Welcome to the Club's Corner

Your Community Development Officer, Isabelle Draffehn is here to provide support to local sport and recreation clubs in their short and long-term development including:

  • Regular club development information;
  • Relevant club development training, education, information workshops/programs and opportunities; and
  • Funding opportunities.

Also if you have athletes 13 - 21 yrs who are travelling to represent the region, state or nation, click here for the Athlete Travel Subsidy Guidelines.

Please feel free to contact Isabelle if you have any questions. Contact details are:

Position Community Development Officer

Shire of Plantagenet

PO Box 48

Mount Barker WA 6324

Ph 08 9892 1105
Email cdo@sop.wa.gov.au

Club Handbook

The Shire has developed a handbook to support committees with the running of their sporting club and to increase club knowledge held now and in the future.

This handbook provides guidance for committee members new and old, assists with the efficient and effective running of your club, and provides support to new committee members during the handover of a role. The nature of running a sporting club has changed in recent times with higher levels of governance and transparency required.

Click here to access a pdf copy. Please contact Isabelle if you would like to get a printed copy.



The Shire of Plantagenet has registered with the Department of Sport and Recreation to provide KidSport for our Shire. KidSport will enable eligible families to access up to $150.00 per child per year to cover club membership fees, getting more children into sport and supporting the future of local sporting clubs. The KidSport program provides:

  • The total funding available per KidSport child in a calendar year is now $150.
  • All approved vouchers now have a 90 day expiry from time of approval. Expired vouchers can be reapplied for by the applicant if in the appropriate calendar year.
  • Sport and Recreation (WA) is trialing direct payment to clubs for 76 local government areas across the state.

The criteria for becoming a KidSport kid are:

  • You must be aged 5 to 18 years.
  • You must be named on a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, with your individual Centrelink Client Reference Number (CRN) clearly displayed on the uploaded card.
  • Applicants not listed on a valid concession card need to meet one of the new KidSport Financial ExceptionsIf you meet an exception you can apply for KidSport through a KidSport Financial Assessor.
  • Your primary place of residence must be in the Shire of Plantagenet. 
  • Registration must be for a KidSport approved club. Search through Find a Club.

By becoming a KidSport Kid, you will join 24,000 other KidSport participants across the State!

Applicants can apply online through the Sport and Recreation website.

Information for clubs 

To be an eligible KidSport club, a club needs to deliver a recognised sport and be either a community sport club, incorporated organisation, business, school or Parents and Citizens Association that meet the mandatory criteria. 

All new clubs seeking recognition as a KidSport club are required to meet the club eligibility criteria, effective from 1 January 2018. 

The eligibility criteria and FAQ's can be located on the KidSport website