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MAY 2019  
Positive Coaching - a FREE education session!
Sports Central and Football Victoria are proud to offer a FREE 'Positive Coaching' education session for all sports coaches.

Times have changed and so have young people.  The old fashioned and overused half-time spray just doesn't cut it anymore.  Positive coaching has been proven to produce greater motivation, resilience, enjoyment and results for everyone involved.  Discover a new way of coaching that makes all the difference between a good team and an excellent team.

Date:  Thursday 30th May
Time:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue:  Sebastopol Vikings FC - St Georges Reserve, Sebastopol

Bookings are essential.  To register click here.
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Participation pathways in action:  meet Patterson
Meet Patterson, one of ten players in their first season of football with the Ballarat Bulldogs Football Netball Club, a mixed gender football team for players with intellectual disability.  Unlike other new players, Patterson is the first player to make his way through the football participation pathway for players with a disability in Ballarat.  Patterson started his football journey in 2016 at the all abilities Auskick Centre run by AAA Sport Ballarat. 
For three years he learned all the footy basics and last year took the opportunity to try a pilot program, 'Six A Side Footy' for children with a disability run in partnership between AAA Sport Ballarat, Ballarat Bulldogs and Sports Central. Read more here.
Women in Sport Recruitment and Retention Guidelines
 
Change Our Game have recently released Recruitment and Retention Guidelines for Women in Sport and Recreation.  These guidelines have been developed to assist community sport and recreation organisations to increase the number of women and girls in leadership roles.  To download your copy and read more, visit our website.
"Women and girls in sport:  Quick wins for community clubs"
Sports Central are pleased to launch a new gender equality project, "Women and girls in sport:  Quick wins for community clubs".  This project has been developed by VicHealth and will be delivered as a component of the VicHealth Regional Sport Program.  Sports Central will work with club administrators to increase awareness of gender equality, assess the environment their club currently offers for women and girls and implement actions to make improvements, attracting more women and girls to their club.  The actions implemented are intended to be small, but impactful, as well as low cost and simple to implement. 
This project is now open and we are seeking interested clubs to participate.  To read more about the project, what's involved and how to participate, click here or contact info@sportscentral.org.au have recently released Recruitment and Retention Guidelines for Women in Sport and Recreation.  These guidelines have been developed to assist community sport and recreation organisations to increase the number of women and girls in leadership roles.  To download your copy and read more, visit our website.
AAA Sport Ballarat MiniRoos Program
MiniRoos is a nine week program aimed at teaching children basic skills involved in the game of soccer in a fun and inclusive environment.  The program is suitable for children with a disability aged 5-16.  Read more here.
New Gymnastics program for young people
Attracting Gym4Me is an exciting new program launching ahd Ballarat Aquatic and Leisure Centre (BALC) for young people aged 12-17 years.  Gym4Me is inclusive of all abilities, non-competitive, social and most importantly - fun!  The program launches at BALC on Thursday 30th May from 6pm-7pm and will run until 27th June 2019 (5 sessions).  Read more here.
New Six a Side Football program
AAA Sport Ballarat launched their first full program of Six A Side Football for children aged 7-17 years old, following a successful pilot program run by Ballarat Bulldogs and Sports Central last year.  It is the natural step for children who want to continue with football after Auskick or who are older and want to learn the basics of AFL football.  The program has started but it's not too late to register.  Read more and register here.
Tennis Vic Future Leaders Program
On This program is designed for Year 10 and 11 students, providing them with the opportunity to make a difference at their local tennis club.  Participants attend a three day camp, develop important teamwork and leadership skills and work with Tennis Victoria to develop a project plan to take back to their tennis club to complete.  Entries close Friday 14th June.  Read more here.
Inclusive programs with Ballarat Gymsports
Ballarat Gymsports look for ways to include everyone in some form of activity and are recognised by Gymnastics Victoria as an Inclusive Leader Club.  There are several programs on offer including Fuzzy Gym and StarBound.  Special Olympics Ballarat and Ballarat Gymsports have partnered to offer two Come and Try Days - Sunday 14th July and Sunday 11th August.   Read more about the programs here.
Daylesford Football Netball Club to host Pride Cup
The Daylesford Football Netball Club in conjunction with the Chill Out Festival are hosting the Central Highlands first Pride Cup event.  The Pride Cup harnesses the power of sport to send a strong message of hope, inclusion and acceptance to LGBTIQ+ athletes, officials and supporters.  The Pride Cup has grown into a national movement for change that transcends sport.  The club is currently seeking sponsorship for the event to be held on Saturday 13th July.  For more background and details on how your business can get involved please contact Carson White on 0499 811 817 or dfncpresident@gmail.com
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