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VicHealth Active Club Grants now open

Clubs are encouraged to apply for the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants in an effort to get more women and girls involved in sport and increase social sport opportunities to help Victorians improve their physical health and mental wellbeing. Social sport includes more flexible, fun and less-structured opportunities with a focus on social interaction, and […]

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‘The Fight’ continues…

At a State Government media conference on Monday 14 August 2017 The Honourable Martin Foley MP announced that Sports Focus had been successful in their application for a Community ICE Action Grant. The grant will provide much needed funds to expand the highly successful ‘Clubs Taking Control’ project that is currently into its third year […]

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Statement of Commitment to Child Safety

Everyone associated with Sports Focus including, but not limited to; directors, staff, contractors and volunteers want children to be safe, happy and empowered. We support and respect all children. We are, and always will be, committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children. We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations […]

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Local clubs share in funding from VicHealth

Sporting clubs across the Loddon Campaspe region have been successful in receiving in funding in the latest round of health promotion foundation VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, an initiative to encourage more Victorians to get physically active. The funding will help clubs to deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport, and […]

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WWCC vs Police Check

The Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a Police Check are two different checks. Under the Working with Children Act 2005, if you are doing child-related work and are not exempt, you must have a WWCC, even if you already have a Police Check. The WWCC screens a person’s criminal records and in some cases […]

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WWCC – Club Volunteers

Club volunteers that have direct contact with children need to take responsibility to ensure the safeguarding of children by having the correct Working with Children Check (WWCC). If the role being undertaken is a paid position, then the Employee Card is the appropriate Check, whilst if the role is unpaid or volunteer, then the Volunteer […]

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