Indigenous Round – 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 Sport Gippsland have developed an Information Kit and a small Grants program to assist clubs in 2017.

The Information and Resource Kit has been put together as a reflection of 2016 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 (PDF 1.2 MB)

The Grants program provides up to $500 to assist clubs with their events, specifically to include cultural ceremonies and activities.   Applications close on 30 April 2017.

Click here to download the GippSport Grant & Guidelines 2017  (PDF 205kb)
(Closes 28 April 2017)

* Clubs may also be able to apply for the NAIDOC Week funding – for more info click here (closes 27 April 2017)

You can also watch a selection of videos from 2016 events:


H30 Challenge

Try switching your sweet drinks with water for 30 days. You’ll be surprised by what you save!

Why should I do the H30 Challenge?

Fact: water is good for us, practically free, easily accessible and contains no kilojoules. Also a fact: nearly two thirds of Victorians are overweight or obese. Research shows that we’re heading into an obesity epidemic. In ten years, three-quarters of us will be overweight or obese and at severe risk of diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. One way to change direction is by taking small steps and starting today. Taking the H30 Challenge and switching sugary drinks for water for 30 days is an easy (and convenient!) way to start making a big difference to your health.

GippSport is pleased to be working with Baw Baw Council, Bass Coast Council, Latrobe City Council, South Gippsland Council and Wellington Council in supporting VicHealth’s #H30Challenge to get More Victorians choosing water instead of drinks with added sugar.

To join your local council in #H30Challenge, follow the links below:

         Baw Baw H30           Bass Coast H30           Latrobe City H30          South Gippsland H30        Wellington H30

Let Kids Be Kids

GippSport has joined the LET KIDS BE KIDS national campaign recently launched by PLAY BY THE RULES.

The issue of poor sideline behaviour at junior sport doesn’t seem to be improving at the rate we desire.

We are still observing anything from undue pressure being put onto girls and boys, to verbal abuse and even violence.

It’s turning kids away from sport which is the last thing we want at GippSport!

GipSport urges the sporting community to get on board and support this very worthwhile campaign.

Just #letkidsbekids – download your free toolkit at


Michelle Harris has re-commenced working for GippSport as a Program Coordinator. She is based in our Inverloch Office and is replacing Daniel Poynton who has been seconded to Sport and Recreation Victoria (based in Traralgon) for six months. She will share our office at “The Inverloch Hub” with Gene Parini and work full-time.

Michelle’s work will revolve around inclusive sporting club support, women in sport, the VicHealth Regional Sport Program and the Good Sports program. She is no stranger to GippSport having had a six month stint in 2013.

Michelle is a very active sporting participant and administrator who will be well known to many clubs in the area. She has also worked closely with many clubs in a consultancy role with special skills in strategic and business planning. We certainly hope that clubs will take advantage of Michelle’s presence with GippSport.

Michelle Harris
Mobile: 0428 358 336
Phone: 5674 6004
Office: Inverloch – The Hub
PO Box 434
Inverloch 3996

From: Barry Switzer
Executive Officer

Cardio Tennis starting soon in Sale

During school terms 1 and 2 this year, Sale Tennis Club is looking to deliver weekly Cardio Tennis sessions on Wednesday mornings, at 9.30am. These sessions are designed for female participants and their pre-school children who can participate in a Hot Shots session which will be running at the same time.

Cardio Tennis is low impact and easy to participate in, regardless of tennis ability. It features fun fitness activities using a racquet and ball. Women of all ages are welcome and they don’t need to have had any prior tennis experience.

For more details, and to register, please call Mick Mullen on 0409 651556



Recap… Gippsland Sports Forum: Why women are the secret to your sports’ survival

121 people from Local Government, health agencies, State Sporting Association‘s and sports club members, player and officials attended Gippsland’s first Sports Forum held in Traralgon on November 30 2016.

A joint-initiative between GippSport & Gippsland Women’s Health, this forum aimed to inspire much needed change and explore how best to increase female participation, as players and leaders, in community sport across Gippsland.

Watch keynote speakers Sam Squires & Kate Roffey

Keynote speaker Sam Squiers, Founder and Editor of a website dedicated to women’s sport ( said,

“Women have been an untapped market for sport for decades, but finally both professional and grassroots sports have realised that women are exactly the market they have to engage and involve, they simply are the secret to their survival and longevity.” Sam Squiers, Founder/Editor Sportette


Recap the #GippslandSportsForum below: