Joined the Committee. Now What.

Does your club have an induction process for new committee members?  Some clubs have even gone to the trouble of creating a kit  for new committee members which includes contact details and vital club information.  They are finding it can even help in recruiting new people.
What goes into a induction kit can vary between clubs but a list below is a great guide.
  • Contact details for all committee members
  • Committee Charter
  • Committee Code of Conduct
  • Committee Calendar
  • Club constitution – Copy
  • Club By-laws
  • Club Adopted Policies and/or Procedures
  • Strategic Plan & any current Business Plan
  • Annual Report
  • Current Financial Year Budget
  • Committee Minutes (last two meetings)
  • Organizational Chart
  • Role descriptions for your position and other committee positions

Click Here for a Sample Committee Member Induction Package

New to Committee Workshops Across Gippsland

Have you just joined a sports club committee or are a first time President, Secretary or Treasurer?

GippSport has the workshop for you. Coming up in Leongatha, Sale, Wonthaggi and Bairnsdale.


  • Legal Duties
  • Key Responsibilities and Obligations
  • Effective Meetings
  • What is my Role?
  • Influencing Change
  • Handling Complaints

Who should attend?

  • People New to Committees
  • New Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers
  • People thinking of joining a committee or taking up a position.


Leongatha – Thursday, December 1, 2016 6pm to 8pm  Click Here for Flyer

Sale – Thursday, December 1, 6pm to 8pm & Friday 2 December, 1pm to 3pm Click Here for Flyer

Wonthaggi – Friday 2 December, 1pm to 3pm Click Here for Flyer

Bairnsdale – Monday 5 December, 6:30pm to 8:30pm Click Here for Flyer


Nudging to Health

Three local Gippsland clubs are investing in the health of their members with initiatives to increase water consumption and reduce sugary drinks during the 2016 season. Boisdale Briagolong and Lakes Entrance Football Netball clubs have made changes to their canteen already and Moe & District Netball Association are about to embark on a canteen assessment.

Both Boisdale Briagolong and Lakes Entrance rearranged fridge displays to make water more prominent and promoted the benefits of water through posters.  They also added a salad roll and water meal deal.

GippSport Program Coordinator Ryan Evans was really impressed with the clubs willingness to try different approaches to increase water consumption, “It really showed how committed to culture change these clubs are, trying different approaches.”

GippSport is looking to engage more clubs in such initiatives.  With summer clubs in planning mode it’s the perfect time to make contact.

Next Month is Sip-tember

Next month is Sip-tember!  The month long  social media campaign will encourage people at clubland to drink more water.  Swapping sugary drinks for water has many health benefits. GippSport is asking interested club’s to make contact with us to join in promoting this to our kids, athletes, coaches, officials and spectators.

Your club’s commitment is simple.  Just share our posts on your own social media promoting positive messages around water consumption.

Building on from last years’ ‘Choose Tap for October’ campaign, the “Sip-tember” campaign will again encourage people to drink more water, preferably from the tap, as it is cheap, accessible and healthy. The health benefits are enormous. Increase in hydration, better performance and weight reduction.  Increasing water intake helps everyone.

Gippsland’s four regional water corporations, along with GippSport and the four Gippsland Primary Care Partnerships have joined forces to promote healthy drinking habits, in this social media campaign labelled “Sip-tember”.   GippSport Program Coordinator Dave Roberts is excited by the impact the campaign can have, “People are always surprised at how much more active they feel when they’re properly hydrated.  It’s a much cheaper option than buying sugary drinks and the health benefits are enormous.”

If your club would like to be involved contact GippSport on (03) 5135 8335 or

Fit Football Kicks Off

Fit Football has officially kicked-off in Inverloch.  Two sessions in and already there are a committed bunch who have incorporated it into their regular weekly exercise routine.

The Inverloch program happens every Friday morning at 9.15am.  Many of the participants are parents so the timing is straight after school drop off.  Fit Football is a new group based soccer fitness program for people who don’t have the time or commitment to play competition.  “Have a ball getting fit” is the catch phrase used to promote the program.  No previous experience in soccer or personal training is required.

Program facilitator Kathy Lagoudis agrees with the philosophy, “I’m not into heavy exercise classes myself so when this soccer based exercise program was explained to me I knew that it would attract those that just want to have some casual fun whilst learning some new skills.  The exercise is just the bonus.”

This exciting new initiative is a partnership between Football Federation Victoria, GippSport and local club the Inverloch Stars.  For anyone interested in participating or finding out more contact GippSport on (03) 5135 8335 or

It’s Winter, So What! Lets Go Stand Up Paddleboarding

It might be the middle of winter but that is not stopping the many motivated women from coronet Bay called the SUP sisters. The Stand Up Paddleboarding group are organising wetsuits and have pencilled in three come and try sessions over the next three months. You want to join them?

All three sessions will be held at Coronet Bay starting at 10am, with the one in July scheduled on Saturday to try and encourage those that cannot make week days to come along.

You must register for all sessions, cost will be between $5 to $10 per session. this includes all equipment but if you require a wetsuit please indicate that when registering.

To find out more visit: SUP Sisters – Bass Coast Facebook Page

To register go to: online registration.