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This month, Mark McAllion delves into the recent Vicsport CEO Forum hosted in Latrobe City, outlining the key themes, and the takeaways from the annual event.
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Bringing Victorian Sport Together -
Vicsport CEO Forum


Latrobe City was the host of this year's Vicsport CEO Forum (formerly Retreat).  Thirty-one leaders from State Sporting Associations (SSAs) and Regional Sport Assemblies (RSAs) descended upon Traralgon for the event, now in its third year.  The Forum's theme for 2016 was 'Leading as the face of your organisation'.

 

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Mirror mirror on the wall,
is my business the most beautiful of all?

Matt Arthur, CEO, Surface Digital

When it comes to growing your membership base, you have to be a bit like the wicked Queen in Sleeping Beauty. You have to get your business to take a hard look in the mirror and maybe get some news you don’t want to hear.
 
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La Trobe University students ‘stand out’ through Vicsport

Vicsport offered students unique insights into the Victorian sport industry through its event ‘Standing Out From The Crowd’ at La Trobe University's Bundoora campus on Monday, 16 May.

The presentation provided La Trobe third-year sports management students the chance to hear from a panel of four knowledgeable speakers who work in the industry.

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Squash & Racquetball Victoria unveil
Australian-first sporting concept
 
As part of VicHealth's Innovation Challenge, Squash & Racquetball Victoria has teamed up with Eastland Shopping Centre to transform an empty retail space within the shopping centre into a temporary street squash court.
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Infrastructure Victoria releases options paper
'All things considered'
 
Infrastructure Victoria has released an options paper, All things considered (download).  This paper includes hundreds of options and to meet Victoria’s infrastructure needs over the short, medium and long term.
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Apply now for 2016 semester two La Trobe University post-graduate scholarships
 
La Trobe University is again pleased to provide members of the Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) members with the opportunity to apply for a Masters scholarship offer to support those seeking to  take up postgraduate study in semester two 2016.
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Play Sport Australia
Stick With It
 
Play Sport Australia have released a series of videos with two of Australia’s leading sporting captains, netball’s Laura Geitz and rugby union’s Stephen Moore, who urge teenagers to keep playing sport rather than dropout.
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National Sports Convention

23-24 June, 2016

 
The UK Government, through Sport England released their new Sports Strategy “Towards an Active Nation” on 18th May and their Chief Executive Jennie Price will speak about this at the National Sports Convention in Sydney (23rd and 24th June).
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2016 PSCL Sports Analytics Conference

22 July, 2016

 
The Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference (SAC) is the premier forum for industry professionals and executives interested in the role of data and analytics in the Australian and global sports industry. Join 500 plus attendees from across fields of sports, analytics, marketing and more.

Want to save $125? VPN members can purchase their tickets for $375 (regular price $500).  Don't hold off any longer, become a VPN member today!
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Next VPN event:
Ethical Decision Making

 

Stay tuned for the release of the next VPN event, Ethical Decision Making.  The event which will be held in late June is aimed at Sport Industry Board Directors.  The session will give you the tools to ask the right questions about your sport's decisions and processes. 

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Forward Thinking Series:
Open House Co-Working Space #3

The third edition of the Vicsport Open House provided another opportunity for anyone working in the sport and active recreation industry to spend the day together, sharing ideas and meeting new people in a relaxed cohesive environment.  

Other sessions included a lightning talk by Virginia Affleck from 'The Huddle', and an interactive session of 'Move My Way' from Gymnastics Victoria's, Alison Lyons.
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Making Healthy Easy: Cooking Masterclass

As sporting administrators we are trying to encourage local clubs and associations to make healthier choices.  It is important that we lead by example and practice what we preach.  This was the main theme at the recently held Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) – Making Healthy Easy: Cooking Masterclass.
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Community Sports Infrastructure Fund

Closing date: 8 June, 2016 | Funding: up to $50,000
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Emergency sporting & recreational equipment grants
 
Closing date: Ongoing | Funding: up to $2000
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Significant Sporting Events Program
 
Closing date: 28 February, 2018 | Funding: $20,000-$300,000
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Active Club Grants 2016-17
Round One Opening Soon

 
Opening date: 1 August, 2016 | Funding: Up to $10,000
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