New to a Committee Workshop -Wonthaggi

New to a Committee or a first time President, Secretary or Treasurer?

GippSport has the workshop for you!

New to a Committee Workshop
Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2018
Time: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: Wonthaggi Town Hall Foyer, Baillieu Street, Wonthaggi

To register contact Gene from GippSport at 5674 6004 or gene@gippsport.com.au

 

 

 

Changing Gippsland’s Game Girls in Sport Forum

 

 

The “Changing Gippsland’s Game- Girls in Sport Forum” was a facilitated workshop for girls aged 14-17 to start their journey on becoming the next generation of female leaders, and help GippSport work with the Gippsland sport sector to be more welcoming, inclusive and supportive for women & girls.

GippSport invited 50 young aspiring female change makers from across Gippsland to attend the one-day forum which was held on October 2, 2018 at The Summit in Trafalgar.

The forum, hosted by GippSport, was funded by the Victorian Government’s Office for Women in Sport & Recreation to empower Gippsland girls to share their experiences and co-design with GippSport. The day offered opportunities for girls in their age range to increase participation in sport and recreation within the Gippsland community.

Our guest speaker for the day was Change Our Game Ambassador, Lauren Foote who provided inspirational advice to the young aspiring female change makers.

“I’m really proud to be a Change Our Game Ambassador. It means a great deal to me that young girls have someone to look up to. When I was a kid you didn’t really dream of being a female athlete because that wasn’t a job title that was up for grabs.” said Ms Foote.

GippSport also engaged Dr Erica Randle, Research Fellow at Latrobe University Centre of Sport & Social Impact, to facilitate the day. Dr Randle is leading Sport Australia’s Youth Participation Research project and facilitated the session to help GippSport better understand our community’s needs and empowering the participants to design solutions that can help Gippsland.

We had an awesome day, filled with social sport activities and a number of workshop sessions.

Each of the girls were given a Gippy Girls Can T-Shirt which they were able to wear when they tackled the 3km Monster Obstacle course in teams.

Key learnings from the session included;

  • Why youth girls like to play sport
  • What the ideal sports coach/ deliverer looks like
  • How to best promote new activities/ sports opportunities to this age group

Information collected at the session will be developed into a report, case studies as well as practical resources for sports clubs to use when designing new programs to cater for the age group.

We are also excited that a number of our young changemakers are keen to partner with GippSport in the coming months to implement some new initiatives and help spread the word amongst their peer group.

Latrobe Streetgames Launch Party

Latrobe Streetgames invites you and your mates to join us for our launch at the old Target space at MidValley Shopping Centre!

Think food stalls, DJ, console gaming, entertainment, prizes, giveaways, and of course, Streetgames, including dodgeball, 3×3 basketball, spike ball and street soccer!

All welcome, but 12-25 year olds will be prioritised for Latrobe Streetgames activities.

Want to find out more about Latrobe Streetgames?
Head over here: https://www.facebook.com/LatrobeStreetgames/ or like/follow us on Facebook or Instagram @latrobestreetgames

LVA Strategic Planning Grants NOW OPEN

Local sports and active recreation organisations are invited to apply for funding under the Latrobe Valley Authority’s Strategic Planning Grants.

Grants of up to $6000 will be available to assist local sports and active recreation organisations across the Latrobe City, Baw Baw and Wellington Shires to develop or update their strategic plan.

The grants program forms part of the Latrobe Valley Sports and Community Initiative, an $85 million investment by the State Government in sports and community infrastructure, events and associated support programs being delivered by the Latrobe Valley Authority.

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.

Sport and active recreation plays a significant role 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 close on Friday October 19 with more information and applications online at http://bit.ly/LVAStrategicPlan

Need help with your club application?
Contact GippSport on 5126 1847 or email info@gippsport.com.au 

Change Gippsland’s Game – Girls in Sport Forum

Change Gippsland’s Game is an exciting workshop for girls aged 14-16 to start their journey on becoming the next generation of female leaders, and help us work with the Gippsland sport sector to be more welcoming, inclusive and supportive for women & girls.

We are inviting 50 young aspiring female change makers from across Gippsland, those who may currently play traditional sport, social sports or who may not be involved in sport at all but have ideas and thoughts on how to activate young women and influence their communities.

This one day forum, hosted by GippSport, is funded by the Victorian Government’s Office for Women in Sport & Recreation to empower Gippsland girls to share their experiences and co-design with us opportunities for girls in their age range to increase participation in sport and recreation within the Gippsland community.

GippSport is working to build an inclusive sport and recreation sector that supports women and girls to play and be involved in the sports they love in a safe, supportive and empowering environment.

GippSport has engaged Dr Erica Randle, Research Fellow at Latrobe University Centre of Sport & Social Impact, to facilitate the day. Dr Randle is leading the Sport Australia’s Youth Participation Research project and will be facilitating the session to help us better understand our community’s needs and empowering the participants to design solutions that can help Gippsland.

It will be an awesome day, filled with activities and workshop sessions. We will conclude the forum with attendees and the GippSport staff participating in a Monster Obstacle course, facilitated by the amazing Summit team. The course includes a range of physical challenges, mental puzzles and it will test your skills. Everyone will finish with a great sense of achievement having completed something they thought they couldn’t or shouldn’t.

To register for expression of interest – Click Here

When: Tuesday 2 October 2018
Where: The Summit, Trafalgar East

For more information about the Change Gippsland’s Game, Girls in Sport Forum, download the information booklet.

 Change Gippsland’s Game – Info Book

The Change Gippsland’s Game Girls in Sport Forum is supported by Change Our Game, an initiative of the Victorian Government