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SALT
STRIVING to improve mental health within institutions, not-for-profit SALT (Sport and Life Training) are facilitating educational sessions in sporting clubs and businesses across Victoria.
By Fiona Themann It’s important that we all work to empower girls to use their strengths, their skills, their talents to reach their full potential. To encourage them to pursue their goals, follow their dreams and live happy, fulfilled lives. It’s also important that we prepare them for the challenges, and train them to look...
The healthy mind and manner of a 21st Century man Have you, like I have, been dismayed at the horrendous stories of sexual violence and assault over recent weeks coming from parliament house, Sydney schoolkids and so many other places? We all know that this behaviour is in no way a reflection of men as...
Think about the men you know.  Chances are they are decent, loving, caring people – and that’s what you like about them. However, the traditional gender stereotypes applied to boys and men is more about being tough, self-sufficient, patriarchal, and even alpha. Most Australians acknowledge the harm this stereotyping does, and many are receptive to...
For coaches it’s a balancing act As you wake your club from hibernation and set your systems in place for the upcoming season, it’s important to be aware of the challenges that the various segments of your club will be experiencing.  While life is getting back to normal, there will still be invisible mental scars...
Fundraising is a real necessity for the majority of sporting clubs.  Fees, if they are to be kept affordable (and as community sporting organisations, that’s vitally important) only go some of the way to paying for all the expenses incurred in running a club. If you want to fund improvements, then that requires a real...
Whilst players generally bring the glory, they are standing on the shoulders of a far bigger team. That selfless army of volunteers who, in this return to COVID Normal, need recognition, care and understanding – maybe even more so than others in your club. Many volunteers might be pressured into supporting clubs initially by their...
It’s full steam ahead for clubs as they plan for next season!  In Victoria in particular, it’s important to remember that a few short months ago your players were living under lockdown conditions.  Regardless of whether they could go to work or not, their lives have been changed.  They have been cut off from their...
When community sport came to a halt amongst the chaos of COVID-19 earlier this year it became evident just how important local clubs and associations were to the health and wellbeing of Victorian individuals. The junior netballers were missing playing with their friends, coaches were forced to re-work their training sessions and the local volunteers...
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