Welcome to GippSport Community Programs!

Empowering Communities Through Sport

GippSport is committed to providing affordable programs that encourage physical activity and social engagement in the young people in Gippsland. 

We provide a range of social sport and recreational opportunities at the right time, right place, and in the right style for many children and young adults across Gippsland, so they can get active and stay connected. 

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Benefits of Partnering with GippSport

Whether you’re a school, an individual, or a community group, getting involved with GippSport is easy and rewarding. Here’s how you can start:

Access to Expertise

Partnering with GippSport grants you access to a network of professional sports coaches and program coordinators. Our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver high-quality sports education and engaging physical activities. We ensure that all initiatives are conducted with a high standard of professionalism and tailored to meet the unique needs of each community.

Customisable and Diverse Programs

At GippSport, we understand that each school, community group, and local government has unique needs and goals. We offer customisable programs that can be adjusted to fit different ages, skill levels, and interests. From traditional team sports to innovative physical activities, our diverse program offerings ensure that everyone finds something to enjoy and benefit from.

Government-Supported Initiatives

Leverage the benefit of government grants and initiatives through our programs. GippSport works closely with local and national government bodies to provide cost-effective solutions for integrating sports into schools and community settings. These initiatives are designed to reduce financial barriers and make sports accessible to all, ensuring broader community participation and engagement.

Enhanced Community Engagement

Sports are a powerful tool for community building. By partnering with GippSport, you can bring your community together, fostering stronger social connections and a sense of belonging. Our events and activities are designed to encourage teamwork, friendship, and community spirit, making every session with us a chance to strengthen community ties.

Promoting Health and Wellness

Engaging with GippSport programs promotes physical health, mental well-being, and social skills among participants. Regular physical activity is known to improve overall health, enhance mood, decrease stress, and boost confidence. By integrating sports into the daily lives of community members, we help foster a culture of health and vitality that can have lasting positive effects on individual and communal well-being.

Positive Youth Development

For younger community members, our programs provide a foundation for developing essential life skills such as discipline, responsibility, leadership, and teamwork. Through sports, children and adolescents learn to set goals, build resilience, and respect others, which are crucial skills for personal and academic success.

How to Get Involved

Whether you’re a school, an individual, or a community group, getting involved with GippSport is easy and rewarding. Here’s how you can start:

School Programs

Bringing professional sports coaching to local schools with government grants.

KIDDO Gippsland

A fun initiative focused on developing physical literacy in young children.

Community Expo

Do you have a community event you would like us to attend?

Our School Programs

Sporting Schools

An Australian Government initiative. 

  • GipSport is a registered provider
  • Grants support the delivery of sport-based programs

Active Schools

The Active Schools initiative aims to ensure that all Victorian students have the skills, confidence, and motivation to be active in life. 

Design your school program

GippSport has a range of fee-for-service options and can offer a wide range of sports and activities.


GippSport is proud to be an endorsed provider of the Sporting Schools Program, an initiative by the Australian Government designed to boost sports participation among primary and high school students across Australia.

Program Benefits:

This government-funded program aims to support the delivery of sports-based activities that empower students to develop confidence and lifelong skills in sports. In 2023, our Sporting Schools delivery achieved significant positive outcomes, and we are eager to extend these benefits to your school!

Simple Application Process:

Applying for funding through the Sporting Schools program is quick and straightforward. You will need your school’s ACARA ID, bank account details, and the total number of students who will benefit from the funding. Notification of funding outcomes typically occurs in the final weeks of the previous term, and once approved, you can promptly book your program with us—just choose GippSport as your facilitator.

If successful with your application, you must make a booking through our new school portal in order to receive payment of your grant. From Term 2, 2024, the booking needs to be confirmed for schools to receive their grant. 

  1. If you have an approved grant, log in the new portal 
  2. Select ‘Bookings’ 
  3. Click through to make a booking from your approved grant record 
  4. Select whether you’re requesting a coach or teacher delivered program 
  5. Select one of our partner sports or sport packages from the list and enter the required booking information. – THIS IS WHERE YOU WILL NEED TO STATE GIPPSPORT AS YOUR PREFFERED DELIVERER 

If you like to know more about the Sporting Schools initiative – click the link below or email us at programs@gippsport.com.au 

Sports We Deliver

  • Basketball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Cricket
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball

Upcoming Funding Application Deadlines:

  • Term 3, 2024: Open from 8 AM AEST, Monday 20 May 2024, to 5 PM AEST, Friday 31 May 2024.

  • Term 4, 2024: Open from 8 AM AEST, Monday 12 August 2024, to 5 PM AEST, Friday 23 August 2024.

Prepare now to enhance your school’s sports offerings with GippSport’s expert support! Reach out to us once you’re ready to apply, and let’s work together to make physical activity a thrilling part of your students’ educational journey.


The Active Schools Initiative, funded by the Victorian Government, ensures that all students across Victoria develop the skills, confidence, and motivation necessary to lead active lives. This initiative offers three main funding streams to help schools increase physical activity:

aim to help implement a whole-school approach to improving physical activity and supporting students to be more active. Grant funds may be used for infrastructure or equipment, staff professional development, or engagement with physical activity programs and providers.

Further detail on what funds can be used for is detailed on Active schools. 

aim to support schools with the costs of physical education, sport, and outdoor education.

Further detail on what funds can be used for is detailed on Active schools. 

($14,000) aim to support secondary schools with the costs of providing extracurricular physical activity opportunities. Funding may be spent on the cost of running sporting, recreational or physical activity programs either before or after school or during break times. This may include engaging the community or private providers to run programs or paying for casual relief teachers to enable the school to run programs.

Further detail on what funds can be used for is detailed on Active schools. 

Engage GippSport to Deliver Your Active School Program

GippSport is proud to be a provider for the Active Schools programs. Here’s how you can engage us:

  1. Contact Us: Start by contacting us at programs@gippsport.com.au to discuss your school’s needs.
  2. Custom Planning: We will collaborate with you to design a program that meets your objectives, fitting within your budget and schedule. Whether it’s weekly activities, modified sports, or pop-up events, we customize to suit your needs.
  3. Program Delivery: GippSport manages all aspects of program delivery, providing equipment and expert coaches to ensure effective and engaging sessions.
  4. Continuous Support: We offer ongoing support to ensure the program is successful and sustainable within your school setting.

Your Program, Your Way!

Options include:

  • Weekly sessions
  • Modified sports
  • Streetgames Style (Pop-Up)
  • Tailored quotes to accommodate your budget

Sports We Deliver

  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Volleyball
  • Rugby
  • Bocce Football (AFL)
  • Badminton
  • KIDDO Gippsland


At GippSport, we recognise that each school is unique, with its own set of priorities, goals, and budgetary constraints. That’s why we are committed to offering customisable sports programs that can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of your students and your financial limits.

Whether you’re looking to introduce new sports to your curriculum, enhance student engagement through physical activity, or provide specialised training sessions, we can develop a program that fits perfectly within your budget. Our team will work closely with you to understand your objectives and design activities that not only engage and inspire but also promote lifelong fitness and teamwork among students.

Let’s collaborate to create an enriching sports program that your students will love and benefit from. Partner with us to make physical education dynamic, inclusive, and impactful.


KIDDO Gippsland is built around the principals of Physical Literacy, which is about building the skills, knowledge and behaviours to lead active lives. KIDDO is something fun, something different, something every child, parent and educator can enjoy. KIDDO makes it easy for you to help children develop the skills and confidence to be active for life.

Our sessions are 45 minutes of fun delivered by a qualified KIDDO coach and include one warm-up game, three games that focus on fundamental movement skills and 10 minutes of free play at the end for the children to use their imagination and come up with their own games!

To find out more about our KIDDO Gippsland program head on over to our website 

Community Expos:

When you include GippSport, we can tailor our participation to fit your budget and event theme, ensuring our presence is both impactful and affordable. Here’s what we can offer at your event:

Planning a community event and want to add an exciting, interactive element? Invite GippSport to participate and elevate your gathering! We’re passionate about engaging with the community and are eager to showcase our initiatives and support your event’s success.

Interactive Sport Activation:

Engage attendees with interactive sports activities that are fun for all ages and skill levels. Our activations encourage participation and healthy living, creating a vibrant and energetic atmosphere.

Information Stall:

Our stall provides detailed information about our community programs, upcoming events, and opportunities for involvement. It's also a great spot for attendees to meet our team, ask questions, and learn how to get involved with GippSport.

We’re here to complement your event and make it as successful as possible. If you’re interested in having GippSport enhance your next community event, please reach out to us at programs@gippsport.com.au.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about GippSport, our programs, or how to get involved? Our FAQs provide quick and detailed answers to common inquiries, helping you understand more about what we offer and how you can participate. Whether you’re curious about program specifics, cost details, or general information, this section is designed to assist you. If your question isn’t covered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly for more information. We’re here to ensure you have all the information you need to join us in promoting a healthier, more active community.

What is GippSport?

GippSport is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting sports and physical activity across Gippsland. We work with schools and communities to facilitate accessible and enjoyable sporting opportunities for children and young adults.

Are there any costs involved in participating in GippSport programs?

While some of our programs are fully funded and offered free of charge to participants, others may involve a participation fee. Costs can vary depending on the program and the level of funding available. GippSport is committed to making our programs accessible to as many people as possible and will work with your budget to facilitate participation. For detailed information about program costs or to discuss pricing options, please contact our team directly on each specific program page on our website or reach out to us at programs@gippsport.com.au.

What sports does GippSport offer through the Sporting Schools Program?

GippSport offers a variety of sports through the Sporting Schools Program, including basketball, ultimate frisbee, cricket, lacrosse, and volleyball. We aim to cater to diverse interests and skill levels, providing students with quality coaching and equipment.

How does our school benefit from partnering with GippSport?

Partnering with GippSport allows your school to enhance its physical education curriculum and provide students with additional opportunities to engage in physical activity, learn new skills, and develop confidence and teamwork. Our programs are designed to support schools in creating a more active and engaged learning environment.

Contact us Today

Ready to bring GippSport to your community or school? Contact us today to discuss how we can help you create a more active and engaged community. Let’s make Gippsland a shining example of health and vitality through sports!

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