Level 2 Accreditation – Good Sports


This afternoon our Good Sports Accreditation team headed out to Boorhaman Golf Club-Foot Golf to assess for the Good Sports Level 2 accreditation.  To achieve Level 2 accreditation, Judy and Helen were put through their paces by Good Sports team leader Andrew covering previous knowledge from the Level 1 Accreditation (Club policies on Liquor Licencing, Bar Management and Smoke-Free) as well as new criteria of Advanced Bar Management, Food and Drink (low and non alcoholic) Options and Safe Transport policies.

The ladies were able to identify all areas in which Boorhaman Golf Club – Foot Golf addressed and actively implemented these new criteria successfully becoming a Level Two Good Sports Accredited Sporting Club.  Being a part of an accreditation process such as Good Sports helps sporting clubs and organisations keep up to date with all the relevant policies and regulations associated with operating a sporting club.

For more information on becoming a Good Sports Club email Andrew or Jodie – sportnortheast@thecentre.vic.edu.au or call 03 5721 0249

Life Cycle “Murray to the Mountains” Rail Trail

With a week of hot racing coming up in Bright, don’t miss out on your opportunity to slow the pace a little and come along for the Life Cycles  “Murray to Mountains” Rail Trail ride on December 2, 2017. 

This ride will be Life Cycles first open age (18+ year old) opportunity. 
The ride will occur along the gorgeous Murray to Mountain rail trail, that passes through the beautiful Ovens valley. The ride will:

  • Start at 9:30 am from Cnr. Standish St & Rayner St, Myrtleford,
  • Lunch will be provided at the magnificent Bright Brewery, in Bright,
  • The ride will be approximately 60km in length through the gorgeous countryside.

You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to explore another beautiful part of regional Victoria in all of its Spring glory.

Register NOW!  

Active Indigo Recreation Plan

Calling all residents of Indigo Shire!

Indigo Shire Council is preparing an Active Indigo Plan (Recreation Plan) for the next 8 years. It will guide how Council will support physical activity in the community. Complete the online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activeindigo to have your say! Closes Monday 11th September.

You can also meet the project team and share your ideas about recreation and active living in Indigo at

  • Yackandandah – Sunday 20th August, at Yackandandah Lions Club Community Market : 9am – 12pm, Wellsford Street, Yackandandah
  • Beechworth – Saturday 2nd September, at Beechworth Farmer’s Market : 9am – 12 pm, 27 Ford Street, Beechworth
  • Chiltern – Sunday 3rd September, at Chiltern Market : 10am – 1pm, 18 Victoria Street, Chiltern
  • Sandy Creek – Saturday 9th September, Recreation Reserve, 11am – 3pm
  • Rutherglen – Sunday 10th September, at Rutherglen Farmer’s Market : 9am – 12 pm, Rutherglen Lions Park, Douglas Street Rutherglen

Child Safety Standards – Information Sessions

The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse.

For sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children, these standards came into place on 1 January 2017.

Sport North East in conjunction with Indigo Shire Council will be providing information sessions to assist your club to understand and meet the standards in the coming months. There are seven different requirements which make up the standards, which sports will be required to comply:

  • Strategies to embed an organisational culture of child safety, including through effective leadership arrangements
  • A child safe policy or statement of commitment to child safety
  • A code of conduct that establishes clear expectations for appropriate behaviour with children
  • Screening, supervision, training and other human resources practices that reduce the risk of child abuse by new and existing personnel
  • Processes for responding to and reporting suspected child abuse
  • Strategies to identify and reduce or remove risks of child abuse

The standards are designed to educate and raise awareness for organisations to create and maintain child safe environments. Creating and developing a supportive environment and culture through practices, procedures and policies is the focus of the standards.

Content for the information sessions to include:

      • Background – Betrayal of Trust Inquiry
      • The Standards – An overview
      • The Process – It doesn’t have to be scary!
      • Compliance – What does your club need to become compliant


Representatives from local sporting clubs


      • Wednesday 13th September, 6:30 – 7:30pm – Alpine Shire Council Offices, Churchill Ave, Bright.
      • Wednesday 26th September, 6:30 – 7:30pm – Mount Beauty Community Centre, Kiewa Crescent, Mount Beauty.

To secure a spot for your club, please register via email at jennyc@alpineshire.vic.gov.au or call 0419 915 319

If you would like more information about the standards visit Commission for Children & Young People or Department of Human Services.

VicHealth Active Club grants

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants are now open! The grants focus on women’s sport and make getting active fun and accessible for all. VicHealth will be funding programs for women and girls and social or modified sport programs. This is a brilliant opportunity to boost female participation in your club and get more people involved in fun, flexible or less structured activities. Grants of up to $3,000 and $10,000 are available. Find out more about the grants and apply for your club today. www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Webinars: AGMs, Committee Meetings & Gaining Long Term Sponsors

On September 13 Sports Community are starting two webinar series for volunteers. If you need long term sponsors at your club or want to know how to effectively run a committee meeting then jump on board a series!

Series 1: Sponsorship
This series is designed for club administrators, committee members or club members who wish to learn how to attract and retain sponsors to their club.

Participants will learn:

  • The traditional way of sponsorship
  • What the Missing Ingredient is
  • What is the norm for a club-sponsor relationship?
  • What are fundamental mistakes
  • Engaging members
  • Who your audience is
  • What are club assets
  • How to create direct value for your sponsor
  • Segments of your audience
  • About the winning proposal
  • Keeping sponsors long term and growing these relationships
  • Measuring the value of sponsorship

Series 2 – Committee and Annual General Meetings
This series is designed for club administrators, committee members and club members who wish to learn how to effectively run a Committee Meeting and Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Participants will learn:

  • The Roles and responsibilities of committees with regards to committee meetings and the annual general meeting
  • What should be discussed in a committee meetings and your annual general meeting
  • What information should be prepared and provided prior to each type of meeting
  • The format of each type of meeting
  • Strategies to deal with hostile meetings and challenging topics
  • Understand how to set and use a meeting agenda effectivel

For more information or to register for these webinars visit Sports Community