Showcasing Healthy Clubs in Gippsland

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 areas of the program. The six areas were:
Responsible use of alcohol
UV protection
Inclusion, safety and support
Reducing tobacco use
Healthy eating and,
Injury prevention and management.

During 2015, GippSport worked with three professionals to capture some of the achievements club’s attained. These are shown through a series of videos and in a written booklet. These can be found on our website through this link.

GippSport would like to acknowledge and thank the 50 clubs and their volunteers that participated in the program. These were:
Bairnsdale Football Netball Club, Bairnsdale Tennis Club, Bass Coast Triathlon Club, Bruthen Cricket Club, Buln Buln Football Club, Collegians Cricket Club, Drouin Cricket Club, East Gippsland Waterdragons, Gippsland Car Club, Glengarry Cricket Club, Golden Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Inverloch Windsurfing Club, Kilcunda Bass Football Club, Korumburra Bowling Club, Lakes Entrance Football Netball Club, Latrobe City Energy, Latrobe Cricket Club, Leongatha Gymnastics Club, Leongatha Table Tennis Club, Lindenow South Cricket Club, Lindenow South Football & Netball Club, Lucknow Football Netball Club, Maffra Football Netball Club, Maffra Gymnastic Club, Meeniyan Golf Club, Moe Cricket Club, Monash Soccer Club, Morwell Football Netball Club, Nyora Cricket Club, Orbost Snowy Rovers Football Club, Outtrim Moyarra Kongwak Cricket Club, Rosedale Football Netball Club, Sale City Football Netball Club, Sale Football Netball Club, Sale Tennis Club, Sale United Football Club, South Coast Boardriders Club, Inverloch (South Coast) Stars Soccer Club, St Marys Nagle Cricket Club, Swifts Creek Football Netball Club, Trafalgar Victory Football Club, Traralgon City Soccer Club, Traralgon Football Netball Club, Traralgon Harriers Athletic Club, Traralgon Tennis Association, Ulinga Gymnastics Club, Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association, Woodside & District Football Netball Club, Yarram Netball Club and Yinnar Football & Netball Club.

GippSport would particularly like to thank the clubs that gave up so much of their time to support the video and written case studies. These were:

Inverloch Windsurfing Club, Lakes Entrance Football Netball Club, Latrobe Cricket Club, Leongatha Gymnastics Club, Leongatha Table Tennis Club, Lucknow Football Netball Club, Meeniyan Golf Club, Moe Cricket Club, Nyora Cricket Club, Sale Tennis Club, Sale United Football Club, South Coast Boardriders Club, Inverloch (South Coast) Stars Soccer Club, Swifts Creek Football Netball Club, Trafalgar Victory Football Club, Wonthaggi Table Tennis Association, Woodside & District Football Netball Club and Yinnar Football & Netball Club.

GippSport would like to acknowledge the support it received from the team at VicHealth throughout the 2012-2015 period.