Category Archives: News

And the 2018 Sports Focus ‘Administrator of the Year’ is… Naomi Cartwright from the Kyabram Parkland Golf Club

    Congratulations to Naomi Cartwright of the Kyabram Parkland Golf Club who was announced the 2018 Sports Focus ‘Administrator of the Year’. Naomi was presented with the award on Tuesday 20th November  at a Special Presentation Evening hosted by Sports Focus at The Capital in Bendigo. After being involved with the Kyabram Parkland Golf Club for over […]

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Taking images of children

Most people take photos of children at sporting events, and most are doing so for acceptable reasons and in appropriate ways. With cameras being so easily accessible through mobile phones, the process of monitoring who is taking photos and of whom, is getting harder. This in turn raises concerns about the potential risks to child safety. This doesn’t mean […]

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Working with Children Checks – do I need one?

The Working with Children Check (WWCC) helps protect children from physical and emotional harm. This is achieved by screening an individual’s criminal record and professional conduct. You may be required to pass a WWCC in order to do paid or voluntary child-related work in Victoria. Child-related work is work in one of the occupational fields listed in the Working with Children […]

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Child Safe Standards – What are they?

To help ensure the safety of children, the Department of Human Services has introduced a set of compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations providing services for children which came into affect for sporting clubs as of 1 January 2017. There are seven (7) standards that organisations must meet to create and maintain a child safe organisation: Standard […]

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Doing things differently

Read on to see how sport is being done differently in your region! Golf, but not as you know it! Belvoir Park Golf Club in conjunction with Golf Victoria are currently hosting Swing Fit. Swing Fit is a fun and social modified version of golf. The program aims to introduce and encourage females to play golf regardless of their […]

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Challenging the perceptions of sport

People participate in sport for a number of reasons. As a sporting club, it is important you understand what factors assist participation in sport and what factors limit or prohibit it. Below are some of the perceived barriers to sport and how your club can address them. Welcoming and inclusive: The perception that sporting clubs are […]

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