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Surf T Surf Athlete/Official/Volunteer Grant – NOW OPEN
The Surf ‘T’ Surf Committee provides an annual allocation from the event proceeds to support Athletes/Officials/Administrators/Volunteers who have been selected to attend a national or international event. South West Sport will assess the applications with grants* of up to $500 given to successful applicants. Applications OPEN until Thursday 25th January 2018 *the number and size […]Read more.
Wheelchair Basketball Corporate Cup
We’re looking for a few more teams to join in the fun of Wheelchair Basketball to raise funds for sport wheelchairs and raise awareness of the need for wheelchair sports in the south west. Corporate Cup Details Friday, November 24th 5:30pm – 8:15pm Max. 10 per team, 5 on court Round Robin (5 games per […]Read more.
“Women in Sport” Breakfast – Let’s Level the Playing Field
South West Sport in conjunction with Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West is hosting “Women In Sport” breakfast – to celebrate and recognise 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 […]Read more.
2017 Federation University Australia South West Games – its TIME!
The official opening of the 35th South West Games hosted in the Corangamite Shire will take place at the Port Campbell beach and foreshore on Saturday 28th October as part of a community activity event. From 10am there will be a range of activities for community members and visitors to try (or observe) including “ […]Read more.
Child Safe Standards – Policy Workshop (Sept/Oct)
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 […]Read more.
Changes to Working with Children Check Rules – apply from 1st August 2017
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 […]Read more.
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program – Now Open
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 […]Read more.
Women’s Board Leadership Program.
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED! Victorian Government in partnership with Leadership Victoria and the Australian Institute of Company Directors are offering 100 scholarships for Victorian women to access board governance training through the new Women’s Board Leadership Program. The program will support women to become influential board directors and leaders. The new program will provide board governance […]Read more.
Sporting club grants program – Closed – Next round Opens 27 November
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. Applications Close on July 19th 2017 The program has four funding categories: […]Read more.
Child Safe Standards – for Sporting Clubs – Information
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. […]Read more.
Anaphylaxis Training for Sport and Recreation Clubs – Online
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 […]Read more.
Sporting Club Grant Now Open
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managersThe program has three funding categories: Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment Grants […]Read more.
Committee Roles and Position Descriptions
Overview of the Roles of Committee positions in relations to the Association Incorporation Reform Act 2012 and organisations constitutions. Discussion based around qualities and duties of committee positions. Provision of templates to start documenting position descriptions. Resources Used Justice Connect: Introduction to the role of board members for new board members: http://www.nfplaw.org.au/governance; Positions in an […]Read more.
Liquor Licensing Club Seminar (FREE) – Warrnambool
The Good Sports program and the Warrnambool City Council in conjunction with the VCGLR present this valuable Liquor Licensing seminar to assist sporting organisations and their members to understand their responsibilities regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol at their club. Wednesday November 9th 2016 ~ 6:30pm to 8:30pm Warrnambool Football Netball Club Cramer St, […]Read more.
Updating your Constitution – FREE Workshop for Sporting Clubs.
The Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 came into effect in November 2012 with changes to law governing incorporated associations including the requirement of addressing 23 Scheduled Items in your rules (constitution). Have you updated your rules since then? Working with outdated rules can mean your club is not following the law, and trying to read your […]Read more.
Legal Issues for Incorporated Organisations and Not for Profits
FREE Workshop July – Colac (18th), Camperdown (19th), Warrnambool (20th) and August Warrnambool (9th), Portland (10th), Hamilton (11th). Great opportunity to hear from the experts – facilitated by Anna Lyons – Senior Lawyer, Justice Connect. See the flyer for dates and booking details.Read more.
Better Indoor Sports Stadium Fund
The State Government has just announced the opening of the “Better Indoor Sports Stadium Fund”. The fund assists in meeting the community demand for indoor sport and recreation participation opportunities. Only local government authorities can apply directly to Sport and Recreation Victoria for funding from this program. Councils may submit one application for funding to […]Read more.
Victorian Government Sporting Club Grant
Sporting Club Grants Program – Now Open (Closes 29th July 2016) The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. […]Read more.
Speed date your grant specialist
Local clubs and organisations are invited to attend an information session for grants and funding opportunities offered through Warrnambool City Council, Moyne Shire and local Philanthropic Trusts. The session will enable attendees to spend time, one-on-one with grant specialists, discussing applications and proposals and ensuring they align with funding guidelines. “Speed Date your Grant Specialist” […]Read more.
DSR Kids Winter Camp
Expression of Interest – NOW OPEN! Kindly sponsored by the Mazda Foundation Join DSR for another fantastic DSR Kids Winter Camp at Falls Creek! Be part of the fun and excitement zipping down ski runs with experienced instructors and trying out adaptive ski equipment […]Read more.
Local Sporting Champions Grant
Provides grants ($500) to young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. For guidelines and application form see: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/local_sporting_champions Please call South West Sport […]Read more.
Women Leaders in Sport Grants
The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) grant program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Office for Women. The objective of the WLIS grant program is to provide female administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing […]Read more.
2015 Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards
The Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contribution made by clubs, teams and individuals in shaping our community sport and recreation landscape. The awards are open to all Victorians. Every Victorian club, team or individual involved with, or contributing to community sport and recreation is eligible to be nominated. […]Read more.
The “Water Boy” might have been onto something… An appropriate hydration plan is one of the keys to putting in a premium performance on the track, in the gym, or on game day. To maximise your performance: 1. Drink water regularly through the day, especially at meal times, to ensure you are well hydrated […]Read more.
Quit Smokefree Sports
Why go smokefree? The club: Going smokefree is one of the healthiest messages a sporting club can share with its community. Outdoor smokefree areas encourage a healthy, family friendly environment, and will also ensure that you are complying with State and possibly Local Laws (ie. smoking is not permitted at Warrnambool City Council sports grounds). The player: Smoking […]Read more.
Consumer Affairs – myCAV – Information Sessions
What is myCAV? myCAV is Consumer Affairs Victoria new account system that lets incorporated associations manage their obligations, such updating contact details and lodging annual statements, all in one place online. Your Club Secretary (formerly Public Officer) should have received an email or letter All incorporated associations must now use myCAV to become incorporated associations, lodge […]Read more.
GOVERNANCE TRAINING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITY AND SPORTING GROUPS
Glenelg Shire Council is offering FREE training sessions designed to increase knowledge and awareness regarding the legal duties for committee members. Sessions will be held in: CASTERTON on Tue 11 Aug 2015 from 6-8.30pm PORTLAND on Wed 12 Aug 2015 from 6-8.30pm Contact Sharon Bridgewater on 5522 2172 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Read more.
Governance – Some resources to help
The links below are to resources that will help your club understand and improve Governance. Many of the sites have useful information to help your club with other issues as well. Consumer Affairs – Help on becoming and running and Incorporated Association. http://www.consumer.vic.gov.au/clubs-and-not-for-profits/incorporated-associations Justice Connect – Not for Profit Law information Hub http://www.nfplaw.org.au/ and specifically for Governance […]Read more.
Speed date your grant specialist
Ahead of the opening of applications for the Warrnambool and Moyne Community Development Funds on July 1, local clubs and organisations are invited to attend an information session for grants and funding opportunities. Representatives from the Warrnambool City Council, Moyne Shire and local philanthropic trusts will be in attendance. The session will enable attendees to […]Read more.
Corangamite Community and Facility Grants Open
Community groups and Committees of Management operating in Corangamite Shire are invited to apply for funding through the 2015-2016 Community and Facility Grant programs. The Community Grants Program offers $1 for $1 funding of up to $1000 for community events, programs and workshops, as well as equipment and art purchases. The Facility Grants Program offers […]Read more.
Smokefree Sports – Why Go Smokefree?
North Melbourne Football Club is top of the ladder when it comes to making their club smokefree – and now it wants to encourage other clubs to do the same. The club has joined forces with Quit Victoria for an innovative new project encouraging Victorian sporting clubs to go completely smokefree. The ‘Smokefree Sports’ project […]Read more.
New research demonstrates the benefits of gymnastics for children with Disability
Gymnastics Victoria, VicHealth and Scope launched a Research Report at the Gymnastics Victoria Inclusion Stakeholder Launch in March 2015, titled “The benefits of gymnastics for children with Disability” (Research Report). Gymnastics Victoria Chief Executive Officer Jamie Parsons said the research conducted by Scope researcher Dr Rob Campaign and funded by VicHealth in conjunction with Gymnastics […]Read more.
2014 AMAZON SPORTS STAR AWARDS NOMINATIONS CLOSED
NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED South West Sport is calling for nominations from sporting clubs, committees, and individuals from across the South West region. The Awards cover sporting achievements from the five municipalities of the South West – Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Corangamite and Warrnambool City. The categories for the awards are: Jnr Male & Female, Open […]Read more.
TACKLE THE ISSUE: ICE, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG FORUM – HAMILTON
The Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program is holding a forum in Hamilton to help you and your members learn how your sports club can support their members, families and the community to prevent and tackle drug use. Experts in drug prevention and treatment will help you understand practical ways that can reduce drug problems and help […]Read more.
All Abilities Triathlon
The Warrnambool Tri Club in association with South West Sufferfest 2015 presents the ‘South West Victorian All Abilities Triathlon’ on Saturday February 28th at 11:00am, Blue Hole Road, Warrnambool. This event is available to participants of all ages and all abilities. The focus will be on participation, enjoyment and learning. Members of the Warrnambool Tri Club and Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club will be on hand to support […]Read more.
Sporting Uniforms Grant – OPEN
The Sporting Uniforms program provides grants of up to $1000 to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms. This program provides funds for activities that support Victorian community-based clubs to deliver sport and active recreation opportunities. Grants from this program can be used for the purchase of sporting uniforms that are essential for participation in […]Read more.
VicHealth Active Club Grants – Open
Active Club Grants recognise the important role local clubs/organisations play in increasing physical activity and helping communities stay connected. The Active Club Grants will provide up to $3,000 to purchase: sports injury prevention and management equipment; and essential sporting equipment/items. Priority will be given to applications from clubs/organisations who can demonstrate that an Active Club Grant will […]Read more.
2014 ACE Radio South West Games Final Meeting and Volunteer in Sport Awards
The final meeting of the Sports Directors for the 2014 South West Games and Volunteer in Sport Awards was conducted in Hamilton on 3rd December 2014. About 30 people turned up to hear a wrap up from the games, provide feedback on their events and experience and enjoy each others company for one final meeting. […]Read more.
Glenelg Get Involved Expo
You’re invited to come and get involved on Friday 5th December at the Portland Civic Hall from 12 noon until 5pm. Explore the vast array of local volunteering opportunities and find out how you can utilise your current skills or gain new skills and help the community. For more information contact Glenelg Shire on5522 2290Read more.
Clubs requiring Volunteer Assistance
A few local Clubs Warrnambool Swimming Club 23rd Nov, Warrnambool Tri Club 30th Nov and Koroit Football Netball Club 6th Dec have requested volunteer assistance to help run their events. If you would like to help out see the details on South West Sport Volunteer exchange portal. If you would like to volunteer you can register […]Read more.
Corangamite – Recreation Give It A Go! Call for Activities
Clubs wanting to promote their sport or activity and attract new members are invited to register to be part of the Recreation Give It A Go! 2015 program. Expressions of interest were now open and encouraged local groups to apply. Recreation Give It A Go! hosted over 80 events last year involving 60 clubs and […]Read more.
Everyone’s Invited to the 2014 ACE Radio South West Games Opening Ceremony
Opening – Community Event Friday, October 31st 2014 from 6:30pm Hamilton Showgrounds, Horner St, Hamilton PROGRAM 6:30pm – 7:30pm Sports Expo Local Sports Clubs – Display and Demo Baimbridge College Band Jumping Castles and Mini Train 7:30pm Games Opening Parade of Sports Goodwill Message Games Flag Raising Special Guest […]Read more.
2013 Amazon Sports Star Awards Winners
The 2013 Amazon Sports Star Awards presentation were conducted on Wednesday 28th May 2014, at the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool. The awards are South West Victoria’s premier sporting awards recognising elite athlete, club and volunteer achievement from 2013 across 16 different categories. The winners of judged awards are: JUNIOR TEAM Emma’s Angels […]Read more.
2013 Backyard Cricket
Hot weather didn’t stop the 2013 Backyard Cricket Grand Final at Emmanuel College on Wednesday night with over 20 players battling it out in blazing sunshine for the coveted “golden bat.” The final was the culmination of a five week All Abilities cricket program supported by South West Sport, WDEA, Emmanuel College Cricket Academy and […]Read more.