Your Game Plan


Making your sports club more culturally inclusive

The Centre for Multicultural Youth is running FREE specialised training for sports clubs and associations in your local area.

The training will introduce you to CMY’s Game Plan resource kit and provide insights on how to make your club more culturally and linguistically diverse. It will also help to increase CALD participation at your club, maximising memberships and supporting new members.


  • Sporting clubs members/ volunteers in the local area
  • State sporting bodies
  • Clubs, players, people from CALD communities
  • Any organisation working with clubs or associations

📅Wednesday 20 June
🕛 6PM-7:30PM
📍Warragul Bowls Club
Flyer – Click Here

📅Wednesday 27 June
📍 Wonthaggi Bowls Club
Flyer – Click Here 

To RSVP and for more information, contact: Dylan Blythe
P: 0478 760 359

Proud to Be – Community Forum

Who are you proud to be? A sportsperson, coach, umpire, official, supporter or sponsor?

Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could share in the spirit and friendship of being part of a team or club? Many LGBTIQ people are missing out because they have experienced verbal abuse, bullying and homophobia.

Learn how to make your club, team or community group welcoming and inclusive at the Proud to Be Community Forum which features an education session by Proud2Play and guest speakers.

This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome, whether you’re part of a sporting club or not. Supper, tea & coffee provided.

Guest speakers

  • Daniel Kowalski (OAM) – champion swimmer
  • Hannah Mouncey – transgender athlete Hannah Mouncey
  • Jason Ball – Pride Cup founder
  • David Kyle – North Gippsland Football Netball League

DATE:                      Wed. 13 June 2018
TIME:                      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST
LOCATION:           Premiere Function Centre,
29 Grey Street
Traralgon, VIC 3844



Gippy Girls Can in Latrobe Valley!

We throw, catch, run, jump & get sweaty! Deal with it!

Latrobe valley women & girls will be the beneficiaries of a localized amplification of VicHealth’s amazing This Girl Can Victoria campaign. With support of the Victorian Government through the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone, GippSport has received funding to launch #GippyGirlsCan in partnership with Latrobe City Council and Latrobe Leisure Morwell on Saturday 21 April.


This Girl Can – Victoria

  • This Girl Can – Victoria celebrates women who are giving it a go and getting active no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get.
  • Tall, short, curvy, petite; no matter your physique, This Girl Can – Victoria thinks if you’re out there getting active, you’re awesome
  • More than three in five Australian women aren’t active enough to enjoy the health benefits. This Girl Can – Victoria features everyday Victorian women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and abilities to show that you can get out there and get active too.
  • We want all women & girls to get out there and share their story getting active


Gippy Girls Can

  • Through funding received from the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone, GippSport will be delivering a range of sport & recreation opportunities for women & girls.
  • Initial launch activities include:
    • Rock Up Netball – a social, fun, and non traditional way to play netball with Netball Victoria
    • Stretch & flex – Mum’s & bub’s gymnastics with Energetic Gymnastics Club
    • Soccer mums – a social fun format of soccer with Monash Soccer Club
    • Coasting Stand Up Paddleboarding… in Latrobe Leisure indoor pools!

GippSport will be seeking to work with the community to increase opportunities for women and girls to participate in a range of sports and active recreation options throughout the campaign.

  • We are encouraging women & girls from across Gippsland, but particularly from the Latrobe Valley to celebrate getting active through our social channels:
  • The campaign is not about skill, level, shape or size, its about getting out there and having a go. Join a global movement of women supporting women to get active with This Girl Can – Victoria and Gippy Girls Can.
  • The Latrobe Valley amplification is the only regional amplification of this campaign across the state.
  • Whilst initially Latrobe City focused, from July 1 2018 the Gippy Girls Can campaign will be across the whole Gippsland region in partnership with VicHealth.
  • We are proud to partner with Latrobe City Council & Latrobe Leisure as part of their All Access weekend, where access to the Leisure centre and all activities will be provided to the community free of charge.

Launch Event Details

Where: Latrobe Leisure Morwell, 25 McDonald St, Morwell.

When: Saturday 21 April

Formalities & Launch: 2:00pm-2:30pm in the group fitness room


#ThisGirlCanVIC & #GippyGIrlsCan activities

  • Rock Up Netball: 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Coasting SUP: 3:00pm Saturday only
  • Soccer Mums: 2:30pm Saturday & 10:30am Sunday
  • Aqua fit: 11:00am Sunday

AFL Victoria Energy Safe Victoria Canteen Grant program – closes 26 August 2018

The Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) Canteen Grant program supports clubs to be more energy safe in their operations and increase awareness of energy safety issues at the community level. The program is made possible through a partnership with AFL Victoria. It promotes both energy safety awareness and the growth of community football.

The ESV Canteen Grant program will provide funds up to a maximum limit of $1,000 per application for the purchase of new or replacement electrical or gas appliances.

Who Can Apply?
Clubs competing in leagues affiliated with AFL Victoria are eligible to apply.

What type of equipment might be funded?

  • Grants can be used for equipment such as a pie warmer, urn or microwave or other small-scale appliance or
  • Funding could be used towards larger equipment such as a BBQ or fridge

The ESV Canteen Grant program opened 1st July and concludes 26 August.

For more information visit –

Indigenous Round 2018 – 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 Gippsland have developed an Information Kit and a small Grants program to assist clubs in 2018.

The Information and Resource Kit has been put together as a reflection of 2016 & 2017 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 2018

The Grants program provides up to $500 to assist clubs with their events, specifically to include cultural ceremonies and activities.   Applications close on 18 May 2018.

Click here to download the GippSport Grant & Guidelines 2018
(Closes 18 May 2018)

* Clubs may also be able to apply for the NAIDOC Week funding – for more info click here (closes 3 April 2018)

You can also watch a selection of videos from 2017 events:

Indigenous Round Information Kit 2018
Indigenous Round Funds 2018

Latrobe Valley Authority – Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants

The Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants Program aims to strengthen and build robust, resilient, sustainable and inclusive sport and recreation organisations in the Latrobe Valley region.

Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) recognise the role sport and active recreation plays in contributing to an ‘Active & Healthy’ region and these grants aim to assist local clubs and organisations improve their effectiveness and efficiency, build capacity, and identifying opportunities for the future.

A key focus for these grants will be to encourage the sport and active recreation sector to increase the opportunities for diverse and inclusive participation in all aspects of their organisation, including players, coaches, administration and leadership.

Applications will be open for two rounds in 2018:

  • Round 1, Applications Open – 26 February 2018, Applications Close – 23 March 2018
  • Round 2, Applications Open – 17 September 2018, Applications Close – 19 October 2018

No late applications will be considered.

For more information about the Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants and how to apply:
Visit –
Or contact David Roberts on 0468 431 731 or email