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 9518 3583.

Community Leaders United By Sport (CLUBS)

In 2019 and 2020, Monash Council was funded by Sport and Recreation Victoria to run a gender equality in sport pilot program. We took part in this program because we wanted to help clubs:

  • Challenge gender stereotypes and roles to create environments where everyone feels equal and respected; and
  • Increase women's participation in all aspects of sport and recreation, including decision-making.

Club members participated in focus groups that identified and explored key barriers and opportunities for gender equity in sports clubs from a player and committee member perspective. Nominated representatives from each club also participated in leadership training to develop skills and build capacity to implement change.

We shared some of the insights from the first year of CLUBS in an in-person forum in 2019, and you can also see a brief video about the program below:

Some of the broad learnings are:

  • Club culture is the most important issue for women and girls (not physical infrastructure)
  • Small changes can make a big impact
  • Clubs will be successful at creating a better culture if they listen to the voices of the women and girls at their clubs.

For more detailed learnings and suggested strategies and actions clubs can undertake, we have put together a report of the program, which you can download here: CLUBS Report (pdf, 786KB)

You can also see specific resources on:

Monash Sports Clubs CALD Engagement (pdf, 2MB)

Monash Sports Clubs Inclusive and Welcoming Physical Environments (pdf, 4MB)

Monash Sports Clubs LGBTIQ Engagement (pdf, 2MB)

CLUBS was led by Monash Council in partnership with Link Health & Community and Monash University.

More information

Please contact: Alexa Lloyd, Club Development Liaison Officer, on 9518 3583 or email Alexa.Lloyd@monash.vic.gov.au

Participating clubs

  • Ashwood Cricket Club (2020)
  • Ashwood Netball Club (2019)
  • Eastern Lions Soccer Club (2020)
  • Essex Heights Tennis Club (2019)
  • Glen Waverley Junior Cricket League (2019)
  • Harlequin Rugby Club (2019)
  • Mazenod Old Collegians Football Club (2019)
  • Monash Blues Football Club (2020)
  • Monash Caulfield Badminton Club (2020)
  • Monash University Dodgeball Association (2020)
  • Monash Warriors Gridiron (2019)
  • Mount Waverley Bowling Club (2019)
  • Mulgrave Football Club (2020)
  • Oakleigh District Football Netball Club (2019)
  • Oakleigh Tennis Club (2019)
  • Waverley Blues Football Club (2020)
  • Waverley Hockey Club (2019)
  • Waverley Park Hawks Junior Football Club (2020)

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Last updated: 25 March 2021