Vicsport is the peak body for sport and active recreation in Victoria. Vicsport represents and supports its members in order to “encourage and assist more Victorians and Victorian communities to enjoy the enormous benefits that sport and active recreation can provide.”
For over 30 years Vicsport has provided advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community. Through our extensive network, Vicsport’s constituency includes 16,000 clubs and associations, and over 3.25 million participants, paid staff and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community. The following Strategic Overview was developed by Vicsport Board and staff from the Strategic Plan:
Vicsport's Strategic Plan
Welcome to Vicsport's Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. This plan is the next iteration to the 2014-2016 Strategic Plan which revitalised Vicsport, enabling it to redefine its purposes, services and membership. Please see the video below for an outline of the plan and download the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan.
Vicsport’s four strategic priorities are:
- Increasing opportunities for physical activity, participation and membership for all Victorians.
- Promoting innovative, flexible program design and delivery.
- Industry prosperity and workforce development (paid & volunteer).
- Supporting the workforce to deliver sport & adapt to new delivery models.
- Building member capacity.
- Improving governance and commercial capability.Member capacity and networking (governance, participation, membership and commercial models).
3. Safe, Fair & Inclusive
- Promoting safe, fair and inclusive sporting environments at all levels.
- Demonstrating and advocating the health, cultural, social, economic and mental wellbeing benefits of sport to the whole-of-government and relevant agencies.
Vicsport has also identified two industry issues that are cross-cutting and relevant across each priority area:
- Safe, inclusive and fair sport
- Monitoring, evaluating and demonstrating impact
Vicsport impacts on these priority areas by "building the capacity and capability of members and stakeholders to encourage and enable greater participation." The outcomes of Vicsport working towards through this work are:
|Short Term Outcomes
(Up to 1 year after a project or program is initiated)
|Medium Term Outcomes
(2 to 4 years after a project or program is initiated)
|Through Vicsport's leadership, advocacy and networking there is:||1. Raised awareness of industry priority issues and strategies to respond.
2. Raised awareness across non-sport sector stakeholders of the benefits of sport participation.
|1. Increased Industry commitment to collaborate on priority issues.
2. Whole of Government investment and focus on industry priority issues.
3. Commitment from non-sport sector stakeholders to support sport participation initiatives.
|Organisations supported through Vicsport projects have:||3. Improved knowledge and understanding of local club, activity providers and facility capability.
4. Committed to action to address industry priority issues.
5. Improved capacity to address industry priority issues.
|4. Increased income from commercial and pay-as-you-play revenue.
5. Improved governance, workforce development systems, participation and commercial models.
6. Provided more opportunities for social, recreational and pay-as-you-play participation
|Vicsport Professional Network members and Professional Development Program participants have||6. Improved governance leadership and management skills.
7. Improved knowledge and understanding of how to improve professional practice.
|7. Hold more senior roles in the industry; and have,
8. Increased diversity across boards and senior management.
Vicsport achieves these outcomes by delivering work at the Industry, Organisation and Individual level as follows:
|Industry Level||Organisation Level||Individual Level|
|Through though leadership, advocacy and networking Vicsport will:
||Organisations supported through Vicsport Projects will have:
||Vicsport Professionals Network members and program particpants will have:
Vicsport Statement of Purpose and Rules
Vicsport represents its members on the following Panels:
- Centre for Multicultural Youth – Advisory Group for ‘Game Plan: Engaging Multicultural Youth in Sport’
- Channel 31 Community TV Awards – Judging Panel (Most Outstanding Sports Program)
- Deakin University Exercise and Sports Science Advisory Board
- Deakin University Sports Management Advisory Board
- La Trobe University Research Focus Area Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Advisory Committee
- Melbourne Metropolitan Turf Cricket Taskforce
- Physical Literacy Program Advisory Committee – Department of Education
- Social Isolation and loneliness among senior Victorians Advisory Group
- Sport and Recreation Spatial Project Advisory Group
- VicHealth Healthy Sporting Environments Reference Group
- VicHealth Innovation Challenge Assessment Panel
- VicHealth Women Participation Funding Program Assessment Panel
- VicHealth Leading Thinkers Expert Reference Group – Obesity
- Victorian Active Ageing Partnership (VAAP) Project Advisory Group
- Victorian School Sport Council
- Women in Sport and Recreation Taskforce/Inquiry Advisory Panel
- VicHealth State Sport Program – Funding Assessment Panel
- VicHealth State Sport Program – Regional Sports Assemblies Advisory Panel
- Volunteering Victoria – Volunteering in Sport Special Interest Group
Please click on the links below to access a copy of the Vicsport Statement of Purpose and Rules, Annual Report and Strategic Plan.
2015-2016 Annual Report
2017-2020 Strategic Plan