Capital Football partnered with Sports Community to deliver a Club workshop last Tuesday in the first step of a broader program to help build the capacity of clubs.
Delivered by Sports Community’s Steve Pallas, the workshop saw club representatives work together in small groups to talk about their processes and issues they face in helping to run a community club.
Speaking after the workshop, Pallas praised the clubs for their involvement and their collaboration.
“This was a really great workshop to be a part of, and the clubs took a collaborative approach.
“Now these clubs are all working on different resources for themselves and how to manage their clubs, but everyone was happy to share out help others out which was great.”
The workshop was part of an effort from Capital Football to work with clubs and see how best to help with committee changeovers, volunteer retention, pre-season planning and much more.
Clubs were sent a survey prior to the evening and Pallas ran through the results with the clubs first before they broke off into groups to discuss all of the above and more, sharing ideas and how some make it work at their club.
Tuggeranong United’s Stan Mitchell attended the evening and said it was a great chance for him and other club representatives to upskill and expand their knowledge.
“For starters I wanted to know what I didn’t know,” he said.
“At Tuggeranong we are going through a transformation process, so this was a chance to be part of an upskilling process.”
“I got to ask myself what can we do better, and see what services and opportunities there are that we can piggy back, rather than trying to be the experts on everything.”
The session was the first in a series of events to work with clubs, up-skill club volunteers and help them to run efficiently year round and improve the football experience as a result.