Clubs Connect now available to community groups

Published: 16 Aug 2022

Community groups and not-for-profits now have access to an online resource that has been embraced by more than 100 local sporting clubs.

Clubs Connect was launched last year as an online one-stop-shop for information, guidance and support.

With its secure, club-specific digital vault for records and documents, educational webinars and comprehensive resources that cover every facet of managing a club, including committee structures and roles, the platform has been a run-away success.

Mayor Greg Williamson said due to the popularity of the platform, council had decided to roll it out across the board, with a special focus on community groups and not-for-profits.

“Clubs Connect has been very successful in building club sustainability,” Mayor Williamson said.

“This platform has really helped clubs to create a system that ensures business continuity and makes sure that one committee can hand over the right sort of documentation and governance to the next committee,” he said.

With One Voice Community Choir director Jennifer Bee said Clubs Connect really helped club members to share the load.

“Rather than having everything sitting with one person, it allows everyone to share the work and prevents any one person getting over committed and burning out,” Ms Bee said.

Kucom Theatre director Bronwyn Grannall said Clubs Connect made committee members feel like they were supported with expert knowledge.

“With the tools and the webinars on Clubs Connect, our members can understand what good governance is all about and be able to fulfil their responsibilities,” Ms Grannall said.

Mayor Williamson said that, in the clubs world, good governance could be hard work.

“To avoid burnout of committee members in your club, you need to get in touch with council’s Community Development officers today and talk to them about how Clubs Connect can help you.”

Clubs Connect is completely free and is available to all not-for-profit clubs and groups in the Mackay region now.  To find out more, head to the website to register or call 4961 9596.