HOW TO START A CLUB
Starting a sport club in your community may seem like a daunting task. The process is a complex one and needs to be carefully planned if the club is to succeed in the long term.
Definition of a Sport Club -
A sport club is defined as a group that has been formed by individuals motivated by a common interest and a desire to participate in a sport. A club may be entry level, developmental, high performance, recreational or any combination of these elements.
Benefits of forming a club include: • Encouraging local and shared ownership of the sport • Promoting and providing an organized form of sport at the community level • Encouraging cooperation and teamwork among the clubs members • Promoting and developing leadership • Opportunities to affiliate with other sport clubs through a provincial, regional or municipal network • Coordination of efforts to strengthen sport development • Provides the sport with more permanency even though individual club members may change
In order to be eligible for participation in various M.W.P.A. programs, including insurance coverage, Clubs must; 1. Ensure all members are registered with the Association prior to participation in Club/Association events/programs/leagues. 2. Pay a registration fee to the Association office - fees will be determined on a year to year basis. 3. Submit a financial statement to the Association within three (3) months of fiscal year end. 4. Advise the Association on pool rental schedules/usage, as the Association carries the liability insurance in this area. 5. Be responsible for their own fundraising activities. Individual clubs will be liable for any financial and contractual obligations undertaken by that club.
Registered clubs of the Manitoba Water Polo Association Inc. are eligible for the following services: Voting privileges at the M.W.P.A. Annual General Meeting or Special General Meetings as outlined in the By-laws, Access to M.W.P.A. fundraising activities, Insurance coverage for all registered members, M.W.P.A. communication/newsletters to membership, Receiving sanction to host and/or attend events, Access to M.W.P.A. Board of Directors' meeting minutes, Access to Sport Manitoba grant programs and much more.
For more information regarding Club membership and activities please connect directly with a MWPA member Club.
BRANDON WATER POLO
SELKIRK HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO
Manitoba Water Polo Association also runs an annual school league program that supports 20+ schools and 400+ athletes.
For more details on member Clubs contact firstname.lastname@example.org