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Webinars: AGMs, Committee Meetings & Gaining Long Term Sponsors
On September 13 Sports Community are starting two webinar series for volunteers. If you need long term sponsors at your club or want to know how to effectively run a committee meeting then jump on board a series! Series 1: Sponsorship This series is designed for club administrators, committee members or club members who wish […]Read more.
Active Indigo Recreation Plan
Calling all residents of Indigo Shire! Indigo Shire Council is preparing an Active Indigo Plan (Recreation Plan) for the next 8 years. It will guide how Council will support physical activity in the community. Complete the online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/activeindigo to have your say! Closes Monday 11th September. You can also meet the project team and […]Read more.
Child Safety Standards – Information Sessions
The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse. For sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children, these standards came into place on 1 January 2017. Sport North East in conjunction with Indigo Shire […]Read more.
VicHealth Active Club grants
The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants are now open! The grants focus on women’s sport and make getting active fun and accessible for all. VicHealth will be funding programs for women and girls and social or modified sport programs. This is a brilliant opportunity to boost female participation in your club and get more […]Read more.
Rural City of Wangaratta Community Grants
Rural City of Wangaratta Community Grants Program – Minor Category The Rural City of Wangaratta Community Grants Program – Minor Category is now open. Not-for-profit community groups and organisations are invited to apply for grant funding of up to $5,000 for their program or project. Applications will close on Friday 22nd September 2017. Council’s Community […]Read more.
Sporting Club Grants Program
The Sporting Club Grants Program, offered by Sport and Recreation Victoria, provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. There are 3 categories: Category […]Read more.
Holden Home Ground Advantage
Holden’s Home Ground Advantage grant is open to any sporting club or community organisation which runs and supports sporting activities within Australia. The next round of Holden’s Home Ground Advantage Grants are now open. Grants of up to $250,000 can be applied for, but the average amount that has been awarded so far is $12,500. Money […]Read more.
Cancer Awareness Game
The Rutherglen Cats Football and Netball Club will host a cancer awareness day this Saturday, May 20th, when they play Wahgunyah, in memory of former coach Karl Jacka. Karl, who coached the Cats and was a passionate supporter of young talent within the club, lost his battle with cancer in February earlier this year. His story […]Read more.
Swing Fit Wangaratta
The Wangaratta Golf Club are running their second Swing Fit program at the course on Saturdays. Swing Fit is a fun, healthy and social way for women to learn and develop golf skills. It is held in a fun and relaxed environment where you can get your whole body moving and progress and succeed with like-minded women. Morning […]Read more.
Position Vacant – Sport North East
Sport North East have a position vacant for someone who is passionate about sport and active recreation. We are seeking an enthusiastic, energetic person who is passionate about developing sport and recreation in local communities. Part of The Centre’s Community Programs and Services Department; the Sport North East team supports individuals, clubs, associations and communities […]Read more.
Rock Up Netball in Wangaratta
Rock Up Netball is a different way to play netball! Developed in conjunction with VicHealth, Netball Victoria’s newest program, Rock Up Netball is tailored to meet the different fitness and skill levels of females aged 15 years and over and it is coming to the Wangaratta Netball Association in May!. With a variety of non-traditional netball activities in a safe and inclusive environment […]Read more.
Wangaratta Archers Update
The new grounds for the Wangaratta Archers are now open at 58 Shanley Street in South Wangaratta Reserve. Everything is a bit rough but functional, with a ramp still needing to be built at the storage container. A welcome change will be having grass, having spent the last four years shooting on dirt. Shooting was […]Read more.
Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program
The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automatic external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility. Successful applicants receive an ‘Automatic External Defibrillator Package’. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of three […]Read more.
Regional Women in Sport Forum
The Inaugural Regional Women in Sport Forum will bring together successful high profile, as well as local, female sports leaders. The forum will provide an opportunity for your club to focus on gender equality and the benefits of having women as part of your team. Guest speakers include CEO of Netball Victoria Rosie King, AFLNEB Leagues […]Read more.
Food Safety and Allergies
Does your club have any players or members with food allergies? What would you do if a player or club member have a very allergic reaction? Sport North East encourages sporting club officials, staff and volunteers to complete allergy and anaphylaxis training, as well as reviewing the procedures on how to safely conduct run sporting events and […]Read more.
Over 60’s Cricket – Country vs City
Benalla is set to host the Over 60’s Cricket, Country vs City match on the 22nd of April at the Rose Gardens! The match will see the best in the business face off with 5 Victorian representatives who will be playing cricket for Australia later in the year featuring, as well as 6 other Victorian state […]Read more.
Tennis Australia Community Coaching Course
A great way to start your coaching journey, the Community Coaching Course is suitable for those who would like to begin coaching tennis or who are currently coaching, under the guidance of a qualified tennis coach. This course will provide you with the tools to develop the skills of junior players, with a focus on the […]Read more.
Premiers Active April
Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy. As a participant, you can log your daily activity with the Activity Tracker and chart your progress throughout the […]Read more.
Good Sports Accreditation Update 2017
We have been busy working with local sports clubs across the North East of Victoria to deliver the Good Sports program to kick start 2017! What is Good Sports? Good Sports works together with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation. Supporting local sports clubs, social teams and elite clubs at the pinnacle of […]Read more.
Twilight Touch & North Eastern Knights
Twilight Touch was launched down at Apex Park on the 13th of February! Twilight Touch commenced on Monday 13 Feb with a great number of people keen to play Touch Football, including a number of first timers, some previous participants of Spring into Touch, and two experienced players who were able to share their wealth […]Read more.
Summer School Holiday Program Wrap
The Summer edition of the School Holiday Program welcomed the inclusion of sessions held in Wodonga for the first time! Wodonga was a welcome addition to the holiday program these past school holidays with Hockey, Footy and cricket offered in the Wodonga area. Wangaratta also introduced a few new sports with the Wangaratta Hockey, Soccer and Baseball […]Read more.
Walwa Golf Club – Good Sports Accreditation
Congratulations to Walwa Golf Club on becoming accredited to Level 3 of the Good Sports Program. This is a great achievement for the club who now have a smoking, safe transport and alcohol management policy in place, making their club a friendlier, healthier and safer place to be. If your club is interested in joining […]Read more.
City Of Wodonga Community Impact Grants
The third round of the City of Wodonga Community Impact Grants Program opened on the 1st of February 2017. This program is offered by the City of Wodonga and aims to empower community organisations and individuals to grow ideas that will improve the city in an innovative and creative way. Categories for this round include; stronger […]Read more.
Wangaratta Archers Clean Up at State National Champs
The Wangaratta Archers cleaned up with a rush of gold at the State National Championships over the weekend! On Sunday 5th of February the State National Championships were held at Angel Archers in Balnarring. An impressive haul of gold were taken home by the Wangaratta club after a number of remarkable performances. See below for the gold medal performances by the club – Intermediate Boys […]Read more.
Wodonga Hockey Registration Under the Stars
Our friends at the Wodonga Hockey Club are excited to offer a ‘Registration Under the Stars’ night which will include a movie, with a BBQ, Coffee, Drinks, Popcorn all available on the night! Plus they will be slashing their Junior Hockey Registration price from $210 to just $75! 2017 teams available include: HookIn2Hockey U9’s Mixed […]Read more.
JUNIOR RACQUETBALL PROGRAM
2017 sees the beginning of Wangaratta Squash and Racquetball Club’s inaugural Junior Racquetball Program. This exciting new program is designed for kids aged from 8 to 16 to give racquetball a go! It begins on Thursday February 9th 2017, running for 10 weeks each Thursday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Racquets, eyewear and balls are all supplied (non […]Read more.
Are you over 60 years old and living in the Rural City of Wangaratta? On behalf of the Australian Institute of Primary Care and Ageing, Latrobe University is wanting to hear from people aged 60 years and older and who live in the Rural City of Wangaratta – about what is important to them to […]Read more.
Trainers Course 2017
AFL Victoria Country are offering a trainers course in March 2017 in Wodonga for trainers in the North East of Victoria. COURSE CONTENT ROLE OF TRAINER: Safety, injury prevention, injury management, rules and regulations pertaining to trainers. RESPONSIBILITY OF TRAINER: Communication and relationships, record keeping, referrals to healthcare specialists, first aid equipment, first aid facilities, legal responsibilities. […]Read more.
VicHealth Active Club Grants Recipients
Congratulations to the following recipients who recently received funding through VicHealth Active Club Grants Round 1 program: Wodonga Basketball Association Bright Bowls Club Chiltern Bowling Club Rutherglen United Cricket Club Mount Beauty Dragon Boat Club Warriors – Albury Wodonga Dragon Boat Club Albury Wodonga Triathlon Club Clubs received funding for either Female Participation or Participation in […]Read more.
Sports Community Webinar Training
Looking to develop skills to help your club? Sports Community have many free webinars (and some series that have a nominal charge) on topics ranging from governance to fundraising. For more information and to register visit http://sportscommunity.com.au/2017webinarsRead more.
Child Safe Standards 2017
From 1 January, 2017, the Victorian Child Safety Standards will apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services to children within Victoria. There are seven different requirements which make up the standards, and with which sport will be required to comply. The standards relate to child protection within your organisation and include requirements […]Read more.
Victorian Disability & Recreation Awards
The Annual Victorian Disability Sport and Recreation Awards recognise the accomplishments of people with a disability, those who support them, and the inclusive sport and recreation sector across the state. To see the 2016 award winners, visit http://dsrf.org.au/annual-awards/Read more.
Victorian Sport Awards
In an exciting new development, the Victorian Sport Awards will for the first time include community sport and active recreation categories! This initiative is a result of a partnership with the Victorian State Government and an integration of the Victorian Community Sport and Recreation Awards which will see the full spectrum of Victorian sport represented […]Read more.
2017 VicSwim Summer Kidz Program
With summer here, families are encouraged to consider registering their children for the 2017 VicSwim Summer Kidz Program. The VicSwim program provides low-cost aquatic education to help children learn water safety skills and is delivered by an affordable five-day program costing $30 during the January school holidays. The water safety and education programs go a long way […]Read more.
Water Initiative Grants
VicHealth’s water initiative aims to get more Victorians choosing water instead of drinks with added sugar. Our key objectives are to increase supply, access and promotion of water as the drink of choice. VicHealth is offering four grants available to increase the supply, access and promotion of drinking water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). Current […]Read more.
Women in Sport Leadership Survey
Rural City of Wangaratta, and Sport North East are calling on all sporting clubs and active recreation groups to complete a survey that will provide a picture of women in sports leadership in the Wangaratta region. The Women in Sport Leadership survey will help to gather information about the extent of women on club Boards […]Read more.
Health Snapshot – VicHealth Indicators Survey
Ever wanted to know how your health compares to others? VicHealth’s new Health Snapshot website allows you to find out exactly that. With just a few questions, you can see how your health stacks up against others in your area, age group and the Victorian average. Health Snapshot allows you to get a better idea […]Read more.
REGIONAL VICTORIANS LOCAL AREA AND ACTIVITY
The University of Tasmania, Deakin University and the University of South Australia are looking to invite adults (Aged 18+) from across rural and regional Victoria to participate in a new research project. This study aims to test a survey of the local area environment designed specifically for rural people, and see if it is related to […]Read more.
Engagement = Mental Wellbeing Event
Engagement = Mental Wellbeing, an evening about mental health and wellbeing. Sport North East in partnership with the Benalla Bushrangers O60’s Cricket, Victorian Over Sixties Cricket Association, Blackdog Institute and Cricket Victoria are excited to offer a Mental Wellbeing event on the 24th of November from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. Guest speakers on the night include Australian cricket legend Merv […]Read more.
Jack Attack at Wangaratta Bowls Club
Jack Attack at Wangaratta Bowls Club. Wangaratta Bowls Club are hosting another Jack Attack Competition. Starting on November 3, the competition will go for 4 consecutive Thursdays, starting at 6.30pm. Jack Attack is a fun, social form of Lawn Bowls where no experience is necessary. Teams consist of 3 players. The weekly charge for a […]Read more.
Ride2Work Day Wangaratta
Ride2Work Wangaratta celebrated its biggest event in its history in 2016! Ride2Work has celebrated its fourth annual community breakfast with its biggest turnout yet. More than 130 cyclists attended Ovens Riverside Square in Wangaratta to celebrate cycling and help encourage other people to cycle. It was not just for people riding to work, but also people […]Read more.
Wangaratta Racquetball Claytons Competition
Racquetball Claytons competition to starting in Wangaratta now! Wangaratta Squash and Racquetball Club are about to start up a new Claytons competition. Their new Claytons Competition is 25 mins of straight gameplay, no breaks. No experience is needed, and new players are encouraged to play. The new competition starts on October 24 for Squash and October […]Read more.
Aim for the Stars Foundation – Leadership
Calling all women and girls interested in leadership in Sport. The Aim for the Stars Foundation is providing girls and women 12 years of age and above the opportunity to invest in their future and fulfil their leadership potential while giving back to their community and becoming positive roles models in their field of pursuit. […]Read more.
Inter–Specialist Schools Netball Tournament
The 7th Annual Inter-Specialist Schools Netball Tournament for the Hume Region was run and won on Wednesday the 12th of October at the Wangaratta Netball Association, after initially being washed out in September. Four schools from across the Hume Region, Wangaratta District Specialist School (WDSS), Belvoir Specialist School, Verney Road School and Mansfield Autism Statewide […]Read more.
Spring School Holiday Program
The second edition of the Wangaratta Sporting Kids School Holiday was held during the September holidays. This time around the program offered primary school kids the opportunity to participate in six different sports including, Cricket, Lawn Bowls, Golf, Little Athletics, Acrobatics and Racquetball. Kids jumped at the opportunity to try out some new sports with […]Read more.
Emergency Grant: Sporting & Recreation Equipment
Due to the recent floods in many regional areas in Victoria including the North East, it is a good time for a reminder that the Emergency Grant: Sport & Recreation Equipment program is available and open for ongoing applications. Applications can be submitted by local community sport and active recreation clubs up to the value of $2000, and up […]Read more.
VicHealth Walk to School
VicHealth’s Walk to School encourages Victorian primary school children to walk, ride or scoot to and from school every school day in October. Walk to School helps children learn active habits that can lead to good health, and highlights the many benefits of walking for children, from improving fitness to building friendships, and even reducing […]Read more.
2016 Ride2Work Day is fast approaching. Wednesday October 12 from 7.15 am will be the fourth year that Wangaratta has celebrated cycling with this event. There will be a FREE Community Breakfast held in the Ovens Riverside Square in Wangaratta. The breakfast isn’t just for people riding to work, everyone is encouraged to attend, whether […]Read more.
Kick Start Swimming
Wangaratta Swimming Club is conducting a Kick Start program, Developed by Masters Swimming Victoria. The program is a refresher for adults who have been out of the pool for a while and want to refresh their skills, ease into a fitness regime, and gain swimming confidence. Kick Start will give participating swimmers the confidence, strength and […]Read more.
Masters Sports Festival and Regional Development Day
Wangaratta YMCA is hosting its inaugural Masters sports event on October 8 & 9. Swimming Victoria will also be holding a Regional Development day during the event. Masters sport that will be on offer include basketball, mixed netball, soccer, and swimming. There will be a great atmosphere with live music and a BBQ on Saturday […]Read more.
The 2016/17 All Abilities Sailability is about to kick off for another season in Albury Wodonga with the first session to be held on Saturday September 24 from 12.30pm. Sailability is a not for profit program that provides people of all abilities an opportunity to participate in sailing. The dinghies are ideal for people with […]Read more.
Mooroopna AAA Football Netball Carnival
Mooroopna has played host to the third annual All Abilities Football Netball Carnival. The day was a huge success, with team travelling from as far as Horsham and Mildura to take part in the day. The team at Valley Sport did a fantastic job in the organisation and hosting of the day, with the whole […]Read more.
National and State Archery Indoor Championships
North East Victoria was represented at the National and State Archery Indoor Championships in Morwell by Janet Willett-Gardener, Paul Gardener, Gus Anagnostou, and Dan Podubinski from Wangaratta Archers; Alannah Woods, David, and Ewan McGinn from North East Archers. Notable results are as follows: Janet Willett-Gardener Won Bronze for the National, and Gold for the State. […]Read more.
AA Football & Netball
Over the last few months there has been plenty of action going on for the All Abilities Football and Netball teams in the North East! The All Abilities CVGT Australia Football Competition had its fourth round robin in Wangaratta on August 7. The two teams in the North East that are represented are the Wangaratta […]Read more.
Got Your Back – Myrtleford
On Sunday July 24th the Myrtleford Football Netball club hosted the inaugural ‘Got Your Back’ program! The program focuses on 3 key topics affecting communities across not only the North East but the state, Alcohol & Illicit Drugs, Gambling and Family/Domestic Violence. Sport North East, in partnership with the Myrtleford Football Netball Club, Club Savoy […]Read more.
Sport North East, in conjunction with Rural City of Wangaratta, recently ran two community forums. The first forum focused on how clubs can engage young people as volunteers, with Suz Christison the guest speaker, while the second forum focused on finance for clubs and committees. We would like to thank the Rural City of Wangaratta […]Read more.
School Holiday Success!
The inaugural School Holiday program was a great success. More than 40 kids came out across the four days to sample different sports on offer in Wangaratta area. Four sports were offered including, Golf, AFL Football, Tennis and Cricket, with children able to choose to participate in as many or as little sports as they liked. While […]Read more.
Wang Squash & Racquetball Upcoming Season!
In anticipation of the upcoming season, the Wangaratta Squash and Racquetball Club held a free ‘Come and Try Day’ at their courts in the Wangaratta Indoor Sports Aquatic Centre. The night was a great success, with more than 10 new people signing up to take part in the upcoming competition. It’s not too late to […]Read more.
Wang Archers Say Thanks!
The Wangaratta Archers would like to extend their thanks after being the recipients of help from VicHealth and Rural City of Wangaratta (RCoW). A grant from VicHealth has helped with the purchase of four new Compound bows to be used for beginners starting Archery. They were also able to purchase two new high density foam […]Read more.
Good Sports Accreditations
The Myrtleford Football Netball Club & Rovers Bruck United Cricket Club have both recently achieved a new accreditation level through the Good Sports Program! The Myrtleford FNC achieved Level 3 status recently. The level 3 accreditation focuses on Alcohol Management in more detail, with the club also adopting an Alcohol Management Policy. Myrtleford has progressed through to level 3 after […]Read more.
Water Project Update
Clubs across the North East beginning to embrace the water project! The Wangaratta Speedway, Wangaratta Magpies FNC, Tarrawingee FNC, Murray Bushrangers FC and Wangaratta Netball Association all getting on board! Wangaratta Speedway – Data from the display intervention has been collected and is being collated currently, while the team at the Speedway have indicated they would like […]Read more.
Community Forum – How Sports Clubs and Community Groups can Engage Young People as Volunteers
Upcoming Forum – Engaging Young People As Volunteers. Are you a sporting club or community group looking to engage more young people for volunteers roles? Do you have junior players that could add value to your committee? This forum is for you. Sport North East, in conjunction with the Rural City of Wangaratta, are hosting […]Read more.
Tennis Victoria – Future Leaders Program
Make a difference at your club through the Future Leaders Program. Tennis Victoria’s Future Leaders Program is designed for Year 10 and 11 students and provides participants with the opportunity to make a difference at their local tennis club. Program participants attend a three day camp, develop important teamwork and leadership skills and work with […]Read more.
Myrtleford Bowls Club Come & Try Day
On Thursday April 21, Myrtleford Bowls Club, in conjunction with Myrtleford Neighbourhood Centre and Bowls Australia, hosted a free Come & Try Day. Despite the inclement weather, more than a dozen people turned out to try their hand at Lawn Bowls, many for their first ever time! A great day was had by all, with […]Read more.
Local Clubs Increasing Water Consumption
We currently have 3 local champion clubs who are working with Sport North East to increase water consumption at their clubs! The Speedway Wangaratta, Wangaratta Magpies Football Netball Club (Ovens & Murray) & Tarrawingee Football Netball Club (Ovens & King) have all begun working with the Sport North East team in recent weeks on the water project. The aim of […]Read more.
DSR Kids Winter Camp
Disability Sport & Recreation (DSR) Kids Winter Camp – Expression of Interest – NOW OPEN! Join DSR for another fantastic DSR Kids Winter Camp at Falls Creek! Be part of the fun and excitement zipping down ski runs with experienced instructors and trying out adaptive ski equipment with new friends and fun, friendly camp leaders! What you […]Read more.
All Abilities Footy
The season is about to get underway for the Wangaratta Magpies All Abilities footy team! The first of five carnivals will be held with Wangaratta playing against teams from Wodonga, Echuca and Shepparton. When: May 1st Where: Wodonga Football and Sports Club It’s not too late to join in the fun and everyone is […]Read more.
Wangaratta Netball Association All Abilities Netball
Do you or does someone you know have a disability and are interested in playing netball? Come and join the fun, meet new people and make new friends at the Wangaratta Netball Association! The 2016 season begins on Friday the 22nd April from 4pm to 5pm. For more details you can contact Rob on 0408 349 […]Read more.
Body Confident Children & Teens
Gateway Health and Northeast Health Wangaratta present Body Confident Children & Teens – Information for Parents and Community members. The presentation will focus on how to better support children and/or teens body confidence during puberty and adolescence. Date: Wednesday, 4th May, 7 – 8.30pm Venue: St. Patricks Primary School – Hall, Ovens Street, Wangaratta No […]Read more.
Good Sports Accreditation
The Glenrowan Football Netball Club have now achieved their Level 2 Good Sports accreditation- great work! The club has already achieved level 1 and have now developed a safe transport policy as part of Level 2, fantastic to see clubs involved in the Good Sports program and creating healthier environments for everyone at their club! […]Read more.
Man Up 2016 – You Are Not Alone
Yarrawonga Health and Valley Sport with the support of ClubMulwala, Women’s Health Goulburn Northeast, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal, White Ribbon Australia and AFL are teaming up to promote help-seeking behaviour in 16-30 year old males by hosting the 2016 MAN UP event. The ‘Man Up’ event focuses on teaching young men on how […]Read more.
Significant Sporting Events Program
The Significant Sporting Events Program aims to help sporting, community and event organisations to deliver significant sporting events in Victoria, with assistance grants up to $20,000 and development grants up to $300,000. Grants are available for Private Event Organisations, National & State Sporting Associations, venues, Local Governments authorities and not for profit organisations to apply. Eligibility […]Read more.
Sporting Club Grants
The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and other community sport and recreation organisations and increase the skills of their coaches, officials and managers. The program has three funding categories: Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment […]Read more.
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at […]Read more.
Sporting Schools Funding
Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative to get children committed to a lifelong love of sport. All primary schools can apply for a grant of between $1,300 and $3,100 per term for up to three terms a year, to deliver Sporting Schools activity before, during or after school hours. Funding can be […]Read more.
That Sugar Film
Sport North East partnered with Tarrawingee Fire Brigade recently to host the screening of That Sugar Film at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. There was a mini expo before the screening where a number of businesses and health care providers were available to showcase their products and services, offer advice and provide health checks and […]Read more.
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course
The Centre – Sport North East Good Sports Program (Australian Drug Foundation) would like to invite Good Sports club members to attend a Responsible Service of Alcohol Course Date: Wednesday April 13, 2016 Time: 6.00-10.00pm (5.45pm for registration) Venue: The Centre for Continuing Education, 17 Chisholm Street, Wangaratta Cost: $50.00 p/person For more information or […]Read more.
Free ‘Come and Try’ Lawn Bowls
Myrtleford Bowls Club is hosting a free ‘Come and Try’ event. All equipment will be provided, a free BBQ lunch will be provided, and everyone is welcome! Date: Thursday April 21, 2016 Time: 10.30am Venue: Myrtleford Bowls Club, Lewis Avenue, Myrtleford Cost: Free! For more information or to register contact: Jill Graham on 5752 2755 […]Read more.
Premiers Active April
Premier’s Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April. It’s free, it’s fun and it’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to get more people active and healthy. As a participant, you can log your daily activity with the Activity Tracker and chart your progress throughout the […]Read more.
Trial by water – sugar found guilty!
Sport North East is looking to increase the health of sports clubs and their supporters by making small and gradual changes that can have a positive effect for the club and its supporters through an increase in water consumption at local club games and events. All sports clubs are welcome to participate and the Sport […]Read more.
Successful Applicants – Sporting Club Grants Program Round 1
The recipients of Round 1 of the Sporting Club Grants Program from Sport and Recreation Victoria have been announced. These grants aim to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment and to improve the capacity and accessibility of Victorian clubs and community sport and recreation organisations, and increase the skills of their coaches, […]Read more.
Successful Applicants – Active Club Grants Round 1
The recipients of Round 1 of the Active Club Grants from VicHealth have been announced. These grants aim to increase or maintain participation through community sport and recreation clubs by purchasing core equipment. Congratulations to the following clubs and associations who were successful in their applications: Albury Wodonga Yacht Club Wangaratta Little Athletics Association […]Read more.
The Blind Challenge
The Blind Challenge charity bike ride is on Saturday 19th March, it starts at Mount Beauty and finishes at Falls Creek. The total distance of the course is 32 kilometres, rising to an altitude of 1300 metres (average gradient 6%, maximum gradient 10%). This is NOT A RACE but a fun event and participants […]Read more.
Show Us Your Car Night
North Eastern Car Club held their annual ‘Show Us Your Car Night’ on February 3. The night was a huge success with approximately 110 cars and 10 motorbikes on display. This was a significant increase on last year where they attracted approximately 70 cars and 10 motorbikes. Approximately 300 people attended the night which had […]Read more.
MUG’s Lawn Bowls
On February 5 Wangaratta Bowls Club hosted the Mobility User Group (MUG’s) for a morning of lawn bowls activities. Club President Greg McDonald and Club Coach Norm Baker were on hand to give participants hints and advice. Wangaratta Bowls Club have three turf greens and one synthetic green. The synthetic green has ramp access and […]Read more.
Decision Time for The Centre
We invite you to attend a public meeting tonight, 6pm Thursday 11 February at 17 Chisholm Street to discuss the future of The Centre. After celebrating 50 years of service to the community, recent major changes to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has seen The Centre face major financial challenges that cannot be […]Read more.
Sport North East partners with North East Water
The Centre – Sport North East is partnering with North East Water to promote the health and environmental benefits of drinking more water, in particular tap water. Sport North East is currently promoting a VicHealth initiative, the H3O Challenge; while North East Water is promoting the Drink Tap initiative. The aim of the H3O Challenge […]Read more.
Wangaratta Archers were represented by Janet Willett-Gardener, Paul Gardener, and Gus Anagnostou at the Australia Day shoot hosted by Canberra Archers. This is a very popular shoot and attracts archers from all over the country. There was in total some 90 archers competing in various grades based on age. Janet and Paul were shooting in […]Read more.
Shooting Sports Facilities Program
The Shooting Sports Facilities Program – Minor Funding Stream is a Victorian Government funding program that provides funding support for projects that improve the quality of shooting facilities and activities across Victoria. The objectives of the Shooting Sports Facilities Program – Minor Funding Stream are to: increase access and opportunities for participation in shooting sports […]Read more.
Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme
The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans. A Club, Centre or Association will often embark on a project utilising grant monies from local government and/or state government, as well as their own funds. […]Read more.
CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship
The CommBank Cricket Club Sponsorship’s for 2015 / 2016 have just opened. They support cricket at every level – not only do they support the Australian Men’s and Women’s teams, they look to assist at a local level as well. To demonstrate their support for your team they are offering local clubs the chance to […]Read more.
That Sugar Film
The Tarrawingee CFA Brigade will be hosting a fundraising event to raise money for a new fire fighting vehicle by screening THAT SUGAR FILM at the Wangaratta Performing Arts centre on Wednesday 2 March 2016. They have chosen to partner with Sport North East to promote the health benefits of reducing sugar intake. Sport North […]Read more.
Jack Attack Bowls Challenge
Are you interested in playing social Lawn Bowls? Why not give Jack Attack Bowls a go! The Wangaratta Bowls and Sports Club is conducting a barefoot bowls competition, running over 4 consecutive Thursdays, beginning Thursday February 4th. Local sporting clubs, business houses and service clubs are encouraged to form teams. No previous bowling experience is […]Read more.
Volunteer Buzz, For those who don’t know, the Volunteer Skillsbank is located at The Centre in Chisholm Street in Wangaratta and is also at Nunn Street Benalla but we operate all through the Hume region. What we do is match up volunteers to not-for-profit organisations through using an online database which assists volunteers to find […]Read more.
Good Sports Clubs
The following clubs have demonstrated their commitment to providing a family friendly, safe sporting environment for their members, players, families and supporters through their continues participation in the Good Sports Program. The following clubs have completed the Good Sports accreditation. Level 1 Wodonga Storm Rugby League Club […]Read more.
Register with the Vicsport Professionals Network
Vicsport is thrilled to be able to unveil to you the brand new Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) events calendar. If you’re working, or wanting to work, in the sports industry in Victoria then becoming a Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) member is essential. Launched late in 2014, the program is all about increasing the breadth of your […]Read more.
Good Sports RSA Training
Does your club have a bar? Register your club with Good Sports and receive heavily subsidised Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) training. Sport North East is working with clubs to reduce the harm caused by risky drinking, through the Good Sports Program and is also providing RSA training for club members. Heavily subsidised RSA training […]Read more.
‘What’s Out There’ Expo
On Friday October 30, Disability Sport & Recreation in conjunction with Albury Wodonga Health, held a ‘What’s Out There’ expo at Wodonga Sport & Leisure Centre. The expo was a free event that helped showcase sport and recreation activities that are available to people with a disability in North East Victoria. People in attendance could […]Read more.
Design for Everyone Guide
The Minister for Sport, John Erin MP has officially launched Sport & Recreation Victoria’s (SRV) ‘Design for Everyone Guide.’ The guide is a simple to use online resource featuring the Universal Design (UD) principles, which will assist builders and planners to develop spaces like pools and stadiums that are accessible to everyone. Most significantly for […]Read more.
Wangaratta Bowls are hosting a fun, social Jack Attack Bowls Challenge. The competition will be conducted over 4 consecutive Wednesdays’ starting next Wednesday 11th November at 6.30pm. The activity is aimed to be both fun and social and there will be weekly prizes for winners and runners up. It’s a great opportunity to put together a […]Read more.
Victorian Sport Awards – Nominations Open
Outstanding Achievements in Victorian Sport – nominations now open! The Victorian Sport Awards recognise those individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their sport. Categories include Victorian Sportsperson of the Year – Governor’s Award Victorian Male Athlete of the Year Victorian Female Athlete of the Year Victorian Team of the Year Victorian Official of […]Read more.
Rutherglen High School Abilities Day
On Wednesday October 28, Rutherglen High School held an All Abilities Day. This has been an annual event with this being its 7th year. The day was for Year 9 students and helped raise awareness among the group about people with disabilities and the impact it has, while also focusing on the great things they […]Read more.
Good Sports Accreditation – Level 2
Congratulations to Wangaratta Golf Club on achieving their Level 2 Good Sports Accreditation! The club in committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for their members and participants through alcohol management providing a range of food and drink options and more. Well done!Read more.
It is exciting to see three new clubs sign up to the Good Sports program! Dederang Cricket Club, Dederang Golf Club and Myrtleford Lawn Tennis Club have all completed their Level 1 Good Sports accreditation, congratulation well done. Dederang Cricket Club Dederang Golf Club […]Read more.
Australian Target Archery Champion
From 23rd of October until the 27th October 2015, Archery Australia held their National Championships at Twin City Archers Gippsland (Morwell Vic). Janet Willett-Gardener, a member of Wangaratta Archers won the Veterans Plus Short Course, Long Course and Field, Gold medals. This is in addition to the Indoor Gold medal in July at the same […]Read more.
Lawn Bowls Promotion
Wangaratta Lawn Bowls club are hosting lawn bowls day for the MUGS (Mobility User Group) on Friday 6th November at 10am at the Park Lane, Lawn Bowls club. This session is open to new participants, all ages and as it’s on a synthetic turf it is OK for mobility users, which includes scooters and wheel […]Read more.
What’s Out There event
Come and join all the fun at the 2015 Disability Sport and Recreation (DSR) What’s Out There day Friday October 30. What’s Out There day is a free come and try day for all individuals with a disability, carers, allied health professionals and members of the public. They day commences at 11:30am -2pm and allows […]Read more.
During the Victorian Teachers Games at Shepparton, Wangaratta Archers worked in conjunction with Archery Victoria and Canberra Archers to host a large ‘Come & Try’ Day. 31 teachers from around the state participated and from all reports everyone had a great day. The event helped expose Archery to a large audience and some participants even […]Read more.
All Abilities State Netball Squad Trials
Netball Victoria invites you to try out for the Independence Australia Victoria All Abilities Squad for 2016. Come along, have a go and you may end up representing Victoria at the Marie Little OAM Shield in 2016. Click here to download the flyer. AA-State-Trials-A4_HR21Read more.
Do you ride to work, school, or just enjoy riding around the community in general? National Ride2Work Day is being held on Wednesday 14th October at Ovens Riverside Square in Faithful St, Wangaratta. A free breakfast is being provided from 7.15 – 8.45am to encourage people to ride more and to promote commuting by bike […]Read more.
Sailability Albury Wodonga
The Albury Wodonga Yacht Clubs’ Sailability season will commence on Saturday 17th October 2015. Starting at 12.30 until 3.30pm. If you have a disability and would like to have a go, or are have sailed in past seasons follow this link to download the flyer with all the details. Sailability AW Flyer 2015-16Read more.
Community Sport and Recreation Awards
The Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contribution made by clubs, teams and individuals in shaping our community sport and recreation landscape. The awards are open to all Victorians. Every Victorian club, team or individual involved with, or contributing to community sport and recreation is eligible to be nominated. […]Read more.
2015 All Abilities Inter-Specialist School Netball Tournament
The 2015 All Abilities Inter-Specialist School Netball Tournament took place on Thursday the 10th September at the Benalla Netball Association courts. Each year teams from across the Hume Region participate in the annual tournament and this year saw 6 teams competing, with over 60 participants competing from Wangaratta District Specialist School, Dookie Campus Secondary School […]Read more.
All Abilities Football Netball Carnival
The 2nd Annual All Abilities Football Netball Carnival was held in Mooroopna on Wednesday 2nd September. Schools, clubs and service providers from across the region bought football and netball teams to participate in the carnival, which was a round robin styled event. It was a fantastic day with over 200 players participating, travelling from Wodonga, […]Read more.
Level 1 Umpires Course – Netball Victoria
The Level 1 Umpire’s Course is now available online to all starting umpires. The training is designed to assist umpires in achieving the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective umpire and enjoy their officiating role. The Level 1 Online Umpire’s Course has been designed to assist you in achieving the necessary skills and […]Read more.
The Centre – Sport North East is pleased to be supporting VicHealth’s H3O challenge. The challenge asks people to make a 30 day pledge to replace sugary drinks with water. The aim of the challenge is to establish healthier habits, with water becoming the main choice of beverage in the long term. A […]Read more.
AAA Netball Clinics
Senior students at Belvoir Special School have been participating in a 7 week netball clinics program. On Thursday 10th September they will travel down to Benalla to compete in the 6th Annual Inter-Specialist Schools Tournament. We would like to thank Alex & Chrissy, their dedicated coaches. The program is supported by Sport North East, Access […]Read more.
Are you looking to kick-start your health goals? Did you know that a 600mL bottle of soft drink can contain 16 teaspoons of sugar? That’s about 64 grams! Sport North East is supporting VicHealth’s H30 Challenge asking people to make a 30-day pledge to replace sugary drinks with water. The aim is to establish healthier […]Read more.
Sport North East launch
We had a great night at the Ovens and Murray Twilight Match on Saturday the 22nd August between the Wangaratta Magpies and Wodonga Bulldogs. Especially supporting the All Abilities match between the Magpies and Wodonga Jets prior to the seniors game and meeting the AA players after their game. It was great to be a […]Read more.
Nominate Your Everyday Sporting Hero – Good Sports Awards
Good Sports Awards The Good Sports Awards recognise the everyday heroes who share our passion for grassroots sport and for building safe, healthy and family-friendly clubs. Every year at the National Good Sports Awards community sports clubs are recognised for their commitment in improving their club culture. It is a celebration of the club and […]Read more.
Congratulations to our Good Sports Achievers!
Congratulation to the following clubs for completing their Good Sports accreditations. Through registering with Good Sports they are committing to managing alcohol responsibly within their clubs and providing a smoke free club environment, which in turn will provide a healthy, safe and family friendly environment. Level 1 Good Sports accreditations Bethanga Cricket Club […]Read more.
Welcome to Sport North East
We are excited to announce that CARN (Centre Active Recreation Network) has been renamed to Sport North East! Sport North East is the new name for CARN. Still housed at The Centre, Sport North East will continue to offer sporting clubs, individuals and associations support in AAA – Access for All Abilities program: making sporting […]Read more.
Invitation- The Knowledge Exchange
Does your club serve alcohol or have gaming facilities? This workshop will assist your club in meeting compliance requirements and managing risk. This is your opportunity to ask questions and obtain advice from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Click the link for more information and a copy of the The Knowledge Exchange […]Read more.
The Importance of RSA – Responsible Service of Alcohol
Sport North East is working to reduce the harm caused by risky drinking through the Good Sports Program and is providing access to RSA training for sports clubs members. Is you club a Good Sports Club? Read moreRead more.
All Abilities Inter-club Netball Event
There was a good crowd of 40 spectators supporting the inter-club netball event on Saturday 18th July. Wangaratta Netball Association played host to All Abilities teams from Wodonga Netball (Incorporated) and Shepparton Netball (Association). In all around 30 players participated in the mixed netball inclusive event, followed by a social BBQ for all involved. The […]Read more.
AA Wodonga Netball
The inclement weather last Saturday didn’t deter the Wodonga All Abilities netball team from their training for an exciting inter-club competition that will be held this Saturday July 18. Players were keen to get some practice in before the big event and along with the Shepparton All Abilities team, will be travelling to Wangaratta to […]Read more.
All Abilities Netball Competition – Saturday 18th July
The Centres’ Access for All Abilities program has been working with the Wangaratta Netball Association and they will be hosting an inter club All Abilities Netball competition, on Saturday July 18th. They will be joined by Netball Wodonga and Shepparton Netball All Abilities teams. The competition commences at 11am and will be followed by a […]Read more.
Do you like soccer? How about Golf? Would you like to combine these two activities into one exciting sport? Well now you can – introducing: “FootGolf” www.footgolf.org.au The Boorhaman Golf Club proudly presents their FootGolf ‘Come & Try Day’ on Sunday 9th August 2015 at 10.00am! See the below flyer for information on how to book your […]Read more.
Lumo Energy and Netball Victoria
Lumo Energy is proudly powering Netball Victoria’s Association Championships for the second year running. A special energy deal – only for Netball fans! Just for switching to Lumo Energy you will get $50 off your first bill and a $50 Gray-Nicholls gift vouchers to enjoy! There’s also $250 to be won. For more information follow […]Read more.
All Abilities Netball Clinics – Wangaratta
The Wangaratta District Specialist Schools All Abilities Netball clinics commenced on Monday 22nd May at the HP Barr reserve. Around 30-35 students have been taking part in the clinics run by Kellie Keen and supported by Sport North East, Access for All Abilities program. The clinics take place each fortnight and will lead into a […]Read more.
Access for All Abilities Footy
Wodonga Jets hosted Wangaratta Magpies earlier this month for an All Abilities football match. Both teams are looking forward to a few friendly competitive games over the football season. This year new All Abilities teams from Shepparton and Echuca have come on board to be part of the football action.Read more.
Successful Active Club Grants recipients in the North East
Congratulations to these local clubs in the North East, who were successful in their funding applications for the Active Club Grants. Barnawartha Netball Club Inc Beechworth Swimming Club College Football Club Corryong Junior Gymnastics Club Corryong Tennis Club Inc Mount Beauty Golf Club Inc Tallangatta Amateur Swimming Club Tallangatta Cricket Club Wangaratta Football/Netball Club The […]Read more.
All Abilities Footy 2015
Now is your opportunity to be part of the magpies All Abilities Footy Team in Wangaratta. The first training session is tonight (Tuesday 26th May) at 5.30pm at the Wangaratta Showgrounds. For more information call: Ros Taylor from Wangaratta Football and Netball Club on: Ph: 0419 884 583 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more.
Wangaratta Netball Association Coaching Clinic
The Wangaratta Netball Association will be hosting a Coaching Development Clinic with Guest Coach Presenter: Robyn Smith. This clinic will be held on Tuesday 2nd June at the Barr Reserve Netball Courts. From 5.30 until 6.30pm there will be an All Abilities clinic and then from 6.30 until 7.30pm the clinic for Junior Comp. coaches […]Read more.
Governance Forum, Moyhu
Congratulations to the Moyhu Bowling Club who hosted our Governance forum on Monday 16th March. They allowed us to use their facility, catered – and couldn’t have been more helpful and welcoming to everyone who attended. Thank you for the wonderful venue and hospitality.Read more.
Liquor Licensing Seminar, Wodonga
On Monday night (23rd March) The Centre delivered a Liquor Licensing Seminar at The Cube in Wodonga. This was another well attended seminar provided to help clubs gain some valuable insight into the impact of alcohol on their club. Club volunteers were provided with information regarding their Liquor Licenses and received accredited New Entrant Training.Read more.
Level 1 Good Sports Club
Congratulations to the Yackandandah Football and Netball Club! They met with Jennifer Johnstone, coordinator of the Good Sports program, on Monday 13th April to receive their accreditation as a Level 1 Good Sports Club. The club are also organising an RSA for their members as a commitment to alcohol management at their club.Read more.
Liquor Licensing Seminar
The Centre CARN, Good Sports Program in conjunction with AFL NE Border, City of Wodonga and Victoria Police present this valuable Liquor Licensing seminar to assist sporting organisations and their members to understand their responsibilities regarding the sale and consumption of alcohol at their club. Holding a liquor license is a privilege, not a right […]Read more.
FREE Volunteer Recruitment Workshop
Recruiting and retaining volunteers has been identified as the biggest issue facing regional sport and recreation clubs. To help address the challenges faced by clubs, The Centre will be running three workshops in April at Yackandandah, Bright and Corryong. Download a copy of the flyer Recruiting Volunteers WorkshopRead more.
Governance Forum Wangaratta a great success
The Rural City of Wangaratta in conjunction with The Centre CARN held their first Governance workshop at The Centre last night (Monday 16th March). This workshop was well received and attended by 14 club volunteers. This workshop is a great way to see how your club is going and a great stating point for gradual […]Read more.
Tennis Australia is investing in the TennisConnect program. The aim of TennisConnect is to inspire people to play more tennis, more often, at schools, clubs and courts around the country. Jump on board and get involved before this program finishes on 7th April. For more information follow this link.Read more.
Celebrate Harmony Day on Saturday 21st March from 12pm – 4pm at ‘The Close’ (opposite St Patrick’s Primary School, Wangaratta). A celebration of multiculturalism through the sharing of language, food and culture. Bring along your picnic and celebrate cultural diversity in the region, or try delicious food of other cultures from vendors. See flyer here: […]Read more.
Sports Club First Aid Qualification
Support your Sports Club by having a current First Aid Qualification We can provide nationally recognised First Aid training tailored to suit your Sports Club. Be prepared for any injury if and when it occurs. Develop the skills and be confident in your ability to provide First Aid at your sports club. Anyone considering completing […]Read more.
AFL NE Border Youth Girls Football
AFL NEB is looking to provide opportunity for talented female players to represent the Region in the Junior Carnival and ultimately in the AFL Victoria Subway Shield to be held in Gippsland in September 2015. To kick this off Wangaratta Magpies and Wodonga Raiders have entered the NEW North East Border Regional Youth Girls Football […]Read more.
Active Club Grants – Local Club Success
VicHealth recently awarded more than $650,000 to 270 successful clubs in Round One of the 2014–15 ‘Active Club Grants’. We would like to congratulate the number of local clubs that were successful. These clubs include: Wangaratta Squash and Racquetball Club, Wangaratta Hardcourt Tennis Association, Rutherglen Lake Rowing Club, North Eastern District Croquet Association, North East […]Read more.
Get Fit Wang Fun Run 2015
Well done to all the Get Fit Wang Team who put in a fantastic effort! We had participants in both the 10km and the 5km events. What a great day for our team and the huge community participation as well. We hope that you have enjoyed this so much you all have the bug to […]Read more.
Sports Club Management Expo
Are you involved with running a sports club or association? Whether you’re a President, Treasurer, Secretary, Coach or Manager – the 2015 Sports Club Management Expo is for you. one-day event with the cheapest conference tickets EVER – just $20 Workshops on everything from social media in sport, complaint handling and sports rage, to how […]Read more.
‘Get Fit Wang’ Community Fun Run
The ‘GET-FIT WANG’ Community Fun Run Team is back again in 2015, participating in the Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Run event being held on Sunday the 22nd February. By signing up to the team you will receive many benefits including: x6 exclusive team fitness sessions provided by the Wangaratta Indoor Sports and Aquatic Centre/YMCA, x1 […]Read more.
Come and Try Indoor Lawn Bowls
To celebrate International Day of People With a Disability,The Centre Access for All Abilities and Bowls Australia held an Indoor Bowls ‘Come & Try’ day. It was a great success with around 19 people attending. The participants enjoyed learning about the game and having a go. There are now plans to establish a regular program […]Read more.