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New opportunities for all abilities sport and recreation

Published: 7 June 2024

A new workforce program is making employment opportunities in sport more accessible and creating more pathways for people with disability to get involved in the sport they love close to home.

Three smiling people in wheelchairs play a game of rugby indoors.

Registrations of interest are now open for the new All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program – supporting organisations to build their workforce and training resources to help people with disability find a secure job in sport and recreation in regional Victoria.

The program will help organisations create new opportunities for people with disability to get involved in sport by taking on roles as coaches, officials, team managers, administrators and board members across all levels of sport and recreation.

Eligible organisations include state sport and active recreation bodies, regional sports assemblies, disability organisations, and peak body organisations with experience in promoting change and inclusion in workforce settings.

With more than one million people in Victoria living with disability and only 55% participating in sport and recreation, the program aims to help prepare the workplaces and the sector to support and empower people with disability to lead exciting careers in sport and recreation.

The program also aims to encourage inclusive practices and develop training and learning resources, with funding of up to $2.5 million available to establish a Learning and Development Hub.

The regions are also set to benefit from funding to deliver co-designed projects for people with disability through a designated Regional Coordinator.

The program is part of the Government’s new $40 million All Abilities Sport Fund that is removing barriers for people with disability to get involved in sport and recreation in communities across regional Victoria.

Increasing and promoting participation opportunities that give more Victorians a chance to participate in sport and active recreation is a key objective of the Victorian Government’s Active Victoria 2022-2026 – A strategic framework for sport and active recreation in Victoria.

For more information and to register your interest visit All Abilities Workforce and Sector Support Program.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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