VicHealth's Innovation Challenge: Sport (formerly physical activity) has continued in 2018 to fund new ideas to get more Victorians moving through sport.
We challenged you to lead sport in a new direction to create;
- more flexible, social and less structured ways to play sport
- more places to play sport within communities
- more sport for everyone – focusing on our Victorians who experience higher levels of disadvantage.
Pleasingly, you answered the call!
Congratulations to the following winners who have shared in start-up funding to make their ideas become a reality.
Winning ideas funded in July 2018
|Paddle Victoria – Kayak Paddle Ball
A new program for teenagers looking for something outside of mainstream sport. Kayak Paddle Ball offers fast, fun and social water sport games for 14 to 17-year old’s, while also providing a space to hang out.
Lacrosse Victoria – Battlecrosse
A social, non-competitive program for university students who have never tried Lacrosse before. Battlecrosse is focused on developing skills and social engagement. Lacrosse Victoria will partner with Victorian universities to offer the program.
Australian Sailing Limited – Sail Pass
Sail Pass uses new technology to provide a flexible, low-cost way for Victorians to try sailing for the first time. Aimed at making sailing more accessible, Sail Pass creates the opportunity for less active Victorians to try sailing on a casual basis.
Winning ideas funded in July 2017
| AFL in partnership with AFL Victoria – AFL Blind
A new adapted AFL program for blind and vision-impaired Victorians supported by Blind Sports Victoria.
To be trialled in metropolitan Melbourne, the program will create more opportunities for our blind and vision-impaired community to get active and enjoy playing AFL.
AFL in partnership with St Kilda Football club – SaintsPlay
An approach to develop more inclusive environments at NAB AFL Auskick Centres to improve experiences amongst autistic children and their families. Delivered by St Kilda Football Club in the Bayside area, the program will work closely with community – including; Special Development Schools, community clubs and local families.
Leisure Networks in partnership with Wyndham City Council - Healthy Happy Hours
An approach to empower more local community groups within Wyndham City Council to get active at sporting facilities during off-peak times. Three council facilities will be unlocked during week days to provide a range of new social sporting opportunities to cater for community needs.
Little Athletics Victoria in partnership with Athletics Australia - Fast Track
A new community-based athletics program that caters for children with disabilities; from culturally diverse backgrounds; and from remote areas. Delivered by accredited coaches at convenient community location, the program is a short format that focuses on maximum participation for children involved.
Touch Football Victoria – Families in Touch
A new touch football community program that supports Victorian families to stay together and play together. Delivered by touch football clubs, the program is designed to allow both parents and children to enjoy the benefits of the sport in a fun, friendly and safe environment.
Triathlon Victoria - TRIstopme
A fun and inclusive school-based triathlon program for 13-17 year old girls. Delivered by teachers, the program seeks to empower girls, particularly those less active, to get involved and give triathlon a go.
Winning ideas funded in February 2017
AFL Victoria - Female Indigenous Program
Bushwalking Victoria’s Escaping Your Comfort Zone
Cricket Victoria in partnership with Proud2Play – Proud Cricket
Collingwood Basketball Association – Stay, Play, Lead and Succeed
Sport Central in partnership with Golf Victoria – Ballarat District FlexiGolf Pass
Winning ideas funded in May 2016
Gymnastics Victoria – Team Gym
Cricket Victoria – Indoor 4’s
City of Greater Geelong, with GMHBA
Tenpin Bowling Victoria, with Tenpin Bowling Australia – Strike and Stride
Aquatics and Recreation Victoria, with YMCA Victoria – Before school Energy Active Sports Tribe
Winning ideas funded in November 2015
Melbourne City Football Club – City Strikers Walking Football
Squash & Racquetball Victoria – Pop Up Squash
BMX Victoria – Pumped for BMX
Waterpolo Victoria – Bumpa Ball
Basketball Victoria – Stride Basketball
Softball Victoria, with Blue Earth – Active Families Playing Together
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