Recruitment and retention

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Clubs can support their coaches and officials

Is your club in desperate need of more coaches and officials? You’re not alone; this is a common problem for many clubs. Being able to recruit enough coaches and officials is extremely important for clubs to operate, develop and grow.

However, for many clubs, recruitment is not the problem - it's a matter of keeping the coaches and officials coming back year after year. Clubs should assist in providing information, training, support and resources for their coaches and officials. Retention of your existing volunteers should be a priority for clubs.

The information sheets below contain a range of ideas and strategies to help clubs recruit, recognise and retain coaches and officials.

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has also developed online recruitment recognition resources to assist clubs recognise and thank their coaches and officials. For further information click on the ‘Thanks' tab above.

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Did you know?

Australia has competed in every Summer Paralympics since the first games in 1960.

Quick numbers

141 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
10 current or former AIS athletes won medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
56 current or former AIS athletes won medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
35 thousand kilometres were swum by Petria Thomas while at the AIS.
26 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
0.5 million people visit the AIS each year.