Vicsport to deliver resources on
On Friday 1 July VicHealth CEO, Jerril Rechter announced that Vicsport will be delivering a two-year project to provide resources for sporting organisations and grassroots clubs to create inclusive environments for women and girls, Aboriginal Victorians, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and people with a disability.
The project ensures the learnings from two of VicHealth’s prior major sport programs between 2010 and 2015 – the State Sporting Association Participation Program and the Healthy Sporting Environments program – are built upon and made available to all sporting organisations in Victoria.
From fleeing Pakistan to suiting up for Australia - The story of Fawad Ahmed
Australian cricketer Fawad Ahmed as had an amazing journey over the past six years. Having arrived in Victoria in 2010 after fleeing Pakistan, Ahmed is now a permanent fixture in the Victorian Cricket team, being part of the Australian side on a number of occasions. Find out how he got to where he is today and the role faith plays in his life.
Vicsport's diverse range of members has created the need for a system that can handle unique needs and will allow us to capture and analyse customer data and trends, and tailor our communications accordingly.
Vicsport, in conjunction with the Australian Intercultural Society, hosted the inaugural Victorian Sport Community Iftar Dinner on Monday 4 July, bringing together Muslim community leaders, and a broad spectrum of disciplines in one room to experience this tradition and demonstrate the power sport has to unite, educate and support the entire community.
With concussion a hot topic in the media once again and a recent study showing Victorian hospitalisations for sports-related concussion as having increased by more than 60 per cent over the last nine years, Sports Medicine Australia encourages sporting clubs, coaches, parents, officials and administrators to know how to recognise and manage sport-related concussion. Download the SMA Concussion Position Statement below.
Your chance to screen the film that's making people rethink homosexuality & sport
Scrum is an award-winning Australian film that shows how inclusive sporting communities change the lives of LGBTI players. This month, SCRUM was screened as part of the “Pride in Victorian Sport” event, featuring with Gender and Sexuality Commissioner, Rowena Allen. This fantastic event brought together state and national sporting organisations across codes, to discuss how we can celebrate gender and sexual diversity in our sporting communities.
You too can screen SCRUM, to kickstart a discussion within your community.
To follow all the action & results of our Victorian athletes competing at Rio, be sure to follow the Victorian Institute of Sport's social media channels. They will be updating daily with results & news.
Be sure to check in on the VIS website, VIS Facebook, and VIS Twitter.
We are constantly on the lookout for stories from across the industry highlighting the work of our members. If you have a program you are proud to share, or an incredible story, please share it with us here.
Save the date for the 2016 Local Government Authority (LGA) Forum. This annual forum will bring together Local Government representatives to discuss major sport and active recreation challenges, in addition to linking LGAs with State Sporting Associations. Stay tuned for further details and how to register.
Upcoming Event: Creating Your Vision 20 September, 2016
Save the date for this upcoming Vicsport Professionals Network event. Hear highly respected speaker, sports administrator, and star of Fox8's "The Recruit", Leigh Russell. Stay tuned for further details and how to register.
Event Recap: Ethical Decision Making -
Are you asking the right questions?
28 June, 2016
Ethical principles, culture, behaviours, risk management, pre-planning, and frameworks. These were the topics up for discussion at the most recent Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) event .
Sport England CEO, Jenny Price was in Melbourne earlier this month to discuss her role in overseeing the renowned ‘This Girl Can’ campaign in the United Kingdom, which tackles traditional barriers that prevent women and girls from being active. Other topics from the event included:
behaviour change, focusing on supporting inactive people to participate in sport and volunteering
moving sporting organisations towards digital innovation
supporting sport to diversify its funding sources.
You can download the presentation and audio from the event from the VicHealth website