Category Archives: News

Sons of the West – Men’s health program

Sons of the West is a FREE and FUN men’s health program.
Learn more about your health in a safe, inclusive space; make friends for life; and try fun new types of physical activity.

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Sporting Clubs and Gender Equality – men benefit too

The Victorian government continues to make large investments in the promotion of greater gender equality in our communities.  But why is this relevant to sporting clubs?  Savvy sporting communities are recognising this as a modern opportunity to grow their club, attract funding and increase memberships- but the benefits do not stop there. Research shows communities […]

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Disability Inclusion in Sport

It has been shown that people with disabilities participate in sport and recreation opportunities an average of 15-20% less than people without a disability. By considering what people with a disability may need in order to get involved in your club, you can positively impact club culture, participation numbers, volunteer skills, and attract sponsors and […]

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Cultural Diversity in Sport

In 2017, Australia was dubbed ‘the most ethnically diverse country in the world’, with over 25% of the total population born overseas, and nearly 50% of the population having a parent who was born overseas.  With Victorians hailing from over 200 countries around the world, speaking 260 languages and dialects,and following 135 different religious faiths, […]

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New Sports Focus Rules

At a Special General Meeting of Sports Focus members held on Monday 8 October 2018, the assembled members voted unanimously to adopt the presented draft set of Rules to govern Sports Focus into the future. Consumer Affairs Victoria have now approved and registered the Rules in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012. A […]

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Heat Policy and UV Index

Does your club have a heat policy? If not, it’s important for clubs to ensure the safety of all members and participants by adopting one. Prolonged exposure to heat and UV (Ultraviolet) rays can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. UV radiation is the invisible threat to your health that you can’t see or […]

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