Frankston City Council has partnered with Sports Community, a leading provider of training and support services for the grassroots sports sector, to provide Frankston City sporting clubs and their volunteers free access to a wide range of support and training resources.
Clubs and their volunteers have free membership to Sports Community's Club Spot and an online library of resources specifically created for grassroots clubs and their volunteers.
Club Spot membership includes:
- articles, and;
- checklists on essential topics for clubs and their volunteers.
Topics that clubs can access include how to run an AGM, write a sponsorship proposal and win grant funding. If your sports club wants to learn more about Club Spot, contact the council's recreation team at 1300 322 322.
AusSports aims to lead, support and provide opportunities for all communities to be involved in sport, while growing elite success and representation, inspiring future generations. For more information and resources, see here.
Change Our Game
Working to level the playing field for women and girls in sport and active recreation. See here.
Good Sports is a free Australia-wide program building stronger community sporting clubs.
Designed for busy sports clubs, Good Sports takes the guess work out of complying with legal requirements and gives you the upper hand when it comes to attracting funding, new members and volunteers. For more information please see here.
Impact Volunteering is a Council-run program that is passionate about supporting individuals and organisations across Frankston City to build their capability, resilience and community connections by promoting and supporting volunteering throughout the Frankston and wider community through a range of initiatives. For more information, please see here.
Play by the Rules
Play by the Rules provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport. For more information, see here.
Proud 2 Play
Proud 2 Play focuses on increasing LGBTIQ+ engagement in sport, exercise and active recreation. To do this, they work with all levels of the sporting community, from individual participants and grassroots communities to state and national sporting organisations. For more information, see here.
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Dedicated to supporting Victoria’s sport and recreation sector and inspiring Victorians to get active. Visit to find information about available Grants, Events, Campaigns and many more. See here.
Vicsport's aim is to get as many people in Victoria engaging in sport and physical activity as possible. They are the peak body for sport and active recreation in the state and work closely with the Victorian Government to promote the many benefits sport has to offer.
There is a range of useful resources and information including:
This short video showcases the involvement of women and girls in Frankston City sports clubs. It highlights the positive benefits the clubs have seen since becoming more gender inclusive.
Gender Inclusive Sporting Club Toolkit
Launched on International Women’s Day in 2022, Frankston Council’s ‘Gender Inclusive Sporting Club Toolkit’ has been developed to assist clubs in evaluating how welcoming and inclusive their club is for women and girls. The toolkit details the resources available to clubs to help integrate positive change and helps identify key actions clubs can undertake to implement small but powerful changes on the path towards equality.
Club committees are encouraged to use the toolkit which includes a ‘Self-Assessment Tool’, an ‘Action Plan Template’ and ‘Supportive Resources’ to identify their current strengths and weaknesses and highlight potential areas of improvement.
Check out the launch with special guest speaker Sharni Norder:
If you have any further questions, require support, or even want to let us know you are beginning the journey, please contact the Recreation Team at 1300 322 322.
For more information, please download the Gender Inclusive Club Toolkit(PDF, 20MB).
In June 2021, Council hosted two online workshops. Council wanted to hear from the local community and members of sporting clubs on potential barriers and solutions to participation.
Gender Inclusive Sporting Club workshop 1
Attendees heard from Change Our Game Ambassador Tal Karp; former Olympian and Australian Matilda.
Gender Inclusive Sporting Club workshop 2
Attendees heard from Change Our Game Ambassador umpire Chelsea Roffey; the first and only woman to have officiated in an AFL Grand Final and Meaghan Densley; Frankston Yacht Club female commodore.
Has your club worked to encourage the inclusion of diverse user groups; women and girls, the LGBTQIA+ community, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, those living with a disability, or other groups?
Have you worked on various strategies to tackle a health priority area; healthy food and drinks, tobacco/e-cigarette free environments, mental health and wellbeing, or others?
We’d love to hear from you! Send us a little blurb of:
- What you did
- What outcomes you saw
- Benefits to your club community
- Or any inspiring individuals within your club you would like to shout out!
Congratulations to Jack Howell from Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club for receiving the Lindsay Gaze Outstanding Sports Leadership Award at the 2022 Victorian School Sports Awards. Have a look at this short doc which tells more of Jack’s story.
Send your good news stories and any approved photos for your chance to feature in our sporting club newsletter and be promoted more broadly. Please email us at Leisureservices1@frankston.vic.gov.au.
Gender inclusion - case studies
Inclusion of those living with a disability - case studies