Carefully consider vital club fees

WITH many sports coming to the end of their season, preparation for next season is underway.

It is a terrific idea to determine and advertise the player and membership registration fees that your club will charge.

This will assist the club with budgeting and cashflow projections. It will also assist your members and potential members prepare and budget for the upcoming season.

Many factors are involved when setting fees. Consideration needs to be given to the "fixed costs" and extra benefits that are built into the price.

It is also advisable to inform members up front if there will be extra weekly costs or match payments required to supplement the registration fee.

Transparency of registration fees are considered crucial.

It is best practice to provide a breakdown of the fees that account for every dollar.

If your club would like assistance with planning for next season, contact Ipswich Sports House on 3810 6620, or email:


Golf coaching course

GOLF Queensland will be holding a Community Golf Coaching Course at the Brookwater Golf & Country Club on Sunday.

This will be the final coaching program held at Brookwater and in the Ipswich region for 2014.

Cost has been reduced from $150 to $100 per person.

Places in the course are limited. Nominations close tomorrow.

For further information, visit


Support for women

AUSTRALIA'S female sport coaches, officials and administrators can apply for a grant of up to $5000 for individuals or $10,000 for organisations to assist women to achieve their leadership potential.

A total of $400,000 will be provided this year to enable women to undertake accredited sport leadership training in the areas of coaching, communi- cations, media and marketing, governance, management and administration and officiating.

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) grant programme is targeted at increasing female representation in sport leadership roles. They can be used by volunteers, sport sector employees and organisations for a range of activities promoting leadership in sport.

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator Michaelia Cash, said it was sensational that more women are becoming involved in all aspects of sport.

Applications are open and close on October 22.

Successful recipients will be notified in December.

The WLIS grant is jointly funded by the Office for Women and the Australian Sports Commission.

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