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ClubLink - Developing Sustainable Clubs

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Information for Sporting Clubs

ClubLink - developing sustainable clubs is a one-stop shop for information specific to sport and recreation clubs to help improve how they operate on a day-to-day basis. Information contained on this page can assist clubs in how they can better service the Rockingham community, and run more effectively and efficiently.

Sport and Recreation Calendar of Events

The City’s Sport and Recreation team has a busy calendar of events which highlights a large number of important dates for sport and recreation clubs throughout the year.

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Sport and Recreation Calendar of Events Document PDF 90 kb

Club Development Scheme

Club Development Officers are located across metropolitan and regional Western Australia. Their role is to support sport and recreation clubs to become sustainable organisations that deliver diverse opportunities for people to participate in physical activity in their local community, in a safe and welcoming environment. The scheme is a partnership with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and local governments. The aim, through the Club Development Framework, is to create a collaborative approach to club development by connecting state sporting associations, regional sport associations, local government and community organisations to provide leadership, education and training.

The Club Development Scheme is designed to give sporting clubs added support with their governance and operational processes.

The City’s Community Development Officer (Sport and Recreation) is available to assist sporting clubs and can be contacted on 9528 0399 or

Some of the programs on offer through the Club Development Scheme include:

  • bi-annual sports promotion days
  • quarterly club development workshops
  • annual club survey
  • ongoing support to sporting clubs.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is the lead agency responsible for the implementation of government policy and initiatives in sport and recreation. A key role of the department is to contribute to the healthy lifestyle of Western Australians by increasing physical activity in the community through sport and recreation.

The Department has a number of different programs which clubs can utilise to help support their operations and improve their service to the community. See below for the links to a number of the programs through which the Department supports clubs:

ClubLink Development Workshops

The City coordinates four Club Development Workshops each year. Topics are chosen based on feedback provided by club committees on areas of administration and management that they feel could be improved. If you would like to recommend a topic for our next seminar please provide feedback to

Past seminar topics have included:

  • sponsorship/fundraising
  • volunteer management
  • grants and grant writing
  • financial management
  • senior first aid
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA)
  • club planning,

Workshop dates are available on the Sport and Recreation events calendar.

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ClubLink Sports Promotion Days

The City of Rockingham conducts winter and summer sport and recreation promotion days at Rockingham Centre and Secret Harbour Shopping Centre to assist local sport and recreation clubs to attract and register new participants, as well as helping to promote their club to the broader community.

The ClubLink sports promotion days are held in August and February each year.

To register your interest, please contact the City’s Community Development Officer (Sport and Recreation) on or 9528 0399.

ClubLink Annual Club Survey

Each year the City’s Sport and Recreation team conducts a short club survey to gain important information from the more than 140 clubs throughout the City of Rockingham.

The key reasons for conducting this survey are:

  • It allows the City to keep an up-to-date contacts database for clubs
  • It helps the City to understand more about your club
  • It provides key information for the strategic and long-term planning the City undertakes regarding programming and infrastructure development; and
  • Most importantly it helps the City to address any issues that appear to be affecting the clubs within the City of Rockingham.

If your club contact details change throughout the year, please contact the City’s Community Development Officer (Sport and Recreation) with the updated details at or 9528 0399.


The City of Rockingham operates a Community Grants Program (CGP) which covers requests for donations, sponsorships and grants. The CGP has four key areas comprising Minor Grants (Travel Subsidy Grant, Youth Encouragement Grants, General Grants), Major Grants, Major Events Sponsorship and City Infrastructure Grants (Leases Property Grants: Maintenance and Rates Subsidy, Infrastructure Planning and Development Grants). For further information or to access the policy, guidelines and applications, please visit the Community Grants Program page.

Other useful grants links:

Useful Links

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