The State Government will invest $2.6million over the next two years to expand the successful Club Development Officer Scheme (CDO), benefitting more than 3,320 sporting and recreation clubs across the State.
The scheme – a partnership between the Department of Sport and Recreation and local governments – involves CDOs working with volunteers to build the capacity of clubs across the State.
Liberal Member for South Metropolitan Region Nick Goiran said the City of Canning was one of the successful recipients to receive funding to continue employing a CDO program to help clubs in the South Metropolitan region. “The scheme has been very successful in supporting community sport and recreation by helping volunteers improve the management of their respective clubs. Thousands of clubs across the State play a critical role in building a sense of community and improving the overall health and wellbeing of Western Australians.”
Under the two-year funding arrangement, the number of CDOs will increase from 31 to 38 and the number of local government areas serviced will rise from 43 to 55. The scheme will now reach more than 3,320 clubs across the State.
The CDO’s role includes:
- Helping clubs improve their governance and management practices;
- Assisting with club development through information and updates;
- Developing partnerships with State Sporting Associations;
- Undertaking annual club needs assessments; and
- Providing training, education, information workshops and programs and opportunities.
As a collective, local governments will contribute $2.4 million to the scheme over the next two years.