Disaster management plan vital for all sporting clubs

IN recent years Queensland has been hit by a number of major natural disasters involving high winds, floodwaters and fires.

No matter where your club is located, it is vital that you are well prepared.

A Disaster Management workshop will examine the issues surrounding natural and man-made hazards focusing specifically on 'PPRR' - Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery.

Topics include writing an effective disaster management plan for the future; best communication tools for a disaster; insurance - what is covered and what isn't; effects of a disaster on the club's future financial health and membership; how to achieve a quick recovery effort and working through the maze of help and support potentially available.

The workshop is on Wednesday, August 16, from 6-9pm at Goodna Bowls Club.

Visit www.npsr.qld.gov.au for more information or to register.

Get Going clubs

A LOT is said about the infrastructure funding program Get Playing Places and Spaces, but has your club looked into Get Going Clubs?

Get Going Clubs provides funding to support not-for-profit local sport and recreation organisations to create and provide access to participation opportunities for Queenslanders.

Some examples of projects that received funding last round include: Purchase of equipment and scoreboards; courses for umpires, coaches and first aid; come and try programs.

Eligible not-for-profit sport and recreation organisations can apply for funding of up to $7,500 (GST exclusive).

Visit www.qld.gov.au for more information.

Junior Oz Tag

IPSWICH Oz Tag are again running their junior summer season starting September.

They run a tiny taggers program for 3-5 year olds as well as under 6 through to under 16.

This is a great social sport so grab some friends together and get tagged.

Visit www.facebook. com/ipswich.oztag for more information.

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