2017 VicHealth
Local Government Initiative of the Year
Active Maribyrnong Spring Into Summer Series - Maribyrnong City Council

Maribyrnong City Council’s Spring into Summer Series (SISS) has had an extremely positive impact on the Maribyrnong Community with over 1,750 registered participants engaged in the program. The SISS is a completely free program designed to be a catalyst to help improve the health and well-being of the Maribyrnong community as well as link participants into ongoing opportunities at local sports clubs and other community facilities. Program delivered throughout the SISS included; AFL Active, Rock-Up Netball, Junior Netball, Swing Fit, Disc Golf and many more. The SISS program had a range of positive impacts on the community as was evident through the results of our participant surveys, completed at the conclusion of the program. Positive impact from the SISS were 1,753 registered participants across all activities and 86% became more active due to participating in the program. The SISS also demonstrates innovation and creativity as the program combined direct physical activity with the option for participants to continue with low-cost physical activity at the conclusion of the program.

Interview with Rowie Webster

Maribyrnong City Council - "Spring Into Summer Series"

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