One year on and Club Help has over 500 000 hits and 26 000 club volunteers using this unique website to support their clubs.

Club Help launched by the Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty in September 2012 is officially one year old this week. The website was developed with funding from the Victorian Government to assist Regional Sports Assemblies, like GippSport, to support some of the 580 000 volunteers running Victorian sport.

Club Help is not just another information website but an interactive toolkit that can be used by individuals. Club volunteers can do an assessment to see how the club is going and they will receive a tailored plan of action straight to their email address.

According to GippSport Executive Officer Barry Switzer the creation of Club Help has provided excellent support to clubs. “Whilst clubs really appreciate the action plans provided from Club Help they still appreciate one on one support from GippSport Program Coordinators based across the Gippsland Region,” said Mr Switzer. Many clubs are using Club Help to develop their codes of conduct, role descriptions, policies and procedures.

Sporting clubs in the Gippsland Region are also making use of the Club Help assessment modules available on the website. The areas covered include: volunteers, governance, fund raising, welcoming everyone, membership, healthy clubs, marketing, running events and injury prevention.