Information for sports clubs

Seasonal allocations

We have a seasonal allocation process to make sure all sports clubs have a chance to access our sporting grounds and pavilions.

Seasonal dates

Winter: From the first Saturday in April to the second Sunday in September
Summer: From the first Saturday in October to the second Sunday in March

Please see the 2017-18 summer ground and pavilion allocations:

Winter season allocations:

An Expressions of Interest (EOI) will be advertised for a 2018 winter tenant at the Aberfeldie West Sports facility as well the new Fairbairn Park Middle facility (including oval 9). The EOI is expected to be advertised in November/December 2017.For more information on the seasonal allocation process, call the Sport and Recreation team on 9243 8888.

Club development workshops

The Sport and Recreation team run four Club Development Workshops per year and encourage all Moonee Valley clubs to attend and develop the skills and knowledge of their club volunteers.

Clubs attending two or more workshops in a financial year are entitled to a five per cent discount on their seasonal allocation fees.

Communication and Social Media for Clubs

The Sport and Recreation team has partnered with Sports Community to provide a Communication and Social Media for Clubs training session.

Some of the topics covered in the training session will include:

  • Effective communication
  • Websites and newsletters
  • Social media platforms
  • Live streaming
  • Digital tools e.g. team app

In addition to the topics above, workshop facilitator Steve Pallas will answer questions on specific social media issues and topics you may need help with on the night.

When: Wednesday, 8 November, 6pm-8pm

Where: Aberfeldie West Pavilion (Main Social Club Room), Tilba Street, Aberfeldie (Opposite Valencia Street)

Cost: Free

Sandwiches and finger food will also be provided.

To book your place, email David Grubisich on dgrubisich@mvcc.vic.gov.au before Monday, 4 November.

Sponsorship Made Easy

The Sport and Recreation team has partnered with Sports Community to provide a Sponsorship Made Easy Training Session on Wednesday the 29th of November at the Moonee Valley Civic Centre.

Some of the topics covered in the training session will include:

  • The traditional way of sponsorship
  • Why we need sponsors
  • What the missing ingredient is
  • What is the norm for a club-sponsor relationship?
  • What are fundamental mistakes?
  • Engaging members
  • Why sponsors sponsor a club
  • Who your audience is
  • What are club assets?
  • How to create direct value for your sponsor
  • Segments of your audience
  • About the winning proposal
  • Working together with your sponsors
  • Keeping sponsor’s long term and growing these relationships
  • Measuring the value of sponsorship
  • Treating your sponsors like gold

In addition to the topics above, Steve Pallas is a very flexible trainer and is also happy to try and cover a specific sponsorship issue/topic you may need help with on the night.

When: Wednesday, 29 November, 6pm-8pm

Where: Moonee Valley Civic Centre – Council Chamber Room, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds

Cost: Free

Sandwiches and finger food will also be provided.

To book your place, email David Grubisich on dgrubisich@mvcc.vic.gov.au before Monday, 27 November.

Access for All Abilities

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play.

AAA Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne residents of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and active recreation. With personal assistance from AAA Play, you can discover a new sporting challenge now!

Visit the AAA Play website or call today to discover the huge amount of sports and active recreation activities close to your home and available for people of all abilities.

Contact AAA Play today!

Phone: 1800 AAA VIC (1800 222 842)
Email: request@aaavic.org.au
Website: aaavic.org.au
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Club user guide

The role of running of a sporting club or organisation is becoming more complex and demanding, especially for volunteer club administrators.

The club user guide is an easy-to-use reference put together to help sporting club organisers and busy volunteers tackle the ins and outs of running a club.

The club user guide contains information on:

  • how to get funding
  • how to be an effective club
  • our sports policies

We hope you find the information useful and we would like your feedback on how we can improve the club user guides.

Updating your club guide

The club user guide was last updated in 2012. Contact the Sport and Recreation team for an updated copy. 

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 3:54 AM