Category archive for "news"

Industry, News

Community sport benefits from AFL mega-deal

How grassroots sport reaps the rewards from from Government/AFL agreement.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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