hHome Find a Club

Hyundai Club Development Program

Football West News

WA clubs will have their own off-the-pitch pre-season over the summer as they get into shape for the 2020 campaign.

Football West will be holding a series of club development workshops to help clubs maximise their results.

These will be part of the Hyundai Club Development Program and will cover a number of topics, including:

  • Good governance

  • Applying for grants

  • Club committee roles

  • Balancing the books

  • Risk management

  • Sponsorship

  • Volunteers

  • Social media and marketing

Top sports consultants Peter Minchin and Ruth Gibbons will be closely involved in the workshops, which will be held north and south of the river.

Peter has 20 years’ experience across the sport sector and was previously the Executive Director at Triathlon Western Australia. He has an in-depth knowledge of the challenges faced by member-based associations and clubs.

Ruth also boasts over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles, including an Executive Director of a State sporting organisation.

Hyundai Regional General Manager Michael Beros said: “It’s no secret that grassroots, community football is primarily administered by volunteers who give up many hours in supporting their local clubs.

“Hyundai is very excited to be able to support Football West in rolling out the 2020 Club Development program because we understand the importance of getting it right off-field, as that provides the ideal foundation to getting it right on-field.

“I encourage those clubs seeking to reskill, refresh or simply build for the future to jump on board and register today.”

Football West CEO James Curtis said anything that made life easier for clubs in the State should be welcomed.

“There is so much more to being a successful club than what happens on the pitch and Football West is appreciative of the challenges clubs face,” Mr Curtis said.

“We want to provide many of the tools needed to deal with the off-field issues from knowing how to apply for grants to managing volunteers or balancing the books.”

There are also plans to hold Hyundai Club Development Workshops in regional WA early in 2020.

The workshops will run from October to April. For the full list of workshops and to register your interest CLICK HERE


Peter Minchin

Peter has 20 years’ experience across the sport sector, having worked as a State Association Executive Director, a Board Director, along with Senior Management roles across all three levels of government.

With a strong background in sports administration at national, state and local levels, Peter’s area of focus throughout his career has been in organisational capability and business development.

Peter previously worked as a Sport Consultant & Project Manager at the Australian Sports Commission and the WA Department of Sport and Recreation where he managed governance and business development projects with both National and State Sporting Organisations.

Peter was previously the Executive Director at Triathlon Western Australia and has an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the nuances and challenges faced by member-based associations and clubs.

Peter has a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science (Hons) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Ruth Gibbons

With over 20 years of experience in leadership roles, including an Executive Director of a State Sporting Organisation, Board Director and many Senior Management roles within the sporting industry and sporting clubs, Ruth has led continuous improvement initiatives and reviews to improve strategy outcomes, services, business and club efficiencies and increased membership and member satisfaction.

Ruth has been innovative in transforming organisations, with the ability to establish, empower and lead high performing teams to deliver both operational and service excellence in all areas of the business.