Insights from Guided Conversations

This interim report provides insights into the current perspectives, challenges and issues facing regional community sport in Victoria during the height of COVID-19 restrictions.

Throughout the months of (late) April and May 2020, Regional Sports Assemblies (RSAs) undertook one-on-one ‘guided conversations’ with their local sporting clubs, associations, and leagues, and this data was recorded systematically across the network.

This rich data set highlights the impact on grass roots, community sports clubs to date, including the immediate concerns felt by volunteers and the preliminary support required from the sector.

A final report will be released in July 2020.

Regional Sport Victoria – Strategic Plan

Regional Sport Victoria developed a strategic plan to take it through the next step of its organisational development. The plan was developed for 2018-19, but remains relevant to today, due to the strategies in the plan.

It is envisaged that with the recruitment of the new General Manager in March 2020, one of the first priorities for the General Manager will be to review the strategic plan, in collaboration with the Board of Management, to determine a course of action for the future.

A number of the strategies are still to be implemented, but they remain as relevant to the organisation today, as they did in 2018-19.

Click here to access the RSV Strategic Plan.

General Manager – Regional Sport Victoria

Regional Sport Victoria (RSV) is excited to announce that it is actively recruiting a dynamic, motivated and collaborative person to take up this newly created position. The General Manager will report to and work closely with the RSV Board and our member organisations to build RSV into an effective and strong peak organisation representing the nine (9) Regional Sports Assemblies (RSAs) across Victoria.

The General Manager will also work closely with our primary funding partners; Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) and VicHealth, and other relevant peak bodies such as; State Sporting Associations, ensuring that RSV represents the best interests of its members to support more Victorians to become more physically active and healthier.

This is an exciting time for RSV, which has commenced an organisational development project to transition from a less formal network to a peak organisation supported by a workforce. Key outcomes of this transition will be increased collaboration and coordination of effort among RSAs, opportunities to diversify funding sources/revenue streams, increased organisational and staff capacity, as well as increased stakeholder awareness and understanding of RSV and RSAs.

While the incumbent will be required to travel throughout Victoria, she or he will be able to choose the primary work location in either; Ballarat, Bendigo or Shepparton, hosted by one of these RSAs.

Applications addressing the Key Selection Criteria close at 9.00am on Monday 9 March 2020.

To obtain a position description please click here. For further information regarding this exciting opportunity, please contact RSV Director, Stuart Craig at;