Sports and recreation
Member owned sports clubs…
- Are at the heart of Australian communities
- Harness the enthusiasm and support of supporters for the benefit of all
- Add to the sporting and cultural life of Australia
Are at the heart of Australian communities
Community is at the heart of Australian sport and it is no surprise that millions of Australians participate in mutually organised sport and recreation activities every week. For example, our most popular sport counts one in 28 Australians as members of the 18 AFL clubs across the country. Most AFL clubs are part of the broad range of member-owned organisations in Australia.
Harness the enthusiasm and support of supporters for the benefit of all
Membership is a reciprocal relationship between clubs and their supporters. The entertainment and sense of community provided to the fans is balanced by the financial support and community involvement that the supporters provide the club.
Add to the sporting and cultural life of Australia
Members play a vital role sustaining their club. Members are the guaranteed vocal supporters in their sports and give life to club activities. This is financial, both directly via payments and indirectly via drawing in sponsor attention; and it is non-financial, through important voluntary activities and contributions. In this way, the vast range of sporting activities are maintained in Australia.