If you are 14-15 years of age and are interested in being part of improving sport and physical activity engagement for young people (aged 12 – 17 years old) GippSport would like to hear from you.  The commitment required is minimal and in appreciation of your time, you will be sent one $30 Ultimate Teens Gift Card (for use at either Rebel; Boost Juice Bars; JB HI-FI; City Beach; and/or Zone Bowling).

The research which is funded by VicHealth will be led by Latrobe University – Centre for Sport and Social Impact and it’s a great opportunity for local Gippsland teenagers to have their say. 

“We know young people are dropping out of sport between the ages of 12 – 17 years of age and this evaluation seeks to better understand how sport can better deliver programs in order to engage and retain teens in sport.  We want and need to hear from local teenagers directly.”  GippSport Program Coordinator explained.

The criteria for selection is:

  • You must be aged 14-17 during September-November 2019
  • You must agree to take part and commit to both concept mapping activities scheduled to take place in October (around an hour of your time in total)
  • You must answer 0-4 days to the following question:

In the past week, on how many days have you done a total of 60 minutes or more of physical activity, which was enough to raise your breathing rate?

This may include sport, exercise and brisk walking or cycling for recreation or to get to and from places.

What will I be asked to do?

You will be asked to complete two activities. One now, and another in three to four weeks’ time.   

Activity 1: We will ask you to brainstorm a set of statements for ‘The feature of a sport program I would really like to participate in are…’ or ‘Something I really enjoyed about the sport program I participated in was…’.

Activity 2: We will provide you with a cleaned set of the statements collected in Activity 1 and will ask you to sort these statements into ‘groups’ based on how much alike they are, and then rate each statement on importance and feasibility of addressing.

Each activity will take approximately 5-30 minutes depending on your answers, and are completed online.

To find out more click here or contact GippSport on info@gippsport.com.au

To sign up your interest click here