FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Clinics are coming to Gippsland

FIFA 11+ is an effective injury prevention program developed by FIFA. Designed as a complete warm-up, it can be done in place of a regular warm-up before training/games and includes specific strengthening exercises and drills to reduce the likelihood of injuries in football players. The exercises are designed to improve strength in the lower limbs and core, greater neuromuscular control and awareness throughout a range of motions.

Workshops will be held throughout the 2017 season to teach coaches and players how to effectively introduce and continue to use the program. For now, Football Federation Victoria are targeting female teams aged 12+.

For more information on FIFA 11+ please visit

Date: Thursday 3rd August,
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Latrobe City Sports Stadium

Date: Saturday 5th August
Time: 11am
Venue: Mary MacKillop Catholic College


Grant Writing Tips For Your Club

When searching and applying for grants, planning goes a long way.  It is important to know what your club needs, when you need it and how much it will roughly cost.  It is important then, to develop a plan.

  • Know what your Club wants to do and why.
  • Identify suitable grants and read the guidelines carefully to make sure your club meets the criteria requirements.
  • Find supporting Information to back up your application e.g. letters of support and required quotes.
  • Clearly define the problem or program that requires the funding and the solution the funding will provide

Don’t forget to check out our grants page!
Government Grants
Other Grants

For more information and assistance contact your nearest GippSport staff member on 5135 8335 or

Nominations open – 2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards


Nominations for the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards are now open, closing 5pm Monday 14 August 2017.

The broad array of volunteering that takes place in Victoria is inspiring and the Awards celebrate volunteers across all ages and from all walks of life, and the wide range of services, activities and support they provide to Victorian people, communities and causes.

To highlight the significant number of volunteers, and the variety and impact of volunteering effort across the State, the Awards will formally recognise up to 60 volunteers across four categories:

  • Leadership – recognising the value of exceptional influence and leadership from those who motivate, encourage and guide others to empower people and their communities
  • Impact – recognising people who have made a significant and positive impact, and whose contribution will have a lasting effect
  • Service – paying tribute to community-minded people who have made persistent and selfless contributions
  • Teamwork – celebrating the power of collaboration, and demonstrating that effective, consistent group effort can achieve greater outcomes.

Award recipients, their nominators and guests will be invited to a celebration and ceremony in December 2017 in Melbourne. The Premier’s Volunteer of the Year, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Award, will be chosen from recipients across all categories and announced at the Awards ceremony.

Find out more and nominate outstanding volunteers today at

Nominations close 5pm Monday 14 August 2017.

Get Involved in Gymnastics for Adults.

Stretch and Flex is a new adult gymnastics program starting in Bairnsdale at the East Gippsland Gymnastics Club in August.

Set in a supportive environment, Stretch and Flex is great for people who are new to gymnastics. The program will run for 6 weeks starting August 1. Registrations are essential as places are limited.

For: People aged 16 years and older.

Time:  Tuesdays starting August 1, 2017.

1:30pm – 2:30pm.

Where: East Gippsland Gymnastics Club (free bus available from East Bairnsdale Community Hub).

Cost: $10 per 6 week program.

To register please call Michelle Shaw at the East Bairnsdale Community Hub on 03 4141 5358.

Gippsland Pride Cup

Gippsland Pride Cup celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender  and intersex (LGBTI) communities and diversity and inclusion in sport.

The AGL Loy Yang North Gippsland Football Netball League round 15 fixture on Sunday, 30 July, will be dedicated to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community in a celebration of diversity and a bid to tackle homophobia in sport.

Gippsland Pride Cup

Date:Sunday 30 July 2017
Start Times: Football / Netball from 9am – Senior Football / A Grade Netball 2.15pm
Location: Glengarry Recreation Reserve, Cairnbrook Road, Glengarry

Game will be broadcast live on TRFM.

Show your support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) communities and inclusion in sport.

Netball Victoria invite the netball community to attend the Webinar Series for 2017

FREE professional development opportunities for Netball clubs and associations!
Netball Victoria is delighted to partner with Sport Community – Club Spot to deliver the sessions.

17 July – Writing Successful Grants
This session is designed to maximise your chances of successfully winning grants.

31 July – Creating an Environment of Player, Coach and Umpire Development

14 August – Social Media, Website and Newsletters for Clubs
An in-depth look at how to effectively use social media, email newsletters and websites looking at how clubs can unleash the power of tools

28 August – Marketing and Sponsorship
This session introduces participants to the fundamentals of community club sponsorship

11 September – Running a successful Committee Meeting and AGM

To register visit: