Child Safe Standards information session

In partnership with Indigo Shire Council, Sport North East invites local sporting clubs to a free information session about the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards and how your club can implement them.

By attending this interactive session, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the mandatory Standards and how you can apply them to create a culture that ensures all children feel physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

What: Child Safe Standards information session
When: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Baarmutha Function Centre, Balaclava Rd, Beechworth
Register to attend here

Topics include:

  • the culture and leadership of your organisation
  • the policies you need
  • how to put together a code of conduct
  • recruit and train staff and volunteers
  • respond to and report suspected abuse
  • identify and remove risks
  • promote the participation and empowerment of the children in your club.

For further details please contact Penny at Sport North East at penny.townshend@thecentre.vic.edu.au or 03 5721 0252.

Inclusion Awareness Workshop

Do you want to learn how to make your club’s activities more inclusive? This workshop is predominantly being run for the Gymnastics staff and personnel from Moyhu and Wangaratta YMCA clubs, but any other interested individuals or sports in the local area are welcome to attend as well. Much of the information is transferable across all sports.

Gymnastics Victoria’s 2 hour Inclusion Awareness workshop is ideal for upskilling coaches, administrators and club personnel in supporting people with a disability to participate in Gymnastics and other sport and recreation opportunities. This workshop also explores the inclusion of other underrepresented groups in the community, including CALD communities, indigenous Australians and older adults.

This interactive workshops explores discrimination, the skills and qualities of an inclusive coach, communicating with people with disabilities and modifying gymnastics activities so that everyone can participate and enjoy a positive experience in sport.

Date: Sunday 9th of December, 2018
Time: 1.00pm-3.00pm
Venue: Moyhu & District Youth Club; Bartley Street Moyhu
Cost: FREE
Register: Email April Wilson at awilson@gymnasticsvictoria.org.au

This Girl Can – Victoria

We’re celebrating everyday women being active, regardless of background, ability, age or body shape. So many of us worry about being judged for our appearance or ability when we work out. Why should we let it stop us from getting involved and staying healthy?

We’re banding together to say ‘this girl can’ take her health and happiness back into her own hands. It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie or a regular, how red and sweaty your face gets, or even if you don’t know all the rules; all that matters is you’re giving it a go.

One way we are doing this in north east Victoria is by supporting the Rutherglen Bowling Club deliver the Bowling with Babies initiative from Bowls Victoria. It’s a great way to make friends while getting active in a comfortable and encouraging environment.

Over the summer we are teaming up with Rural City of Wangaratta, Wangaratta Croquet Club, Wangaratta Traditional Karate Do Goju-Kai and Wangaratta Ultimate to deliver fun and flexible physical activity offerings to local women of all ages and abilities. Stay tuned for more details about how you can be involved.

For more information on This Girl Can – Victoria, visit their website.