A STARCLUB is a well-run club where quality coaches and officials work alongside valued volunteers in a safe and welcoming environment.
Measure your club against the STARCLUB criteria and get information and support to continue the development of your club to provide the best environment possible for your members and the wider community.
The STARCLUB - Club Development Program has been designed for use by sport and active recreation clubs of all sizes. The program will be valuable for your club whether you believe your club is already a STARCLUB or has some work to do.
STARCLUBs will also be recognised by the government and other organisations that value the role well-run community clubs can play in our community.
It is recommended to discuss these questions with members of your club from the board/committee level to players and grassroots supporters. Discussing where different people think your organisation is positioned can be a very positive process in itself.
Don't worry if you cannot answer 'Yes' to every question the first, second or even the third time. The STARCLUB process is all about clubs identifying areas that need work and then planning to take positive actions to address those concerns over time.
Please contact the Department of Sport and Recreation if you require assistance in these areas.
As you develop, you can return to this assessment tool to update or review your answers.
Upon achieving 15 'Yes' responses, your club will qualify as a STARCLUB and we will send you some material to promote your club status.
Click the 'Start our Club Development' button above. You will nominate an email address & password so you can access & review your confidential answers in the future.
You will then progress through 25 questions that will start you thinking about how your club meets or is working towards meeting each of the criteria.
The first part of the online STARCLUB assessment tool will ask for some basic information about your club. This will enable the Department to keep you updated with information on becoming a STARCLUB and may be displayed on websites and in other public documents.
When you answer 'Yes' to a question, you will be asked for additional information to help the Department build a better profile of clubs throughout the Northern Territory. You don't need to be able to tick every box, but if you can't, you might wish to reconsider your answer or decide how your club can further improve in this area.
When you answer 'No' to a question, suggestions and links to resources are provided so you can address that criteria and gradually improve your club. These resources are being constantly updated and new links will be added over time.
Answering a question with 'In progress' allows you to show that you are addressing the issue but that you still have some work to do. It also allows you to suggest the type of resources and assistance that would make it easier for your club to improve.
Once you have completed all of the STARCLUB assessment questions, follow the instructions provided for saving, printing and submitting your answers.
Your club's action plan can also be produced at this stage for further reference and motivation to keep your club moving ahead.
We highly recommend you use the online assessment tool. The benefits include:
- save, print & update your details over time
- receive an easy to print action plan
- access up to date resources as we improve the online tool
- provide valuable feedback to us as you submit your responses
- go on our STARCLUB register
- receive STARCLUB club promotion material
If you would also like to review the questions in a printed format, prior or in conjunction with using the online assessment, you can download our printable assessment booklet here.