The Good Sport Initiative is a Council project designed to support local sport to return to play.
Together with local sporting clubs, state agencies and peak sporting bodies, Council is looking toward the future and planning for the transition to a ‘new normal’. We are backing local sport with the development of a well-informed plan for the growth and longevity of sport across our Shire.
There are also a range of resources available to sporting clubs that can support the return to play. Take a look at our Resource Bank for links to the various sporting initiatives and support available.
Sporting groups and organisations have responsibilities to be COVIDSafe and ensure a safe return to play. You can contact your State Sporting Association for assistance with your COVIDSafe Plan. For further assistance give Council's Recreation Team a call on (03) 5772 0333.
Based on feedback received through the Good Sport Survey conducted in August 2020, Council has hosted a series of sports club development sessions. These free, online interactive sessions focused on the key themes identified through the survey - participation and membership, volunteer recruitment and retention, marketing and promotion, and grants.
Stay tuned for the announcements on future sessions. If you are interested in undertaking training to improve or further develop your sport or recreation club, contact Council's Recreation team to discuss how we can help.
In August 2020, Council carried out a Good Sport Initiative survey targeting sporting clubs across Murrindindi Shire. In total, 28 sporting clubs participated in the survey and we are pleased to share some of the highlights and key findings with you. Click here(PDF, 43KB) to read more about the Good Sport survey results.
The information gathered from the survey will assist Council in implementing the next phase of the Good Sport Initiative. This includes
- developing a multi-stage, comprehensive and hands-on approach to addressing key issues identified by clubs including participation, volunteering and inclusion
- streamlining the process to access COVID-19 recovery grants, assisting clubs with their return to ‘COVID Normal’
- working with key Victorian sport and health organisations to increase their presence in Murrindindi Shire
- continually updating the Good Sport Initiative web pages with relevant grants and club development information