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 City of Karratha's Club Development Program. 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 Christy Reed on or 0439 344 578.

FUTURECLUBS Incentive Scheme

FUTURECLUBS involves an incentive-based scheme where clubs that meet set criteria surrounding club governance, management and administration can receive 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 the corresponding calendar year

The scheme aims to encourage sustainable club practices and provide businesses and funding bodies with extra incentive to consider a club's 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 during a financial year. We are working to increase this number and the scheme's 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, contact our Club Development Officer and arrange a meeting to go through the checklist. Once your club satisfies all the incentive scheme criteria, you'll be issued with a FUTURECLUBS certificate and supporting documentation.

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Community Sports Awards

Each year, the FUTURECLUBS Club Development Program hosts the annual City of Karratha Community Sports Awards. This event acknowledges and celebrates the efforts of the City of Karratha’s community sporting groups - volunteers, players, officials, coaches and sporting achievements over the past year.

Nominations are encouraged from all members of the community, with nominees receiving a certificate of recognition for their valued contribution to their sport over the past year and a formal invitation to attend the Community Sports Awards event. Self-nominations are accepted. Additionally, all individuals/clubs that submit an application go into the draw for $200, which can be utilised within their club or association.

Nominations are now open across all nine awards categories and can be completed online here:

Supporting documentation for any nominations should be sent to Nominations close 5pm, Friday 18 October.

2019 Community Sports Awards:

Friday 1 November 2019, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Karratha Leisureplex Function Room
*please note, this event is strictly invitation only

For more information:
Club Development Officer Christy Reed
Hand deliver: City of Karratha Administration Building, Welcome Road
Post: PO Box 219 Karratha WA 6714
Phone: (08) 9186 8555

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Club Development Workshops

Check back for upcoming 2020 Club Development Workshops.

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FUTURECLUBS Junior Sports Expo

Each year the FUTURECLUBS Club Development team host a Junior Sports Expo for children aged 6-15 years. The Junior Sports Expo gives local kids a chance to try a number of different sports on offer within City of Karratha and parents are welcome to join in!

At the expo, groups of like-aged participants will participate in a number of drills and games delivered by coaches, parents and players from various local sporting groups. It's great fun, provides insight into what is on offer in the upcoming sports season and it's FREE!

The 2020 Junior Sports Expo scheduled to be held 3:30-7:30pm on Friday, March 27 at Karratha Leisureplex has been postponed until further notice in line with changes to local and state sporting association fixtures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sports on offer will include water polo, soccer, rugby, squash, hockey and more. Please bring your bathers and towel for water polo.

This year we will have clinicians from Pilbara OT on hand to support children with special needs and Move Your Body Studio will be on site with a sensory tent for children who may need a bit of a break during all the fun.

Registrations are essential. Please complete the online form here or contact our Club Development Officer Christy Reed on 9186 8573 or

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To stay up-to-date with our latest news and events, sign up to our monthly newsletter by contacting our Club Development Officer Christy Reed at
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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External Funding Opportunities

There are a number of funding opportunities through various government and non-government entities that your club may be eligible for. Please contact our Club Development Officer Christy Reed on or 0439 344 578 to discuss your options.

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Links and Resources

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries:

Australian Sports Commission:

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