Eating Disorder Victoria sports fact sheets

Participating in sport can be a healthy strategy to improve physical and mental health, social connectedness, and general fun and enjoyment. For some people however, their dedication to sport and exercise can become a major focus in their life to the exclusion of other areas which may increase their risk of developing an eating disorder.

Where people feel under pressure to maintain a certain body composition and physique, for example elite sports professionals or people significantly focused on changing their body weight or size, disordered eating and eating disorders are prevalent.

Eating Disorders Victoria has developed resources for sporting clubs, coaches and teams. To access the sport-related fact sheet, click on the link below.  

Anyone can be affected by an eating disorder. Eating Disorders Victoria connects Victorians who are affected by eating disorders with the people, services and hope they need for recovery. Head to for more information.

GippSport acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work, The Bunurong Peoples, Gunaikurnai Peoples and other traditional owner groups of the Gippsland/East Gippsland Region.  We recognise their ongoing connection to the land, waters and community, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and the ongoing living culture of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.

GippSport is committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and working in solidarity towards reconciliation.

GippSport – Gippsland Sports Assembly Inc.
PO Box 741, Traralgon, VIC, Australia 3844
Traralgon Sports Stadium, Catterick Cres, Traralgon