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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 final day with GippSport will be on Thursday 13 February 2014.

We have advertised the East Gippsland Program Coordinators position with a closing date for applications on Friday 14 February 2014. The successful applicant will be based in our Bairnsdale office. The position description is available for download on or by calling Barry Switzer on 03 5135 8335.

Gene Parini (Bass Coast /South Gippsland Program Coordinator) has resumed work with GippSport based at our Inverloch office. Gene had been with the Active After-school Communities team for just over six months. It is great to have Gene back. During that time we were indeed fortunate to have Michelle Harris acting in Gene’s position. Michelle did a fantastic job and we look forward to continuing a professional relationship with her in her consultancy roles around sport and recreation. She finished up with GippSport on Friday 31 January 2014.


The Associations Incorporation Reform Act (2012) was released in November 2012 and replaces the previous Act governing Victorian clubs and associations. Clubs are encouraged to update their constitution so that they meet the requirements of the new Act. A number of sporting clubs in the Gippsland Region have recently sought advice and assistance from their local GippSport Program Coordinator. Any clubs that have not acted on this requirement are welcome to contact GippSport if they would like some help.

Barry Switzer

Executive Officer