Ad­vice avail­able to our sport­ing clubs

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

WHIT­SUN­DAY sport­ing clubs and en­thu­si­asts are en­cour­aged to come along to a sem­i­nar next week that will fo­cus on how to grow and bet­ter man­age your group.

Whit­sun­day Sportspark chair­per­son Ja­son But­ler said the free in­for­ma­tion evening would be held next Wed­nes­day and was open to all new and ex­ist­ing sport­ing groups in the Whit­sun­day re­gion.

Mr But­ler said the sem­i­nar would give peo­ple a chance to talk with Whit­sun­day Sportspark rep­re­sen­ta­tives about plan­ning for new or ex­ist­ing sports groups and look­ing at the re­sources and fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able.

He said pro­fes­sional Sport, Re­cre­ation and Health Con­sul­tant, Matthew Fitz­patrick of Mo­men­tum, would present de­tails about how to ex­pand ex­ist­ing mem­ber­ship bases, how to cre­ate a new sport­ing group, and po­lice and gov­er­nance re­quire­ments.

Mr But­ler said the Sportspark, which was a keen ad­vo­cate of ju­nior and se­nior sport in the re­gion, was home to five sports: rugby union, touch foot­ball, soc­cer, net­ball and AFL.

How­ever, a ma­jor

$6.5 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment was due to be­gin later this year and fin­ish in 2019, pro­vid­ing new and up­graded fa­cil­i­ties for lo­cal sport­ing groups.

Mr But­ler said next Wed­nes­day’s pre­sen­ta­tion would also give ex­ist­ing sport­ing groups in­for­ma­tion about how to han­dle the dis­rup­tion of the build­ing process at the Sportspark and the run­ning of their sport­ing events.

He said the over­haul to the Sportspark would in­clude new light­ing fa­cil­i­ties, a com­mer­cial club house, up­dated change rooms and bet­ter fields and ir­ri­ga­tion.

■ Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 16, 6-8pm

■ Air­lie Beach Bowls Club, Ju­bilee Pocket

■ Free

■ ac­counts@whit­sun­day by Mon­day, Au­gust 14



CLUB AD­VICE: Chair per­son of the Whit­sun­day Sportspark Justin But­ler.

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