Champion Clubs

About Champion Clubs

Champion Clubs is a Club Development initiative created by the City of Cockburn and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). The program is designed to empower clubs to become self-sustainable entities; aiming to create healthy, welcoming, and inclusive sporting environments to increase participation and community belonging. The health benefits of participating in sport has been well documented and sporting clubs play a major role in contributing to the overall social, physical and mental health of their surrounding local communities. Volunteers are the driving force behind ensuring your sporting club plays their part.

The Champion Clubs program aims 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 key focus areas of the club are:

  1. Education and facilitation - self-management seminars and workshops  

  2. Communication - access to newsletters, flyers, calendar of events and email networks 

  3. Funding - opportunities including Junior Sports Travel Assistance Program, Healthy Canteens Incentive, Sporting Equipment Grant, Minor Capital Works Grant, Major Capital Works Program.

  4. Recognition - Volunteer & Club awards.

Champion Clubs workshop

Please note these details are subject to change.
The following table presents the Champion Clubs 2019 Workshop Calendar with date, workshop name, location and representatives.

Date Workshop Location Your representatives Register
23 February 2019 Provide First Aid Training
Success Regional Sporting Facility, Function Room  Coaches, Volunteers, Canteen Managers Request
Promotion Code
27 February 2019 NEW Committee Induction City of Cockburn, Function Room New and existing Committee Members Register now
3 April 2019 Marketing your Organisation Success Regional Sporting Facility, Function Room Sponsorship, Marketing & Social Media Volunteer Coming Soon
22 May 2019 2019 Volunteer Sundowner  Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club 4 Outstanding Volunteers from your club  Coming Soon
5 June 2019 Volunteer Management -
Supervising Masterclass
Seniors Centre, City of Cockburn Volunteer Coordinator, President, VP Coming Soon
9 September 2019 Fundraising City of Cockburn, Function Room Fundraising and Sponsorship Volunteers Coming Soon
2 October 2019 Habits of High Performing Community Groups Success Public Library, Upstairs Conference Room Committee Members Coming Soon

For other City events head over to our What's On page for event details.

More information and contact

For more information on Champion Clubs, including how to become a Champion Club, contact our Club Development Officer on 08 9411 3444 or at

We are currently working on a new Champion Clubs: Club Management Guide. Watch this space!

The original guide is still available below in related documents.

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