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AAA Play Launches Their New Website

Operated by Reclink Australia, Access for All Abilities (AAA Play) provides Australia’s only dedicated referral and connection service for people with a disability to sports and recreational opportunities in Victoria.


AAA Play work with the enquirer to identify what activity they wish to be involved in, what their disabilities are, and where they are located. Drawing on a network of State Sporting Associations, Regional Sports Assemblies, active community clubs, local governments, and disability-specific sport and recreation providers, AAA Play can link each person with a suitable sport or recreation activity, in a timely manner. 

AAA Play makes communicating as easy as possible, contact them by email, phone, social media and through the website www.aaaplay.org.au .

AAA Play prides itself on being a reliable and accessible source of information and referral. 

South West Sport works with AAA Play to provide an up to date list of current opportunities for people with disability.

If your sport/club is not listed, get in touch with us – and we will ensure your program is added to the directory.

Reclink Australia is proud to be providing AAA Play in Victoria thanks to the support of the Victorian State Government.

Tackle Your Feelings Lockdown Q&A

With Victoria in another lockdown period, our friends at Tackle Your Feelings decided to schedule a special session to give coaches the opportunity to up-skill themselves while the community football season is on a hiatus.

Tackle Your Feelings Ambassador Neville Jetta from Melbourne FC will be joining the session for the first half hour in a special Q&A. 

Session Details:

Date: Wednesday 2nd June

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

How to Register: 

1.  Head to the TYF website and login/register, then complete the brief online registration process.

  1. Once in the site, you’ll land on a map of Australia. From the map choose Victoria, then scroll down to the Face-to-Face Online Learning workshops and book into the session from there.

South West Sport Office Closure

Due to the announcement of Victoria’s 7 Day Circuit Breaker Lockdown, the South West Sport office will close from 5:00pm, Thursday 27th May.

Staff will be working remotely, and will remain available for any of your club enquiries.

Business hours: Monday – Friday (09:00-17:00)

Feel free to contact us via:

💻 www.southwestsport.com.au

📧 sws@southwestsport.com.au

📲 (03) 5561 1689

😀📗 South West Sport

At this stage we will be reopening the office from Friday at 9:00am, depending on any further announcements to current restrictions.

Celebrate IDAHOBIT Day

May 17th is IDAHOBIT Day, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia.

It’s a day to celebrate LGBTIQA+ people within our communities as well as being a day to raise awareness of the discrimination that the community still experiences.   

There are many ways in which your club can take part in IDAHOBIT day and work towards creating a more inclusive club environment, where people from the LGBTIQA+ community feel more welcome and included. 

Have you thought about hosting an event, raising awareness through your clubs social media, upskilling your club with LGBTIQA+ training, or wearing it rainbow for the day.  

All of this goes toward making the LGBTIQA+ community feel seen, acknowledged, and included.  

Your club can visit the Resources Hub at Proud 2 Play, here you will find many resources to assist your club in being more inclusive of the LGBTIQA+ community. Resources include e-learning modules, inclusion checklists, tip sheets and posters. If your club needs assistance to implement any of these resources reach out to South West Sport for support.  

Don’t forget to tag @southwestsportvic and #IDAHOBIT in your club’s celebrations.  

Regional Sport Victoria Youth Summit

Staff from South West Sport attended Regional Sport Victoria’s (RSV) first ever Youth Summit across the 12th and 13th of April, 2021.

The Youth Summit saw 17 young people from the RSV Youth Advisory Council, (RSVYAC) as well as staff from across the 9 Regional Sports Assemblies take part in a two day, immersive experience.

The event was an opportunity for RSA staff to work directly with regional youth and hear first hand about their experiences in sport and active recreation, including their challenges, pathways and ideas on how sport can best cater for young people.

Attendees participated in a range of activities from amazing race activities where staff and young people had to work as teams to problem solve, through to co-designing hypothetical youth programs and initiatives, the two day summit was action packed.

For more information on the work we are doing in the youth space – head to Regional Sport Victoria.

The South West Sport Team is Growing!

The South West Sport team would like to welcome Nick Marshall and Ashleigh Glennon to the team.

Nick will be joining us from Monday, 15th March 2021 full-time supporting the Sport and Recreation Victoria Together More Active Program.

Ashleigh will join the team shortly after the Easter break (Tuesday 6th April) on a part-time basis, supporting the VicHealth Regional Sport Program.

Both staff members will be based from Sports House in Warrnambool.

Both Nick and Ashleigh are looking forward to commencing their roles and connecting with clubs, networks and stakeholders.