Leading Clubs Program

Designed to assist Clubs to identify, prioritise and implement effective management strategies.

The Calisthenics Victoria Leading Clubs Program is a quality assurance program endorsed by Sport and Recreation Victoria and VicSport, designed to assist Clubs to identify, prioritise and implement effective management strategies to meet the changing demands on calisthenic clubs.

Launched at Calisthenics Victoria’s Annual General Meeting in 2013 the program is designed to assist clubs to develop in the following key areas; Administration, Governance, Membership, Communication, Sports Development, Marketing and Promotion

In 2018, Calisthenics Victoria conducted a comprehensive review of all of the current clubs to better understand their engagement with Leading Clubs. Calisthenics Victoria’s objectives were to understand what aspects of the program were the most beneficial and to gage where we can improve in order that this program is easier to integrate into clubs.

All Leading Club levels have now been updated to ensure there is a logical progression throughout the levels and that each level builds on its predecessor. Through the Leading Club Program Calisthenics Victoria will provide:

• Tools and resources to educate, support and recognise club volunteers, coaches, parents and pupils

• Policy, procedure and planning templates in order to reduce complaints or general issues


In line with the review, all Calisthenics Victoria affiliated clubs must achieve a minimum Accredited rating by March 2018.

We hope that all clubs recognise the benefits of taking part in this program and reap the rewards as a results.


All existing and new clubs must be Affiliated Clubs. This focuses on setting a strong administration and governance foundation for your club. The requirements of Affiliated Clubs will inform your club of Calisthenics Victoria and legislative minimum requirements in areas such as child protection, information privacy, social media and employment of coaches.

Please click here for the 2018 Leading Club checklist – Affiliate


Bronze Clubs will place an emphasis on developing strong governance practices and developing clear processes. It also builds on club policies will include the training of committee members, sound financial management practices and how teams and coaches are selected.

The requirements of Bronze Clubs will continue to build on the requirements of Silver Clubs and will support many aspects of the club environment.

Please click here for the 2018 Leading Club checklist – Bronze


At this level, your club is expected not only be continuing the work done through Affiliated clubs and Bronze Clubs, but also be actively thinking and planning for the future. There will be an importance placed on planning for the future, supporting your volunteers and providing professional development opportunities for committee members and coaches.

The requirements of Silver Clubs ensure clubs are thinking about their long term sustainability and their continued quality assurance through sound policy development.

Please click here for the 2018 Leading Club checklist – Silver


Gold Clubs is the highest level achievable in the Leading Clubs Program. Clubs who have achieved this level have placed a high priority on good governance and administration and have demonstrated commitment to these important areas through policy development, processes and procedures.

Many aspects of club development have been achieved to reach this level and Gold Clubs will focus on strengthening those aspects and ensuring the longevity of the club into the future.

Please click here for the 2018 Leading Club checklist – Gold

To obtain a support resources pack, containing a detailed checklist on how to achieve each Leading Club level and the template required, contact Calisthenics Victoria’s Club and Community Development Manager.

Email Club and Community Development Manager