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.

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. 

$500 for your club? Score!

Good Sports logo

Clubs who sign up for the Good Sports program by November 16 2018, and then become Level 1 accredited by December 15 2018, will be eligible to enter the running to win a $500 cash prize.

To have a sporting chance at being one of four Victorian clubs to win, clubs must register via the competition web page found on the Good Sports website, and tell them in 50 words or less, “How does your sporting club make summer great?”. Additionally, clubs need to answer, “What would your club spend it on if you won?”.

The Good Sports program is designed to help clubs enjoy their sport by providing club leaders with the support they need to create the best experience for members and guests. The benefits of becoming a good sports club include making your club safer and appealing, being a leader in your community, enhanced funding opportunities, staying ahead of the game and plenty of support.

For further information visit the Good Sports website, or contact Felicity Munro at Sport North East on 03 5721 0250 or email felicity.munro@thecentre.vic.edu.au