Child Safe Standards information session

In partnership with Indigo Shire Council, Sport North East invites local sporting clubs to a free information session about the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards and how your club can implement them.

By attending this interactive session, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the mandatory Standards and how you can apply them to create a culture that ensures all children feel physically, emotionally and culturally safe.

What: Child Safe Standards information session
When: Tuesday 27th November 2018
Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Baarmutha Function Centre, Balaclava Rd, Beechworth
Register to attend here

Topics include:

  • the culture and leadership of your organisation
  • the policies you need
  • how to put together a code of conduct
  • recruit and train staff and volunteers
  • respond to and report suspected abuse
  • identify and remove risks
  • promote the participation and empowerment of the children in your club.

For further details please contact Penny at Sport North East at or 03 5721 0252.

Running an AGM

AGM meet and mingleWe are at that time of year where many of you are getting organised for your club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM is an essential requirement for incorporated organisations and is an important event for clubs to communicate with their members, the general public and the committee. The purpose of the meeting is to give a broad overview of the club’s current direction and financial health. It also confirms the club’s purpose to the members and community – this is where your community can commit to the club and its goals for the future.

Most people try to avoid AGMs through fear of “being roped into something”, but what better way to have a positive influence and contribution to your club’s future direction?

Click here for preparation, planning, sample agenda and running an AGM

Inclusion and Diversity workshop for sporting clubs

Following the successful Wangaratta Sport Forum held in June, this workshop is about Inclusion and Diversity in Sporting Clubs.

Facilitated by founder of ‘Advancing Women’, Michelle Redfern, the workshop aims to provide an opportunity to gain a better understanding of what your club can do to become more inclusive. Michelle is a passionate advisor who is determined to contribute to achieving global gender equality in her life time, with particular emphasis on the sporting sector. Michelle currently holds board roles with Williamstown VFL Football Club and Good Shepherd Microfinance.

This workshop will focus on:

  • Overview of gender balance in the sport sector
  • Workshop activity
  • Action Planning and Sharing
  • Adopting the Respect and Equity Policy and how this can help your club

WHAT: Inclusion and Diversity Workshop for Sporting Clubs
WHO: Facilitated by Michelle Redfern
WHEN: Wednesday 29th August 2018, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
WHERE: HP Multipurpose Centre, Schilling Drive Wangaratta (between the Rovers Football Ground and the Hardcourt Tennis Club).

Light refreshments will be provided. Places are limited so please book early. You can book your place today by clicking here.