Expressions of Interest for Women in Sport Leadership

Learn Support Lead: activating female leaders in sport mentoring and leadership program is now open to expressions of interest. The 2019/2020 program will be in the Alpine and Indigo shires with monthly workshops covering a variety of relevant topics such as club culture, leadership styles, governance and strategic planning, verbal communication, and developing high performing teams.

This program is open to women from all sporting codes that are wanting to build and develop their leadership skills. You can find further information and complete your expression of interest form here.

Checklist for Gender Equality

How does your club fare?

Sport North East is seeking out clubs interested in increasing awareness of gender equality within their community.

VicHealth has developed a Checklist for Gender Equality as an opt-in project for all sporting organisations within the Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta & Wodonga shires.

By completing this short questionnaire, clubs will have tailored guidance to create small positives towards gender equality through low to no-cost and simple to implement changes.

Click here to complete the Check for Gender Equality, for more information click here, or contact Rhiannon Froude at Sport North East on 03 5721 0249.

Regional Paralympic Classification

Paralympics Australia (in conjunction with Athletics Australia, Swimming Australia, Basketball Australia & Rowing Australia) is hosting regional classification days in Victoria, including para-athletics, para-swimming, wheelchair basketball and para-rowing. As seen above, Paralympics Australia has identified several regional locations across Victoria for June, July and August.

Classification is the process of grouping athletes based on the impact of their impairment on their functional ability in sport. The classification process follows the Para-sport classification rules for each individual sport and an athlete will need to have an eligible impairment type and meet the minimal impairment criteria for the relevant sport, to be allocated a sport class for competition.

The classification opportunities target athletes with an eligible physical impairment of limb loss or limb deficiency, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis or dystonia, short stature, impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of motion and/or leg length difference.

If you are, or know of, an athlete who may have an eligible physical impairment and wishes to be classified, please register here.

If you have any questions regarding these classification opportunities, please email Hannah.Chadwick@paralympic.org.au.