City of Karratha


All Sport and Recreation Clubs have an important role to play within the community and it is essential to make sure they are operating well now and in the future. The Club Development Program will assist community sporting groups within the City of Karratha with their continued development.



FUTURECLUBS is the Club Development Program for the City of Karratha. It aims to assist local sporting clubs and associations with their continued development and growth.

If you have any questions relating to any aspect of your sporting club or association please don’t hesitate to contact our Club Development Officer:
Natalie May
9186 8555

FUTURECLUBS Incentive Scheme

A portion of FUTURECLUBS involves an incentive based scheme where clubs that meet set criteria surrounding club governance, management and administration can receive tangible and intangible benefits, such as:

  • Certificate and supporting documentation for clubs to use when submitting funding applications and sponsorship proposals; valid for 12 months
  • Successful clubs eligible for up to $300 worth of City light tokens and/or court/oval fees in a 12 month period


Successful clubs eligible for up to $300 to put towards conducting coaching or officiating course in the City of Karratha in a 12 month period

  • Successful clubs gain an automatic nomination into the Community Sports Awards Club of the Year award for corresponding calendar year

The aim is to encourage sustainable club practices and provide businesses and funding bodies with extra incentive to consider a clubs application for support in addition to a small monetary contribution.

At present the scheme only has resources to cover the first five clubs with monetary benefits in a financial year. We are working to improve this number and the schemes benefits.

  1. FUTURECLUBS Incentive Scheme Criteria and Information for Clubs/Associations (568kb PDF)
  2. FUTURECLUBS Incentive Scheme Information for Local Business (634kb PDF)

How does my club get involved?

All you need to do is check that your club meets the scheme criteria. Once you’re satisfied it does simply contact our Club Development Officer and arrange a meeting to go through the checklist. Once your club satisfies all the Incentive Scheme Criteria, you will be issued with a FUTURECLUBS Certificate and supporting documentation.

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Community Sports Awards

Each November, FUTURECLUBS holds a formal Community Sports Awards evening to recognise local community sports groups, volunteers, players coaches and sporting achievements over the last 12 months.

Nominations are encouraged from all members of the community and all persons/clubs that submit an application will go into the draw to win $200 for their designated club. Nominees who are shortlisted for awards will be notified shortly after the closing date. All nominees will receive a certificate of recognition. Self-nominations will be accepted.

Nominations will open for the 2017 awards in October 2017.

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Club Development Workshops

Here are some of the training workshops we have coming up in 2016:

  • Grant Writing Wotkshop - May 4
  • Clubtalk - May 25
  • Level 1 Sports Trainer - August
  • We will add to this throughout the year

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FUTURECLUBS Junior Community Sports Expo

Each year the FUTURECLUBS Club Development team hold a Junior Community Sports Expo for children aged 6-15yrs.
The Junior Community Sports Expo gives local kids a chance to try out a number of the different sports that are on offer here in the City of Karratha and parents are welcome to join in!
At the Expo groups of approximately 20 to 40 like-aged participants will take part in a number of drills and games delivered by coaches, parents and players from various local sporting groups. It's great fun and great insight into what's on offer in the upcoming sports season. AND it's FREE to take part.

Our next expo is on in March:

Registration form Karratha - hardcopy
Registrations form Wickham - hardcopy


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To stay up to date with our latest news and events sign up to our monthly newsletter by emailing Club Development officer Natalie May on
If your club has a story, some pictures or news you would like to share make sure you let us know – we might be able to include it in our next edition!

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Australian Sports Commission – Healthy Club Checklist

The ASC Healthy Club Checklist has been developed as a tool to assist State Sporting Organisations and their clubs with their overall management, governance and planning both at a strategic and operational level.

To this end, the questions within the ASC Healthy Club Checklist focus on the key areas that drive clubs; how clubs set – and reach – targets considered important to running a successful club. The report provided at the completion of the survey gives clubs a clear picture of whether their operations and activities are on target to achieve their goals.

It is a good idea for your club to complete this quick survey to gain a better understanding of your clubs needs and areas that may require more focus and action. By providing honest feedback it becomes another important communication tool with your Club Development Officer so all parties can work together in developing your club.

Please contact our Club Development Officer once you have completed the ASC Healthy Club Checklist to discuss feedback or if you have any questions.

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External Funding Opportunities

There are also a number of funding opportunities through various government and non-government entities that your clubs could be eligible for.

Take a look at them here: External Funding Opportunities (500KB PDF).

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Links and Resources

Department of Sport and Recreation


Australian Sports Commission

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