Sports Central offer a range of programs and services across the Central Highlands with the aim of increasing inclusive opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation for the entire community. We work with local sport and active recreation organisations to increase the number of inclusive programs, teams and facilities.
We have the knowledge and skills to support your club, group or association to develop inclusive sport and active recreation opportunities within our priority communities, including:
- People with a disability
- Women and girls
- Young people (12-17)
- Older adults
- Low socio-economic communities
- Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD)
Sports Central can deliver inclusion workshops for the sport and active recreation community tailored to the needs of your group. Key features include the inclusion landscape, principles of inclusion, a framework to support inclusive club development, tips for planning programs and coaching.
Quick Wins is a VicHealth resource designed to help clubs take action to increase promotion, participation and leadership opportunities for women and girls within their clubs.
The checklist focuses on three key areas:
- Profiling Women and Girls – Scheduling, role models, celebration and acknowledgement ad sharing results and achievements
- Participation – Promotion, flexible timings and spaces, introductory or social sport opportunities
- Leadership and Equal Opportunity: Payment, leadership opportunities and club leadership (40% female committee representation)
Once your club has assessed your position, Sports Central will work with you to make two quick changes to improve gender equity within your club with the view to increase participation of females across all areas.
Act@Play is an adaptation of the highly successful Women’s Health Grampians Act@Work program. Similar to Act@Work, Act@Play aims to create a substantial shift in employees, members and volunteers understanding of workplace and social behaviours that contribute to a culture of inequality and violence against women in a sporting club environment. Sports Central and Women’s Health Grampians deliver the Act@Play program in partnership with selected local sporting organisations.