Category Archives: News

Child Safe Standards – Policy Workshop (Sept/Oct)

August 17 2017, News, Newsletter, Workshops

On 1 January 2017, Victoria introduced compulsory minimum Child Safe Standards for organisations, including sporting clubs, that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse. Who Should Attend:  All club’s that are yet to meet the compulsory minimum standards. This workshop will focus on using VicSport Policy Template (Child Safe Standard 2) to […]

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Changes to Working with Children Check Rules – apply from 1st August 2017

July 31 2017, News

Working with Children Check Rules change 1st August 2017- make sure your club is up to-date. Changes to the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act) will come into effect on 1 August 2017. Two of the significant amendments for sporting clubs are: Expand the definition of ‘direct contact’ in the Act. The definition of […]

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“Women in Sport” Breakfast

June 9 2017, News, Newsletter

South West Sport is hosting a breakfast to celebrate “Women In Sport” Hear from local sportswomen who have achieved in Sport and help South West Sport understand the barriers and enablers for Women’s and Girl’s Participation and Leadership in Sport in South West Victoria. The event will feature key note speeches from: Bess Slater: Former National […]

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Anaphylaxis Training for Sport and Recreation Clubs – Online

April 18 2017, News

The Department of Health and Human Services Victoria encourages all Victorian sport and recreation clubs to access online training courses on allergies and anaphylaxis. Clubs should also be familiar with food safety requirements, particularly clubs involving children with identified allergies. The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) provides an anaphylaxis e-training course, which […]

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Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program – Now Open

January 20 2017, Grants, News

This grant is a must for Clubs with athletes, coaches or officials who travel to train and compete. Victoria’s athletes come from all corners of the state and often have to travel long distances to train or compete. These grants help remove the barrier of travel and accommodation costs, making participation in sport at the […]

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Child Safe Standards – for Sporting Clubs – Information

December 16 2016, News

Legislation for Child Safe Standards for Sporting Groups comes into effect on 1 January 2017. If your club provides services to children they must act to meet the requirements of the legislation. Context:   In April 2012, the Victorian government initiated an inquiry into the handling of child abuse allegations within religious and other non-government organisations. […]

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