In order to improve and evolve the support provided to WA’s affiliates and assist the development of each association, Touch Football WA will be developing and facilitating a comprehensive State Conference. The WA State Conference is scheduled to be held on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th February 2016.
The conference will be partially modelled on equivalent conferences currently delivered across the country and is designed to run over the course of the weekend and will be inclusive for all affiliates across the state. Where possible we will be financially assisting affiliate representatives from regional Western Australia with regards to travel and accommodation to ensure attendance in Perth.
The aim for this development conference is to enable better engagement with our key volunteer’s throughout the affiliate network, educate and upskill these volunteers and provide information and tools to take back and implement within their associations to ensure the sustainable growth of participation and membership continues.
It’s also an opportunity to bring WA’s affiliate network together and collaborate on the successes and challenges each association is facing, learn from each other and aim to break down some barriers that face each association.
The workshop will be tailored towards the wants and needs of our affiliate volunteers and tailored to ensure that each attendee gains the most out of the experience with the aim of supporting our affiliates to find value in the services offered by the sport either directly or indirectly.
The survey link below has been developed to ensure we capture relevant information and deliver a targeted experience, tailored to the needs of the community. Please complete the survey in full and provide comment where you would like to add additional information.
The survey will be open until close of business on Tuesday the 19th of January 2016.
As well as the topics that are evidenced in the survey, we will also be hosting workshops around, improving member experiences, diversified participation, administrational practices, competition management and sustainable governance along with areas for personal development.
The weekend’s program will also include the following
Touch Football WA Annual Meeting
Mandatory policy requirements around Working with Children and similar opportunities hosted by the Department of Sport and Recreation
A forum on inclusive sport and Indigenous participation
Opportunities to engage with other affiliates
A state events forum for collaborative thinking.
A general Q+A with Touch Football WA and Touch Football Australia Staff
An evening dinner and chance to recognize our volunteers
More information will be available in early January relating to the State Conference, including venue information, an indicative program/ agenda and information relating to the WA Annual Meeting.
This is an exciting time to be involved in our sport and we want all of WA’s members to share a part of the experience and grow with the sport.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Julian Middlemiss, WA Sport Operations Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org.