GippSport was honoured to have Minister for Community Sport MP Ros Spence meet with members of our Changing Gippsland’s Game women’s leadership network, providing them an important opportunity to share their experiences as part of a round table conversation. 

Gippsland women working and volunteering in sport and recreation are changing the game with the support of the Victorian Government. The Changing Gippsland’s Game programs has provided training and development opportunities through the Change Our Game initiative over the past three years. Offering a mentoring and leadership program for Gippsland women working and volunteering in sport and recreation, as well as ongoing networking and capacity building opportunities as well as peer support. 

GippSport also has received funding for the Change Our Game Regional Governance Program Pilot, which builds the knowledge, skills and confidence of women in regional communities around NFP Governance.  

GippSport staff Michelle Harris and Amelia Evison have delivered training to 44 women who are Community Sport Administrators in Gippsland after completing the Good Governance education program.. This ongoing training opportunity is available for Gippsland women involved in sport and active recreation, with upcoming sessions held online and one session face to face.

Minister Spence also had the opportunity to meet participants at the launching of GippSport’s partnership with Paralympics Australia through a a come and try event for the community. GippSport, through funding from the Victorian Government’s Together More Active Program and Access for All Abilities initiative, will be working with Paralympics Australia to develop Paralympic sports participation & opportunities for People with a Disability across the region.