Between 2015 and 2018, VicHealth has supported Victorians who are less active to become more active through sport.
VicHealth has invested heavily in a broad range of sport organisations to help them ensure their ongoing viability and engage Victorians who are less active. Many initiatives have assisted local clubs and regional, state and national sport organisations to build more welcoming and flexible approaches to sport participation.
These programs have helped more Victorians become active, keeping them healthy, happy and well.
The new opportunities developed through these initiatives include:
• social sport programs that make activities fun, social and local
• introductory programs for newcomers to a sport
• programs specifically designed for under-represented groups (e.g. women, people with disability or newly arrived Victorians)
• programs designed to retain participants or cater to people who are returning to sport following a gap.
These programs emphasise fun, social interaction and enjoyment more than performance, results and competition.