A scholarship to Change Our Game

Sport North East’s Project Coordinator, Felicity Munro was lucky enough to recently be awarded a Women in Leadership Scholarship as part of the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Scholarship Program.

Felicity leads Sport North East’s Learn Support Lead: activating women in leadership program, currently taking place in Wodonga and the Towong Shire. The scholarship will help Felicity understand the current local context for women in leadership roles, which will enhance the development of the Learn Support Lead program.

“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to network and develop a support circle,” she said. “The potential for ongoing one-to-one mentoring is really exciting.”

Felicity is no stranger to the responsibilities, rewards and challenges of leadership. As well as running her own business, she has been the president of the Tatong Football Netball Club and the founding president of the Samaria Suns Masters Football Club. Felicity has also recently joined the AFL Vic Country Masters Board.

Felicity will be attending a women in leadership forum and masterclass in Wodonga and Melbourne. Thank you to the Victorian Government for their support of women in leadership and Sport North East.

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

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.