Tips to make volunteers more welcome at your club

WITH many clubs having recently held or about to hold their Annual General Meeting, what processes does your club have in place to welcome new volunteers?

Your club's ability to retain this limited volunteer resource for the future will be dependent on the experiences that the volunteer has during their time in the role and at the club. It can be shaped by their first impressions.

When starting a new job you generally undergo an induction to get to know the workplace and people you work with. Why then do we not see a need to utilise these processes and procedures at our own clubs?

Here is a list to consider for an induction manual:

  • Welcome & introduction;
  • Position description;
  • Club constitution;
  • Club strategic plan;
  • Organisational structure of the club;
  • Tour of facility;
  • Code of conduct.

More information at community/sport-ipswich


Western Pride clinic

ENJOY a few days of football in a fun environment with the Western Pride Junior Holiday Clinic.

Players are put into age and ability groups to make sure they get the best possible workout.

The clinic is from December 14-16, between 9am and 3pm, at the Tivoli Sports Complex.

It's ideal for girls and boys aged 6-14.

To register or make an enquiry, email or phone Graham Harvey on 0419 195 517.


GO Girls basketball

THE Ipswich Basketball Association will be hosting a school holiday Girls Only "GO" clinic next month.

The GO clinic will provide an opportunity for players to experience basketball in a fun, hassle-free environment while learning new skills and team concepts.

The clinic is on December 15-16 at Ipswich stadium at Booval.

It's ideal for beginners and club level girls aged 7-15.

WNBL players from the SEQ Stars will also be at the clinic to provide Q&A sessions and autographs for participants.

For more information or to register go to:, or phone IBA on 0409 769 883.


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