In February 2014, Sports Community began producing a weekly podcast/radio show, which delves into a different area of discussion each week into an issue that affects grassroots sports clubs around the country.

Hosted by Managing Director, Steve Pallas, and Multimedia and Content Manager, Joe Novella, the show also features a weekly special guest interview with someone from within the sports industry or with expertise in areas that are beneficial to all sports clubs.

If you have an area of discussion you’d like us to raise, have a story you’d like to share or a query you’d like answered, please drop as a line at jointheshow@sportscommunity.com.au.

Below you will find the full list of episodes available, which can be found via iTunes, Podbean or Stitcher.


How to find the Podcast 





Season 1

Episode 54: Chris Coleman talks about SportsPass and how it is a unique option for clubs to raise funds

Special Guest: Chris Coleman (Founder of SportsPass)


Episode 53: Undersanding the Law and how it applies to Grassroots Sports Clubs with ANZSLA

Special Guest: Venetia Stewart (ANZSLA)


Episode 52: Sorrento Football Club President Garry Woodhams divulges the secrets to building a long-term successful club 

Special Guest: Garry Woodhams (Sorrento Sharks Football Club President)


Episode 51: Andrew Westacott and Craig Moca talk Event Management at the Formula One Australian Grand Prix

Special Guests: Andrew Westacott (CEO Australian Grand Prix Corporation) & Craig Moca (Manager of Engineering Australian Grand Prix Corporation)


Episode 50: One Man’s Journey from Mornington to the MLB World Series

Special Guest: Michael Duyvestyn (San Francisco Giants Fan and Sports Tragic)


Episode 49: Baseball Australia Hall of Fame member Simone Wearne joins Sports Community!

Special Guest: Simone Wearne (Baseball Australia Hall of Fame member)


Episode 47: Sports Community chats to Australian Winter Olympics silver medallist, David Morris

Special Guest: David Morris (Winter Olympics silver medallist)


Episode 46: Mitchell Johnson from the Moree Boomerangs talks about how changing club culture helped them become the Good Sports Club of the Year

Special Guest: Mitchell Johnson (President at Moree Boomerangs)


Episode 45: Jeff Kennett from beyondblue talks mental illness and how it can be best managed at grassroots sports level

Special Guest: Jeff Kennett (Chairman at beyondblue)


Episode 44: Paul Shannon from Life Saving Victoria discusses Volunteer engagement and creating a successful culture at your sports club

Special Guest: Paul Shannon (General Manager of Government & Industry Relations at Life Saving Victoria)


Episode 43: Race Director of the Lorne Pier to Pub Swim, Mark Williamson, discusses running a large scale event

Special Guest: Mark Williamson (Race Director at Lorne Pier to Pub)


Episode 42: Stuart Bell from SportsPrize talks Fundraising and Prize Insurance

Special Guest: Stuart Bell (Partner in SportsPrize Promotions)


Episode 41: Cecilia Hemana from the ASC discusses the Market Segmentation Research into Volunteering at Sports Clubs

Special Guest: Cecilia Hemana (Director of National Sports Research at the Australian Sports Commission)


Episode 40: Rob Bennett from the ASC discusses the findings from the latest sport participation market segmentation research

Special Guest: Rob Bennett (Manager at Australian Sports Commission)


Episode 39: Challenges that face Sports Clubs from Remote Areas

Special Guest: Simmone Van Buerle & Sari Keating (Ashburton Shire Council in WA)


Episode 38: Mark Nash talks about Good Sports and how they are helping build stronger clubs

Special Guest: Mark Nash (Manager of Good Sports Victoria/Tasmania)


Episode 37: New Tennis Club President Pamela Irvine speaks about her experiences since taking on the role

Special Guest: Pamela Irvine (President of the Patterson Lakes Tennis Club)


Episode 36: Sam Squiers reveals her 10 Most Powerful Female Leaders in World Sport

Special Guest: Sam Squiers (Sports Reporter/Presenter at the Nine Network)


Episode 35: A Chat with Australian Water Polo Silver Medallist, Nicola Zagame

Special Guest: Nicola Zagame (Australian Water Polo Silver Medallist)


Episode 34: Event Management with Lucinda Coobs from the Alice Springs Town Council

Special Guest: Lucinda Coobs (Healthy Communications Coordinator at Alice Springs Town Council)


Episode 33: Why Mother’s Groups are an untapped market for sports clubs

Special Guest: Andy Hood (Regional Manager of AFLNT – Central Australia)


Episode 32: Diversity in Sport and how to reach a wider audience

Special Guest: Jason Arnold (Coach of the Canadian Women’s Australian Football Team)


Episode 31: Video Streaming and how YOUR Club can use it!

Special Guest: Andrew Collins (General Manager at Fox Sports Pulse)


Episode 30: The impact of Sports Community Club Development sessions on Clubs

Special Guest: Brian Coonerty (Secretary of the Toorak Bowls Club)


Episode 29: Online Content Publishing for Clubs

Special Guest: Peter Whitten (Editor at RallySport Magazine)


Episode 28: The AMP’s Tomorrow Fund, a grant program for sporting clubs

Special Guest: Julia Quinn (Director of Media and Community Relations at AMP)


Episode 27: Getting your Club’s stories onto television news

Special Guest: Sam Squiers (Sports Reporter/Presenter at the Nine Network)


Episode 26: The various ways to get your Club into the media

Special Guest: Andrew Holmes (Communications & Marketing Manager at Bowls Australia)


Episode 25: How to get YOUR Club’s stories into the local paper

Special Guest: Jessica Brown (Journalist at the Centralian Advocate)


Episode 24: Sports Community chats with member of the ANZ Championship winning Melbourne Vixens, Jo Weston

Special Guest: Jo Weston (Melbourne Vixens)


Episode 23: Marketing & Communications at your Club

Special Guest: Andrew Holmes (Communications & Marketing Manager at Bowl Australia)


Episode 22: Hockey World Champion Dr. Michael Balint talks playing sport as a senior

Special Guest: Dr. Michael Balint (Australian Hockey World Champion)


Episode 21: Kate George Talks Inclusiveness in Sport

Special Guest: Kate George (Brimbank City Council)


Episode 20: Sports Community chats with Basketball Legend, Mark Bradtke

Special Guest: Mark Bradtke (x4 time Olympian & member of Australian Basketball Hall of Fame)


Episode 19: Female Participation in Australian Rules Football with Chyloe Kurdas

Special Guest: Chyloe Kurdas (Female Development Manager at AFL Victoria)


Episode 18: Challenges of Attracting Junior Members & Catering for those with Special Needs

Special Guest: Ian Parsons (Chairman of Mount Martha Bowls Club)


Episode 17: Including Migrant Communities into your Club & Sponsorship Ideas with a Difference

Special Guest: Cameron Smith (President at Morning Starz Football Club)


Episode 16: New Age Ways to Organise Fundraisers & Running an Effective Event Planning Meeting

Special Guest: Belinda Watson (Director of Rafflelink)


Episode 15: Creating a Multi-Cultural Club & how Traditional Celebrations can improve your Club

Special Guest: Brad McCarroll (Founder & Director of Mutual Sport)


Episode 14: Liquor Licensing and Engaging with Parents at your Club

Special Guest: Stephan Jerman (Principal Consultant at On Tap Liquor Consulting)


Episode 13: Using Social Media at your Club

Special Guest: Loren Bartley (Social Media Consultant at Impactiv8)


Episode 12: Recognising and Rewarding your Volunteers

No Special Guest this week


Episode 11: Sponsorship Ideas with Fergus Watts

Special Guest: Fergus Watts (Managing Director at Bastian EBA)


Episode 10: The Kevin Milstein Story and how to best use photos at your Club

Special Guest: Kevin Milstein (Director at Reagan Milstein Foundation)


Episode 9: Australian Sports Foundation and how it benefits Clubs

Special Guest: Australian Sports Foundation


Episode 8: Club Culture and Play By The Rules

Special Guest: Peter Downs (National Manager at Play By The Rules)


Episode 7: Major Project Fundraising Tips

Special Guest: Ben Bainbridge (Executive Officer Recreation Services at Yarra Ranges Council)


Episode 6: Tips for Content Creation and Staff Recruitment

Special Guest: Garry O’Sullivan (General Manager of the Northern Blues Football Club)


Episode 5: Changing your Club’s Culture to adapt to a diverse market

Special Guest: Annie Hateley (Community Programs Manager at Cricket Victoria)


Episode 4: Applying for grants and the Choice Sports Program

Special Guest: Laura Mullins (Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator at Choice Hotels Australasia)


Episode 3: Sponsors – How clubs can attract and retain them

Special Guest: Anthony Grima (General Manager – Commercial, Marketing and Communications at Football Federation Victoria)


Episode 2: How a whole community can get behind a fundraising event

Special Guest: Committee members from the David Sands – Road to Recovery


Episode 1: How and why Sports Community was created

Special Guest: Paul Winslow (Marketing, IT and Publications Manager at Bowls Victoria)