Join Vicsport for a series of short talks about how successful social sport products are changing the way sport is delivered and opening up new participants to sporting organisations.
The sector is fast becoming aware there has been a growth in participation in non-organised sport and physical activity. This poses a challenge for sporting organisations to adapt to meet the demand for more social, flexible and non-competitive sport products that fit with busy lifestyles, and focus on achieving personal health and social objectives, rather than competition.
Additionally, less than a third of Australians get enough physical activity every day. If delivered in an engaging way, sporting activity is a great way for people to improve their physical health and their mental wellbeing.
In response to the above shift in sport’s participation, the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) has partnered with State Sport Associations (SSAs), Regional Sports Assemblies (RSAs), local clubs and associations and local councils to increase the number of less active Victorians participating regularly in sport under the following VicHealth programs:
- Innovation Challenge: Sport
- State Sport Program
- Regional Sport Program
- Active Women & Girls Program
- Changing the Game Program
- Active Club Grants
The initiatives support VicHealth's Action Agenda which aims to see 300,000 more Victorians physically active by 2023. All programs were evaluated by Latrobe University which has provided a wealth of learnings and guidance for sporting and other organisations wanting to develop or improve their social sport products.
Vicsport has worked closely with VicHealth throughout this journey and views innovation in sport as a key strategy to get people more active, more often. We support our members to change the game by developing innovative approaches to sport participation, including modified and social sport products targeting ‘less active’ people not participating in traditional organised sport.
Vicsport Talk #1 – A New Pathway
|November 23 2018
8am – 9.30am
CitiPower Centre at the Junction Oval
|Hear about two social sport products creating entirely new pathways for participation in sport.
Two talks will be presented by:
Vicsport Talk #2 – Engaging Women in Sport
|January 31 2019 ||Hear about two social sport programs attracting women and girls to sporting opportunities.|
Vicsport Talk #3 – Innovation in Clubs & Associations
|February 11 2019
6.30 - 7.30pm
Eureka Centre, Ballarat
|In partnership with Sports Central and the City of Ballarat, Vicsport is hosting an evening event to showcase innovation in clubs and associations.
The Growth of Female Cricket in Ballarat - Ballarat Cricket Association / Ballarat Women’s Cricket Club
The Growth of AFL for All Abilities in Ballarat - AAA Sports Ballarat / Ballarat Bulldogs Football Netball Club
The Growth of Girls Golf in the Central Highlands - Ballarat District Golf Incorporated
Vicsport Talk #4 – Sport for People with Disability
|March 1 2019 ||In the final of our four talks, this event will showcase two programs which demonstrate innovative approaches to creating new sporting opportunities for people with disability.|