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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.

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 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.

How inclusive is your club?

Participating in sport and active recreation

Safe Clubs 4 Kids

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. 

RAC WA Sports Federation Awards

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. 

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries - Sport and Recreation Industry Awards

As a guide, each year the Sport and Recreation Industry Awards open in May and close in mid-June with the awards event to be held in August. 

Shared use support

For further information on shared use arrangements or mediation between clubs, please phone our Contact Centre or email Reserves@stirling.wa.gov.au

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)


To request floodlights, please review the following video: 


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 positon demonstrated in the video. If you don’t have a key please request one when making your booking.

Emergency contact

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 or our 24 hour Security team on 1300 365 356.


For further information please contact our Club Development Officers at: clubdevelopment@stirling.wa.gov.au.

More information and contact 

To get in contact with the club development team, please phone our Customer Contact Centre or email Reserves@stirling.wa.gov.au