VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement initiatives to engage more women and girls in sport.
- Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers.
- There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level.
- We encourage your club to think about how you can offer more opportunities for female participation, including
- new teams
- new competitions
- new programs
Focus Area 2
VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement new social or modified sport programs that target less active Victorians.
Social sport (Paddleppower programs will fit very well into this category!)
- Social sport opportunities are more flexible or social and less structured than traditional sport activities.
- These programs have greater emphasis on fun, social interaction and enjoyment, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition.
- Social sports may have many elements of traditional sport but are primarily
- for fun and friendship
- to introduce someone to a sport
- to bring people back to sport that have dropped out due to injury, time commitments or other circumstances.
Changes are made to existing sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience. This may include changes to rules, type of equipment, playing area, duration of games and/or scoring to suit skill level/ability.
Sport activities and programs can be modified based on factors, including age, disability, skill level, fitness level, facility availability, location or time.
Modified sport includes
- introductory junior programs
- sport-based fitness programs (e.g. Cardio Tennis, Fit Football).
- programs designed for people with a disability
Should you require any further information or help, please do not hesitate to contact the Office!