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The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. The program has four funding categories: Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment Grants […]Read more.
Bicycle Network visits Traralgon to offer local women the opportunity to build their skills and confidence on the bike. This awesome free event will include a basic skills workshop, a short 10km group ride and some refreshments after the ride. Riders of all abilities are welcome. Date: Sunday 9 July Time: 10 am Venue: Traralgon […]Read more.
The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organisations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations including: change room facilities for players and umpires of both genders; development or upgrading of football playing fields; development or upgrading of netball facilities; and development […]Read more.
New laws relating to the safety and protection of children, within sporting clubs, came into effect on the 1 January 2017. The Child Safe Standards are a response to the 2012 Betrayal of Trust Inquiry and they apply to all sporting organisations that operate in Victoria and provide sporting services to anyone under the age of […]Read more.
Indigenous Round Information & Resource Kit (PDF 1.2 MB) Indigenous Round Grant & Guidelines 2017 (PDF 205kb) 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 […]Read more.
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 […]Read more.
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, […]Read more.
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS On behalf of the Board and staff members at GippSport we would like to wish all our sporting clubs, partners and key stakeholders and their families a safe and happy Christmas. We have had a fantastic year supporting our hard working community sporting club administrators to increase their capacity and capabilities. If there […]Read more.
The focus of the forum is to empower the Gippsland sports community and local clubs to implement and strengthen policies, practices and the promotion of women and gender equity in sport in Gippsland. Download flyer Aims of the forum: To raise the profile of women in sport To increase representation of women’s sport in local […]Read more.
Have you just joined a sports club committee or are a first time President, Secretary or Treasurer? GippSport has the workshop for you. Coming up in Leongatha, Sale, Wonthaggi and Bairnsdale. Topics Legal Duties Key Responsibilities and Obligations Effective Meetings What is my Role? Influencing Change Handling Complaints Who should attend? People New to Committees […]Read more.
GIPPSPORT STAFFING Matt Ogilvie has returned to GippSport on a short term contract. Matt will be based at our Bairnsdale office and will service the East Gippsland area. He will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. He is replacing Jaquie Nethercote who is on maternity leave until the end of January 2017. SUPPORTING VICTORIA […]Read more.
VALE DAVID DRANE David Drane who was the first Executive Officer (EO) of GippSport passed away recently as a result of prostate cancer. He was in the role from 1992 to late 2003. David provided the leadership to establish the Regional Sports Assembly with a “wafer thin “budget and was a resilient and conscientious EO. […]Read more.
Drinking water to stay hydrated is the obvious choice. It’s clear we should do it every day. It’s clear it is the number one choice for kids at training and on match day and it is especially clear that it is the healthiest way to stay hydrated for all athletes. GippSport and South Gippsland […]Read more.
GIPPSPORT STAFFING Nicole Osborne commenced with GippSport on 27 April 2016 as the Program Coordinator for Latrobe City and Baw Baw. Nicole will be based at Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough and is looking forward to working with community sporting clubs and key stakeholders in the programs funded by VicHealth and Sport and Recreation Victoria. Nicole […]Read more.
GIPPSPORT STAFFING AND FUNDING Welcome back. We are geared up for another huge year in sport across Gippsland. 2016 sees a few staff changes at GippSport, we say goodbye to Chris Stanlake, welcome Ryan Evans and prepare for Jaquie Nethercote’s maternity leave. Chris Stanlake, our Program Coordinator for Latrobe City and Baw Baw, finished with […]Read more.
The AGM is over and … you’re on the committee! Or maybe you are a president, secretary or treasurer for the first time. What do you need to know? GippSport has the workshop for you! Topics to be covered Legal Duties. Key Responsibilities and Obligations. Effective Meetings. What is my Role? Influencing Change. Handling Complaints. […]Read more.
GippSport Annual General Meeting 2014/15 GippSport recently conducted its Twenty-Fourth Annual General meeting. The achievements of GippSport for the 2014-15 financial year were highlighted and the organization achieved some excellent outcomes thanks mainly to the fine work of GippSport staff based in Bairnsdale, Sale, Moe Newborough and Inverloch. This was the final year of the […]Read more.
The Australian Sports Foundation has been helping fundraise for sport in Australia for 30 years, raising over $300m in that time. We are the only organisation in Australia dedicated to tax deductible fundraising for sport. Our unique Fundraising4Sport program is designed to enable your sporting club or organisation to partner with us and receive tax deductible […]Read more.
More Victorians in the Game In August 2014 Vicsport released its Policy Agenda entitled “More Victorians in the Game”. Victoria is facing increasingly complex health, social and community issues. Victoria’s population is expected to soar to 10 million by 2051 including a net migration increase of 2.7 million people. The percentage of the population aged […]Read more.
WOMEN IN SPORT The appeal of women’s sport in Australia was there for all to see on the weekend of 15-16 August 2015. On the Saturday the Australian Opals basketball team took a big step towards the Rio Olympics. On the Sunday there was a milestone women’s AFL match between Melbourne Demons and the Western […]Read more.
The VicHealth Healthy Sporting Environments (2012-2015) program supported grassroots sports clubs to become healthier, welcoming and more inclusive—leading to greater participation in sport and improved health and wellbeing within communities. GippSport worked alongside 50 Gippsland community sporting clubs. These clubs have worked diligently over the past three years around improving their clubs in the six […]Read more.
The VicHealth Regional Sport Program will support growth in physical activity participation through sport, while also increasing the availability and supply of water in community sport. VicHealth will achieve this by empowering Regional Sports Assemblies, including GippSport, to deliver smart and clever approaches to get more people healthy through sport. PHYSICAL ACTIVITY VicHealth supports action […]Read more.
Is your club wanting to provide more to your members? Are you part of a club that believes sporting clubs are a perfect setting to influence change? GippSport in partnership with Gippsland Women’s Health is able to organise and pay for a ‘You the Man’ performance at your club. This is a great opportunity for […]Read more.
The VicHealth Healthy Sporting Environments (HSE) Program has come to an end. Over the last three years 51 sporting clubs in the Gippsland Region have participated in the VicHealth Healthy Sporting Environments (HSE) Program. Approximately 250 clubs were involved in the program across rural and regional Victoria. All of the Gippsland clubs have worked […]Read more.
Find Out How To Match club roles to volunteers. Create clear tasks for your volunteers. Share responsibilities amongst your volunteers. Why Attend? Reduce your club’s risk. Empower others. Discover ways to attract help. This is a must for all sporting clubs wanting to improve the management of the people at your club. Workshops will be […]Read more.
Australians love sport. It is a defining characteristic of our national culture – one that is recognized across the world. In sport Australia’s diverse population discovers a shared identity. We come together to play sport at local ovals, fields, courts, parks and beaches. We flock to great stadiums around the country to watch the contest. […]Read more.
Our organisation has committed to preventing racism by pledging to undertake activities in support of the campaign. Your club could also support the campaign by: Signing up to the campaign and promoting posters and resource material within your club/association Flying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flag/s (obtainable from your Federal Member) GippSport has a […]Read more.
GippSport has the workshop for you! Topics to be covered Legal Duties. Key Responsibilities and Obligations. Effective Meetings. What is my Role? Influencing Change. Handling Complaints. Who should attend? People New to Committees New Presidents, Secretaries and Treasurers People thinking of joining a committee or taking on an executive position When & Where? Tuesday 31 […]Read more.
Regional Sports Assemblies (RSA) are unique to rural and regional Victoria. GippSport is one of nine RSA’s servicing community sporting clubs across the state. Currently the programs being rolled out by GippSport include Access for All Abilities, Regional Sport & Recreation, Healthy Sporting Environments, Deadly Sport Gippsland and Goodsports. Read on to find out how […]Read more.
The 50/50 Sporting Clubs Checklist was developed by Gippsland Women’s Health and GippSport to assist clubs in reviewing their facilities to ensure they are inclusive, safe and welcoming for all users and potential users. The checklist results can be used as evidence when applying for grants, to identify areas for improvement and to measure improvements […]Read more.
“Every person has the right to play sport.” For the past 8 years since re-forming the region & committee of Special Olympics Gippsland this statement has driven the committed volunteers who have supported approximately 60 Gippsland athletes with intellectual disabilities. The reformed Gippsland region started with one basketball team, and due to steady growth, now […]Read more.
Sports clubs are being invited to a forum in Sale to help build their capacity to lead community response and tackle ice, alcohol and other drugs. The forum is being held by the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program, supported by GippSport and youth drug support service Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS). The forums […]Read more.
Please be advised of the following dates for our offices over the Christmas break. Bairnsdale Office Closing Friday 19 December Reopening Monday 5 January Inverloch Office Closing Tuesday 23 December Reopening Monday 12 January Newborough Office Closing Tuesday 23 December Reopening Monday 5 January Sale Office Closing Tuesday 23 December Reopening Monday 5 JanuaryRead more.
Maffra Gymnastics was a very proud winner in the 2014 Victorian Health Promotion Foundation Awards on 3 December 2014. Winning the ‘Building Health Through Sport’ award with Gymnastics for All, highlighting the fantastic work the club has done over the last few years. Gymnastics for All was designed to offer people with disabilities in Maffra […]Read more.
GippSport would like to wish all of our partners and community sporting club members all the best for Christmas. We acknowledge the importance of the contribution volunteers make to our Gippsland sporting community. In 2015 GippSport will continue to support clubs in Gippsland by providing the Access for all Abilities Program, the Regional Sport and […]Read more.
Physical inactivity is a risk factor that contributes to Australia’s growing and significant burden of chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease, yet it is a risk factor often overlooked in prevention efforts. According the National Heart Foundation of Australia CEO Mary Barry, the positive story is its therapeutic benefits to physical and mental health. It is […]Read more.
‘Gambling’s not a game‘ is the latest strategy from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The ‘Gambling’s not a game‘ strategy includes: An education program for schools, parents and teachers – now being piloted with a number of regional and metropolitan schools, A responsible gambling program for sporting clubs – clubs are signing up to a […]Read more.
GippSport recently conducted its twenty-third Annual General Meeting. Highlights from the night included re-election of Chair Ricky Ross, life membership awarded to Carolyne Boothman and reflection of the achievements in the previous twelve months across sport in Gippsland. All positions on the GippSport Board of Management were filled. The membership is as follows: Chair: Ricky Ross […]Read more.
The Getting Gippsland Active newsletter is available in five parts showcasing the six Gippsland local government areas. Editions are available each term for Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Coast and Wellington areas. The newsletters provide great opportunities for people in Gippsland to get active. They provide information on activities in local areas that are […]Read more.
GippSport invites you to attend the Twenty Third GippSport Annual General Meeting. To be held at Quality Inn Latrobe Convention Centre, Princes Highway, Traralgon, on Wednesday 15 October 2014 commencing at 5.30pm. AGENDA Chair’s Report Executive Officer’s Report Audited Financial Report Program Reports 2013-14 R.S.V.P. Friday 10 October 2014. For more information or to confirm […]Read more.
Deadly Sport Gippsland – Play Strong, Live Long ‘Deadly Sport Gippsland’ is the name of GippSports’ program that aims to improve the health and life expectancy of the Aboriginal community via a Social Marketing Strategy. Our newly appointed staff are currently liaising with a range of community agencies and community groups to identify key health […]Read more.
Round 10 of the FIDA football league, the final round before finals, was played on Sunday 10 August with our Gippsland Power All Abilities team facing Sandown away. Both sides needed to win to cement their spot in the top four leading into finals – Gippsland fighting for the minor premiership and Sandown to hold […]Read more.
GippSport has now established a team to implement the Sport and Health Social Marketing Strategy for the Gippsland Aboriginal Community. We welcome David Roberts (Digital Journalist/Program Manager) and Karina Crutch (Project Officer) to the GippSport team that will be working with the Gippsland Aboriginal community on this program. David Roberts has been appointed as the Digital […]Read more.
Round 9 of the FIDA football league continued on Sunday 27th July at Casey Fields seeing a top of the table battle between Gippsland and Cranbourne. The first quarter was a tight contest with both sides contesting fiercely in the early stages. Cranbourne didn’t make the most of their early opportunities having 6 scoring shots […]Read more.
Round 7 of the FIDA football league continued on Sunday 29 June at Mazenod as Gippsland played Mazenod for the first time in 2014. The first quarter was a low scoring affair with the 2 teams kicking one goal between them, a ripper by Sam Horner for Gippsland. The second quarter was dominated by Gippsland […]Read more.
Women in sport and gender equality in sporting clubs Peta Searle recently made history when she was appointed as a Development Coach for AFL club St Kilda. It is the highest a female has climbed in AFL coaching ranks. Searle was the first woman appointed to a VFL assistant coaching role but walked away feeling […]Read more.
Sport & Health Social Marketing Strategy GippSport will be funded by the Department of Health to take lead responsibility for delivering a “Sport and Health Social Marketing Strategy” initiative over the next two years. As the funded organization GippSport will establish a social marketing team, consisting of two people (full time), one of whom must […]Read more.
Getting Gippsland Active newsletters are now available for Term 2 2014. There are separate newsletters for Baw Baw Shire Council, Latrobe City Council, Wellington Shire Council, East Gippsland Shire Council and a combined newsletter for Bass Coast and South Gippsland Shire Councils. Check them out for the many free and low cost activities available in […]Read more.
The Contribution of Sport and Recreation to Community Wellbeing Unfortunately the contribution that sport and recreation makes to our community wellbeing is often overlooked by our influential decision makers. VicHealth recently funded the Centre for Sport and Social impact at Latrobe University to undertake a survey to identify the nature of the relationship between individual’s […]Read more.
Clubs across Gippsland will attend forums to look at equal opportunities for women and girls in grass roots sport. This is a key initiative of the Gippsland Prevention of Men’s Violence Against Women Strategy Guest Speaker Phil Cleary will highlight the importance of clubs involvement in working towards gender equality Sports forums aimed at preventing […]Read more.
Working towards gender equality – with Phil Cleary GippSport is proud to partner with Gippsland Women’s Health Service on the Gippsland Preventing Men’s Violence Against Women Strategy. This is a great opportunity to look at how sporting clubs can become involved in preventing men’s violence against women. We invite you to attend one or more […]Read more.
Jaquie Nethercote has been appointed as GippSport’s Program Coordinator for East Gippsland. She will replace Matthew Ogilvie who has taken up a position with AFL Gippsland. Jaquie has been working with the East Gippsland Shire Council as a Wellbeing Program Officer and an Inclusion Project Officer. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Disability) from […]Read more.
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: It is better if the grant application […]Read more.
GippSport Staffing Matthew Ogilvie (East Gippsland Program Coordinator) has accepted a position as the Central Gippsland Operations Manager for the newly formed AFL Gippsland. Matthew has been with GippSport for two years and has carried out some excellent work in the East Gippsland area. We wish him every success in his new role. His […]Read more.
GippSport is a leading agency in the Gippsland Region aiming to encourage and foster participation in sport and physical activity. GippSport has a vacancy for a highly motivated person to be employed full time to service the East Gippsland local government area. The successful applicant will be required to have a wide range of management […]Read more.
Community sporting clubs in the Gippsland Region make a significant contribution to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of the community. The contribution that sport makes to the fabric of our society is often overlooked at a political and economic level. Having said this it is recognized that many clubs are struggling to attract […]Read more.
GippSport’s four office locations will be closed over the Christmas-New Year period, please find below the times and dates. GippSport wishes everybody involved in Community Sport across Gippsland a very merry, happy and safe Christmas. May the new year bring success & sustainability to your club, league and/or association. We look forward to working with […]Read more.
It has been a big month for GippSport, with our staff doing a lot of great work across the region. Here are a few highlights & updates. STAFFING Michelle Harris who has been acting a GippSport Program Coordinator in Bass Coast and South Gippsland will remain with the organization until the end of 2013. Michelle […]Read more.
GippSport conducted its twenty- second Annual General Meeting on 16 October 2013. The audited financial statements for 2012-13 were presented and approved. The news rules of GippSport Incorporated, framed in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, were adopted. In addition an Annual Report was presented which can be viewed on the About Us […]Read more.
GippSport would like your input into how we can assist your club. The club survey will help guide GippSport staff to concentrate on the areas that meet the needs of your club. Please click on the link below to provide feedback to the GippSport staff. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GippSportRead more.
GippSport invites you to attend the Twenty Second GippSport Annual General Meeting. To be held at Quality Inn Latrobe Convention Centre, Princes Highway, Traralgon, on Wednesday 16 October 2013 commencing at 5.30pm. AGENDA Chair’s Report Executive Officer’s Report Audited Financial Report Special Resolutions – Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 Election of Board 2013-2014 R.S.V.P. – […]Read more.
According to VicSport Chief Executive Officer Mark McCallion at the community level the increased regulatory burden now placed on local sport administrators has increased the need for good governance. Risk management and compliance requirements make it virtually impossible for an organization to run without structured processes in place. McCallion also believes the increased focus on […]Read more.