Successful Community Clubs share the load

At Surfers Paradise Cricket Club we want our extended community to thrive on and off the field. To kick off the 2022/23 season, the committee prioritised a club health check and premium planning workshop via external vendor, Clubmap.

Clubmap highlights that in the thousands of community clubs they work with (across some 70 sports) approximately 94% of volunteers aren’t specifically educated to run a club. And approximately 90% of clubs are using an out-of-date revenue model too. The workshop produced 5 focus areas for each of these three plans: strategic, revenue, and operational, to implement in the coming months and 1-2 years.

The #1 recommendation is to immediately implement a revised and expanded committee structure. The goal is to create 50 specific jobs and share across 30+ volunteers, with no volunteer having more than 2 jobs.

As we progress through the season, we hope to become more granular carving out very focused and specific ways you can contribute to our club without ever having to attend a committee meeting. Note that we have access to Clubmap's online resources hub that includes job descriptions, example templates, one-minute explainer videos, and more. Relationships without boundaries create resentment. Please consider how you can help our community club share the load, and in particular how you can help with game day operations.

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Safeguarding Children and Young People

Surfers Paradise-Benowa Cricket Club endorses and adopts Australian Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children and Young People, Australian Cricket’s ‘Looking After Our Kids’ Code of Behaviour for Affiliated Associations and Clubs, and Australian Cricket’s Commitment to Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Endorsed via special online Committee Meeting, dated 04 September, 2023. Minutes distributed to Queensland Cricket's Josh Creevey (Cricket Manager, Gold Coast)

Child Safety Officers: Orla Curtin and Toby Atkinson

Contact details: Orla Curtin, RN:; 0410 120 830 and Toby Atkinson:; 0439 396 195