There are several advantages to a Community Club membership:
Community Club membership allows a general committee to oversee the running of all age group listed on the Community Club form.
Coaches within individual age groups who choose to leave the club but are named within the Community Club membership may not take with them the club ID number, club name, funds, equipment etc….
Coaches of clubs covered by a Community Club membership may coach for any age group included on the Community Club form.
Clubs with a Community Club membership may organize events for the participation of all its age groups listed on the Community Club form.
Community club membership allows a Player Protection Officer to cover all age groups listed on said form. However, where possible, it is preferable to have more than one person acting in this role, this ensures the workload is shared, avoids reliance on one person, provides for cover during sickness and holidays and generates a support system for those acting in the role.