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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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Women’s Board Leadership Program.

June 28 2017, Uncategorized

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 […]

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Sporting club grants program – Closed – Next round Opens 27 November

June 29 2017, Uncategorized

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: […]

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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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“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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Sporting Club Grant Now Open

January 24 2016, Grants

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 […]

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Committee Roles and Position Descriptions

August 26 2016, Uncategorized

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 […]

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Liquor Licensing Club Seminar (FREE) – Warrnambool

October 17 2016, News

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, […]

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Updating your Constitution – FREE Workshop for Sporting Clubs.

August 1 2016, News

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 […]

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Legal Issues for Incorporated Organisations and Not for Profits

July 8 2016, News

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.

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Better Indoor Sports Stadium Fund

July 5 2016, Grants, News

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 […]

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Victorian Government Sporting Club Grant

June 29 2016, Grants, News

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. […]

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Speed date your grant specialist

May 18 2016, Grants, News

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” […]

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DSR Kids Winter Camp

April 28 2016, News

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 […]

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Local Sporting Champions Grant

August 24 2015, Grants

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 […]

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Women Leaders in Sport Grants

August 24 2015, Grants, News

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 […]

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2015 Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards

August 20 2015, News

 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. […]

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Premium Performance

August 14 2015, Newsletter

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 […]

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Quit Smokefree Sports

August 14 2015, Newsletter

  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 […]

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Consumer Affairs – myCAV – Information Sessions

July 23 2015, Uncategorized

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 […]

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GOVERNANCE TRAINING FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMMUNITY AND SPORTING GROUPS

July 22 2015, News

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 sbridgewater@glenelg.vic.gov.au for more information.

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Governance – Some resources to help

July 8 2015, News

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 […]

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Speed date your grant specialist

June 1 2015, Grants, News

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 […]

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Corangamite Community and Facility Grants Open

June 1 2015, Grants, News

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 […]

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Smokefree Sports – Why Go Smokefree?

April 28 2015, News

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 […]

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New research demonstrates the benefits of gymnastics for children with Disability

April 28 2015, News

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 […]

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2014 AMAZON SPORTS STAR AWARDS NOMINATIONS CLOSED

April 10 2015, News

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 […]

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Surf4All – An Adaptive Surf Event

April 1 2015, News

FREE Surf Lessons for Wheelchair Users and People with High Support Needs! 10am to 1pm Sunday April 19th 2015 – Warrnambool Surf Club

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TACKLE THE ISSUE: ICE, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG FORUM – HAMILTON

February 23 2015, News

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 […]

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All Abilities Triathlon

February 22 2015, News

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 […]

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Sporting Uniforms Grant – OPEN

January 14 2015, Grants

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 […]

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VicHealth Active Club Grants – Open

January 14 2015, Grants, News

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 […]

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

December 10 2014, Uncategorized

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all the South West Sport Staff The South West Sport office will be closed from Wednesday 24th December 2014 to Friday 2nd January 2015 inclusive. We look forward to working with clubs on our return in the New Year.

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2014 ACE Radio South West Games Final Meeting and Volunteer in Sport Awards

December 16 2014, News

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. […]

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Glenelg Get Involved Expo

November 28 2014, News

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 2290

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Clubs requiring Volunteer Assistance

November 21 2014, News

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 […]

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Corangamite – Recreation Give It A Go! Call for Activities

November 11 2014, News

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 […]

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Everyone’s Invited to the 2014 ACE Radio South West Games Opening Ceremony

October 24 2014, News

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 […]

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The South West Games are Coming!!!!

September 23 2014, News

Click to see how you can be involved !! Also see the list of events registered for the games: Games Events 2014

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2013 Amazon Sports Star Awards Winners

May 29 2014, News

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                              […]

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Access For All Abilities Newsletter

March 20 2014, Uncategorized

The Access For All Abilities Newsletter is OUT NOW

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Are your clubs ready??

February 6 2014, News

From 1st April 2014 the new tobacco reform will come into play. For the information your club needs to know, including fact sheets and easy to follow diagrams see our: Tobacco reform page

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2013 Backyard Cricket

November 13 2013, News, Newsletter

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 […]

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