Australian Rugby actively seeks ways to support, develop, and recognise our Rugby clubs and volunteers in developing and promoting our sport. We understand the development of our clubs is integral to the success of Rugby Union in Australia.
Club Health Check
The Club Health Check has been developed to assist Rugby clubs and volunteers in the continuous improvement of their club. The Club Health Check provides clubs with the following benefits.
1. Allows clubs to identify their own strengths and weaknesses through self-assessment,
2. Identifies club management practices in need of improvement, and enable clubs to be provided with a sample action plan of strategies/initiatives to address these practices, and
3. Recognises clubs for taking a holistic approach to club improvement by providing recognition through Club Health Awards.
Key Assessment Areas
Clubs are invited to self-assess their club management practices in six (6) key assessment areas that form the cornerstone of "best practice" club management, including:
A. Rugby Players – Examining the importance of club planning, retaining/recruiting members, and providing pathway opportunities.
B. Club Administration – Developing the necessary administration procedures and governance to effectively manage a club.
C. Rugby Operations – Emphasising the need to provide quality coaches/match officials, match management and match day medical.
D. Club Finances – Identifying quality finance practices, and focusing on revenue generation opportunities through fundraising, sponsorship and grants.
E. Volunteers – Ensuring best practice volunteer management practices are evident.
F. Marketing and Promotion – Raising profile and community awareness to benefit your club and members.
It must be remembered that good mix across these key assessment areas is important for a club to be operating successfully.
Club Heath Check - Report
After the completion of the Club Heath Check, your club will receive an individual report including the following:
Club Health Results - Your club will receive a summary of your club's results from the Club Heath Check self-assessment, and a breakdown of your club's own strengths and weaknesses as identified in the self-assessment.
Club Action Plan - Your club will be provided with an Action Plan outlining potential strategies/initiatives to address club management practices identified through the self-assessment, as requiring improvement.
Club Health Awards - Your club will receive an overall Club Heath score calculated from your Club Health Check self-assessment, including a comparison of your club's performance with national averages for each key assessment area. Evidence of self-assessment may be required.
Australian Rugby will recognise the following Club Health Awards.
Before You Begin
You can download a hardcopy of the Club Health Check (pdf - 275kb) to review or complete with your club committee, PRIOR TO commencing the online survey.
Click here to commence the Club Health Check.
Completed Club Health Check Notification
Once your club has completed the Club Health Check, send an e-mail confirming completion to:
Administration Education Manager
Australian Rugby Union - Community Rugby
17 MAY 2013