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Welcome to the Club Management Templates and Resources section of the website where Clubs and Branches can find useful documents to assist in running their clubs.


What is included in this section?

For each topic area there will be related information useful for day to day club operations such as;

  • Forms
  • Resources
  • Useful Links
  • Templates
  • Webinars
  • Club Case studies

Branch and Club Operations

The Club Executive Calendar is a two-part resource designed to give Club Management teams guidance and support around effective management of a Surf Life Saving Club and managing an Not-For-Profit entity.

The Executive Calendar provides a quick overview of tasks requiring completion each month, together with suggested project timings and a list of associated resources.

The Club Executive Training Schedule is a series of online workshops covering a wide range of topics regarding running a surf club.

Workshop Topics include:

  • Administration
  • Recruitment
  • Cyber security
  • Financial Management
  • Governance and Board Induction
  • Child Safe
  • Member Protection and welfare
  • Complaint Management
  • Sponsorship and grants
  • Annual Reports
  • Safer Surf Clubs.
  • Member Recognition
  • Good Sports Clubs

Club Executive Calendar: Tasks and Resources

Club Executive Training Schedule

By affiliating with SLSNSW, clubs and branches agree to abide by the Constitution and Regulations of SLSNSW and SLSA. Affiliation to SLSNSW entitles clubs and branches to benefits such as: formal recognition as a Surf Life Saving Club, members insurance through WorkCover, members/clubs public liability insurance and the ability to fundraise and compete in events

All clubs and branches will be sent their affiliation form to sign via docusign. This form will be sent to the club/branch president as noted in surfguard.

Clubs – Complete the Affiliation Form indicating affiliation with both your Branch and SLSNSW and submit via docusign. Please ensure that the Affiliation Form is signed by a serving officer of your club.

Branches – Complete the Affiliation Form indicating affiliation with SLSNSW and submit to SLSNSW via your Branch Administration or Development Officer. Please ensure that the Affiliation Form is signed by a serving officer of your Branch.

Annual reports are an excellent way of showcasing your club’s or branch’s achievements over the past year and of acknowledging the support of members, the community, sponsors and the government.

In terms of the Financial Statements, they are also a mandated requirement of the ACNC and Department of Fair Trading.

Annual Report Guidelines for Branches and Clubs

Financial Management in Clubs

SurfGuard is the SLSA membership database. Club management team members and officers assigned access to SurfGuard may run regular reports on members to monitor compliance, assign members to patrols and training squads, as well as administer member and club details. Each year SLSA produce an updated guide to the opening and close of season IT tasks.

SLSA IT Systems Guide for Season Close & Start of Season Tasks V9

Managing sponsors is an important part of maintaining a funding stream and creating good public partnerships with your organisation. The Sponsorship guide and associated templates aim to assist NSW Surf Life Saving Clubs and Branches in sourcing and maintaining commercial partnerships.

Club Sponsorship Guide

Sample Sponsor Report

Sample Sponsor Agreement

Sample Sponsor Proposal



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