Tenant Sports Clubs

Strategies, Policies and Guidelines

This area is for City of Monash Tenant Sporting Clubs.  It includes information, policy and guidelines relating to sporting clubs tenancy within the City of Monash.

For all enquiries please contact Recreation Services on 03 9518 3583.

Community Leaders United By Sport (CLUBS)

In 2019 Monash Council provided sports clubs and their members with a unique opportunity to identify strengths and opportunities to promote gender equality in their club to create more inclusive and welcoming club environments.

We delivered phase 1 of our Community Leaders United by Sport (CLUBS) gender equality initiative within 10 sporting clubs in the City of Monash focusing on the development of culture change champions (Club Champions) and shared our learnings more broadly with all sports clubs at an open celebration forum in June. 

2020 Program

Now it’s time for phase 2 and we were looking for 10 additional clubs to take part in this exciting initiative in 2020.

CLUBS is led by the City of Monash in partnership with Link Health & Community and Monash University, and has been funded through Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Program Objectives

To promote gender equality in sport and recreation within the City of Monash by:

  1. Challenging gender stereotypes and roles to create environments where everyone feels equal and respected;
  2. Increasing women’s participation in all aspects of sport and recreation including decision-making.

To apply, your club could nominate 2-3 Club Champions who will be able to commit to the program and represent your sporting club. They should be passionate about making improvements to gender equality at their club. A mix of both active players and members of the board/committee is essential (e.g. at least 1 player and 1 committee member).

Applications closed on Friday 17 January 2020.

Read more: Community Leaders United By Sport (CLUBS) - EOI

 These representatives from each club if successful will have the opportunity to:

  • Share with Council their thoughts and priorities for gender equity at their club
  • Identify the greatest change they can make to support their club to create an inclusive and respectful environment
  • Receive leadership training
  • Be supported by council to develop and implement an action plan for positive change within the club
  • Collaborate with other champions from clubs in Monash in a supportive network

Club champions will participate in focus groups that will identify and explore key issues and actions common amongst participating clubs to encourage a deeper understanding of the barriers to gender equity in sports clubs from a player and committee member perspective. The nominated representatives will also participate in leadership training to develop skills and build capacity to implement change.

More information:

Liz Fitzgerald, CLUBS Project Officer, is available if you have questions regarding this project. Feel free to call  Liz on 9518 3425 or email Liz.Fitzgerald@monash.vic.gov.au for more information

2019 Program

The 10 successful clubs were:

  • Ashwood Netball Club
  • Essex Heights Tennis Club
  • Glen Waverley Junior Cricket League
  • Harlequin Rugby Club
  • Mazenod Old Collegians Football Club
  • Monash Warriors Gridiron
  • Mount Waverley Bowling Club
  • Oakleigh District Football Netball Club
  • Oakleigh Tennis Club
  • Waverley Hockey Club

While the pilot program has focused on these 10 clubs, Monash Council is keen to share the learnings and insights more broadly with other clubs in the municipality.

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Last updated: 20 January 2020