UniSA Sport Events

2017 University Sports Clubs Leadership Conference

Posted By Deanna Kennedy

When: Monday, 10 April 2017 01:00 PM
Until: Monday, 10 April 2017 07:30 PM
Where: UniSA City West campus in room GK4-30

The Secrets to Successful Sporting Clubs

This is your opportunity to enjoy an afternoon to learn about what makes a successful University sporting club. Engaging guest speakers will share their secrets and tips, as well as provide you with opportunities to network and learn from others from across the South Australian University Sport landscape.

Conference Program:

Session 1: What makes a good club great? | Presenter: Mike Daws, General Manager, AU Sport

Is it on field success? What about money? Great facilities? These elements do help but no, there is something that is more important that needs to come first and the rest will follow. This session will provide you with this insight.

Session 2: Club Planning – Thinking Long Term | Presenter: Sara Lane, Sport Development Officer, AU Sport

Many University Club Committees struggle to think long term (3 years) but if you can, it actually helps your club grow as well as reduces the demands on you as volunteers. This session will help you understand the strategic planning process as well as understand what is involved.

Session 3: Promoting Your Club – Thinking Differently | Presenter: Phil Sandford, Brand and Content Manager, University of Adelaide

Do you see your club as a brand? How do can you expand your reach online? Are your club members helping promote your club? This session will provide you with examples of what you can do to ensure your club is doing everything it can to promote itself.

Session 4: Club Funds – Getting Your Financials Right | Presenter: Tim White, Office of Rec and Sport Presenter

In this session, you will gain an understanding of why it is important to have good controls in place and what these controls can be.

Session 5: Sharing Good Club Practices | Presenter: Tyson Williams, Sports Officer, Flinders University

In this session, club reps will be given the opportunity to work together to problem solve and share ideas of common issues that we all face when managing a University club.
All sessions have been developed to ensure that club leaders from across all Universities can share good practice with others.


The conference will be hosted by the University of South Australia (City West campus) on Monday 10 April from 1:00-7:00pm. Afternoon tea and dinner will be also provided for all attendees.

Everyone who attends the whole conference will also receive a 'Certificate of Attendance' and will go into the running of winning free tickets to a Port Power home game.

Date: Monday 10 April

Time: 1pm – 7pm

Full program with session times will be released soon

Location: UniSA City West campus in room GK4-30.
Register here for the conference

There is no limitation to the number of people who can attend from the one club but there is a limitation to numbers for the overall conference so register now to ensure your club does not miss out.

Registrations close: Thursday 31 March