Community Club Webinar Series

AFL NSW/ACT: 2017 XBlades AFL Sydney Women's Division One Grand Final. Wollongong Saints vs Western Magic. September 17, 2017. Blacktown International Sportspark, Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Photo: Narelle Spangher, AFL NSW/ACT

AFL NSW/ACT are launching a new webinar series for the 2018 football season. Clubs have the opportunity to attend the free webinars throughout the year. These webinars are to help assist clubs in the key areas of administration and operations.

Each webinar session will be recorded and uploaded to AFL NSW/ACT website for future reference and for Clubs who were unable to attend. The webinar series provides year-round touch points and uses expertise across the business with each topic being delivered at relevant times during the year.

To register for a webinar session, click here. Please submit one form per webinar session you would like to attend.  If you have further question, please contact Jacinta Houston.

Subject Blurb Duration Time Presenter
Recruiting Umpires – League Appointed Umpires This interactive session is aimed at League administrators. It discusses strategies to increase both the quantity and quality of the pool of umpires that is appointed independently. It also provides advice on best practice umpiring structures to enable your local umpiring group to operate efficiently and effectively. It is also a forum to discuss any additional topics related to umpiring groups and processes. 30min POSTPONED Damian Anderson
Multi-cultural – Looking through the Microscopic Lens This session goes beyond the surface and provides useful tips on how clubs can connect and engage with their community. Ultimately, we aim to understand the needs of community clubs and how we can collaborate to increase membership. 30min 7pm, March 19 Nickie F
How to become NEWS This Session will discuss topics ranging from how to write a press release, to getting into your local media. 30min 7pm, March 21 Belinda Kelso
Team Participation After breaking records across NSW & ACT in 2017 participation numbers, this session will discuss all things Auskick, AFL 9s and schools ranging from improvements to recruitment and transition pathways from Auskick to Junior Clubs, maximising your connection with local community schools and capturing local talent and the benefits of running an AFL 9s competition to local football Club. This interactive workshop is aimed at keeping League contacts up to date with relevant program information and initiatives that can help your Club grow. 45min 7pm, March 26 Jackie De Olivera, Jonathon Bence & Adriana Harpas
Being Social on Social Media In this age of digital, we will provide tips and tricks on how to build your online presence to best connect with your footy community while presenting your club/league at its best on social media.


30min 7pm, April 9 Caitlin Arnold and Caitlin Tuttle
Recruiting Umpires – Club Appointed Umpires This interactive session is aimed at club volunteers who are responsible for coordinating umpires for their teams when league appointed umpires are unable to be supplied. It discusses how best to manage these volunteers, along with what are the requirements of club appointed umpires on and off field. It is also a forum to discuss any additional topics related to umpires that are aligned to a club.  30min 7pm, April 16 Damian Anderson
How to make your club ‘female friendly’ The session will discuss ways to make your club more inviting for female players, members and administrators and explore the benefits associated with the improvements. 30min 7pm, May 7 Hannah Davis
How to make your club “All-abilities” friendly AFL is committed to supporting the rights of people of All Abilities to actively engage in all aspects of Australian Football and ensuring that opportunities to play the game are accessible to all. This session will explore how to adapt your club to be more accessible to All-ability players. 30min 7pm, May 14 Tim Nield
Improving your Club’s Culture Club culture is the key to attracting new volunteers, players and members. A poor club culture can be detrimental to your club. This session provides information on how to evaluate your club’s culture and what a good club culture looks like. 30min 7pm, June 4 Jacinta Houston
Grants and how to win one There are many opportunities for clubs to gain access to funding for a variety of projects. This session will identify what grants are typically available, how to apply for them and how to write a grant that will give you the best chance of being successful! 30mins 7pm, July 9 Matt Graham/Matt Baigent
Improving your home ground All current and prospective participants want to be able to play in a physical environment which is safe, clean and enjoyable. This topic will look at what amenity upgrades are important (lockable shower cubicles), what upgrades are nice to have (electronic scoreboard) and how you can make them happen. We will go through a step by step guide to ensure your project is given every chance to succeed. 30min 7pm, August 6 Matt Graham/Matt Baigent