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

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