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 info@gippsport.com.au

GIPPSPORT APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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.

To keep up to date with GippSport visit the website: www.gippsport.com.au and like us on Facebook.

Level 1 Sports Trainers Course – Maffra

The Level 1 Sports Trainers course is designed to introduce participants of the basic knowledge and skills required by a Sports Trainer. These skills include the management of specific sporting injuries, sports taping and transporting an injured athlete. This course educates prospective sports trainers, teachers, coaches, administrators and parents on the basic principles of sports medicine.

Sports trainers play a vital role in the prevention of injury. This course provides participants with the necessary skills to assist in improving athletic performance, making sport safer for all.

 
Date: February 24th & 25th 2018
Venue: Maffra Secondary College (Library), Alfred St, Maffra
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: $285 pp

To Register:
Contact Gippsport on info@gippsport.com.au or 03 5135 8335

For more information:
http://sma.org.au/training-courses/sports-trainers/level-1-sports-trainer/
Or Contact: 
Ryan Evans on Ryan@gippsport.com.au or 0477933427
Belinda Marshall on marshall.belinda.k@edumail.vic.gov.au or 0408173374
Joshua Hickey on vic.admin@sma.org.au

Prerequisites:

  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate (Level 2)
  • Current CPR Certificate
  • Minimum age 16 years

Latrobe City Council DREAM Individual Support Grants – ongoing

Latrobe City Council offer a number of small grants to individuals who inspire to reach and sustain their goals by dedicating their time, realising their ambitions, empowering themselves through on going participation and learning; and are able to share the outcomes with other members of their communities. The following funding is available:

  • General participation costs and Latrobe City representation – Up to $100
  • Representing Victoria – Up to $300
  • Representing Australia – Up to $500

Applications for funding are invited all year round. The assessment will commence on the 15th day of each month.

Click here for more details.