Club Resources

Running a successful netball club can be a complicated process. From committee structures, legal obligations, member inclusion and member protection, we want to ensure our clubs are getting it right and feel supported as they do so.

To assist clubs with these obligations, PNA has recently developed a Club Governance Kit. This kit contains templates and links to resources designed to make life easier for our club volunteers. 

On this page we also provide plenty of links to further educate our members on a broad range of topics, including grants.

2024 Special Round

This year PNA is facilitating a number of ‘special’ rounds. The purpose of these is to raise awareness around a number of important issues in sport, including inclusivity and health.

It is up to clubs whether they wish to participant. PNA do not facilitate any fundraising, again that is solely up to your club if you wish to do so.

 

PRIDE ROUND – 9th-11th MAY

This year PNA will be hosting it’s first ever Pride Round. Clubs are encoraged to dress the part and help turn PNA into a rainbow of colour! More information can be found below in the Guide to Pride.

THE BIG FREEZE – 6th-8th JUNE

The AFL is in it’s 10th year of running The Big Freeze with the purpose of finding effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Motor Neurone Disease. This year PNA will jump on board to help promote support for this much needed cause. Take a look at the link below for ideas on how your club can get involved. 

NAIDOC ROUND – 20th-22nd JUNE

NAIDOC Round recognises the histories, cultures and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the sport of netball and to the nation. This round is held on our last weekend before our three week break to coincide with NAIDOC week, 7th-14th July.

More information coming soon. 

MENTAL HEALTH ROUND – 22nd-24th AUGUST

The aim of the round is to bring awareness to mental health struggles and provide clubs with knowledge and resources to help make netball a safe, supportive and understanding place for all.

More information coming soon. 

 

PNA Club Governance Kit

PNA has recently developed a club governance kit to assist clubs to understand and fulfill their obligations.  The kit is designed to:

  • assist club committee members to undertake their roles and responsibilities;
  • provide guidance and frameworks for dealing with governance matters and issues; and
  • provide resources to make the governance task of club volunteers easier and less time consuming, allowing more time to focus on netball.

The kit covers the following important topics:

  • A sample club constitution template is provided.
  • Includes a template Governance Charter and sample committee position descriptions.
  • Templates for meeting agenda, meeting minutes and reports.
  • Template Strategic/Operational Plan.
  • Budget template.
  • Sample policies on Communication, Inclusion, Refunds, Team Selection, Terms and Conditions and Complaint Handling.
  • Child Safeguarding. Links to resources on Working With Children and Member Screening
  • Links to resources on insurance, including the Netball Australia National Insurance Program.

PNA member clubs can request a copy of the kit by contacting the PNA office.

 

Grants

There are a range of government, private and sporting bodies that often offer grants for community sport. These can be used for a variety of purposes.  Click on the links below for more information.

Online Resources

The organisations below provide an abundance of resources for clubs of all sports to help run an effective committee, meet their legal obligations, whilst providing safe, inclusive environment for all participants. 

Netball WA

As an affiliated association to Netball WA, PNA follows many of the same policies and guidelines provided on their website.

Play by the Rules

Developed by a wide range of national sporting bodies, Play by the Rules is an online resource providing information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players, parents and spectators to assist them in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment, child safety, inclusion and integrity issues in sport.

True Sport

This West Australian Government run program provides tools and resources for local clubs and associations to help embed its eight values in all sporting bodies. This program is endorsed by Netball WA.

Every Club Hub

Run by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Every Club Hub provides an online portal, videos, as well as, face-to-face workshops on everything from starting a new club, running a committee, to marketing and sponsorship. 

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

The Government of Western Australia provides important information about running an incorporated association and the legal obligations of doing so. 

Sport Australia

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is the Australian Government agency responsible for supporting and investing in sport. It comprises Sport Australia and the AIS. Their website provides a wide scope of information and resources for athletes and their families, schools and organisations, as well as, coaches and officials.

Working with Children Check

A WWC Check is required by club members who engage in certain paid or unpaid work with children. This WA Government site will help you decide if your club members are required to apply and any records you are required to keep.