Club development

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.

We strive to:

  • Improve self-management of clubs through guidance and training
  • Add value to existing resources managed by clubs
  • Ensure the benefits of sport and recreation in a club environment will continue for years to come.

Assistance programs and projects

Sport grants

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

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.


If you're holding an event, the team can point you in the right direction.

KidSport applications

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.

Shared use support

For further information on shared use arrangements or mediation between clubs, please phone our Contact Centre or email

Site updates or requests

  • Utilities questions and feedback
  • Infrastructure upgrades
  • Maintenance requests.

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.

Useful documents

Document nameDownloadable files
Clubs Guide to Volunteer Management579.1KB (PDF)
Effective club meetings516.8KB (PDF)
Establishing Club Rules518.3KB (PDF)
Risky Business548.3KB (PDF)
The Club Secretary510.4KB (PDF)
The Club Treasurer476.2KB (PDF)

More information and contact 

To get in contact with the club development team, please phone our Customer Contact Centre or email