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Women's Sport Takes Center Stage In Victoria

The push to encourage more Victorian women and girls active through sport and recreation received a massive boost yesterday with VicHealth announcing $6.7 million in funding over the next three years.

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Sportsview, Industry

Netball Victoria Kickstart Healthy Eating Program

See how Netball Victoria has implemented healthy food and rink choices in their NetSetGo program

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Sportsview

AFL Vic and FFV Say No To Gambling

AFL Victoria and Football Federation Victoria have taken a firm against gambling and sport and say "Love the moment not the odds".

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Sportsview

Mandatory Board Quotas - 1 July 2019

On 1 July 2019 sporting organisations will be expected to comply with the mandatory 40% women on boards quota in order to qualify for government funding. As part of a suite of ongoing resources and support, Vicsport has compiled information on how organisations can prepare to meet the incoming quotas.

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Industry, Sportsview

Healthy Choices in Sport Forum - Wrap

Read about how the Healthy Choices in Sport Forum gave sport administrators ideas and tactics on how to implement healthy food options at their sporting organisations.

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Sportsview

Clubs Strive Towards Gender Equality

Three local councils have bound together to provide resources for sporting clubs to achieve gender equality by creating opportunities for women to participate sport at all levels.

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Sportsview

Thunderstorm Asthma

A health warning about the dangers of thunderstorm asthma and what to do if you have it, even if you don’t have a history of asthma.

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Sportsview

Concern for Energy Price Increase at Sporting Clubs

Earlier this month, Vicsport CEO, Steven Potts called for the agreement between the Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull and energy companies to make it easier for householders to receive the best energy prices to be extended to sporting clubs in Victoria.

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Industry

LEAP & LEAD Graduation - Wrap

How a program on leadership and personal development transformed the lives of 17 female sport administrators in sport.

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Sportsview, Awards

And the Winners Are....Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards

Read about the winners of the Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards.

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Sportsview, Awards

Gymnastics Victoria All Inclusive

Gymnastics Victoria's efforts to be an all-inclusive sporting organisation was recognised last week at Victorian Disability Awards held at ZINC at Federation Square.

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Sportsview, Industry

Deakin University Student Event - Wrap

An elite panel of Deakin University alumni share their secrets of success to eager university students.

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Sportsview

Creating Active Opportunities for the Ageing Community

Vicsport Participation Strategy Manager Tom Dixon joins the Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP) advisory group.

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Vicsport Professionals Network, Event

VPN Event - Women In Sport & Recreation - Wrap

It was a night to remember. A discussion that could have extended well beyond the scheduled finishing time. Catering were collecting last of the glassware and the house lights at Ikon Park just switched off, but that didn't concern some forty-five guests who continued their endless chat of women in sport and recreation.

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Sportsview

16-year-old Signs with San Diego Padres

For any teenager, the idea of playing Major League Baseball is merely a fairytale. But for year 11 McKinnon Secondary College student Jarryd Dale, this fairytale became a reality when Dale signed a contract earlier this month to play for the San Diego Padres.

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Sportsview

What You Can Do to Protect the Members of Your Organisation

Vicsport has partnered with CVCheck to provide State and Regional Sporting Associations the opportunity to access FREE National Police Checks.

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Sportsview

2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards

Do you know an outstanding volunteer who is making a difference in your organisation or community? The 2017 Victorian Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards is now open for nominations.

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Sportsview

Transition to Mandatory Board Quotas

In December 2015, the Minister for Sport released the final report of the independent Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation – A Five Year Game Plan for Victoria – and committed to implement all nine of the Inquiry’s recommendations

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Sportsview

HR Advice Online and Basketball Victoria supporting First National Foundation for the Naidiri Bay Khalsa School in Fiji

HR Advice Online, preferred suppliers to Vicsport, recently attended the First National Real Estate convention in Fiji

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Sportsview

Child Safe Sport Case Study

Gymnastics Victoria CEO, Jamie Parsons, outlined his organisation’s approach to the development and implementation of improved child safe standards in line with new Standards developed by the State Government of Victoria

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Sportsview

A month is a long time in sport.

Many years ago I recall attending a function where The Hon

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Sportsview

Violence Against Women: An overview of research and approaches to primary prevention

Sport provides a valuable setting to change social norms, culture and behaviour to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women

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Increase Recognition for Volunteers in Sport

Vicsport, Victoria's peak sporting body, today called for an increased recognition of the major role played by over half a million volunteers in Victoria who underpin the effective operation of community sport in Victoria.

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Victorian Child Safe Standards
Working with Children Check Amendments

Amendments to the Working with Children Check (WWCC) come into effect on 1 August 2017. Individuals that previously did not require a WWCC may now need one to undertake their role. This has implications to standard four of the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

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News, Sportsview

Melbourne Health History Walks App

The Melbourne Health History Walks app was launched at the 15th World Congress on Public Health, which was held in Melbourne from 3-7 April 2017.

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Touch Victoria Tackling Junior Participation

In 2011 Touch Football Victoria (TFV) had less than 100 participants competing in age groups below under 15s. Today the sport has over 5,000 primary school-aged boys and girls playing across the state.

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Extended DISC® Psychometric Assessments in Sport

We were not surprised to read how useful Extended DISC® tools are within sporting industries around the world, using them to assist in understanding team dynamics and to see how an individual player’s behaviour can be best used to serve the team’s common purpose.

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More Grants to Revamp Sports Facilities

The next round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the $22 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund are now open.

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Searching for a new recruit
Communications and Marketing Manager

Are you a proactive storyteller with the ability to create a Communications and Marketing Plan to build the Vicsport brand and increase traffic/engagement across various platforms? Do you want to work in sport and help support and shape an industry we all want to be part of?

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Increasing Participation in Sport
What About Club Capacity?

There is a wave of attention being driven towards increasing participation in community level club-based sport. Strategies include both top-down and bottom up approaches, and many relate specifically to increasing participation for females. Recent activities range from the AFL Women’s League, and Women’s Big Bash League to promotions such as #ChangeOurGame.

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Female Leadership Professional Development Programs

?You are invited to apply to participate in Vicsport’s female leadership development programs, LEAP and LEAD. The programs are the next iteration of the successful Professional Development & Mentoring Program (PDMP) – reimagined and revamped to develop female leaders in sport based on recent learnings through the independent Inquiry into Women in Sport and Active Recreation - A Five Year Game Plan (Game Plan Inquiry).

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News, Industry, Organisation

Transition to Mandatory Board Quotas

Vicsport, in partnership with the State Government of Victoria, is providing support to Victorian Sporting Organisations as they transition to Mandatory Board Quotas of 40% women on boards by 1 July 2019.

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News, Industry

200% Rise in Gas Prices Shows Threat to Sporting Clubs

The head of Victoria’s peak sporting body Vicsport today said the 200% rise in gas prices for some New South Wales swimming pools should alert all levels of Government that community based sporting clubs could face financial problems with excessive increases in energy prices.

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Victorian Sport Awards, News, Awards, Industry

Sporting Legends and Community Heroes Star in the Victorian Sport Awards

Two Olympic Gold Medallists from the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kim Brennan AM and Mack Horton OAM, have been named the Victorian Female and Male Athletes of the Year for 2016 at the Victorian Sport Awards at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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News, Victorian Sport Awards, Preferred Supplier

Victorian Sport Awards to be Broadcast Live

Media Release | 28 March 2017 Vicsport today has announced the 2016 Victorian Sport Awards evening will be broadcast live on Thursday evening from the Melbourne Convention Centre to mobile phones, tablets and personal computers starting at 7

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News, Organisation

Vicsport Now Hiring
Administration Coordinator

Part-time or full-time role with flexible hours! This diverse role is the central hub for all Vicsport activities! If you want a career which helps make Victoria the best place to work in sport and help shape an industry we all want to be part of, then read on...

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News, Organisation

Leisure Networks Now Hiring:
Coordinator, Community and Club Development

Leisure Networks are excited to be recruiting for a newly created position in their Sport, Recreation & Health Team at Leisure Networks. The Coordinator, Community and Club Development role works in a collaborative and proactive way to ensure the high quality delivery of funded programs.

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News, Industry

Escalating Energy Prices Threat to Sporting Clubs

The head of Victoria’s peak sporting body today warned that sporting clubs could face financial problems with excessive increases in energy prices.

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News

Victorian Sport Celebrating Women

Women play such an integral role in the Victorian sport industry, from athletes to coaches, officials, administrators and volunteers. International Women’s Day (8 March, 2017) is a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding work and achievements made by these women in our sports and organisations.

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News

Money and Community Attitudes Can Increase Participation of Women in Sport

The Chairman of Victoria’s peak sports body, Vicsport, today said changes in community attitudes and increased funding at the community sport level are needed to increase the participation and recognition of women in sport at all levels.

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Victorian Sport Awards, News, Industry, Sportsview

Finalists in Victorian Sports Awards Announced

Finalists for the 2016 Victorian Sports Awards announced today will showcase the outstanding performances of athletes, teams, coaches, officials, administrators and sporting organisations, from the grassroots through to elite level in nineteen categories.

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Sportsview, Organisation, News, Preferred Supplier

Taking the pain away from finance management

Sports Accounting Australia have successfully converted more than 30 Sporting Organisations onto Xero Accounting and have received glowing testimonials from many National and State Sporting Bodies.

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News, Preferred Supplier, Sportsview, Organisation

Better safety without the paperwork for AFL Goldfields

“AFL Goldfields are thrilled to be partnering with CareMonkey to roll out their program across all Ballarat FNL and Riddell District FNL football and netball competitions in 2016

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Sportsview, News, Industry

One Month at a Time - February

In this edition, Vicsport CEO, Steven Potts thanks you all for the amazing number of nominations received and encourages everyone to purchase tickets for the upcoming Victorian Sport Awards on 30 March, 2017 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Organisation, Industry, Event, News, Sportsview

Country Tennis Week: Community Sport’s Hidden Treasure

VCTA Country Week is one of community sport’s hidden treasures. It is the biggest community tennis event in the southern hemisphere. Held annually in February in country Victoria, the tennis tournament attracts over 1500 players to a regional location each year.

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News, Organisation, Sportsview, Event

Bowls Clubs Open Their Doors to the Community

Launched in October 2016, Play Bowls Month was a new initiative from Bowls Victoria with the aim of to get more inactive Victorians active through bowls in addition to building the network of clubs delivering non-traditional/social formats of the game including Barefoot Bowls and Jack Attack.

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News, Inclusion, Sportsview, Industry

Building on Success to Create Greater Participation by Women in Sport

Chairman of Vicsport, Margot Foster AM, herself an Olympic bronze medallist in rowing, said the growth of opportunities for women to play traditionally male sports has provided a major boost in publicity and awareness of opportunities emerging in an increasing number of sports for women.

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Industry, Inclusion, Grants

VicHealth Active Club Grants - Round 2 Now Open

In 2016–17, VicHealth’s Active Club Grants will provide funding to increase the opportunities Victorians have to participate in community sport clubs. The funding will prioritise two outcome areas: Outcome area 1: Female participation Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport VicHealth is inviting Victoria’s community sporting clubs to address these factors by either creating new sport opportunities or by implementing, within your own club, an existing program created by a State or National sporting organisation.

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News, Inclusion

Barriers and Facilitators to Participation in Organised Physical Activity Survey

Parents, guardians, coaches and children are invited to take part in a study to explore the benefits and barriers to participation in organised physical activity programs around Australia for children with physical and developmental disabilities and challenges. Parents of children with disabilities, developmental challenges, or additional needs aged between 4 -17 years are encouraged to participate in this study.

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News, Inclusion, Industry

Game Changer: Female Facilities Community Campaign – Bayside City Council

Bayside City Council identified that the lack of existing facilities that support female participation was a significant issue for them. With 27 sporting pavilions, 50 sports clubs, 1300 teams and 20,000 club members, only 80 per cent of Bayside’s pavilions predate 1960 and 96 per cent don’t have appropriate change facilities for women.

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News, Sportsview, Industry, Organisation, Individual

Vicsport: A Year in Review

2015-2016 was another massive year for the Vicsport team. Representing our members on a number of key issues, growing the Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) and supporting VicHealth and Sport & Recreation Victoria initiatives & so much more!

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News, Sportsview

One Month at a Time - January

In this edition, new Vicsport CEO, Steven Potts introduces himself to the Sportsview readers in addition to encouraging everyone to nominate for the Victorian Sport Awards.

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News, Sportsview, Industry, Organisation

New child safe standards for Victorian sporting and recreation clubs

As of 1 January, 2017 sporting and recreation clubs operating in Victoria and providing services or facilities specifically for children are required to meet Child Safe Standards. Child Safe Standards are designed to drive cultural change and embed a focus on child safety by placing children’s rights at the forefront of the organisation’s mind.

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News, Victorian Sport Awards, Industry

Jones and Alcott Announced for 2016 Victorian Sport Awards

The Victorian Sport Awards is Vicsport's marquee event on the yearly calendar. A marquee events needs superstar presenters, and that's what we have! We are proud to announce that former Australian Test and ODI cricketer and Channel 10 cricket commentator Mel Jones, and 3x Paralympic Gold Medallist and Triple J radio host Dylan Alcott OAM will be presenting at the 2016 Victorian Sport Awards.

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News, Event

Anyone for world-first croquet?

Australia to host Golf Croquet World Championships for the first time in history Come along and see the game of croquet played at its absolute finest when the World Croquet Federation’s Golf Croquet World Championships come to Australia for the first time at the end of February. Around 80 players from 14 countries will converge in Melbourne from Feb 25 to March 5 for the 12th annual World Championships, which are held every two years in a nominated country and attract the best names in the sport.

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News, Victorian Sport Awards

DYLAN VS MACK VS KIM

Dylan Alcott OAM (Paralympian Tennis) and Mack Horton (Swimming) and Kim Brennan (Rowing) are just some of the names being put forward for this elusive award to be presented in March 2017.

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News, Industry, Organisation

Making Sport Safe - La Trobe University Risk Management Program

Researchers from La Trobe University Law School are working in partnership with Vicsport to find out more about how community sports administrators identify and manage health and safety risks in community sport.

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Sportsview, News, Industry

One Month at a Time - December

In this edition of Sportsview, Acting CEO Meghan Mayman, reiterates Vicsport's commitment to helping sports conform to the new Child Safe Standards coming into effect as on 1 January, 2017. We have also been given the gift of data this Christmas with 2 major data sets being released this month with both the AusPlay Survey and the Sport and Recreation Spatial Results out.

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News, Industry, Organisation

And the winner is: women and social sports

The first round of VicHealth’s new-look Active Club Grants will offer more sport opportunities for women and girls, and social or modified sport programs across the state, through $400,000 in funding to get people moving in fun, flexible and social environments.

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Sportsview, News

Ausplay – participation data for the sport sector

The Australian Sport Commission (ASC) recently released the results of the Ausplay survey – a large scale national population tracking survey funded and led by the ASC. This is great news for the sport sector, as there has been a lack of up-to-date national participation data since the release of the ABS Sport and Recreation: A Statistical Overview, Australia in 2012 and the ASC’s Participation in Exercise, Recreation and Sport (ERASS) in 2010.

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Sportsview, News, Industry

Masters of Sports Analytics

Media Release Friday 9 December, 2016 A new La Trobe University initiative will help sports teams stay ahead of the game by training Australia’s first group of specialist sports analysts

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News, Sportsview, Industry, Organisation

La Trobe and AFLPA tackling athlete welfare

La Trobe University and the AFL Players’ Association hosted an intimate breakfast symposium to create dialogue on the important issue of elite athlete welfare at Port Melbourne’s Lifeguards@200 on Wednesday morning.

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Dylan Alcott OAM Aces Prestigious Newcombe Medal

Victorian Athlete Dylan Alcott OAM is ecstatic on winning the prestigious Newcombe Medal, Australian Tennis's highest honour. Dylan heralds from Brighton in Victoria where he dominated Wheelchair Basketball and Tennis. Alcott competed in the 2008 Paralympics in Basketball and in 2016 Rio Paralympics in Wheelchair Tennis. Dylan won GOLD in RIO, GQ Sportsman of the Year 2016, 2015 Victorian Sportsperson of the Year, and now Australian Tennis's most prestigious medal, The Newcombe Medal 2016.

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Sportsview, News

The Value of a Community Sporting Club

The member-exclusive 2016 Vicsport SportsTalk Forum, AGM and Christmas Drinks was an afternoon for celebration and reflection

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News, Sportsview, Industry, Organisation

BUILDING YOUR ORGANISATION’S IDENTITY THROUGH STRONG CREATIVE DESIGN WORK

Creative design is often thought of as the look, or even just the logo, that has been created for an organisation, but it is, and always should be, so much more than that

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Sportsview, News, Industry

SEDA Opportunities for Vicsport Members

About SEDA SEDA is an education provider that specialises in applied learning and a unique education model delivered in partnership with industry

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News, Sportsview, Industry

Sports Environment Alliance Inaugural Summit, November 8

The Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) hosted its inaugural #SEASummit event on the 8th of November at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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News, Victorian Sport Awards, Industry

2016 VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

Nominations for the Victorian Sport Awards are now open. We encourage all those involved in Victorian sport and active recreation to nominate athletes, administrators, coaches, officials and organisations for outstanding work in sport at community and elite levels. Within the Sporting Capital of the World, the Victorian Sport Awards celebrates those who go above and beyond in their contribution to sport and active recreation.

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Sportsview, News, Industry, Awards

King Wally becomes a Legend as Michelle Payne rides off with the 'The Don'

Wally Lewis has become the 38th Legend of Australian sport and Michelle Payne presented with ‘The Don’ Award as the athlete who most inspired the nation at the 32nd Sport Australia Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala in Melbourne.

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News, Organisation, Industry, Inclusion, Sportsview

Basketball – Walk don’t Run

Walking Basketball is the talk of the town – featuring on Channel Ten with a viral video promoting this new version of the traditional game

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News, Inclusion, Sportsview

Victorian Paralympic Football Ready for National Championships

On Thursday, October 27 the Victorian Paralympic football team departed for Sydney for the National Paralympic seven-a-side football championships

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News, Industry

UNODC and ICSS launch comprehensive Resource Guide on Good Practices in the Investigation of Match-Fixing

23 August 2016 Following on from the partnership signed last year at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, UNODC and the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) have today unveiled a new resource guide that will help law enforcement and sports organisations better detect and investigate match-fixing and cases of sports-results manipulation

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News, Inclusion, Industry, Organisation

Tennis Victoria Board gender balance now 50/50

Monday 24 October 2016 Tennis Victoria is very pleased to announce the appointment of Matti Clements to its Board of Directors

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News, Sportsview, Industry

One Month at a Time - October

In this Month's edition of One Month at a Time, Mark reflects on the the many benefits sport has on the community

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News, Sportsview, Industry

Victoria, please help more kids Access Sport

A coalition of sporting and social groups is calling on the Victorian Government to make sport more affordable for children from disadvantaged families

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News, Inclusion, Sportsview

Victorian Paralympians Shine Bright in Rio

Vicsport would like to congratulate all Victorian involved in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio

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News, Sportsview, Industry

New Laws To Better Protect Victorian Children

The Andrews Labor Government today introduced new laws to better protect Victorian children by strengthening Working with Children Checks

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Sportsview, News, Industry

The Innovation Game - Culture of Innovation

In the return of Vicsport’s Forward Thinking Series, participants unpacked what innovation really means, the different kinds of innovation, the risks of not innovating, and how organisations can begin to implement innovative practices in their operations

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News, Industry, Organisation, Sportsview

Risking privacy
Rising to the challenges of the Privacy Act amendments

The cost of data breaches to many organisations is rising each year and sport is not immune to these breaches

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News, Organisation, Industry, Awards

Pam Vincent: Hero of Hockey

At the 2016 Hockey Victoria Awards, Pam Vincent's decades of hard work and dedication to the sport of Hockey, and in particular the Women's form of the game were recognised, being awarded the Hero of Hockey Award

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News, Industry

Child Safe Standards information sessions

Sessions are for religious organisations,cultural, sporting or recreation services, counselling or other support services , charities and not-for-profit organisations, entertainment and party services , photography services, gym or play facilities, organisations or business that run overnight camps, professional babysitting services, coaching or tuition services for children, swimming, dance, music and other schools, youth organisations, such as Scout or Guides groups, post-secondary education providers, publicly or commercially funded transport services, talent or beauty competitions

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News, Industry

One Month at a Time - September

In this edition, Vicsport CEO, Mark McAllion encourages are all sports and administrators working in the sport sector to be loud and proud when promoting the many benefits of sport. Sport benefits the community in so many ways and at times we are understating its worth.

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News, Organisation

Olympic Precinct Games

Actively engaging the organisations around the Melbourne Park Precinct to promote health and well-being by participating in sport.

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News, Industry

Customer Data: What are my obligations?

Customer data is an important resource for sports. However, in collecting, using and disclosing data, a sporting body must be careful to ensure it protects the privacy of its customers and members and complies with the law.

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News, Inclusion, Industry

AAA Play: Connecting people with disabilities to sporting activities in Melbourne

Operated by Reclink Australia, Access for All Abilities provides Australia’s only first-point-of call service connecting people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Melbourne, Victoria.

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News, Inclusion, Industry

Victorian Disability Sport & Recreation Awards nominations closing soon

What an amazing twelve days of Paralympic competition we’ve just seen. Congratulations to all of the athletes that donned the green and gold to represent Australia.

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News, Vicsport Professionals Network, Individual

Taking your career in the right direction just got a whole lot clearer

Who are you, where are going & how are you going to get there? These are the three simple yet complex questions that need to be asked and answered in order for you to develop a career plan

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News, Industry, Local Government

Understanding trends in sport & what they mean for Local Government

Understanding the current trends and challenges being experienced globally and locally in the sporting sector is extremely important for Local Governments

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News, Organisation

Vicsport welcomes new Participation Strategy Manager

Vicsport would like to welcome Tom Dixon to the Vicsport Team in the role of Participation Strategy Manager

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News, Industry

#SEASummit 2016

On November 8 2016, Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) will host a one-day summit at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to further raise awareness of how the sporting industry can limit its impact on the environment

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Industry, Organisation, Forward Thinking, News

VicHealth Innovation Challenge: Sport

VicHealth is looking for clever ideas to get more Victorians physically active

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Industry, Forward Thinking

2016/17 Forward Thinking Series
Now Open

Click on the events below to register Welcome to the latest 2016/17 Forward Thinking Series! The Forward Thinking Series aims to build the capacity of the sport and active recreation industry to respond to the changing business of sport

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News, Industry, Organisation

Vicsport Staff Announcement

13 September 2016 Dear Friends, Partners and Colleagues, I write to let you know that our CEO Mark McAllion has decided to leave Vicsport after a period of seven and a half years of sterling service

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2016 Sports Analytics Conference Footage Now Available - Free for VPN Members

The Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) is proud to be able to provide all VPN members with free access to over 14 hours of exclusive content from the 2016 Sports Analytics Conference held at NAB Docklands in July, which attracted over 750 attendees! This video package includes over 30 different sessions and topics to choose from and is normally worth $99

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One Month at a Time - August

Vicsport CEO, Mark McAllion gives his take on the month that has been, including the washup from the Olympics and the reviews that will follow

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News, Vicsport Professionals Network, Organisation, Industry

Students Get an Inside Look at the Sport Industry

What does it take to stand out in this highly competitive sports industry? What can graduates do to separate themselves from the thousands of other job seekers all vying for similar positions?

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News, Industry, Organisation

Calisthenics Victoria’s Elite Performance Team dance up a storm in Los Angeles

In July 2016, the Calisthenics Victoria Incorporated (CVI) Elite Performance Team arrived in Los Angeles for a 10 day performance tour, as part of Dance Around The World.

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Industry, News

Vicsport set for a big 2016/17

With the the 2015/16 financial year well and truly behind us, Vicsport looks ahead to 2016/17 and the work we will be undertaking. Working closely with Sport and Recreation Victoria and VicHealth, Vicsport is excited about the coming year and what we plan on producing.

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News, Industry, Inclusion

2016 Victorian Inclusion Forum a Huge Success

On Friday 12th August 2016, Sport Inclusion Australia hosted an Inclusion Forum. Victorian State Sport Associations and National Sport Organisations came together to engage in an afternoon focused on the development of inclusion in sport.

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News, Industry, Research

Concussion: The epidemic that could change sport forever

Concussion has become a big issue – perhaps THE big issue in sport. Everyone is talking about it, the media have regular news stories focusing on players suffering with it, and lawyers are making a killing from it. It is almost as though this is a new phenomenon.

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News, Industry, Organisation

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants is now open!

VicHealth is pleased to advise you of the opening of Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program, in advance of the grants opening on 22 August 2016.

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News, Inclusion, Industry

Pride Game: Why it's needed and the impact it is having

In light of the inaugural AFL pride game, Jason Ball sat down with Vicsport to reflect on where it all began, how far sport has come and the body of work that needs to follow.  

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Individual, News

New Recruit: Participation Strategy Manager

Vicsport is recruiting a Participation Strategy Manager to join the Albert Park based Team.

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Organisation, Industry, Individual

2016 Sports Analytics Conference Round Up

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference was a great success, which saw 750+ attendees and 70 speakers, a remarkable increase on last year's 200-person inaugural event.

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News, Organisation, Industry, Preferred Supplier

Vicsport partners with Surface Digital

Vicsport's diverse range of members has created the need for a system that can handle unique needs and will allow the capture and analysis of customer data and trends, as well as the ability to tailor communications accordingly - no one has time to read emails that aren't relevant! Enter Member HQ from Surface Digital

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News, Event, Industry

Nominations now open for the 2016 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards

The 2016 Premier’s Volunteer Champions Awards are now open for nominations. The awards celebrate and recognise the vital role that volunteers play in creating happier, healthier and well-connected communities in Victoria.

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Industry, Organisation, Individual

One Month at a Time - with Mark McAllion

Vicsport CEO, Mark McAllion gives his take on the month that has been.

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From fleeing Pakistan to suiting up for Australia - the Story of Fawad Ahmed

Sport has an important role to play in our communities. Bringing people of all ages, genders, cultures, races together for a common good. Fawad Ahmed has had an incredible journey since arriving in Australia. Sport has opened many doors for him and allowed him to engage in the community. Faith plays an incredibly big part of Fawad's life and sport has allowed him to maintain this without interfering with his profession.

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2016 Woman In Sport Breakfast

Together with Sport & Recreation Victoria and event partners Vicsport, Calisthenics Victoria, Netball Victoria, Softball Victoria and Victoria University, Gymnastics Victoria invites you to the inaugural Women in Sport Breakfast. To be held on Wednesday 24th August, this year’s event will celebrate and recognise the value women bring to sport and how our resilience and ability to overcome adversity often leads to great achievements.

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Event, Industry, Awards

Nominations now open for the 2016 VicHealth Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 VicHealth Awards. The 2016 VicHealth Awards will celebrate the great projects that do so much to improve and maintain the health and wellbeing of Victorians.

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Message from the CEO - June

This month, Mark McAllion, CEO, Vicsport speaks on the power of sport as a driver of social change and how it can spread messages of harmony and inclusion throughout communities.

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Event, News, Organisation, Industry

Victorian Sport Unites for Iftar Dinner

Vicsport, in conjunction with the Australian Intercultural Society, hosted the inaugural Victorian Sport Community Iftar Dinner on Monday 4 July. The event brought together sporting leaders and Muslim community leaders from across Victoria to share this experience and seek more understanding of the role sport can play in bringing cultures together.

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Vicsport Professionals Network, Event, News

Ethical Decision Making: Are you asking the right questions?

Ethical principles, culture, behaviours, risk management, pre-planning, and frameworks. These were the topics up for discussion at the most recent Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) event - Ethical Decision Making: Are you asking the right questions?

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Queen's Birthday Honours - with Graham 'Smokey' Dawson

In light of Graham 'Smokey' Dawson being recognised as a member of the Order of Australia, we sat down with him to reflect on his career and the moments that shaped his career.

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News, Industry

How far is too far? Catching Eating Disorders Early

Eating Disorders Victoria have developed a new website - How far is too far? to help increase the public's understanding of the risk factors and warning signs related to eating, exercise and body image.

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Child Safety Standards - new rules will soon apply to Victorian sports

From 1 January 2017, the Victorian Child Safety Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria (including National Sporting Organisations).

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Pathways to Participation: Engaging Older People in Physical Activity

Victorian Active Ageing Partnership 2016 Research and Practice Forum Thursday 25 August

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Club Training: Inspires New Thinking

Leisure Networks, Vicsport's Preferred Supplier for Club and Volunteer Training showcase the work they are doing in the Greater Geelong area and metropolitan Melbourne.

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Partnership Marketplace

A recap from Vicsport and VicHealth's Partnership Marketplace 15 June, 2016.

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Event, Forward Thinking, News, Gallery

Vicsport Open House: Co-Working Space #3

The third edition of the Vicsport 'Open House' provided another great opportunity for anyone working in the sport and active recreation industry to spend the day working alongside colleagues, collaborating, sharing ideas and meeting new people in a relaxed environment

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Event, Forward Thinking, Governance, Industry, News, Organisation

Bringing Victorian Sport Together Vicsport CEO Forum

11 and 12 May, 2016 Latrobe City was the host of this year's Vicsport CEO Forum (formerly Retreat)

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Event, Individual, Industry, News, Professional Development, Gallery

La Trobe students ‘stand out’ through Vicsport

18/05/16 Article and photos by Kris Neil, Media Intern, La Trobe Sport

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News, Organisation

Mirror, mirror on the wall, is my business the most beautiful of all?

Matt Arthur CEO, Surface Digital When it comes to growing your membership base, you have to be a bit like the wicked Queen in Sleeping Beauty

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Inclusion, News

Play Sport Australia - Stick With It

Play Sport Australia have released a series of videos with two of Australia’s leading sporting captains, netball’s Laura Geitz and rugby union’s Stephen Moore, who urge teenagers to keep playing sport rather than dropout

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Event, Industry, News, Professional Development, Gallery

Students Standing Out From The Crowd

Hosted by our preferred supplier for education La Trobe University, the latest Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) event had over 60 students listening intently, as a panel of industry professionals gave them the inside scoop on what they need to do to stand out from the hundreds of applicants they will be up against

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Gallery, Event, Individual, Professional Development

VPN cooking up a storm

As sporting administrators we are trying to encourage local clubs and associations to make healthier choices

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Event, Industry, Individual, News, Professional Development, Research

Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference

The 2016 Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference (SAC) will take place on 22 July, 2016 at NAB Docklands, Melbourne. The conference is the premier forum for industry professionals and executives interested in the role of data and analytics in the Australian and global sports industry.

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Industry, News, Organisation, Policy, Research, Study

Vicsport submissions to Government Consultations

As the peak body for sport in Victoria, one of Vicsport's roles is responding, and providing feedback to government papers and initiatives, ensuring they are best representing the interests of the Sport and Active Recreation sector

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Event, Forward Thinking, News, Gallery

Open House: Co-Working Space #3

The third edition of Open House: Co-Working Space left participants feeling energised, with an arsenal of new, easy exercises that they can do at home thanks to Gymnastics Victoria's Alison Lyons demonstration of 'Move My Way'

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Industry

How can an insurance broker help you?

You use an accountant to give you tax advice

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Event, Individual, News, Professional Development

What Legacy Will You Leave?

“People may forget what you did but they won’t forget how you made them feel” was one of the thought provoking comments heard by over 50 Senior Industry Professionals at the “What Legacy Will You Leave?” Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) event held on Wednesday 6 April at the HQ of Preferred Supplier, Lander and Rogers

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News, Sportsview

Local Club, Global Reach

Social Media, Engagement & Growth at Fitzroy Doncaster Cricket Club As social media technology continues to emerge with astonishing rapidity, the true benefit of the impact it can have is not yet fully understood

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News, Victorian Sport Awards

Advantage, Tennis

The 2015 Victorian Sport Awards, held at the MCG on 9 March, 2016 was a huge success, with the big winner on the night being tennis

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Healthy Choices Program Coordinator

Support to State Sporting Organisations and the Regional Sports AssembliesGuiding and supporting the implementation of Healthy Choices and Water projects supported by VicHealth Flexible work arrangements available Part-time (0

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Victorian Sport Awards

Outstanding Contribution to Sport Award Award

Congratulations to Nicole Livingstone OAM who has received the Outstanding Contributions to Sport Award for her years of service to sport here in Victoria and Australia

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Victorian Sport Awards, News

Victorian Junior Team of the Year presented by Sports Accounting Australia

The Calisthenics Victoria Inc (CVI) Junior State Team have been awarded the 2015 Junior Team of the Year

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Victorian Sport Awards

Masters Sport Award

Glenn Busby has been awarded the 2015 Masters Sport Award

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Victorian Sport Awards

Sport Development Initiative Award (Local Government) presented by Arthur J. Gallagher

Maribyrnong City Council have been awarded the 2015 Sport Development Initiative Award (Local Government Member) for their Sponsorship Assistance Program

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Victorian Sport Awards

Victorian Sport Media Award present by La Trobe University

Congratulations to ABC program Four Corners on receiving the Sport Media Award

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Event, Victorian Sport Awards, Awards

The Victorian Coach of the Year presented Sportscover

After a historical 2015, Socceroos head coach, Ange Postecoglou has been awarded the Victorian Sport Awards coach of the year

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Victorian Sport Awards, Awards

Victorian Official of the Year presented by Three's a Crowd

The winner of 2015 Official of the Year has been awarded to Thomas Sweeney from Tennis

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Victorian Sport Awards, Awards

The Victorian Team of the Year Brought to you by BLK

The 2015 Victorian Team of the Year has been awarded to the Victorian Fury who compete in the Australian Netball League

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Awards, Victorian Sport Awards

Sports Administrator of the Year presented by VicHealth

Congratulations to Matthew Kennedy who has been voted the Victorian Sports Administrator of the Year

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Victorian Sport Awards, Awards

Victorian Sport Awards Male Athlete of the Year - Frank Wilkes Award: Andrew Bogut

Congratulations to Andrew Bogut on being awarded the Frank Wilkes award for the Victorian Male Athlete of the Year

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Event, Victorian Sport Awards, Awards

The Kitty McEwan Female Athlete of the Year Award presented by the State Government of Victoria

After captaining her side to Ashes victory in 2015, Meg Lanning has been named the 2015 Kitty McEwan Female Athlete of the Year

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News, Victorian Sport Awards

Sportsperson of the Year - Governor's Award

We are delighted to announce that that the 2015 Sportsperson of the Year Award will be shared

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Inclusion, News, Victorian Sport Awards

Sport Development Initiative Award (Full & Associate Member) presented by Southern Cross Trophies

Congratulations to Basketball Victoria for winning the 2015 Sport Development Initiative Award (Full & Associate Member) for their involvement in the South Sudanese Australian Summer Slam

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Awards, Victorian Sport Awards

Junior Athlete of the Year presented by My Sport Live

Isis Holt has been awarded the 2015 Junior Athlete of the Year for her performances in athletics

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Funding Grants For Women In Sport & Recreation

In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the sport and recreation sectors

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Event, Awards, Victorian Sport Awards

The Victorian Sport Awards

Hear from Graham 'Smokey' Dawson about all the exciting action you will see at the 2015 Victorian Sport Awards:    Get your tickets here

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Industry, Individual, News, Organisation

BLK - BEYOND LIMITS KNOWN

We’d love to invite you to BLK Sport – Australia’s Best Team-wear Brand

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Industry, News

Roller Derby Changed My Life

Skate Victoria is the state recognised body for roller/inline sports in Victoria

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Individual, Industry, News, Professional Development

Inside The VPN - With Tom Madden

Name: Tom Madden VPN Membership: Industry Professional How many year have you been in the sport industry? As an employee = 1

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Victorian Sport Awards

Tickets now on sale for the 2015 Victorian Sport Awards!

Join us to celebrate and recognise all the amazing achievements in Victorian sport during the 2015 year

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Study

La Trobe Scholarships open for semester two 2016

In recognition of the on-going collaborative efforts between the two organisations, La Trobe Business School is pleased to continue their commitment towards supporting industry professional development through our industry scholarship program

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The Largest Junior Basketball Tournament in the World

Tuesday 2 February, 2016 With Australia Day done and dusted, the World's Largest Junior Basketball Tournament: The Eltham Dandenong Junior Basketball Tournament has wrapped up after a massive weekend of Basketball

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Water Polo Taking 'Pride' in the LGBTI Community

29 January, 2016 On Friday 5th February 2016 the National Water Polo League (NWPL) will host the inaugural Pride Cup

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Gallery, Event, Individual, News, Professional Development

Active Networking Serves Another Ace

29 January, 2016 We had hoped for a sun-shiny day for our second in our series of Vicsport Active Networking events but all to no avail

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Vicsport Open House - Changing the way the sport industry collaborates

28 January, 2016 Vicsport’s 2016 Forward Thinking Series commenced on Thursday 28 January with the inaugural Open House: Co-Working Space

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VicHealth’s Innovation Challenge returns in January 2016

If you are a sporting organisation with an innovative idea that delivers flexible, social and less structured ways to get active, then check out the Challenge website www

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My Sport Live can help your sport grow

It has been a busy year for My Sport Live in 2015

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CareMonkey making it easy to look after your members

With summer in full swing, Vicsport is well aware of the serious heat related injuries that often occur during practice and competitions

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Gymnastics Victoria - the benefits of gymnastics for children with Disability

This video from Gymnastics Victoria demonstrates both the benefits of gymnastics and the substantial growth Gymnastics Victoria has had in participants with a disability

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Industry, News, Organisation, Policy

Government Initiatives

The following Government initiatives, which have implications for Vicsport members, have recently been announced; 1

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Active Networking: Scoring its first goal!

2 December, 2015 The bright and early morning of Wednesday 2 December saw the launch of the first of a series of Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) Active Networking events!  Football Federation Victoria kicked off this session in Princes Park, Carlton, by showcasing their Fit Football and Summer Sevens (including the first ever Summer Eights!) program

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Event, Governance, Individual, Industry, News

VICSPORT WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER

Vicsport is pleased to announce the election of its newest Board Member, Andrew Walton who was elected at the Vicsport AGM on 19 November 2015 for a three year term

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Vicsport's 2014-15 Annual Report Now Available

Vicsport's 2014-15 Annual Report is now available for download

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Industry, News, Organisation

Welcome Leisure Networks - Vicsport's newest preferred supplier

We're excited to announce that Leisure Networks have become our Preferred Supplier to deliver high quality training and development for sporting clubs and community volunteers across metropolitan Melbourne

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Bowls Victoria rolling out their Inclusion Action Plan (IAP)

With Social Inclusion Week (21 - 29 November) upon us it is great opportunity to highlight the work that our members are implementing to address the issue of inclusion

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Industry, News, Research

Catching eating disorders early

Eating Disorders Victoria (EDV) has been funded by the Victorian Government to develop a mobile site to facilitate early intervention for eating disorders

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Event, Governance, Industry, News, Organisation, Policy, Professional Development

Sports Talk Governance Forum – tackling the topic on everyone’s radar

20 November, 2015 Vicsport held its 12th Sports Talk Forum at the Rendezvous Hotel on 19 November with a record crowd in attendance

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Event, Governance, Organisation, Policy, Research

See the Vicsport Member Forum LIVE!

Not able to attend the Sport Talk Governance Forum today? We're live streaming so be sure to tune in & join in the conversation on Twitter #‎VicsportForum‬ It is set to be a lively session full of debate!  The stream will be live from 2pm with the forum starting at 2:15pm

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Governance, Industry, News, Organisation, Policy

Response to the Australian Sports Commission’s Governance Reform in Sport: Discussion Paper

Further to Vicsport’s previous communications in regard to the Australian Sports Commission's (ASC) Governance Discussion Paper, please find below a paper jointly prepared by the State & Territory Departments of Sport & Recreation (ie

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Event, Inclusion, Professional Development, Research

Congratulations Amy Coshan and Melissa Laird. La Trobe University Scholarship Recipients

10 November, 2015 On November 9, 2015, at the La Trobe University Sport In Regional Australia Conference, the Victorian Minister for Sport, Tourism and Major Events, and Veterans, the Hon

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Event, Governance, Industry, Policy, Professional Development, Research

Panellists Announced for Vicsport Member Forum

Professor David Shilbury is the Foundation Chair in Sport Management and a former Head of the School of Management and Marketing (2002-07) at Deakin University

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Victorian Sport Awards, Awards

Nominations now open - 2015 Victorian Sport Awards

It's time to recognise outstanding achievements in sport during 2015! The Victorian Sport Awards provide an excellent opportunity for individuals, teams and organisations within the Victorian sports industry to be recognised for outstanding achievements

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Event, Inclusion, Industry

The 2015 Disability Sport & Recreation Festival is Back

Disability Sport and Recreation is an organisation whose mission is to provide and promote positive health outcomes for Victorians with disability through participation in sport and recreation

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Event, Individual, Professional Development

Build Your Personal Brand: What you missed

Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) Members enjoyed an evening with special guests Andrew Ford, David Lowden and Bianca Chatfield providing advice and their personal experiences in the Build Your Personal Brand session held on 28 October at the La Trobe University City Campus

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Coaching & Officiating, Event, Inclusion, Individual, Industry

Women in Football – Imagine 2030

Imagine in 2030, women are established in leadership positions on and off the football field

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Governance, News, Policy, Organisation

ROYAL COMMISSION INTO INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES TO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

September 2015 As Members may recall, Vicsport developed a submission and provided evidence to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry Regarding the Handling of Child Abuse in 2013

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Governance, News, Policy, Research

You can’t afford to ignore cyber risk

The explosion of internet use, apps, electronic data storage and e-marketing is producing a corresponding rise in cyber crime

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Streamlining Your Finance Administration

Sports Accounting Australia (SAA) are all about sports

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Individual, Membership, Professional Development

Vicsport Professionals Network Event - Build Your Personal Brand Session

We’re excited to announce the next free Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) member only event! How much thought have you put into your personal brand and how you’re perceived in the market place? Our social lives and careers are becoming increasingly accessible in the public domain, therefore the importance of having a strong and professional image is vital

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Awards, Event, Organisation, News

2015 COMMUNITY SPORT AND RECREATION AWARDS
NOMINATE NOW!

Has your club made a real difference to your local community and participation in sport and active recreation?Do you know someone who has dedicated significant time and effort to improving your club or organisation?Is your club significantly better off as a result of the contribution of a committed volunteer?Has anyone you know performed an extraordinary act or acts that embody the true spirit of sport? If so, then don’t miss out on the opportunity to honour their service by nominating them for the Victorian Government’s 2015 Community Sport and Recreation Awards

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR $50 BLK VOUCHERS

Congratulations to the following Vicsport Professsionals Network (VPN) winners

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Vale - The Hon. Frank Noel Wilkes. AM

Vicsport is saddened by the news of the passing of former Vicsport Chairman and Director the Hon

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Hockey Victoria breaks new ground with live streaming

Did you know that in 2015, Hockey Victoria (HV) has had one fixture per round of its’ Premier League season live-streamed? Together with HV and the Premier League clubs, My Sport Live (MSL) has streamed a men’s and women’s match each week throughout the season – with each club in the competition having a home round broadcast

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GOVERNANCE REFORM DISCUSSION PAPER

Since the release of the Winning Edge Strategy the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) has had a significant focus on the governance of sport

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Inclusion, Industry, Organisation, Research

RATE CAPPING

In 2014 the Labor Government made an election commitment to cap council rates at the rate of inflation, keeping them in check with the cost of living

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Inclusion, Industry, Organisation

VicHealth's Active Club Grants 2015-16

VicHealth is pleased to announce that round 1 of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants 2015 – 16 are now open open For over 27 years, VicHealth has provided small grants to more than 10,000 community sport and active recreation clubs and organisations across Victoria

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Event, Membership, News, Professional Development

A unique look inside Melbourne City FC facilities

VPN Event Melbourne City FC Tour: 5 August 2015 An exclusive group of Vicsport Professional Network members were lucky enough to be given an all-access tour of Melbourne City Football Club's state of the art training facility, the City Football Academy, Melbourne

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News

Welcome Meghan Albert, General Manager

Vicsport Announcement 4 August 2015   Vicsport is pleased to announce the appointment of Meghan Albert in the role of General Manager

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Event, Organisation, Professional Development, Research

Our Sporting Future Conference 21-23 Oct 2015

The sixth Our Sporting Future (OSF15) conference will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 21–23 October 2015

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News

Holden Home Ground Advantage

Round 2 is now closed - Round 3 will open in October Receive a Holden Home Ground Advantage cash grant of up to $100,000! With multiple grants available– including the major $100,000 grant, and an additional $150,000 awarded to projects up to $10,000, Holden wants to hear how your club would benefit from some financial support

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Professional Development

Train Up An MPIO

Member Protection Information Officers play an important and positive role in sport

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Event, News

2015 LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES FORUM

Vicsport is pleased to announce that it will again be hosting its Local Government Authorities Forum which will bring together managers and senior representatives from Vicsport Local Government Members and other LGAs

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Membership, News, Professional Development, Research

La Trobe University Scholarships - apply now!

In recognition of the on-going collaborative efforts between the two organisations, La Trobe Business School is pleased to continue their commitment towards supporting industry professional development through our industry scholarship program

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News, Organisation

Volunteering Victoria's Volunteer Management Toolkit

Free Volunteer Management in Sport Toolkit Given that an active volunteer workforce is critical to Australian sport, it is perhaps surprising that very few sporting organisations have a dedicated focus on volunteer management

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News, Organisation

Volunteering Victoria's Volunteer Management Toolkit

Free Volunteer Management in Sport Toolkit Given that an active volunteer workforce is critical to Australian sport, it is perhaps surprising that very few sporting organisations have a dedicated focus on volunteer management

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Event, Membership, News

PSCL Sports Analytics Conference

Asia-Pacific Sports Analytics Conference 2015 The mission of this conference is to provide a forum for industry professionals, including executives and researchers, to discuss the increasing role of analytics in Australia and the global sports industry

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Event, Membership, News

MELBOURNE CITY FC TOUR & GLOBAL COMMUNITY PRESENTATION

This is a unique opportunity for VPN members to get a private tour of Melbourne City Football Club and obtain an insight into the operations of a professional club's operations

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Event, Membership, News

NFP BOARD C21: A BRAVE NEW WORLD

NFP Board Leadership conference Where:186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 When: Friday 24 July and Saturday 25 July 2015 Leadership Victoria has brought together experts in governance, innovation and risk-management, as well as high-profile leaders, to address the challenges faced by experienced NFP leaders to take their organisation into the future

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Organisation, Industry, Event, Coaching & Officiating

FFV Women in Football Network Launched

On the back of the Matildas success in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) has launched a Women in Football Network, with the inaugural breakfast held last week at the MCG

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Individual, Industry, Membership, News

Welcome Tracey Button, Membership Manager

Vicsport Announcement 23 June 2015 Vicsport is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Button in the role of Membership Manager

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Coaching & Officiating, Event, Industry, Organisation

FFV Women in Football Network Launched

On the back of the Matildas success in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Football Federation of Victoria (FFV) has launched a Women in Football Network, with the inaugural breakfast held last week at the MCG

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Individual, Industry, Membership, News, Professional Development

How Your Online Profile Affects Your Employment

Words: Angelique Lele, Operations Manager, Sportspeople More than a quarter of employers use social media to check out potential new hires, and Facebook is the site of choice, according to survey findings from Telstra

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Individual, News, Organisation

Team Up with Vichealth's Free App

VicHealth’s TeamUp is a free app which encourages Victorians to connect with others through physical activities in their local area

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Commericialisation

The Power of The Pro

How Grassroots Sport can Leverage off the Success of International Athletes

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Forward Thinking, Governance, Individual, Industry, Membership

Forward Thinking Series – creating a roap map to shape and support sport for the future

Remember life without your iPhone or smart phone?  A difficult concept but this was reality pre-launch in 2007

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Industry, Individual, News, Organisation, Policy

Sports Clubs and Organisations Can Battle Violence Against Women

One in three women in Australia will experience violence from an intimate partner in her lifetime, and already this year, as of June 17, 44 women in Australia have been killed as a result of men’s violence

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Awards, Industry, Individual, News

AIS 2015 Sports Draft Open

The AIS Sports Draft is part of the Australia's Winning Edge high performance strategy

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News

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOUR FOR VICSPORT CHAIRMAN

Vicsport congratulates current Chairman Margot Foster who was appointed a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in yesterday’s Queen Birthday Honour announcements

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Industry, News, Organisation

City of Melbourne Community Grants

Community grantsThe community grants program provides funding to support and empower people and communities to become engaged, to connect and to take local action

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Do You Want a Job In Sport?

Image: Warwick Waters, featured industry expertOn a freezing cold Monday night 1 June 2015, Vicsport held its first VPN Student Member Session titled Do You Want A Job In Sport?The attendee list included 26 students from La Trobe, Deakin and Victoria Universities who are currently studying sports management, sports science, journalism and business at undergraduate and masters levels

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Vicsport Scholarships Announced

In 2014, Vicsport members were provided with the opportunity to apply for a Masters scholarship with La Trobe Business School

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Industry, News

Q & A with Stephanie Beltrame, Vicsport Board Member and GM of Cricket Australia

Words: Cat Woods Stephanie Beltrame, General Manager of Cricket Australia, is the powerhouse behind major media negotiations and deals regarding cricket

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Industry, News, Organisation

VicHealth is challenging the community sport sector to lead sport in a new direction

VicHealth is looking for clever ideas to get more Victorians physically active

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Industry, News

Sportscover launches sports interview and news website

Sportscover is proud to announce the launch of its sports interview and news website

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Governance, Industry, News, Policy

A complete approach to safeguarding the integrity of sport

By Paul Oliver In a fast changing, ever-evolving Australian sporting environment which is being impacted by online and technological progress, globalization of competitions and massive incentives to perform, sport is being bombarded by unprecedented challenges from many directions

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Individual, Industry, News, Research

Sport and Recreation Spatial

Sport and Recreation Spatial is a collaborative venture of Federation University Australia and Victoria University

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Awards, Individual, News, Organisation

Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) 2014/2015 Recipients Announced

Sportscover are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014/2015 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) are: Yarra Pistol Club, Lysterfield, Australia

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Coaching & Officiating, Governance, Individual, Industry, News, Organisation

Lacrosse Victoria’s Long Running Journey to Good Governance

Realising its governance structures and practices were not giving the sport the best chance to succeed, Lacrosse Victoria formed a partnership with Vicsport to address the issue and set the sport up for a sustainable and successful future

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Inclusion

Brimbank City Council’s innovative In2Sport Program

Brimbank City Council’s innovative In2Sport Program has provided just over 1000 sporting opportunities to young people in Brimbank since its launch in 2013

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Coaching & Officiating, Individual, Industry, News

Safety personnel – a crucial element to every sporting club

Does your sports club have access to someone who can deal with the initial care of an injured player or provide the best chance of a quick and complete recovery? Every sporting club has a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their members and participants

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Coaching & Officiating, Governance, Individual, News, Organisation

Calisthenics Victoria Good Governance Case Study

By Brigid Curran “CVI Continues on our pathway to Good Governance and this is in no small way thanks to the assistance of Vicsport

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Professional Development, Industry

Applied Sport Integrity Leadership Workshop

To address current integrity challenges, sport managers must understand legislation and policy and have the ability to influence and create the infrastructure to support organisational and behavioural changes

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World Congress on Elite Sports Policy

SPLISS (Sports Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success) proudly announces the World Congress on Elite Sport Policy

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Event, News, Organisation

Lace Up Against Social Violence in June

June 12 - 15 In June this year, anti-violence organisation, Step Back Think, will be running their Lace Up Against Social Violence campaign, which aims to raise awareness around social violence and the consequences that a violent decision made in a split second can have on the wider community

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Inclusion, Industry, News

ARE YOU ON BOARD? 2015

Vicsport is today pleased to announce the launch of the first of three new videos as part of the Are You On Board campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of diversity and inclusion to grassroots sport organisations

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Governance, Organisation

GOOD GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK & TOOLKIT UPDATE RELEASED

Vicsport is pleased to announce the release of the updated Good Governance Framework & Tool Kit (2015)

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Governance, Inclusion, Industry, Policy, News

Budget Provides $226 Million for Community Sports and Facilities

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides $226 million to support the community sports clubs and upgrade stadiums and venues across the state so they can host more events and hold more spectators

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Industry, News, Policy

VICSPORT RESPONDS TO THE 2015/16 STATE BUDGET

6th May 2015 Vicsport is pleased that the Government recognises sport as an excellent vehicle for community growth and development in its 2015/16 budget which includes additional funding for community sporting facilities

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Individual, Industry, News

Good Sports – ice, alcohol and other drug forums

Close to 1,500 Victorians have benefited from Good Sports ‘Tackle the issue’ forums

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Forward Thinking, Governance, Policy, Professional Development

Workforce Development Planning Project

In recent months, Vicsport has been a piloting a new project with 3 State Sport Association (SSA) to facilitate the creation of Workforce Development Plans, with the support of Vicsport preferred suppliers of Human Resource support,  HR Advice Online

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Governance, Organisation, Industry, Policy

Calisthenics Victoria Good Governance Case Study

By Brigid Curran “CVI Continues on our pathway to Good Governance and this is in no small way thanks to the assistance of Vicsport

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Event

2015 Women in Sport Breakfast Thursday May 14 7:30am

Gymnastics Victoria, with the support of Sport and Recreation Victoria invite you to attend this inspiring and informative event to be held at the prestigious home of sport in Australia, the Melbourne Cricket Ground

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News, Organisation, Policy

Budget Provides $226 Million for Community Sports and Facilities

The 2015-16 Victorian Budget provides $226 million to support the community sports clubs and upgrade stadiums and venues across the state so they can host more events and hold more spectators

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Forward Thinking, Coaching & Officiating, Inclusion, News, Policy

FAIR GO, SPORT! SCHOOLS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015

The Fair go, sport! schools project is an initiative funded by the Australian Sports Commission aimed at making schools safer and more inclusive for same sex attracted and sex and gender diverse students (SSAGD), through sport and physical education

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Governance, Inclusion, Organisation, Research

BENEFITS OF DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN GRASSROOTS SPORT CAMPAIGN

In 2014 Vicsport initiated the Are You On Board? (AYOB) Campaign to support conversation and action around gender diversity on Victorian SSA boards

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Awards, Industry, Event, News

VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS - WINNERS AND FINALISTS

The Victorian Sport Awards were held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday 17th March with over 350 people packing out the MCC Dining Room

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Forward Thinking, Industry, News

VICSPORT IS SEEKING EMERGING THOUGHT LEADERS FOR THINK TANK

Do you consider yourself an Emerging Thought Leader in Victorian community sport? Make a pitch to attend our Emerging Leaders Think Tank on Tuesday May 12 and play a key role in Vicsport’s Forward Thinking Series

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Awards, Event, Industry, News

PENNY TAYLOR NAMED SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

Australian Opal, WNBA and WNBL star Penny Taylor was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award for Victorian Sportsperson of the Year

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Forward Thinking, Industry

COLLABORATION THE KEY AS LEADERS CONVERGE

Vicsport's Leading Thinkers Forum held today at the Donkey Wheel House in Melbourne's CBD saw some of Victoria’s leading thinkers in community sport gather to discuss and reflect on the changing landscape in which they operate

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Individual, Research

NEW RESEARCH: VALUE OF A COMMUNITY FOOTBALL CLUB

On 27 February AFL Victoria released the findings of research undertaken by La Trobe University determining the social value of a "typical" community football club including its social, health and community impact

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Governance, Organisation

CASE STUDY: ARE YOU ON BOARD? CAMPAIGN

In 2014 Vicsport released the “Are You On Board?” Campaign promoting the importance and benefits of diversity on Boards to Victorian State Sport Associations

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Forward Thinking, Industry

LEARN HOW TOP INNOVATORS ‘GENERATE INNOVATIVE IDEAS SIMPLY AND QUICKLY’

Vicsport’s Forward Thinking Series continues on 19 March with a practical workshop that will improve your capability to be innovative, and generate game-changing ideas simply and quickly

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Forward Thinking, Industry

REVIEW: INSIGHTS AND INNOVATION LAB

This post is the first in a two part series by David Hood from Doing Something Good  inspired by the recent Insights and Innovation Lab, presented as part of Vicsport’s Forward Thinking Series delivered with support from VicHealth

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Organisation

VICSPORT & SPORTSPEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER FOR VICTORIAN SPORT

2015 marks the 19th year of Sportspeople’s recruitment operations in Australia and the 16th year of the acclaimed Sportspeople Jobs Market

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Inclusion, News, Organisation

NEW RESOURCE: TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND SPORT

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission has launched a groundbreaking guideline designed to promote the participation of transgender people in sport

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Individual

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: INVESTING IN YOURSELF

As a Sports Consultant at Vicsport I am often required to host and facilitate meetings, working groups and workshops of various sizes for a broad cross-section of the sporting industry

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Individual, Professional Development

SPREADING YOUR NETWORK WEB

On Tuesday the 9th of December, a group of women all working in varying facets of the sporting industry, came together to learn how to make the most out of networking

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Event, Inclusion, News, Organisation

TRANSGENDER PEOPLE AND SPORT RESOURCE LAUNCH AND PRIDE MARCH - VEOHRC

Transgender People and Sport: Resource Launch The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is launching a new guideline - Transgender people and sport: complying with the Equal Opportunity Act 2010

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Event, Forward Thinking, Industry, News

INSIGHT AND INNOVATION LAB TO LAUNCH VICSPORT FORWARD THINKING SERIES

Build your capability to innovate in the changing business of community sport

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Event, Forward Thinking, Industry

VICSPORT LAUNCH ‘FORWARD THINKING SERIES’ IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VICHEALTH

Vicsport to deliver a series of ‘forward thinking’ events to support the community sport industry develop cutting edge ideas on how to get more people active through sport

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Individual, News

WE'RE RECRUITING: EVENTS & MARKETING COORDINATOR

As the peak body for the sport and active recreation Vicsport plays a key role supporting industry-wide, organisational and people development through a range of events, activities and innovative workshop programs

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Individual

MEMBER ONLY OPPORTUNITY - $10,000 LA TROBE BUSINESS SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

In recognition of the valued partnership with Vicsport, the La Trobe Business School is pleased to offer a unique opportunity for La Trobe Business School Master’s Scholarship to provide $10,000 to support those seeking to commence a postgraduate qualification in semester one 2015

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Inclusion, Organisation, Research

NEW ADVICE TO HELP ACTIVE VICTORIAN WOMEN

Victorian women of all ages now have access to the latest exercise, health and nutrition research and advice thanks to a series of fact sheets designed to give women the right information to make the right choices at different stages of their lives

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Industry, Organisation

VICHEALTH’S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INNOVATION CHALLENGE: AN EXCITING ADVENTURE AHEAD FOR CHALLENGE WINNERS

“The successful projects will help provide more flexible, social and less structured opportunities for Victorians of all ages to get active

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Governance, Organisation

MAINTAINING BEST PRACTICE REQUIRES REGULAR REVIEW

Over the past 6 years Vicsport has worked with in excess of 30 State Sporting Associations to improve their governance practices and policies through the Good Governance program

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Industry, Policy

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SPORT, EVERYBODY'S RESPONSIBILITY

Vicsport recently undertook consultation with more than sixty state and regional sporting organisations to examine the role these organisations play in protecting children from harm and identify areas for future action

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Commericialisation, Organisation

WHY MEMBERSHIP IS STILL ALIVE

Recent trends suggesting a move away from membership and a reliance on digital only methods of membership recruitment and retention have not delivered the membership panacea manyhad hoped

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Governance, Organisation

THE BUSINESS CASE FOR GENDER DIVERSITY ON BOARDS

In recent years I have delivered a number of presentations about the benefits of including women and girls in sport

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Governance, Organisation

BOARD DIVERSITY FOR SPORT’S SAKE – THE IMPACT ON RISK MANAGEMENT

Gender diversity on boards has been a much discussed issue both in and out of sport for many years

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Governance, Organisation

MORE THAN A “1 PERCENTER” - BOARD DIVERSITY AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Over the last few weeks I’ve spent time interviewing four amazingly talented individuals, asking about their experience working on and with the boards of sport organisations

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Governance, Organisation

PLAY BOARD: SPORT, CULTURE AND GENDER DIVERSITY

Gender disparity in Australian workplaces, such as the disparity between men and women in leadership roles, perpetuates existing stereotypes about the role of women, both at work and in society in general

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Industry, Research

COACH WELFARE: ARE YOUR COACHES EXPERIENCING HIGH LEVELS OF STRESS?

Although the following study was conducted with AFL coaches the findings are applicable to, and currently being used, in general coach welfare across many sports and levels of coaching

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Organisation

END OF YEAR CELEBRATIONS – WHAT DO YOU NEED TO CONSIDER?

As business owners and those responsible for the end of year celebrations, which often include an employee Christmas function, it’s important to consider your responsibilities when hosting work‑related events

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Commericialisation, Governance, News

VICSPORT AGM AND MEMBER FORUM

On Thursday 20th November 2014 Vicsport held its Annual General Meeting and launched its exciting new brand at the State Netball and Hockey Centre

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DON’T FORGET TO GET YOUR 2014 VICTORIAN SPORT AWARDS NOMINATIONS IN

Nominations close 31 December 2014With another booming year in Victorian sport behind us, it’s time again to recognise the best of the best in the industry

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Individual, News

INTRODUCING THE FIRST MEMBER OF THE VICSPORT PROFESSIONALS NETWORK: MATTHEW KENNEDY

After the success of the launch of the new brand and membership program on the 20th of November 2014, Matthew Kennedy, the CEO of Tennis Victoria jumped at the chance to be the first member to sign up as a part of the Vicsport Team

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Governance, News, Organisation

'ARE YOU ON BOARD' – ANSWERING THE CALL TO ACTION

Over two weeks ago, Vicsport released a new campaign to support Victorian Sport Organisations address gender diversity on their boards titled ‘Are You On Board?’ The response to the campaign over the last two weeks has been overwhelmingly positive

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Governance, Organisation

INDIVIDUALS & ORGANISATIONS? – THE HIGH PERFORMANCE & PARTICIPATION ARGUMENT FOR GENDER DIVERSITY ON BOARDS

A long standing discussion in affecting change within sporting circles is ‘Participation or High Performance?’ As individuals passionate about the sector, we frequently prioritise one area over the other and cite the long standing arguments of “You can’t have high performance unless you have broad participation” vs

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Sporting Legends and Community Heroes Star in the Victorian Sport Awards

Two Olympic Gold Medallists from the 2016 Rio Olympics, Kim Brennan AM and Mack Horton OAM, have been named the Victorian Female and Male Athletes of the Year for 2016 at the Victorian Sport Awards at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

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Inside the VPN - Alison Lyons

Watch the full interview hereAbout AlisonVPN Membership: Industry Professional How many year have you been in the sport industry? 12 yearsCurrent organisation/s: Gymnastics VictoriaJob title: General Manager Gymnastics DevelopmentHow long have you been in this position? Three yearsWhere did you get your first start in the sport industry? In Australia it was with Cricket Australia as a Youth Participation Coordinator in 2011

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