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. 

Law Enforcement Torch Run

through the eastern regional awareness tour (erat), Victoria Police’s law enforcement torch run is coming to beechworth, rutherglen, wangaratta & wodonga.

Victoria Police’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) are partnering with Special Olympics Australia to hit the road to deliver an opportunity to share the Flame of Hope with communities across regional Victoria, and promote the importance of inclusion and acceptance for people with an intellectual disability in sport and recreation.

The Torch Run is coming to the main streets of Beechworth, Rutherglen, Wangaratta and Wodonga to promote the importance of physical activity and wellbeing. Representatives from Victoria Police and Special Olympics Australia will be coming to you to help start building more opportunities for people to play sport and feel connected.

Wangaratta Torch Run & Sports Event – Wednesday 19th September
Torch Run: 9am at Merriwa Park, Ryley Street
Sports Event: 9:45am at Apex park, Clements Street

Beechworth Torch Run – Wednesday 19th September
3pm, Beechworth Police Station, Williams Street

Wodonga Torch Run & Sports Event – Thursday 20th September
Torch Run: 9am at Wodonga Police Station, 100 Hovell Street
Sports Event: 10am at Junction Square, 34 Elgin Blvd

Rutherglen Torch Run – Thursday 20th September
2pm, Rutherglen Police Station, 167 High Street

The Law Enforcement Torch Run events are proudly supported by Special Olympics Australia and Sport North East.

If you wish to participate, please RSVP to Simon Rodder at Special Olympics Australia by Monday 3rd September.
Phone: 0427 469 424
Email: simonr@specialolympics.com.au

Pick My Project winners announced

Pick My Project is a Victorian-first community grants initiative, with at least $1 million in funding available in each metro and regional area.

Voting has closed and the winners have been announced. There are 8 successful projects in north east Victoria, with 6 of those related to sport and recreation. You can view each of them by clicking on the project below.

Mitta Valley Mountain Bike Park

New beginner MTB trail and trail head in Bright

Big Hill Mountain Bike Park community facilities

Yackandandah Creek Recreational Trail

Run, walk, ride with the flow, beyond Pebble Beach

Bridging the gap between Tallangatta and Shelley