5-Day President Challenge

A lot of work is required to successfully manage a community sports club, and club Presidents know this all too well. One important task for all clubs is recruiting and retaining volunteers, and good volunteers are worth their weight in gold. With this in mind, the team at Sports Community have created the 5-Day President Challenge, which aims to assist community clubs to ingrain a culture of volunteering at community sports clubs.

If you are a President or member of a community sports club, and believe your club may benefit from this, you can visit the Sports Community website HERE for further information and to sign-up for the challenge. 

Sport over screens: New program to get teens active

A new report from VicHealth has shown teenagers are struggling to do even an hour of physical activity a day and are almost five times more likely to be on their smartphone or tablet than being active.

The report highlights 92 percent of teenagers aren’t meeting the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines of an hour of physical activity every day. In contrast the average teenager spends more than three hours a day on screens like smart phones and ipads.

In response the health promotion body has announced up to $6million in new funding over three years to get teens moving as part of its Growing Participation in Sport program.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said teenagers often dropped out of sport because it stops being fun and starts being competitive.

“Playing sport is a really fun and social way for our kids to keep active, but we know that sport participation halves when they hit their teenage years.

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Active Club Grants

Funding for Community Sporting Clubs

The VicHealth Active Club Grants are NOW OPEN.

The Active Club Grants are a fantastic opportunity for community sporting clubs to increase participation in their sport, particularly for women and girls, and less active community members.

To be eligible for the grant, you need to:

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