Club Handbook


ANU Sport would like to acknowledge the significant impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on communities and individuals across the world. Our thoughts go out to those who have been directly impacted by this crisis.

Update 20 March 20

Further to our communication on Wednesday advising all ANU sporting clubs, that club activities scheduled to occur on campus have been cancelled, we wish to advise that this sanction extends to all club activities, effective immediately. This extends beyond the ANU campus and facilities, and aligns with advice from the relevant health authorities and the Universities direction to stop all non-essential social gatherings. This decision has been made by ANU Sport with strong support from the University to mitigate the risk to our students and ANU community being exposed to COVID-19.

We understand the importance of exercise and staying healthy during this time, but also ask our community to consider the liability and risk associated with conducting these activities. Should a club proceed with activities, this will be in direct conflict with a directive from ANU Sport and the University and may result in disciplinary action for the club.

Update 18 March 20

As a response to the evolving COVID-19 implementation measures as outlined by the ACT Government all ANU sporting club training and matches that occur in ANU Facilities have been cancelled with immediate effect. This aligns with the ANU statement to cancel any non-essential activities.

We are aware that several state and national sporting organisations have issued their own guidelines regarding restricting club activities. We encourage clubs to follow the directive of your governing body around continuing club operations during this period.

Of course, there will be no charges associated with any cancelled bookings.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media regarding any updates. We will endeavour to get any relevant information to you as soon as we can.

What is this handbook?

This is a live site that is being regularly updated. This handbook has been prepared to assist all stakeholders of ANU Sport Affiliated Clubs (Clubs) in the effective administration and development of clubs. In particular Club executive committee members (including at least the President, Treasurer and Secretary) should read this club handbook in tandem with the ANU Sport Club Affiliation Agreement.

ANU Sport currently has 34 affiliated Clubs, a list of these Clubs can be found here: Clubs are organisations established by individuals who are motivated by a common interest to participate in a specific sport or physical activity. They are formed to provide an opportunity for members to gain new skills, engage in competition and enjoy recreational and social activities. Members in each Club are responsible for managing and conducting their own Club activities. Therefore, the success and strength of Clubs depend on initiative, motivation and leadership of the Club committee and the involvement of Club members. As such, Clubs present a unique opportunity for members to develop both sport and leadership skills.


The Australian National University Sport and Recreation Association Incorporated (ANU Sport) is a not-for-profit organisation that is governed by a volunteer Board. The Chief Executive Officer and staff undertake the administration of ANU Sport and the implementation of the Board decisions. ANU Sport provides many sporting and recreational opportunities to ANU students and the broader community. ANU Sport provides support to Clubs, offers a program of sporting and recreation short courses, provides opportunities for student sport and representative sport, manages the hiring of facilities and manages the fitness service facilities. For more information about ANU Sport, please see website


The ANU Sport Board (Board) consists of the following positions, being in total no less than 6 and no more than 10:

1. 6 positions for elected Board members;

2. Up to 3 positions to be appointed by the Board in its discretion;

3. 1 position to be appointed by the University at its discretion;

The elected members of the ANU Sport Board are members of the Association who have consented in writing to their election and are elected in accordance with the electoral regulations under clause 17.1(b) of the constitution. The Chief Executive Officer may propose motions, talk for or against any motion or any matter before the Board, but does not have a vote. ANU Sport is governed by its constitution, as well as Board Charter.