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Every second counts - Sports clubs can now apply for life-saving defibrillators

22 March 2017

The third round of the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program is now open which means Victorian sports clubs have another chance to apply for a new defibrillator and help save the lives of players, volunteers or spectators who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest.  

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That’s the wicket! New turf for Junction Oval

15 March 2017

The final turf has been laid on St Kilda’s iconic Junction Oval, with out of ground construction commencing as part of the redevelopment of the new first-class cricket ground.

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$2 million Victorian Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund kicking goals for grassroots soccer

9 March 2017

Upgraded pavilions, synthetic pitches and pitch lighting are just some of the new facilities grassroots soccer clubs from Traralgon to Williamstown will be receiving as part of the Victorian Government’s new $2 million Victorian Asian Cup 2015 Legacy Fund.

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Big win for sport across the Valley

12 March 2017

The Latrobe Valley is set to become one of regional Australia’s top sporting hubs with a major investment in its sporting infrastructure, thanks to an unprecedented $85 million investment by the Victorian Government.

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Game changing boost for gender equality programs in local sporting clubs

7 March 2017

The Victorian Government is kicking in $550,000 to promote gender equality in grass roots sporting clubs across Victoria. 

Inner city netball courts rolled out for Hadfield

5 March 2017

Moreland’s Hadfield Netball Club are now ready for action thanks to today’s launch of the two new outdoor courts at Martin Reserve, courtesy of the Victorian Government’s $9.6 million Inner City Netball Program.

Let kids be kids campaign promotes respect on and off the field

6 March 2017

Ange Postecoglou, Caitlin Thwaites, and Nick dal Santo are just some of the Victorian sports legends joining the Victorian Government to support the new Play by the Rules campaign - Let Kids Be Kids.

Victorian Sport Awards Finalists announced…

2 March 2017

Congratulations to our 2016 Victorian Sports Awards finalists ….

First inner city netball courts rolled out for Darebin

28 February 2017

Darebin Community Centre’s three new outdoor courts are now ready for action thanks to the Victorian Government’s $9.6 million Inner City Netball Program.

Sports make sure you do the right thing by ANZAC Day

20 February 2017

ANZAC Day will fall on Tuesday 25 April 2017. The Victorian Government is working with all sporting codes and the Returned & Services League (RSL) to accommodate the playing of sport on this day, whilst also honouring the significance of ANZAC Day and all those who have served our country.

Women and girls get set to lead the charge to register for Premier's Active April

8 February 2017

It’s time to dust off those holiday cobwebs, start warming up those muscles and act on that new year’s resolution to get healthy and active by signing up to this year’s Premier’s Active April.

#ChangeOurGame for gender equality in sport

1 February 2017

VicHealth is the latest organisation to get behind the Victorian Government's Change Our Game campaign. 

Kickstart 2017 with an athlete pathway grant

11 January 2017

Victoria’s emerging sports stars can apply now for grants to help them showcase their talent through the Victorian Government’s Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program.

Nominate your local sports hero for the Victorian Sport Awards

6 December 2016

The 2016 Victorian Sport Awards marks the start of an exciting new era, bringing the best of the Vicsport awards and the Victorian Government’s Community Sport and Recreation Awards together to honour our sports heroes from grassroots to elite. 

Ace new way to get to the Australian Open

21 December 2016

Fans of sport and live entertainment can now look forward to making a grand entrance to the 2017 Australian Open with today’s official opening of Melbourne’s new Tanderrum footbridge.

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