Health Impact Solutions
We all understand the challenging time for sport at all levels across Australia created by COVID-19. We want and need sport to make it through.
Are you communicating with your members regularly?
Have you nominated a COVID-19 Safety Coordinator?
How are you managing training or competition?
Do you have a plan to be financially viable?
Does it all sound too hard? Not sure how to interpret all of the information?
Reboot Sport provides guided support for your sport club league or association to initially survive, then put in place strategies to thrive beyond 2021. If you are not actively engaging members regularly, you are already falling behind, but it is never too late to start.
By participating in the Reboot Sport program, you can tap in to expertise and resources built through interpretation and adaptation of the latest information and resources available nationally. Specific State / Territory requirements have been considered. Resources on this website will help you get started as you reboot your sport to thrive.
Learn from what is working well for others and simplify your effort for success.
The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Framework for Rebooting Sport. A comprehensive document, though takes some work to interpret your specific requirements. Sport Australia have taken it a little further with the release of a Return to Sport Toolkit on 24th May 2020. Watch for updates as States and Territories respond differently to the easing and management of COVID-19 community restrictions.
State / Territory Government decisions are critical to many aspects of how you manage your sport in the next 12 months. Also look out for announcements for funding opportunities. Local Government may impose additional requirements though may also have staff that can assist.
Draw off the recommended resources from National and State Sporting Organisations.
Examples of what is already underway. You don't have to come up with everything yourself. Visit the news section of the Reboot Sport website for links to good practice.
A challenge with broad frameworks and toolkits is that you need to interpret and adapt to produce your specific needs. How can you quickly move the practical actions? Issues you may have never even needed to contemplate before are now extremely important.
Sometimes it is great just to be able to copy and paste to get your message up, create a temporary policy or get a new sign for the entrance to a venue. Then you can focus on putting it into action.
How is your board or committee functioning? Have members or key sponsors lost their jobs or business? Do you need to bring in some new support? How will the specific venue, member and sport needs be considered for training, return to play and setting up for next season?
Can you use this time to build new strengths - a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment attracts good people - will you be ready? Do you need advice?
Recommended Reading: Reboot Sport for Participation to Thrive
Utilise the Sport Australia Return to Sport Toolkit resources to set up a COVID-19 Safety Officer and policy so that one key member of the team is across the emerging issues, local needs and able to respond to changes.
Recommended Reading: Sport Australia Toolkit
As a sponsor or member that hasn't been impacted financially from COVID-19, can you support your club to fast track activity so your sport can survive and then thrive? Consider nominating a club or sport and funding their participation in the Reboot Sport program.
Recommended Reading: Reboot Sport Program
Secure additional funding to reboot sport. There are many state / territory funding options available. Some open and close quickly. Reboot Sport website will maintain current funding options nationally.
Recommended Reading: Reboot Sport National Funding
We must remain vigilant... victory over COVID-19 is imperative. The health and safety of members, families and guests is essential. It will not be a time for complacency, but it can still be a time for fun, camaraderie and regeneration.
Reboot Sport is an initiative of Health Impact Solutions. Regular updates, webinars and resources provide intelligence and insight to current and emerging issues. If you have a question or an example of good practice, please connect through the Contact page or Facebook.
This website will continue to be updated with relevant resources from across Australia as reboot sport builds momentum. Updates, including where you can access grants, will be included in News and Resources section of this website.