Sports Central encourage all sport and recreation organisations in the Central Highlands region to become a member for 2019. Our members are as important to us as your members are to you.

“Sports Central exist to work with and support sport and recreation clubs, leagues and organisations across the Central Highlands region. We are a member based organisation, delivering a range of programs and services  designed for local sporting organisations in our community. We work to encourage increased participation in sport and recreation and deliver a range of support services to the volunteers, administrators and coaches that make sport happen in our community.”  – Michael Flynn, Executive Officer

In 2019 our members receive:

  • Three hours of one on one support from our staff, tailored to meet your needs
  • One free voucher to a Responsible Service of Alcohol course for one member
  • Member priority access to training workshops, including Grant Writing workshops
  • Discounted Responsible Service of Alcohol Courses and Club Liquor Licensing Seminars
  • Regular member alerts, including notification of grants, training opportunities and sports industry information
  • A monthly Club Update e-newsletter
  • Promotion of your events and news through our website and social media
  • Access to the Sports Central meeting room, including IT equipment, TV & whiteboard

Click here to view the Sports Central Membership Flyer


Sports Central’s primary support to our organisations is in the key areas of Participation and Club Support.


Growing participation in sport and active recreation for our community is a major focus for our team. We work with clubs, leagues and organisations to promote and support social and modified programs. We also support existing opportunities to be as inclusive as possible. Our team have particular focus and skills to support opportunities for people with a disability, women and girls to become more active. If your goal is to grow participation in your sport, we are able to support you.

“Sports Central were integral to providing  guidance in getting the Ballarat All Girls cricket program off the ground. Their planning, grant writing and physical assistance was second to none. Without the professional, helpful and friendly staff at Sports Central we would not have had the successful program that we have today.” – Greg Wakeling, Ballarat Cricket Association

“Since being involved with Sports Central, the club has introduced several new programs. Jack Attack has been an amazing success for the club. During the 4 week program many locals attended multiple nights and each week brought a new face to the club.” – Mark Vorbach, Clunes Bowls Club

Club Support 

Whether you are a committee member of your club or a volunteer parent, we can support you with the work you do at your club or organisation. Our team has a wide range of experience and skills across many aspects of club management and administration. If you need support with governance, club planning, volunteer management, fundraising, grant writing, social media or marketing, our team can support you. Sports Central are connected to networks and partnerships locally, statewide and nationally that give you access to the latest information and support to run your club or organisation the best you can.

“Their willingness to provide assistance, in any area that was needed, has been invaluable to us in enabling us to receive grants exceeding $20,000 over the past few years.” – Allan Webster, Ballarat North Bowling Club

“Our netball club recently applied for and was successful in obtaining a grant for uniforms. Never having applied for a grant before, the process seemed a little daunting. The team at Sports Central were a great help.”Sheree Holding, Sturt Netball Club


2019 membership is only $44, gst inclusive.

Click here to become a Sports Central member.

After joining, an invoice will be sent to you.