Category Archives: News

International Day of People with Disability – Local Athlete Profiles

November 28 2017, News

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability on Sunday 3 December, it is fitting to highlight some of Ballarat’s own all abilities athletes.  Meet the athletes below.                           5 DAYS TO GO: Meet 23 year old, Special Olympics Ballarat […]

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IDPwD Athlete Profiles: Josh

November 28 2017, News

Meet Special Olympics Ballarat Golfer, Josh Kennedy.  The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sporting organisation existing exclusively for people with intellectual disability. As one of the founding athletes of Special Olympics Ballarat, it is no surprise that Josh Kennedy is involved in nearly all of their local sports offerings. Josh’s father, Charles, explained that […]

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2017 Victorian Sport Awards

November 22 2017, News

Vicsport, in partnership with the State Government of Victoria are proud to present the Victorian Sport Awards as a highlight on the Victorian sporting calendar. It is a night to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our home grown sporting heroes and those who have shown commitment and dedication to community sport in Victoria. Nominations for […]

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Sports Clubs Have a Role to Play in Creating Cultural Change

November 15 2017, News

Not-for-profit organisation Sports Central has partnered with Women’s Health Grampians as part of a call to action for gender equality and the prevention of violence against women.  Sports Central executive officer Michael Flynn said a Presidents’ Leading Change dinner on November 27 was a chance to bring sporting groups together and start a conversation about joining the Communities of Respect and Equality alliance. […]

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Aldi Mini Roos in Ararat

November 14 2017, News

The Ararat Fitness Centre will be hosting the Football Federation Aldi Mini Roos program. Aldi Mini roos is a beginners program for both boys and girls aged 4- 9 years.  No experience or skill-level required of participants, just an interest to learn the game in a fun, social and welcoming environment! Sessions will commence on […]

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Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program

November 13 2017, News

The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automatic external defibrillator (also known as an ‘AED’) for their club or sports facility. Successful applicants receive an ‘Automatic External Defibrillator Package’. The package includes a high quality defibrillator, some basic training and a minimum of three […]

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