participation opportunities (i.e. come and try sessions, competitions, events etc.)
volunteer opportunities (i.e. coaching, Board/Committee vacancies, officials, game day support etc.)
paid opportunities (i.e. administrators, job in sport organisations etc.)
If your club would like to promote activities through Sports Link, and does not have access to a Facebook account – send details through to email@example.com or contact the team on (03) 5561 1689, and we will promote content on your club’s behalf.
After a great session showcasing some of the South West’s fantastic youth organisations; we headed out to Lake Gillear for an archery lesson with the Archers of Warrnambool – a club who recently received a VicHealth Active Club Grant and #ThisGirlCanVic extension funding for their Arch Angels program.
Thank you to everyone who attended today’s sessions, and to VicHealth for your continued support in creating participation opportunities for South West Victorians – enabling them to lead healthier, and more active lives.
South West Sport has partnered with the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation to support the development of women who work or volunteer in the community sport sector across the South West of Victoria.
South West Sport has received funding through Change Our Game to deliver the Regional Governance Program in 2021 – a program that has been designed to build the skills, knowledge and confidence of women in regional areas, arming them with the tools to play leadership roles within the community sport sector.
By delivering the program, we aim to:
Build meaningful links and networks with like-minded women working or volunteering in community sport across the region
Empower women to join community sport Boards/Committees
Create more visibility for women in leadership positions, recognising role models in our communities
Increase the skills, knowledge and confidence of women across the South West – enabling them to effectively lead and contribute to community sport in our region
Improve community sport Board/Committee function
Improve regional community sport adherence to Mandatory Board Quotas
Increase retention rates of women who continue to work or volunteer in community sport
Create stronger and more inclusive clubs, leagues and associations in the region
The program will entail one online session and two in person sessions (delivered over a 4-6 week period). Participants must attend all three sessions. Following this, we will invite you to our South West Sport Regional Governance Network – with opportunities to attend exclusive network and professional development events.
Session 1 (Online):
6:00pm, Monday 26th April
6:00pm, Wednesday 28th April
Session 2 (Face-to-face):
Warrnambool, Venue TBC, 6:00pm Monday 10th May
Hamilton, Venue TBC, 6:00pm Wednesday 12th May
Portland, Committee Room, Glenelg Shire Council, 6:00pm, Monday 17th May
Camperdown, Venue TBC, 6:00pm, Wednesday 19th May
Session 3 (Face-to-face):
Warrnambool, Venue TBC, 6:00pm Monday 24th May
Hamilton, Venue TBC, 6:00pm Wednesday 26th May
Portland, Committee Room, Glenelg Shire Council, 6:00pm, Monday 31st May