You will prepare a report on the legal and governance structures involved in managing a sporting club. Although you will not be expected to give specific legal advice, you are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the many governance and legal issues at stake, and know how and where to access additional resources to manage these issues.You have become the president of a new start up field hockey club for the new (fictional) residential area of Oxford on the outskirts of Melbourne, Australia.
Background to the new club:
- It comprises male and female teams in grades A, B, C and D in the regional hockey competition.
- It includes under-age teams (under 18, under 16 and under 14).
- It will use existing hockey facilities provided and maintained by the council for a small annual fee.
- Its resources include three hockey fields, a club house with change rooms, a small gymnasium, a café, and bar facilities.