The Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly in partnership with Volunteering Western Victoria and Sport and Rec Victoria is embarking on an ambitious project – to train the next generation of club leaders.
The Club Leadership Project aims to upskill the next generation of leaders in our clubs/associations by putting them through a thorough training program designed to teach the participants how to be an effective committee member, event and risk management and future club development. These modules will be delivered by Volunteering Western Victoria staff with expertise in the field.
As well as a theory component, there will be a practical component to the training, with participants also picking up skills in Sports First Aid, Taping, Responsible Service of Alcohol and level 1 coaching.
Apart from the skills the participants receive by way of the training and course work, the participants will be engaged by their clubs/associations to perform some work around their club. This work could consist of assisting team/competition managers, club executives and volunteers in maintaining their club facilities and surrounds, assisting on match day and at trainings throughout the week.
“A similar program ran last year in which 10 participants received accreditations and ongoing training, at the same time contributing to the development of their club and facilities. While funding for that program dried up, the WRSA was successful in obtaining a SRV grant to train young volunteers, and assist implement the Club leadership Project in 2013.”
Clubs interested participating in the project in 2013 should express their interest to the WRSA by contacting Project Co-ordinator Matthew Berry on 53824599. Only 12 positions are available in the program, so interested clubs should act swiftly to ensure their youngsters don’t miss out.