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 2018 winter ground and pavilion allocations:

Reconciliation workshop for sporting clubs

Representatives from your club are invited to take part in this special workshop about indigenous reconciliation in sporting clubs.

This engaging 2-hour workshop is free for all local clubs, and participating contributes to a 5% discount on your season ground and pavilion hire fees.

This workshop will:

  • Help you understand how to build a stronger club identity and sense of belonging
  • Provide tips on how to make your club comfortable and culturally safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, with examples of how others clubs are leading the ways and as a result, increasing participation
  • Guide you on how your club can get involved in prominent Melbourne events like ‘Indigenous rounds’ and other reconciliation initiatives

You’ll hear from our panel that includes:

  • Nova Peris OAM, Olympic Gold Medalist and Federal Parliamentarian
  • Josh Cubillo, former captain and current indigenous player at the Aberfeldie Football Club
  • Pauline Barker, President of the Airport West Football Club
  • Craig Armstead, CEO of the Essendon District Football League

When: Wednesday, 30 May, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Where: Council Chambers, Moonee Valley Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds (enter via the Pascoe Vale Road entrance)
Cost: FREE
RSVP: This workshop has limited places so please RSVP to avoid missing out. Contact Nat Gilbert on 9243 1078 or 

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the workshop!

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)
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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.