Goal: Rugby Clubs will implement governance and best practice for their members
This page contains information and resources intended for use by Australian Rugby Clubs to facilitate the effective running and management of their Clubs. It encompasses effective Club practices, volunteer management, club roles and meetings.
Good governance is about the processes for making and implementing decisions. It involves using the best possible process for making those decisions. These decisions can be a problem or situation that requires a person or organization to choose between alternatives that must be evaluated as right (ethical) or wrong (unethical). To resolve the issue in cases such as these, using an Ethical Decision Making Framework is recommended.
Please also refer to our Policy Register for all the latest Policy updates and information relating to Rugby.
The above resources are highly insightful and nationally applicable. Please refer to your State specific website for further information.
Meetings are necessary for successful Club management. They should be viewed as an opportunity to move forward, discuss issues and lay plans for short term and long term needs of the club.
Various types of meetings will be held by your club and all of these meetings have different objectives. Some of the meeting types for Rugby Clubs include:
General Meetings - open to all members e.g.: Annual General Meeting
Management or Executive Meetings - restricted to those elected
Subcommittee Meetings - focus on a specific task or problem and report back to management committee.
Australian Rugby Union implements annual Volunteer of the Year Recognition Awards to recognise those who volunteer their time and make a significant contribution to community rugby across Australia. This year the awards were sponsored by the Wallabies official banking partner, HSBC. Click here for all the latest details on the 2015 finalists and winners.
Volunteers are a vital part of running a club and as such recruiting and retaining volunteers is key to your club’s success.
As a club you must develop practices to support your volunteer base. Clubs should work towards having a volunteer management plan that is innovative and flexible so they can meet the needs and expectations of their club's volunteers.
Volunteer Management Action Plan
It is a good idea to develop a Volunteer Action Plan to help you adopt and implement appropriate volunteer management strategies at your club. When developing this action plan for you club, try to incorporate each of the 6 stages in the Volunteer Management