One Month at a Time - with Mark McAllion
Vicsport to deliver resources on
inclusive environments 
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 partners with Surface Digital

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.

Enter Member HQ from Surface Digital...
Victorian Sport Unites for Iftar Dinner
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.
Victoria in Future:
Population & household projections

What will Victoria's population look like in 2051? Where are the fastest growing regions and what does it all mean to you? Download the Victorian State Government's report here.
Concussion - what you need to know

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.

2016 Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Premier's Volunteer Champions Awards are now open.  

The awards celebrate and recognise the extraordinary contributions of all volunteers in Victoria, and the vital role they play in creating happier, healthier and well-connected communities.
Nominate now for the 2016 VicHealth Awards

The 2016 VicHealth Awards will celebrate the great projects that do so much to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of Victorians.
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.
Follow our Victorian athletes in Rio
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.
Upcoming Event:
Standing Out From The Crowd

10 August 2016

Are you a student? Are you studying a sport related degree/course? This is a must-attend event for you!

Our speakers will provide you with the benefit of their wealth of knowledge, along with tips on how to be one step ahead of the competition when entering the job market.
Upcoming Event:
Inaugural AFL Pride Game
St Kilda vs Sydney Swans - Save 20%

13 August 2016

Be there for an AFL first, as St Kilda take on Sydney Swans in the inaugural Pride Game at 7.25 pm on Saturday 13 August at Etihad Stadium.

Book early to save 20%* off Level 1 reserved seats. Head to to secure your seat today and join in the celebration. 

*Offer available until Friday 5 August, 2016.
Upcoming Event:
Pathways to Participation -
Engaging Older People in Physical Activity

25 August, 2016
The VAAP Annual Research and Practice Forum will aim to improve your organisation's knowledge and capacity to successfully engage older people in physical activity opportunities. 
Upcoming Event:
LGA Forum
13 September, 2016
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 .
Event Recap:
Activating a Nation

1 July, 2016
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
Event Recap:
2016 Sports Analytics Conference

22 July, 2016

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference was a great success!
750+ attendees and 70 speakers took park in the event - a remarkable increase on last year's 200-person inaugural event.

Don't miss early bird registrations for the 2017 event - save $125!
Sporting Club Grants - Round 1
Closing date: 29 July, 2016 | Funding: up to $5,000
Bright Futures for Young Australians
Closing date: 11 August, 2016 | Funding: Up to $50,000
Holden Home Ground Advantage
Closing date: 31 August, 2016 | Funding: Up to $100,000
Significant Sporting Events Program
Closing date: 28 February, 2018 | Funding: $20,000-$300,000
Active Club Grants 2016-17
Round 1 Opening Soon

Opening date: 22 August, 2016 | Funding: Up to $10,000
Emergency sporting
& recreational equipment grants
Closing date: Ongoing | Funding: up to $2000
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