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About Club One

Club One (SA) Limited was created in 2005 as a company under the Corporations Act.

Its members are the SA National Football League and Licensed Clubs Association of South Australia. There is an option for Sport SA to also become a member. The above organisations feature as members, and the right to become a member, because of their leading role in the South Australian community in terms of promoting and dealing with various community and sporting groups and clubs. They are, in terms of the Act (24a), representative of a substantial number of clubs in the State.

As an incorporated not for profit company, the members of Club One are not entitled to obtain any financial benefit or reward from Club One of any kind. In simple terms Club One is an independent body working for the benefit of all - no one club or not for profit body can direct or manage the affairs of Club One. To ensure this Club One reports annually to the parliament through the Minister of the day.

Club One was created from a concept put before the Independent Gambling Authority (“IGA”) in May 2003 by Clubs SA in submissions to the “Inquiry into the Management of Gaming Machine Numbers”. The government of the day accepted the submissions, and changes were made to the Gaming Machines Act 1992 to accommodate the establishment of Club One (SA) Limited; specifically that Club One holds a special club licence under the Gaming Machines Act, not available to any person or corporate body.

From Club SA’s submissions the following core principles were determined:

  1. Community clubs, sporting clubs and recreational organisations were in need of assistance;
  2. In particular, community clubs required financial assistance;
  3. An independent body (Club One) should be set up to work with all clubs;
  4. Club One to fundraise for all clubs;
  5. The method of fundraising was by use of gaming machine entitlements (“GME’s”). Club One can hold, acquire, dispose of and otherwise deal with GME’s for the benefit of community clubs;
  6. Maximise income for the benefit of clubs;
  7. The prevention of any loss of GMEs and their revenue from clubs;
  8. The distribution of revenue to grass roots recreation and sport on a merit basis; and
  9. Openness, transparency and accountability.

Club One (SA) Limited Mission Statement and Objectives

Club One’s Mission Statement is to provide funds for community clubs, to be distributed on the basis of merit and need, for the benefit of grass roots community, sport and recreation clubs and the South Australian community.

“2. The objects for which the Company is established are:

    1. to assist, support and promote community clubs and community sporting clubs in South Australia for the benefit of the community;
    2. to provide grants, loans, subsidies, financial assistance, financial accommodation, and such other assistance as may be considered appropriate to club;
      1. for projects designed to upgrade or improve the capacity and operation of clubs in South Australia;
      2. for the purpose of assisting clubs to acquire, maintain, hold, utilise, or access gaming entitlements; and
      3. for their day to day administration and operation in the community;
    3. to maximise the income for the club sector from access to gaming entitlement by:
      1. holding and utilising gaming entitlements for the purpose of generating income to be made available to the club sector in South Australia;
      2. facilitating the acquisition, disposal and utilisation of gaming entitlements and the provision of gaming machine licences by the club sector;
    4. to administer and manage for the benefit of clubs in the community in South Australia gaming machine entitlements acquired by or vested in the Company in accordance with such authorities, powers, and licences as shall be granted for that purpose to the Company;
    5. to provide skill and other developmental services to the club sector by:
      1. generating income and determining policies to foster and support the development of the means to promote the skills and competence of the management of clubs, in particular gaming and sports venues;
      2. developing the practice of safe gaming principles;
      3. foster mutuality and common purpose by providing support to clubs that are members of Clubs SA, SANFL or Sport SA;
    6. to pursue policies that foster, promote, and support local sport, recreation and all other clubs and associations in South Australia for the benefit of the community;
    7. to cooperate with and assist peak bodies supporting clubs including fostering and supporting peak bodies, and associations involved with clubs; and
    8. to receive and expend funds contributed by government, industry and the general community to further these object.”