GippSport has advertised a Program Coordinator’s position to be based at Latrobe Leisure Moe Newborough. The person appointed will work across a range of programs focusing on increasing participation in sport and recreation and providing support to inclusive community sporting clubs.

The Position Description is available at and applications close on Monday 28 March 2016. The position will l be available for immediate take-up.
Our East Gippsland Program Coordinator Jaquie Nethercote will commence Maternity Leave on Friday 25 March. Brenton Dinsdale and Ryan Evans will cover the East Gippsland area in the interim.


The Play by the Rules website is a comprehensive portal which provides the latest news, articles, events, tools and resources around fair, safe and inclusive sport. The site provides information on commonly occurring issues in sport, including what the law says about the matter and provides practical ideas by your role (e.g., coach, official player) about “what to do now” and “what to do next”.  There are resources for managing risks, dealing with complaints and template codes and policies for clubs to download and adapt for their own use. There are also fact sheets, guides and links on where to get additional help.

Play by the Rules’ strong presence on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and SoundCloud and links to their partners and many sporting organizations, social media and networking channels, has allowed them to exponentially increase their networks and exposure.

As outlined in our Strategic Plan GippSport is committed to the philosophy of Universal Design. Universal design is a design philosophy that ensures that products, environments and experiences are innately accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of their age, level of ability, cultural background or any other differentiating factors that contribute to the diversity of our communities.

Universal Design can be applied to all fields of design, including but not limited to product design, interactive design, architecture and urban planning.
Universal design separates itself from accessible design by focusing on user-centred design from the earliest stages of a project rather than at the end stage. This results in a seamless integration of inclusive features that are in many cases invisible and does not stigmatize or separate users, and ensures that the experience of a building is shared by as many people as possible.