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

Need help with your club application?
Contact GippSport on 5126 1847 or email 

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


Join coach Guy Molloy and the Deakin Melbourne Boomers as they take you through an informative session on developing your team philosophy, strategy and game plan.

The first hour will be a presentation and discussion with Guy, while the second hour will be an open training session with the boomers taking the court.

Open to all domestic and squad coaches




Melbourne Victory Football Club is proud to support VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign encouraging more women and girls to get active.

Melbourne Victory & GippSport want to share the fun of football with you!

No matter your level of fitness, this FREE event is for you.

Location: Kernot Hall, 50-70 Princes Dr, Morwell

Date: September 19, 2018

Time: Football activities commence at 5.30pm, followed by light meal and refreshments.
Event concludes 7.30pm.

To Register visit

Triple Crown more than just games!  

September’s Triple Crown bonanza will be more than just an on court battle between the Deakin Melbourne Boomers and the Bendigo Spirit.

Both teams will spend time in the community meeting fans and offer a range of opportunities to get involved including school visits, coaching sessions, player clinics and autograph sessions.

People are encouraged to book early for these sessions as places are limited.


Latrobe Leisure Traralgon
Thursday 13 September, 1.30 – 2.30pm
Come along and watch the Deakin Melbourne Boomers WNBL and Bendigo Spirit shoot-around before the opening Triple Crown game in Traralgon.

SCHOOL VISITS (Maffra & Sale)

Friday 14 September,  Sale (Morning) & Maffra (Afternoon)
Both WNBL teams will be visiting 8 local schools for a range of talks and on court activities.

SQUAD:  Players & Coaches (Churchill)

Latrobe Leisure Churchill
Saturday 15 September, 1 – 3pm
Join the Bendigo Spirit WNBL players and coaches for a FREE 2hr session at Latrobe Leisure Churchill. Open to squad players (80 spots – boys/girls 10yrs to 18yrs) and coaches, booking essential.

BEGINNERS & DOMESTIC: Players & Coaches (Morwell)

Latrobe Leisure Morwell
Saturday 15 September, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Join the Bendigo Spirit WNBL players and coaches on court at Latrobe Leisure Morwell for skills, drills and lots of fun. For the coaches, learn how to keep it fun and teach the basics of basketball.


Warragul Leisure Centre
Saturday 15 September, 1pm – 3pm
Coaches:  Unlimited
Join the Deakin Melbourne Boomers coaches & players as they take you through an informative session on developing team strategy, game plans and coaching for each age group. Open to domestic & squad coaches.

For more info visit – HTTP://BIT.LY/TCBOOMERS