The City of Stirling’s club development team provide clubs and community organisations with ongoing support to ensure current and incoming members have the tools to develop efficient, self-managed and sustainable clubs.
Assistance programs and projects
Club development support
We strive to:
The Club Development team also support City clubs through the annual club health checks submitted by City leasee/licensee clubs and seasonal reserve clubs. Clubs are required to submit the following to email@example.com:
Membership growth and retention
The club development team has a wealth of knowledge of the club and sporting world. The team also have a number of networks and strategies that can improve a club's membership base.
Whether it's sponsorship opportunities, fundraising, subsidies or operational audits - our club development team can assist in a range of ways to help your club financially.
Seasonal ground application
For both summer and winter seasons, the club development team provide a swift turn around with seasonal allocations for all clubs.
Ready to complete a Seasonal Ground Application?Click here
If you're holding an event, you may need to consider the following:
KidSport make it possible for Western Australian children to participate in community sport and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances. KidSport allow eligible youth aged 5-18 years to apply for financial assistance to contribute towards club fees. The fees will go directly to the registered KidSport clubs participating in the project through their participating local government.
Find out more on the KidSport website.
Diversity and inclusion
How inclusive is your club? Does your club membership reflect your communities diverse range of members?
If your club could do with assistance in these areas, you can contact a Club Development Officer; or a selection of information and resources from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries have been provided below that can assist your club in its endeavours to attract and retain its members.
If you feel that your club has been playing an active role in diversity and/or inclusion then you may wish to be recognised for your clubs work through the award opportunities below.
As a guide, each year the WA Sports Federation Awards open in October and close in November with the awards event to be held in February of the following year and Sport and Recreation Industry Awards open in May and close in mid-June with the awards event to be held in August.
Maintenance requests and Upgrades
- Maintenance requests for buildings, floodlights, reserves etc. Click here
- Utilities questions and feedback
- Infrastructure upgrades. Clubs will need to have recently completed all aspects of their Club Health Check. Please see “Club Development support” above. Clubs can then request a meeting with Club Development in writing along with a bullet point list of proposals to discuss further.
Governance and policy development
Being successful in governance provides clubs with guidance and strategic direction. It influences how the objectives of the organisation are set and achieved, spells out the rules and procedures for making organisational decisions. It's also important that clubs implement proper risk management.
The following documents will help ensure your club is going in the right direction.
The following information can assist you in requesting floodlights at a reserve.
Payment for sports floodlighting must be received by the City prior to your booking date. Floodlights will not go on without payment being received.
When booking Sports Floodlights please ensure you also have an e-key, and that each individual floodlight is switched to the on position demonstrated in the video. If you don’t have a key please request one when making your booking.
If all steps in the video, and listed above, have been followed and the sports lights do not come on during your booked, approved and paid for times please contact the City’s after hours contact on (08) 9205 8555.
Maintenance requests for sporting reserve flood lights
Maintenance requests for broken lights, issues etc. Please click here.
For further information please contact our Club Development Officers at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more infromation, please review the following video:
Club reserve usage
If you are a City of Stirling club or a State Sporting Association and wish to request the use of a City reserve, please click on the link below and select the usage type from the following:
- Finals booking
- Out of season
- Pre season scratch match request.
Ready to submit a reserve usage request form?Click here
For existing clubs, please complete a seasonal finishing date notification formClick here
Grants and sponsorship
The City believes in supporting local clubs and offers a range of grants and sponsorships.
Find out which grants your club could be eligible by clicking the below link.
Sports funding and sponsorships