The Sports Law Department of McLaughlins Lawyers are very proud of their significant contribution to the establishment of the new Gold Coast National Premier League Soccer Club Gold Coast United FC. With over 1000 boys, girls, men and women trialling for positions in elite teams ranging from under 12’s to open men and women, it is very satisfying to see this all come together for the benefit of sport in the city of Gold Coast.
McLaughlins Lawyers played a big part in the establishment of Gold Coast United FC with the incorporation of the entity and in particular drafting its unique constitution which is a game changer for soccer on the Gold Coast.
Our Sports Law department has been flat out for the past six months drafting volunteer and employment contracts as well as complicated sponsorship agreements and membership applications.
McLaughlins continues to support Sports Gold Coast and its Gold Coast sporting projects including big bash cricket, yachting and women’s sevens rugby. Our firm recognises the significant benefits sport brings to a community or city and is in the forefront of contributing to the development, promotion and support of sport in our community post Commonwealth Games.
McLaughlins is also a corporate supporter of the Gold Coast Sports Star Awards Night which is scheduled for 15 February 2018 at Southport Sharks. This will be the 50th anniversary for the awards and is six weeks out from the start of the Commonwealth Games. 600 attendees are expected with 20 tables dedicated to grass roots Clubs. This will be a significant event for our city which strives to become the sports capital of Australia.
Any reader interested in supporting this event or any other sporting projects our firm is supporting through Sports Gold Coast, or readers involved in sporting organisations that require review of their constitutions, membership structures etc should contact either Alex Hamlyn or Geoff Smith of McLaughlins Lawyers, your Gold Coast Lawyers.
Author: Geoff Smith
Director: Ian Kennedy