Throughout the months of August, September and early October 2021, Sports Central’s team worked in partnership with Regional Sport Victoria and seven other Regional Sports Assemblies to undertake surveys with local sporting clubs, leagues and associations. 

400 surveys and conversations have occurred to date and the findings highlight the current mood of grassroots, community-based sport and recreation as they face the task of operating in a “COVID-normal” society.

This research provides insight into the current perspectives, challenges and issues facing community sporting organisations throughout regional Victoria, particularly as we move towards re-opening following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report highlights the immediate and more pressing concerns of the sector and the need for ongoing support and guidance from both RSV, RSAs and the sector more broadly.

A final report is expected to be released in December 2021.

We wish to sincerely thank the 75+ clubs, leagues and associations from the Central Highlands who participated in this project.