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Surf T Surf Athlete/Official/Volunteer Grant – NOW CLOSED

surf T SurfThe 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 of grants given will depend on funding allocation and number of applicants.


Come and Try Triathlon—All Ages, All Abilities


5212_logo      Warrnambool Tri Club, AAA and Rural Access are very excited to announce that the South West’s first All Abilities Triathlon is set to go ahead on Saturday 1st March 2014, 11am – 1pm

People of all ages and abilities will be able to swim, run and ride their way around a modified triathlon course as part of the Warrnambool Tri Club Sufferfest weekend.  The course will be flexible to accommodate  all abilities and participants can choose to run or walk, swim or wade and bike, trike or wheelchair their way to triathlon glory. Team entries will also be accepted.

Click the link below to see the flyer on how to register.

Hurry Places are limited!!

AAA Triathlon Poster



Good Sports – Tips for Christmas

good sports logoThe lead-up to Christmas is a great time for summer sporting clubs to celebrate the success of the first half of the season and do some fundraising with barbeques and other festive events.

With this in mind, it’s important for clubs to remember the Good Sports “safe celebrating” tips.

1. Promote your club’s Code of Conduct before the event so everyone knows what’s expected.

2. Ensure club members are being served by RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) trained bar staff.

3. Avoid table service and “topups” as it makes it harder for your club members to keep track of how many drinks they’ve had.

4. Stop serving alcohol during speeches or presentations. This reduces the chance of high levels of intoxication.

5. Provide plenty of free water, soft drink and other non-alcoholic drinks.

6. Provide plenty of food options and ensure everyone’s dietary requirements are catered for.

7. Provide safe transport options such as taxi vouchers, mini bus or designated drivers and communicate this prior to the event.

8. Hold a debrief session after the event to assess how it all went and to consider what you can do differently next year.

9. Have fun!

Some extra things to consider:

Good Sports wishes everyone a safe and happy Christmas and New Year!

– See more at: Good Sports

2013 Backyard Cricket

Both teams together after an amazing Grand Final

Both teams together after an amazing Grand Final

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 the Brierly Cricket Club and was a South West Games Event.

Players travelled from across the South West to take part in the Grand final match and were put through their paces in front of a small but vocal crowd of supporters occupying “Bay 13” on the boundary with eventual winners, Gold team defeating Green team 94 runs to 81.Other winners on the day were Matt Kelly who took home a new cricket bat donated by Sportspower as the Most Valuable Player for Gold team and Tony Knowles from Green team who went home with an Independent Sports gift voucher for his stellar efforts with bat and ball.

The support of Emmanuel College and Brierly Cricket club has given players the chance to develop some club and community links and we’re so grateful for that opportunity and for the support of WDEA and all our sponsors.We’re looking forward to building on those relationships to develop a bigger and better cricket program for 2014.