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The Central Mid North STARCLUB Program is a joint initiative of the Office for Recreation and Sport and three Local Government Areas.

Participating Councils include:

  • Wakefield Regional Council.
  • Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council
  • Regional Council of Goyder,

This large geographical area is home to an estimated 200 sport and active recreation clubs and associations.

The STARCLUB Program Officer is an important community sport and active recreation resource and is able to support and assist local clubs and associations in many ways, including:

  • Work with clubs and associations on strategies to maintain or increase their memberships
  • Increase awareness of funding opportunities available to the sport and active recreation community
  • Develop strategies and policies with clubs and associations that encourage safe and supportive environments
  • Facilitate a range of training and development opportunities for coaches, officials and volunteers in clubs and associations
  • Work with clubs and associations on strategies to recruit, retain and reward volunteers
  • Advocate for and liaise on behalf of clubs and associations with Council, State Sporting Organisations and other interested parties

The STARCLUB Program Officer works with the community to:

  • Develop and maintain a strong, vibrant sporting and active recreation culture
  • Increase community participation in sport and active recreation
  • Improve the quality of sport and active recreation opportunities
  • Develop and maintain well managed sustainable sporting and active recreation clubs and associations

Clubs and associations are encouraged to utilise the STARCLUB Club Development Program to achieve club excellence and sustainability. This voluntary, free, online program is recognised throughout the State sports industry as a best practice governance model and highly regarded by organisations looking to invest in the sport and active recreation sector. To find out how the Mid North STARCLUB Field Officer may be able to assist your club or association contact Samantha Freeman on or call 0429 694 169.

To register your Club, Group or Association with the STARCLUB Program,  CLICK HERE for the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing website.


From safe food practices, to responsible service of alcohol to risk management - all can make your club a STARCLUB. Follow the MidNorth STARCLUB Facebook page to stay update on what training sessions and workshops are happening near you!

Has your club changed its contact details?

We encourage clubs and organisations around Wakefield to keep us update with their contact details, so we can stay in touch and drop you a line about relevant grants and events when they come up.

Please take the time to fill out our online form.