Developing a Club Website
Wouldn't it be great if members were self reliant in finding out about fixtures and club news through a central website? No more photocopying, no more emails, texts... Web based communication is a highly effective and efficient way to contact your members and most importantly it can be free.
Developing a Website
A website is a collection of related web pages containing images, videos or other digital information. A website is hosted on at least one web server, accessible via the Internet or a private local area network through an Internet address also called URL. Your members and potential members can access this page to retrieve information about your club, as well as read news about the happenings of the club. Clubs can develop their own sites or seek the services of a web designer. Note that there will be a web hosting fee and it is worth shopping around because pricing is competitive. Click Here for a sample web site and hints on design features. Click Here for some helpful tips on website layout and design.
Free Web Hosting Options
Small clubs or those who are starting out in the technology area may wish to look at free options to host a web page:
- Many state bodies and some local associations provide space on their website for associated clubs to store their website. Contact your relevant peak bodies to find out if they offer web hosting
- SportingPulse is an online resource which supports club management in a range of areas including online registration and competition management. SportingPulse offers a free web page for clubs - note that this is not a site but rather a page on an existing site. See what SportingPulse can offer
Other Free Alternatives
- A blog is a type of website or part of a website usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events etc. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and massages to one another. There are a number of free blogs www.blogger.com , wordpress.com/ http://blog.com/