Understanding NDIS Funding Information Workshop

This workshop is aimed at assisting people with disability and their families make informed choices about how they set up and use their NDIS funding package.

  • User-friendly basics on what the NDIS funds and doesn’t fund
  • NDIS Price Guide, including the funding categories
  • What funding is flexible and what are the rules
  • Understanding the funding ‘management options’ including Plan Management and Self-Management

Date: Friday 13 October
Time: 12pm, for a 12.30pm start to 2.30pm
Venue: Moe Town Hall Albert Street, Moe

Places are limited
To book this workshop phone Joanne Bedford, Rural Access Officer on 5128 5775 or email joanne.bedford@latrobe.vic.gov.au

Presenter: Christine Scott has many years working with the disability ‘system’, along with personal experience as a parent of a young adult with a disability who has been funded by the NDIS since 2013. Christine also works at VALID and has supported many individuals and their families with resolving NDIS issues and in getting the best out of the NDIS in the Victorian launch sites.


Tennis Safeguarding Children Guidelines

Tennis Victoria and Tennis Australia have a zero tolerance approach to any form of child-abuse and are committed to ensuring the sport of tennis provides a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

Club workshops and online training have been designed to help you and your tennis club meet its obligations under Safeguarding Children Guidelines. Clubs are strongly encouraged to have a committee member attend the workshop in Traralgon.

Date: Tuesday 3 October, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Traralgon – Traralgon Tennis Association
To register: http://bit.ly/2ynJ4ZW 

For more information visit: https://www.tennis.com.au/vic/news/2017/07/03/safeguarding-children-guidelines
or contact Gippsland Participation Leader, Tanya Mason:
e) tmason@tennis.com.au     m) 0417 541 376

NBL Blitz Elite Coaching Clinic – Coaching Resource

Australian Boomers and Brisbane head coach Andrej Lemanis, Melbourne United head coach Dean Vickerman, Perth Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson and Illawarra Hawks head coach Rob Beveridge were all part of the in-depth two-hour clinic on 6 September in Traralgon as part of the NBL Blitz.

In case you have missed it, here are the videos from the Elite coaching clinic.

Event Sponsored by Basketball Victoria Country, Basketball Victoria, NBL, Latrobe Valley Authority and Latrobe City Council.
Video taken by GippSport

NBL Coach Dean Vickerman on Individual Player Development

NBL Coach Andrej Lemanis on Half & Full Court Defense

NBL Coach Rob Beveridge on attacking zone defence

NBL Coach Trevor Gleeson talks about Offensive Structures

Child Safe Standards Information Session – Morwell

Child Safety Standards Information Session presented by The Commission for Children and Young People

Victorian organisations that provide services or facilities for children are required by law to implement Child Safe Standards to protect children from harm.

If you are an organisation that is required by law to be compliant with Child Safe Standards this is an information session to support your knowledge and implementation of the Standards.

The session is an introductory presentation and is relevant for community groups and sporting clubs that provide activities for children.

When: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Time: 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
Where: Nambur Wariga Room, Latrobe City Council Corporate Headquarters, 141 Commercial Road, Morwell.


Registration is essential and places are limited.

For further information please contact the Commission for Children and Young People: email childsafestandards@ccyp.vic.gov.au or call 8601 5281.

Chiyop Wei Wins MDP Scholarship (Boys) 2017

Chiyop Wei from the Traralgon City Soccer Club has won the 2017 GippSport Most Disciplined Player Scholarship for Boys.

Chiyop was nominated by his club for his contribution on and off the pitch. According to the club’s Junior Coordinator Amanda Whitmore, he is a great role model and mentor to younger members in the club. “Chiyop has an ambition to become a referee and volunteers much of his time to referee small sided games, primary school soccer events and now commutes to the Gippsland Football Club Under 13 team each Sunday to fulfil the Assistant Referee role,” said Amanda. As a junior player at Traralgon City, Chiyop is always polite, well- mannered and happy to volunteer his time and skills to benefit others within the club community.

GippSport Executive Officer Barry Switzer presented Chiyop with a scholarship to the value of $400 at the club’s very well attended presentation night on Sunday. This will assist with expenses associated with the FFV Referee Training Course Chiyop will now be able to attend. The Traralgon City Soccer Club also received a cheque for $100 for providing the nomination. “GippSport is very keen to promote young people like Chiyop who not only participate in sport, but also make a contribution off the field of play. His parents, club and school are justifiably proud of him. It was great that this very successful club found the time to nominate him,” said Barry.

GippSport, Victoria Police and McDonald’s Family Restaurants combine to make the Most Disciplined Player program possible for junior sporting clubs in Gippsland. Clubs are encouraged to join this free weekly program and are encouraged to provide nominations for this scholarship on an annual basis.

Free meningococcal vaccine for 15-19 year olds ending 31 December

We at GippSport are supporting the Victorian Government in the introduction of a free, time-limited vaccination program for young people aged 15-19 in Victoria to combat a recent rise in cases of deadly strains of meningococcal disease.

The vaccine is safe and effective and free until 31 December at secondary schools, local council immunization sessions, or at the doctor.

Young people receiving the meningococcal vaccine will be protected against the recently prominent ‘W’ strain of the disease, as well as three other strains (‘A’, ‘C’ and ‘Y’). Although uncommon, meningococcal disease can become life-threatening very quickly. Those aged 15-19 are the most frequent carriers.

 Getting the vaccine at school – To receive the vaccine at secondary school 15, 16 and 17 year olds need consent from a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians must complete and return the consent card that eligible young people bring home from school. Eighteen and 19 year olds can provide their own consent.

 Getting the vaccine outside of school – Eligible young people can also get the free vaccine from their GP or from their local council. The vaccine is free, however some GPs may charge a consultation fee. Some local councils hold free vaccination sessions that eligible young people can attend.

If vaccinated, the young person can protect themselves and others around them. With the program ending on 31 December 2017, we strongly encourage eligible club members to take advantage of the free vaccination while it is available.

To find out about free immunisation sessions, contact your local council.

For more about the vaccine and the disease visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/menvax