New Online Coaching Course from Special Olympics

Special Olympics Australia and Leaders of Evolution have launched a new online coaching course to provide a more inclusive sporting experience for people with an intellectual disability.

The course is designed to equip coaches with the skills to be able to deliver practical coaching sessions to people with an intellectual disability across a variety of sports in a welcoming and inclusive space. It also aims to contribute to knowledge in the wider sectors of sport, disability and education.

See what it’s all about at https://soalearn.com.au/.

New child safe posters from Vicsport

New posters promoting child safety in sport have arrived!

As a sporting community, it is our duty of care to ensure children are safe playing sport. That’s why Vicsport has developed brand new posters for your club/organisation to pin up on the walls to show that you support child safety in sport.

Through the Vicsport website, there are three designs to choose from and available for direct download by following the links underneath each image. If you require a hard copy, contact the Vicsport office on (03) 9698 8100 to arrange postage. Click here to view and download the posters.

You can red more about the Child Safe Standards on the Vicsport website, as well as information and resources on child safety in sport for SSAs and RSAs, clubs, leagues and associations.

If you are looking for assistance with creating and implementing a Child Safe Standards policy at your club or organisation, contact the Sport North East office on (03) 5721 0200 or sportnortheast@thecentre.vic.edu.au

THIS GIRL DEFINITELY CAN IN VICTORIA!

 

 

 

 

Concerns about how they look, that they aren’t skilled enough or that they should be prioritising their family or work over exercise are genuine obstacles for women. However, we know if women can identify themselves in advertising and in the media, they’re more likely to overcome this fear of judgement.

This Girl Can features everyday women staring down their critics and getting active regardless of how they look or how sweaty they get.

“This campaign isn’t about making women feel bad about not doing enough exercise. It’s about celebrating what they can do, even if that’s just a walk around the block or a few laps of the pool.”

Sport England CEO Jennie Price said she was proud to partner with VicHealth on bringing This Girl Can to Australia: “We’re really proud of our partnership with VicHealth. This ad is visibly part of the This Girl Can family – but it’s your campaign…it’s all about Victorian women. We’ve had enormous success in England and I think it’ll be a fantastic success here in Victoria too!”

Ms Rechter said she had been overwhelmed by the number of Victorian women wanting to share their stories of how sport and exercise have improved their confidence, health and wellbeing.

“We’ve listened to the stories of hundreds of Victorian women who’ve told us about what being active means to them and what they’ve had to overcome to do it,” she said.

“The women featured in This Girl Can – Victoria are everyday women who’ve found the confidence to get out there and get active. They’re doing it for themselves – not for anyone else. They’re doing it because they love it, and because they can.”

Victorian women are encouraged to join the This Girl Can movement by heading to thisgirlcan.com.au and join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and follow the #ThisGirlCanVic.