Youth Sport

GippSport, in partnership with VicHealth, is working to improve the health and wellbeing of Gippslanders aged 0-25, including those that face the most significant barriers.

VicHealth’s Future Healthy is about listening to – and working with – people who come up against more barriers to good health. Those of us on a low income, or who are living with a disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or members of the LGBTIQ+ communities. People from culturally diverse backgrounds, those living in regional and rural areas or regions devastated by bushfires.

We know that young people are healthier and happier when they’re physically active, yet young people in Gippsland don’t always have the same opportunities as those living in metro areas.  

Let's Play!

Club/Association support:​

Are you looking to make youth participation a priority at your club or association? GippSport offers a range of support options.

Youth sport marketing tips

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Increasing Access to Sport project report

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Positive coaching workshops

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Youth participation workshops

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Why we play:

Check out our YOUthSportLatrobe feature series for inspiring stories of youth sports participants in the Latrobe Valley.

Pool is Audrey’s happy place

Traralgon Swimming Club is widely regarded as one of the most competitive and successful sports clubs in regional Victoria.

Kaylah finds confidence on the court

As a shy kid, the challenge of meeting new people could easily have prevented Kaylah Dunstan from participating in sport.

Time in the middle is time well spent

When Tyler Reynolds arrived at Traralgon Rovers Cricket Club five years ago, he had barely given playing cricket a second thought.

Fun beats fatigue for Sasha

Chronic fatigue syndrome sapped Boolarra’s Sasha Chalmers of energy, affected her goal shooting skills and even impaired her eyesight.

Pain no barrier for Deklan

Deklan White didn’t know he needed baseball until he found it.

Worried about cost?

Sport can be expensive and a barrier to participation, particularly for youth.

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each.

Vic Gov: The Get Active Kids Voucher Program

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Lifeline Gippsland Op Shops

Sourcing second hand sports equipment can be another way to tackle the cost barrier. Lifeline Gippsland Shops can be a great place to find what you need at a more accessible price. Donating gear you no longer use or need can also help other young people get in the game!

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