Get Active For April!

Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people to keep moving and be more active. Start small – remember every little bit counts. It’s an easy way to kick start a healthier you!

This year the all-new Get Active Workout Videos will be available to help you keep active everyday this April. With 30 workouts to choose from, it’s like having your own personal trainer whenever and wherever you like! We also have a new Activity Timer and Tracker to make it easier than ever for you to track your workouts and log your activity throughout the month. Plus My Local to discover local offers, events and facilities available throughout Victoria.

Don’t forget that Active April is free and everyone who registers will receive a host of fitness freebies and incentives including:

Just by registering every participant gets:*

  • 10 free passes at your participating local YMCA or local government recreation facility
  • 30% discount at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium and LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne
  • a 2 for 1 ticket offer to Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
  • 10% discount at Sovereign Hill
  • 15% off at Sportsmart in store and online
  • discounted experiences at participating Parks Victoria locations
  • 15% discount for a Coasting: Stand Up Paddle boarding session
  • 15% off Rock Up Netball Train and Youth Programs
  • 20% discount for Netball Victoria community clinics
  • a 2 for 1 green fee offer at participating Golf Australia courses
  • 10% discount on term 2 My Golf Australia Junior Programs
  • five free group dance lessons at a participating DanceSport Victoria centre
  • one free Cardio Tennis trial at participating Tennis Victoria courts
  • one hour free tennis court hire at Melbourne Park or Albert Reserve
  • entry into the draw to win tickets to 2020 Australian Open Tennis Finals*
  • weekly email tips on healthy eating and being active
  • a range of benefits, prizes and resources for early learning centres, schools and workplaces participating in Active April.

To register, visit www.activeapril.vic.gov.au

*Terms and conditions for all prizes and offers apply. Visit activeapril.vic.gov.au for details.

Balance the Board – 40% boards quota deadline July 1 2019

It’s time to get “on board” and make sure your organisation is best placed to meet the Victorian Government’s 40 per cent women on boards quota – deadline 1 July, 2019.

Is your organisation at Quota?

With just 4 months to go, it’s important to understand the steps you must undertake to ensure your organisation meets quota.  Sport and Recreation Victoria will apply the quota to organisations that receive funding through the Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation program (state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and state sport and recreation bodies).  VicHealth will also apply the quota to national and elite sporting organisations, with any new funding agreements made before July 1,  including a requirement that organisations commit to achieving to 40% quota.

There are a range of resources available via Vicsport, and you can contact us here at Sport North East on 03 5721 0200 or email felicity.munro@thecentre.vic.edu.au for support and information.

 

 

Women in Sport Leadership – Learn Support Lead

Alpine Valley Community Leadership Presenter at Learn Support LeadWe were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.

The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs.  The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result.  The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday.  The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool.  Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different.  It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!

Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.

The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.