Category Archives: News

Starting your Club on the Gender Equality journey

Creating an inclusive and respectful culture on and off the playing field will help increase the participation and satisfaction of club members. Taking on some of these actions will not only work towards achieving gender equality for your club, but ultimately create a club culture and environment that is respectful, safe and welcoming of women. […]

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Look After Your Members this Spring and Summer Season

Following on from the 2016 Thunderstorm Asthma epidemic, Sports Focus are encouraging sporting clubs to remain aware of the dangers spring and summer weather may bring. When it comes to looking after your members, it is important to be aware of who within the club may be effected. Thunderstorm asthma can affect those with asthma […]

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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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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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Child Safe Standards – What does your club need to do?

The Victorian State Government has introduced compulsory minimum standards that apply to organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from all forms of abuse. The Victorian Child Safety Standards now apply to sporting organisations that operate and provide sporting services for children within Victoria. There are seven (7) different requirements that make up the standards, which sporting organisations […]

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