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Values, standards, ethics, principles – whatever you call them – are central to building a club that is successful not just on the field, but as community centric organisation that is also trusted with helping young people grow and develop. Values drive behaviour and expectations and form the traits that allow clubs to be the...
SALT Founder, Dave Burt speaks on SEN Radio morning show. Dave is interviewed by Julian De Stoop on coping with failure and in particular dealing with missing out on the draft.  
By Fiona Themann It’s important that we all work to empower girls to use their strengths, their skills, their talents to reach their full potential. To encourage them to pursue their goals, follow their dreams and live happy, fulfilled lives. It’s also important that we prepare them for the challenges, and train them to look...
The healthy mind and manner of a 21st Century man Have you, like I have, been dismayed at the horrendous stories of sexual violence and assault over recent weeks coming from parliament house, Sydney schoolkids and so many other places? We all know that this behaviour is in no way a reflection of men as...
Think about the men you know.  Chances are they are decent, loving, caring people – and that’s what you like about them. However, the traditional gender stereotypes applied to boys and men is more about being tough, self-sufficient, patriarchal, and even alpha. Most Australians acknowledge the harm this stereotyping does, and many are receptive to...
For coaches it’s a balancing act As you wake your club from hibernation and set your systems in place for the upcoming season, it’s important to be aware of the challenges that the various segments of your club will be experiencing.  While life is getting back to normal, there will still be invisible mental scars...
Fundraising is a real necessity for the majority of sporting clubs.  Fees, if they are to be kept affordable (and as community sporting organisations, that’s vitally important) only go some of the way to paying for all the expenses incurred in running a club. If you want to fund improvements, then that requires a real...
Whilst players generally bring the glory, they are standing on the shoulders of a far bigger team. That selfless army of volunteers who, in this return to COVID Normal, need recognition, care and understanding – maybe even more so than others in your club. Many volunteers might be pressured into supporting clubs initially by their...
It’s full steam ahead for clubs as they plan for next season!  In Victoria in particular, it’s important to remember that a few short months ago your players were living under lockdown conditions.  Regardless of whether they could go to work or not, their lives have been changed.  They have been cut off from their...
We are back together and it’s weird and it’s great and it’s a bit stressful. It’s a whole range of things we haven’t really experienced before, but it’s just great to be getting back to sport! These months of lockdown and restrictions have impacted on everyone and, out of sight, people will have changed.  They...
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