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MARCH 2019  
This Girl Can Week (18-24th March 2019)
This Girl Can Week is dedicated to encouraging more women to give physical activity a shot, or return to activity after a break.  Sports Central have undertaken a number of activities to celebrate women in our community and to encourage women to get more physically active.   We started off the week hosting a Come and Try Sports Day showcasing social and modified sports and held a consultation session to hear from women in the community.   To see the full article and read about the event, visit our website.  To see a gallery of images, check our our Facebook page.  In addition, Sports Central have been sharing stories of women across the community to inspire others to get involved with the campaign.  Read about -
Sharon, a local mum who facilitates Rock Up Netball at Delacombe
Gemma, a young woman who is encouraging others to step outside their comfort zones
Sarah, a previous Daughters of the West participant and Soccer Mums convert 
Further inspiring articles will be released on our website over the coming weeks.
Premier's Active April returns!
Premier's Active April encourages all Victorians to do 30 minutes of physical activity a day during April  It's free and you can log your daily activity in the app and chart your progress.  There are many events, offers and facilities that are available across Victoria.  For more information visit our website.
Act@Play Commences
Sports Central, in partnership with Women's Health Grampians, have commenced rolling out Act@Play, a violence against women pilot project with AFL Goldfields, Basketball Ballarat and Wendouree Netball Association.  The program works with the whole association to equip members with knowledge, skills and resources to foster gender equitable structures and practices. To find further details on the pilot project visit our website.
Preventing Violence Against Women
On and off the field, sport has great potential to influence social change and prevent violence against women by creating inclusive, equitable, healthy and safe environments for men and women, boys and girls.  Sports Central are committed to playing a role in prevention of violence against women and promotion of an equal and respectful society for all.  Find out how your club can get involved and commit to preventing violence against women on our website.
Seniors Participation Grants
A new Victorian Government Seniors Participation Grants Program has been developed to improve the health and well-being of seniors, develop new participation models and to create age-friendly initiatives in local communities.  For more information visit our website.
VicHealth Innovation Challenge
VicHealth are excited to announce that the Innovation Challenge: Physical Activity grants will open on Monday 1st April.  Victorian councils and sporting bodies can apply for a share of $500,000 to increase levels of physical activity in their community.  For more information visit our website.
Sons of the West returns in 2019!
Sons of the West is a FREE ten week health program for men aged 18 and over working and residing in Victoria's west.  The program aims to improve men's health and wellbeing through a series of workshops, presentations, events and experiences.  Group based physical activity is delivered by an exercise physiologist and personal trainers.  The program caters for all levels of fitness.  For more information and to register visit our website.
Coasting in Hepburn Shire
Stand Up Paddleboarding is coming to Hepburn Shire during Premier's Active April.  Two sessions will be held, in Daylesford on Sunday 7th April for women and Creswick on Monday 8th April for young people.  Registration is required for both sessions.  For more information and to register visit our website.
Rock Up Netball in Daylesford
In partnership with Daylesford Football Netball Club, we're introducing Rock Up Netball in Hepburn Shire.  We are currently seeking expressions of interest from women who may like to participate or be trained as program deliverers to support the implementation of the program in Daylesford.  For more information visit our website.
Autism Inclusion in Sport:  A Free Workshop
Sport and Recreation Victoria are hosting this free event on Wednesday 3rd April at 4:15pm at Phoenix College to recognise World Autism Awareness/Acceptance Day.  You will have the opportunity to learn from local experts in wellbeing, social skills, mental health and inclusion in sport.  For more information and to register visit our website.
The Resilience Project - Public Talk Program 2019
Hugh van Cuylenburg, Founding Director of The Resilience Project will be delivering a public talk at the Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts in Ballarat on Wednesday 3rd April at 7:00pm.  The Resilience Project has delivered programs to over 650 schools and worked with many elite sporting teams including Australian cricket, netball, soccer, NRL and AFL clubs.  For more information and to buy tickets visit our website.

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