Chiyop Wei Wins MDP Scholarship (Boys) 2017

Chiyop Wei from the Traralgon City Soccer Club has won the 2017 GippSport Most Disciplined Player Scholarship for Boys.

Chiyop was nominated by his club for his contribution on and off the pitch. According to the club’s Junior Coordinator Amanda Whitmore, he is a great role model and mentor to younger members in the club. “Chiyop has an ambition to become a referee and volunteers much of his time to referee small sided games, primary school soccer events and now commutes to the Gippsland Football Club Under 13 team each Sunday to fulfil the Assistant Referee role,” said Amanda. As a junior player at Traralgon City, Chiyop is always polite, well- mannered and happy to volunteer his time and skills to benefit others within the club community.

GippSport Executive Officer Barry Switzer presented Chiyop with a scholarship to the value of $400 at the club’s very well attended presentation night on Sunday. This will assist with expenses associated with the FFV Referee Training Course Chiyop will now be able to attend. The Traralgon City Soccer Club also received a cheque for $100 for providing the nomination. “GippSport is very keen to promote young people like Chiyop who not only participate in sport, but also make a contribution off the field of play. His parents, club and school are justifiably proud of him. It was great that this very successful club found the time to nominate him,” said Barry.

GippSport, Victoria Police and McDonald’s Family Restaurants combine to make the Most Disciplined Player program possible for junior sporting clubs in Gippsland. Clubs are encouraged to join this free weekly program and are encouraged to provide nominations for this scholarship on an annual basis.

Indigenous Round – Grants and Info Kit

It has been fantastic to see a range of sporting clubs take the opportunity to host Indigenous Rounds across Gippsland over the last few years, including Football, Netball, Basketball and even Pony Clubs.

Clubs involved have all reported many benefits and good news stories from their events.

With momentum growing around Indigenous Rounds, GippSport and Deadly Sport Gippsland have developed an Information Kit and a small Grants program to assist clubs in 2017.

The Information and Resource Kit has been put together as a reflection of 2016 events across Gippsland and includes contact details of clubs who held events last year.  The kit steps clubs through the process of considering an event, planning activities, engaging local community members, what clubs can do and where to find funding.

Click here to download the Information & Resource Kit (PDF 1.2 MB)

The Grants program provides up to $500 to assist clubs with their events, specifically to include cultural ceremonies and activities.   Applications close on 30 April 2017.

Click here to download the GippSport Grant & Guidelines 2017  (PDF 205kb)
(Closes 28 April 2017)

* Clubs may also be able to apply for the NAIDOC Week funding – for more info click here (closes 27 April 2017)

You can also watch a selection of videos from 2016 events: