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A list of publications put out by the department's service areas.
The overall aim of coaches is to help young people build a love of participating in sport for life-long involvement.
Young people receive their most effective and satisfying sports experiences when they experience goodwill and cooperation between all levels of stakeholders.
Sport providers have a legal duty of care to protect the welfare of young people and ensure they are not exposed to unnecessary risk in any aspect of sports delivery.
The most important resource in junior sport is the people who provide the infrastructure for the delivery of activities and set the social atmosphere around sport.
A major objective for junior sport is the development of life-long participation in sport.
Sport and recreation clubs are important to local communities and can be the best place to encourage positive contact and cooperation between people from a range of different backgrounds and abilities.
Everyone has the right to be a part of an inclusive and welcoming community where their contribution is recognised and valued. People with disability should have equal opportunity to participate in a mainstream community club.
The department's position on inclusive participation.
Regular participation in physical activity and sport is important for young people's health and wellbeing.
A club guide to risk management.
Planning is the key to the future for all sporting and recreation clubs no matter their level, activity or size.
This information has been designed to help clubs that may not have had much experience in gaining sponsorships.
Clubs need to be competitive on and off the field, so promoting, or marketing, your club is essential.
Your club may have been active for a while and you need to adopt a constitution.
There are a number of ways that can be used to assist with or facilitate group or committee based problem solving. This booklet looks at three possible methods or techniques but there are many more.
If you are inexperienced in chairing formal meetings, such as the club Annual General Meeting or the monthly club meetings, this resource provides some helpful hints.
These tips provide some direction for coaches to increase their chance of having the greatest impact possible on their junior athletes.
These tips provide guidelines for new and existing officials. Good officiating, playing and coaching ensures everyone enjoys the experience!
Team managers have an extremely important role ensuring the successful management of the team and welfare of the athletes in their care.
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