Industry Updates – November 2019

Anna RobertsonClubland Newsletter

Women and Girls Government Strategy
In October 2019, the Government launched the strategy for Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation.
It has been identified that there are clear inequalities for women and girls when it comes to participation and their wider involvement and visibility within sport and active recreation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
This strategy aims to create an equitable and inclusive sport and recreation culture for Aotearoa New Zealand and a system that empowers and supports all women and girls – as active participants, athletes and leaders.
As a sport that has a predominantly female membership, gymnastics is well placed to work alongside this strategy and we will be doing so at a national level and will promote opportunities at local and regional levels.
Note – when you are applying to any funders, it is well worth referencing this strategy and demonstrating how the work you do supports its aims and outcomes. This will highlight to funders the value in what you are offering and how it fits into the wider picture of sport in New Zealand.

Balance Is Better
If you’ve already signed up to Balance Is Better, you’ll likely be receiving regular updates, articles and videos. If not it is worth a look at their website.
Current articles take a challenging look at how we meet (or don’t meet) the needs of young people: When will youth sports actually serve the needs of youth? and Making sense of youth sport.

LiteFoot – LiteClub – A message from the team.
Having visited 1,600 clubs nationwide, the LiteClub programme has freed up $9.4 million for community sport and prevented 9,900 tonnes of CO2 from entering our atmosphere. Now, after nine successful years and a decline in funding opportunities, the trust has made the decision that the LiteClub programme has come to its natural end. Our final club will be visited by 31 March 2020.
Read a message from Litefoot’s co-founders, Hamish Reid and Michael Campbell.
Earlier this year a new website was published providing lots of resources and information that LiteClub Sustainability Advisers have put together for clubs over the years. This will stay online, so any club looking for advice in the future can be directed here.

Accounting for Non-Accountants – Sport NZ
Sport NZ has put together a helpful resource designed for those in the sport sector who don’t have an in-depth understanding of accounting practices. This resource covers:
• Understanding financial statements (chapter 1)
• Budgeting (chapter 2)
• Financial sustainability (chapter 3)
• Strategic management (chapter 4)
• Suggested solutions (chapter 5)

Go to the resource.