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

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

Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Refresher Course

The RSA online refresher course is a quick, easy and convenient way to keep your skills up-to-date while also meeting any mandatory RSA training requirements.

If your club has an (RSA) training condition on its licence, the club committee members must ensure that the relevant persons update their training every three years.

To take RSA refresher course visit –

I don’t know my certificate number. Where do I find it?
Your certificate number is printed in the top right hand corner of your Victorian Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate.

I have lost my original RSA certificate, how do I get a reprint?
If you require a reprint of your RSA certificate, you can submit an enquiry to Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR). To submit an enquiry visit –

There is a charge of $16.50 (including GST) for a replacement certificate.

I have lost my original RSA certificate, can I still do the RSA online refresher course?
To login and complete the refresher you will need the certificate number from your original certificate. If you do not know your certificate number, you can call VCGLR on 1300 182 457 or visit find my RSA certificate number online –

A completed refresher certificate will be generated which you can use as evidence of completion of the RSA.


Bairnsdale Stretch and Flex Gymnastics program

Did you know participating in programs like the Stretch and Flex Gymnastics program can make a difference to your fitness? Check out the video to see how its impacted some of our participants!

The Stretch and Flex Adult Gymnastics program is running again in term 1 with the support of East Gippsland Gymnastics Club, and East Bairnsdale Community Hub.

Great for all abilities, female and male. Spaces are limited. Please contact Jaquie from GippSport if you would like to participate and you have children, or would just like to book a spot.

Club Liquor Licensing Seminar

GippSport will be hosting a Club Liquor Licensing Seminar for members of Community Sporting Clubs. Club seminar training can be undertaken by club committee members in place of new entrant training in order to meet training requirements for restricted club licences and renewable limited club licences.

Topic covered include:
– understanding the different types of liquor licences for clubs
– understanding the club rules and types of visitors
– understanding the supply of liquor to members under a licence
– understanding and interpreting a liquor licence
– understanding a red-line plan
– maintenance of sign-in registers
– displaying appropriate signage
– understanding responsible service of alcohol in licensed venues
– licence breaches
– the Good Sports program


Venue: Traralgon City Soccer Club,
Harold Preston Reserve, Traralgon
Date: Thursday 8 March 2018
Time: 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Cost: $15 per person

Registration must be made by Monday 5 March 2018 to Kim Norris by:
Phone on 5126 1847 or
Email to


Daniel Poynton has been appointed as the new Executive Officer for GippSport, the peak community sport body for Gippsland. The position became vacant with Barry Switzer announcing his retirement late last year, after 14 highly successful years in the role. Daniel will commence as Executive Officer from Monday 12th February 2018.

According to Chair, Julie Foat, Daniel brings a wealth of exceptional skills, knowledge and experience having worked in the sport industry for over 15 years.  “Daniel has worked for GippSport as a Program Manager for six years and has recently completed a 12 month secondment with Sport and Recreation Victoria as Regional Coordinator, Gippsland”, said Mrs Foat.

“Daniel has qualifications in Business, Sports Management and Governance, which will support his successful tenure as the new Executive Officer”. Mrs Foat believes this will also hold him in good stead in working with the GippSport Board, the highly valued staff team, GippSport members and, key stakeholders, such as Sport and Recreation Victoria, VicHealth, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Latrobe Valley Authority and Latrobe Health Assembly.

“GippSport welcomes Daniel into the position and looks forward to an exciting and successful future with GippSport”, said Mrs Foat. “Daniel is very active in community sport in his home town of Inverloch and surrounds, and is very well respected within the sports industry locally and state wide”

“I am really excited to be joining GippSport at such a pivotal time in its history, as it strengthens its role in supporting the community sport sector across Gippsland and helping Gippslander’s get more active” said Mr Poynton, “Barry Switzer has left an important and valuable legacy.  He has built GippSport into a strong organisation with a highly reputable team and leaves very big shoes to fill.”

“GippSport will continue to strive to achieve its vision to be the regional leader of sport and active recreation in Gippsland,” said Mrs Foat who took up the role as Chair in 2017, the first woman to hold this position within the organisation. With Daniel’s leadership, enthusiasm, and innovative ideas, Mrs Foat is excited for the future of GippSport and the wider Gippsland sporting community. “There is an exceptional amount of government investment going into Gippsland at the moment, particularly within the sport and active recreation sector. GippSport is in an ideal position to support the Government to ensure this investment has a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people living in Gippsland”.

Recently GippSport has been awarded funding from the Latrobe Health Assembly to deliver the ‘Make A Move Latrobe’ program within the Latrobe Valley region. This program will promote a more vibrant, healthy and active work force by increasing physical activity of sedentary and isolated workers through social sport and recreation. Currently 57.5% of Latrobe City residents do not meet the daily guidelines for physical activity which is higher than the Victorian rate. The program will also aim to promote social connectedness of employees and an increase of productivity.

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