Checklist for Gender Equality

How does your club fare?

Sport North East is seeking out clubs interested in increasing awareness of gender equality within their community.

VicHealth has developed a Checklist for Gender Equality as an opt-in project for all sporting organisations within the Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta & Wodonga shires.

By completing this short questionnaire, clubs will have tailored guidance to create small positives towards gender equality through low to no-cost and simple to implement changes.

Click here to complete the Check for Gender Equality, for more information click here, or contact Rhiannon Froude at Sport North East on 03 5721 0249.

Women in Sport Leadership – Learn Support Lead

Alpine Valley Community Leadership Presenter at Learn Support LeadWe were very fortunate to have Kim Scanlon from Alpine Valleys Community Leadership present for our Learn Support Lead workshop on Leadership Styles and Types of Leaders at the Wodonga Bowling Club.

The evening involved plenty of discussion around the various leadership styles we all face within our workplaces, community and sporting clubs.  The key message being no one style is better or worse than another as long as the approach is applied in an effective manner to achieve the required outcome or result.  The group learned the qualities that identify leadership versus management, and the importance of emotional intelligence in effective leadership.

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps the most discussion occurred around our ideal holiday.  The group was split into personality/styles based on the Myers-Briggs Interactive Tool.  Despite a few common features the motivations and desired outcomes were vastly different.  It was a great example for the group to see how activities that get one person enthusiastic could be someone else’s nightmare!

Many thanks to Kim for her time, and Kate from Wodonga Bowling Club for hosting.

The next Learn Support Lead workshop on Networking will be at the Tallangatta Community Centre, thanks to Towong Shire.

All Abilities Soccer Gala Day

It was a fun and successful day for all schools and adult teams that participated in the All Abilities Soccer Gala Day on Friday 22nd June at the South Wangaratta Reserve.

The adults competition featured teams from Connect GV, Mitchell Rangers FC, and PALS. Connect GV and Mitchell Rangers FC played out a thrilling final, with Connect GV taking the honours.

The schools competition featured teams from Wangaratta District Specialist School (WDSS), Belvoir Special School, and Cobram Special School. At the end of the competitive but friendly matches, WDSS 1 emerged on top of the table.

Organised by Valley Sport and Sport North East, we could not have had such a great day without invaluable support from:
Wangaratta City Football Club
Murray United Football Club
Atila from Football Federation Victoria
Galen Catholic College
And of course all of the players, teachers, friends and family who travelled to participate. Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved.