Hockey team at Lark Hill

We recognise that sport, recreation and physical activity is important to the health, social and economic wellbeing of the community. We are committed to supporting the provision of sport, recreation and physical activity opportunities, both directly by providing facilities and reserves, and indirectly through programs and events.

Information for sporting clubs

The City of Rockingham covers an extremely active area and contains more than 140 sport and recreation clubs.

These clubs are all community groups that are run by volunteers who are there to support the community of Rockingham.

If you would like to contact a sport and recreation club, you can access their information through our Activity Guide or visit the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries find a club page.

Women's football team Women's football team

ClubLink - Developing Sustainable 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.

The aim of ClubLink is to: 

  • increase club profiles and development opportunities
  • improve self-management of clubs through training
  • provide club support and networking opportunities
  • strengthen relationships between the City and clubs
  • assist in club sustainability
  • provide clubs with grants and funding opportunities.

The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is a major supporter of the City of Rockingham and the ClubLink program in Western Australia. Sport and recreation builds stronger, healthier, happier and safer communities.

Dept Loca Government, Sport and Cultural Communities

ClubLink Development Workshops

We coordinate 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 us via email on

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.
ClubLink Sports Promotion Days

We conduct winter and summer sport and recreation promotion days at four shopping centres across the City 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 February and August each year.

To register your interest, please contact us 9528 0333 or email

ClubLink Annual Club Survey

Each year our Recreation and Wellbeing 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 us to keep an up-to-date contact database for clubs
  • it helps us to understand more about your club
  • it provides key information for the strategic and long-term planning we undertake regarding programming and infrastructure development
  • it helps us to address any issues that appear to be affecting the clubs within the City of Rockingham.

If your club contact details changed throughout the year, please contact us with your updated details on 9528 0333 or email

ClubLink Homeground eNewsletter

To keep the community up to date with sport and recreation information, we produce the ClubLink Homeground eNewsletter every two months.

If you are a local club or association in the City of Rockingham and would like to keep up to date on sporting information, sponsorship, fundraising and grants in your City, subscribe to ClubLink Homeground via Rock Port.

Club resources

Every Club Program - 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.

Every Club is the latest program and will provide every club in the State with access to best practice resources on how to make their club succeed.

Whether it is bookkeeping, how to run a club Facebook page, engaging your members through social media, ideas for fundraising and better financial management, improved committee meetings or any of the other hundreds of small tasks club volunteers want to master – Every Club will be a one-stop shop for anyone to access.

Every Club provides resources that anyone can access, at any time, for the specific needs of their local club.

Every Club Hub - Online Resource

Club Training Calendar

VIO Management Guide

Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs) are clubs, groups and organisations managed and run by volunteers within the community. VIOs include sporting clubs, resident associations, parents and citizens groups, community groups, clubs and organisations, both incorporated and unincorporated.

The VIO Management Guide has been developed to support the City’s developing sustainability program and to assist Rockingham VIOs and their hardworking volunteers. Healthy, successful VIOs are generally those that are proactive, organised, communicate regularly, have structured policies and procedures, and importantly, value and reward their volunteers and members.

The guide aims to address committee management challenges relevant to all VIOs in developing a good relationship with the City and the community. It is applicable to all Rockingham VIOs, new or existing, as a starting point for information relating to facilities, bookings, committee management, marketing, promotion, training and funding opportunities.


We operate 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
  • 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 links:

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  • The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries aims to enhance the lifestyle of Western Australians through their participation and achievement in sport and recreation
  • The Seniors Recreation Council publishes a directory of sport and recreation activities for adults called 'Add Life to Your Years'
  • The Australian Sports Commission is governed by a board of commissioners who bring a range of expertise to guide the work of the ASC.  The board includes former athletes, business people and journalists, each with extensive, first-hand knowledge of Australia's sporting landscape
  • Good Sports works together with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation.  Be a part of Australia's largest health initiative in community sports.
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