
VicSport, with the help of Sport & Recreation Victoria, has developed a volunteer fact sheet (PDF) which identifies the issues and challenges volunteers face and the strategies clubs adopt to overcome the issues.
For more Volunteer resources provided by VicSport, please head over to the VicSport website.
The main reason players, coaches and referees leave the game is due to abuse from fellow coaches, spectators and parents. Through our anti-abuse poster, help remind everyone that grassroots football is about learning and enjoying football.
Do you need to attract more members or volunteers? Club Help provides club volunteers helpful resources and self assessments to manage a club.
This easy to navigate web site provides club volunteers with:
The Club Workbook has been designed to assist clubs to engage, re-engage and retain females in sport.
This workbook contains relevant information and assessment activities that FFV clubs can utilise to assist them with, assessing the club environment, creating strategies to build a better club environment to ultimately increasing female participation.
This is a toolkit aimed at helping clubs examine how they are operating, by looking at a number of different factors that are crucial to achieving success at club level.
You can complete the Club Health Check toolkit here.
The Australian Sports Commission in conjunction with Play by the Rules has developed two free courses that are available for all members of your sport.
The complaint handling course is a 4 hour online course that provides a thorough step by step guide to resolving complaints.
This course, along with the Play by the Rules resources, are great sources of information to anyone who has responsibility for managing a complaint.
For more information on this course, take some time to read Member Protection Information Officer training brochure.
We would like to remind clubs and club volunteers/employees of their obligations in regard to the State Government's Working with Children Check legislation.
For more information on this course, please visit the Working With Children Check website.
Created specially to help educate clubs create inclusive programs, this website is a useful tool for all clubs to help develop programs which cater for participants with a disability.
The Disability Resource kit is a great starting point, and has plenty of useful hints and tips.
Clearinghouse for Sport is an information and knowledge sharing hub, delivered by the Australian Sports Sector partners.
It is a one-stop portal for information on topics including, club planning, volunteers, event and financial management, marketing, sponsorship, fundraising, and grants.
To download the Club Development documents, you can head to Clearinghouse for Sport website.
Sports Community is a website created especially for local sports club volunteers.
The website has over 50 detailed fundraising procedures, open grants and an extensive library of over 80 procedures on important functions such as volunteers, members, sponsors and supporters.
To give your club the edge and to improve the overall health of the club, visit VicHealth Healthy Sporting Environments Program.
For more information on the program, you can only view the following brochures (PDFs):
Looking to run, walk, ride, surf, bowl, climb or swim with others this weekend?
TeamUp is a free way for clubs and sporting organisations to promote their participation opportunities and has the capacity to drive club membership, as well as catering to people interested in unstructured participation.
Users can join existing events or create their own, and can search activities by sport, location, time and date .
You can download the TeamUp mobile app and get started today!
Healthy clubs. Strong Communities.
Want to improve the culture at your club? Check out the Good Sports program, which provides free support to sporting clubs to change their culture.
The program is designed to assist clubs in promoting responsible drinking, and to increase the positive social impact of sporting clubs in their communities.
Creating a safe, fair and inclusive sporting culture is the key message promoted by Play by the Rules. They provides news, resources and free online training to assist to keep sport safe, fair and inclusive.
Their promotional booklet (PDF) provides an overview of the programs and activities.