Category archive for "sportsview"
Sport Jam helps to realise TotALLy Active disability program
Attendance at Vicsport’s 2019 Sport Jam has helped Sarah Wheadon from Leisure Networks in Geelong bring her TotALLy Active program to realisation.
Fitter for Life Gymnastics program proves age is no barrier to fitness
During Women's Health Week, Vicsport’s Tom Dixon was invited to observe a Fitter for Life Gymnastics program, designed to build the skills and fitness of older Victorians to assist with common life activities.
Noeleen Dix's legacy in Victorian sport
One of Australia’s preeminent figures behind the scenes of Victorian sport, Noeleen Dix’s decision to call time on her 30+ year career across Netball Victoria, Netball Australia and Masters Swimming Australia has coincided with a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) honour.
Vicsport partners with digital solutions company - SportsTG
Vicsport is pleased to announce a new partnership with SportsTG, leading provider of digital solutions to the sporting community across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Partner spotlight: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation
Vicsport is proud to partner with the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation to present the 'Love the Game” message to sporting clubs and as a sponsor of the Love the Games Victorian Community Sporting Club of the Year award at this year’s Victorian Sport Awards.
Deakin University joins Vicsport in a University Partnership
Deakin University jump on board as a Vicsport University Partner.
My Sport Live join forces with Anytime Fitness to live stream events
Vicsport Preferred Supplier My Sport Live join forces with Anytime Fitness to give clubs the opportunity to live stream marquee events for free.
Dancesport championships introduce Para-dance competition
The Australian Dancing Society has opened it's arms to a new dance category "Para-dance" at their national 73rd Australian DanceSport Championships at Hisense Arena on the 7th – 9th December 2018.
Vicsport joins the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership
Vicsport is pleased to announce that we have joined the coordination team for the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP).
Vicsport partners with domestic & international sports travel company
Vicsport is pleased to announce a new partnership with SportsLink Travel - leading provider of international tours and sporting events around the world.
New era in premier competition at Softball Victoria
Softball Victoria launch premier women's competition at Jells Park.
Case Study: Child Safe Sport - Volleyball Victoria
Vicsport spoke with Victoria Ellis, Member Services Coordinator at Volleyball Victoria to discuss what actions they have taken to comply the Victorian State Government’s Child Safe Standards.
Board Quotas Case Study - Little Athletics Victoria
Read the steps Little Athletics Victoria is taking to meet the mandatory board quota by 1 July 2019.
Teens and sport: bridging the gap to boost participation
Teens and sport; how to boost participation in this demographic.
Inclusion and Diversity: Understanding the difference
You may have heard the phrases inclusion and diversity used to define approaches to increasing participation in sport for all. However the terms have different meanings.
Dare To Be Different: Driving female talent
The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) has announced four women to be the first ambassadors of an exciting new campaign "Dare To Be Different" (D2BD) aimed at increasing women’s participation in motor sport at all levels.
Welcoming people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities
Creating sporting environments that are welcoming to people from CALD backgrounds.
Bowling with Babies: Bowls Victoria's health initiative to welcome mothers
Fair to say, most of us struggle to find the time to work, exercise, eat, sleep, socialise and spend time with family and friends (the list is endless)
Vicsport hit the road to talk quotas and child safety
The team at Vicsport stepped out of the office and into SSA land to chat to our members and find out what they are doing to prepare for the incoming mandatory board quotas and the Child Safe Standards.
Welcoming women and girls to your sport. Here's how...
With the launch of This Girl Can - Victoria, we are encouraging more women and girls to take up sport and recreational activities. Read about how sporting organisations can take small steps to welcoming women and girls.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace makes waves on the Gold Coast
International delegates unite to bring peace and hopes for a sustainable sporting future at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Delivering Participation Outcomes - Upcoming VPN Event
Have you ever thought of taking the road less traveled and create programs to increase participation in your sport but haven't had the budget to do so?
Dr Bridie O'Donnell guest speaker at VPN event
Dr Bridie O’Donnell, inaugural Head of Victoria’s Office for Women in Sport and Recreation will share her thoughts on the importance of diversity and gender equality on Boards at Vicsports' Building Effective Boards event on 21 February 2018.
Basketball Victoria’s #OneAfrica Match Unites a Community
Under the lights of Dandenong Stadium, Basketball Victoria celebrates African culture and heritage through music and dance.
Multiple Winners at the 2016 Victorian Sport Awards
We take a look back at sports that took home multiple awards at the 2016 Victorian Sport Awards
New Turf, New Era for Women's Cricket at Junction Oval
Cricket Victoria finds a new home making way for women's cricket to soar.
Mandatory Board Quotas - 1 July 2019
On 1 July 2019 sporting organisations will be expected to comply with the mandatory 40% women on boards quota in order to qualify for government funding. As part of a suite of ongoing resources and support, Vicsport has compiled information on how organisations can prepare to meet the incoming quotas.
Concern for Energy Price Increase at Sporting Clubs
Earlier this month, Vicsport CEO, Steven Potts called for the agreement between the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and energy companies to make it easier for householders to receive the best energy prices to be extended to sporting clubs in Victoria.
And the Winners Are....Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards
Read about the winners of the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.
Creating Active Opportunities for the Ageing Community
Vicsport Participation Strategy Manager Tom Dixon joins the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP) advisory group.
16-year-old Signs with San Diego Padres
For any teenager, the idea of playing Major League Baseball is merely a fairytale. But for year 11 McKinnon Secondary College student Jarryd Dale, this fairytale became a reality when Dale signed a contract earlier this month to play for the San Diego Padres.
What You Can Do to Protect the Members of Your Organisation
Vicsport has partnered with CVCheck to provide State and Regional Sporting Associations the opportunity to access FREE National Police Checks.
Transition to Mandatory Board Quotas
In December 2015, the Minister for Sport released the final report of the independent Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation – A Five Year Game Plan for Victoria – and committed to implement all nine of the Inquiry’s recommendations
HR Advice Online and Basketball Victoria supporting First National Foundation for the Naidiri Bay Khalsa School in Fiji
HR Advice Online, preferred suppliers to Vicsport, recently attended the First National Real Estate convention in Fiji
Violence Against Women: An overview of research and approaches to primary prevention
Sport provides a valuable setting to change social norms, culture and behaviour to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women
Finalists in Victorian Sports Awards Announced
Finalists for the 2016 Victorian Sports Awards announced today will showcase the outstanding performances of athletes, teams, coaches, officials, administrators and sporting organisations, from the grassroots through to elite level in nineteen categories.
Taking the pain away from finance management
Sports Accounting Australia have successfully converted more than 30 Sporting Organisations onto Xero Accounting and have received glowing testimonials from many National and State Sporting Bodies.
One Month at a Time - February
In this edition, Vicsport CEO, Steven Potts thanks you all for the amazing number of nominations received and encourages everyone to purchase tickets for the upcoming Victorian Sport Awards on 30 March, 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Country Tennis Week: Community Sport’s Hidden Treasure
VCTA Country Week is one of community sport’s hidden treasures. It is the biggest community tennis event in the southern hemisphere. Held annually in February in country Victoria, the tennis tournament attracts over 1500 players to a regional location each year.
Bowls Clubs Open Their Doors to the Community
Launched in October 2016, Play Bowls Month was a new initiative from Bowls Victoria with the aim of to get more inactive Victorians active through bowls in addition to building the network of clubs delivering non-traditional/social formats of the game including Barefoot Bowls and Jack Attack.
Building on Success to Create Greater Participation by Women in Sport
Chairman of Vicsport, Margot Foster AM, herself an Olympic bronze medallist in rowing, said the growth of opportunities for women to play traditionally male sports has provided a major boost in publicity and awareness of opportunities emerging in an increasing number of sports for women.
Vicsport: A Year in Review
2015-2016 was another massive year for the Vicsport team. Representing our members on a number of key issues, growing the Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) and supporting VicHealth and Sport & Recreation Victoria initiatives & so much more!
New child safe standards for Victorian sporting and recreation clubs
As of 1 January, 2017 sporting and recreation clubs operating in Victoria and providing services or facilities specifically for children are required to meet Child Safe Standards. Child Safe Standards are designed to drive cultural change and embed a focus on child safety by placing children’s rights at the forefront of the organisation’s mind.
One Month at a Time - December
In this edition of Sportsview, Acting CEO Meghan Mayman, reiterates Vicsport's commitment to helping sports conform to the new Child Safe Standards coming into effect as on 1 January, 2017. We have also been given the gift of data this Christmas with 2 major data sets being released this month with both the AusPlay Survey and the Sport and Recreation Spatial Results out.
Ausplay – participation data for the sport sector
The Australian Sport Commission (ASC) recently released the results of the Ausplay survey – a large scale national population tracking survey funded and led by the ASC. This is great news for the sport sector, as there has been a lack of up-to-date national participation data since the release of the ABS Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia in 2012 and the ASC’s Participation in Exercise, Recreation and Sport (ERASS) in 2010.
La Trobe and AFLPA tackling athlete welfare
La Trobe University and the AFL Players’ Association hosted an intimate breakfast symposium to create dialogue on the important issue of elite athlete welfare at Port Melbourne’s Lifeguards@200 on Wednesday morning.
Sports Environment Alliance Inaugural Summit, November 8
The Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) hosted its inaugural #SEASummit event on the 8th of November at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
King Wally becomes a Legend as Michelle Payne rides off with the 'The Don'
Wally Lewis has become the 38th Legend of Australian sport and Michelle Payne presented with ‘The Don’ Award as the athlete who most inspired the nation at the 32nd Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in Melbourne.
Victorian Paralympic Football Ready for National Championships
On Thursday, October 27 the Victorian Paralympic football team departed for Sydney for the National Paralympic seven-a-side football championships
The Innovation Game - Culture of Innovation
In the return of Vicsport’s Forward Thinking Series, participants unpacked what innovation really means, the different kinds of innovation, the risks of not innovating, and how organisations can begin to implement innovative practices in their operations