This Girl Can Week - 18th - 24th March, 2019

This Girl Can celebrates women who are all kinds of active. Women who are giving their all, or giving it a go, but not giving a damn!

This Girl Can is all about empowering Victorian women to enjoy being active without worrying about judgement, gender stereotypes or skill level.

Learn more about the campaign and get inspired at  For more details contact MSA offices located at Mildura, Swan Hill, Buloke and Gannawarra.

Swan Hill Activities: click here  Swan Hill Active Mob click here


"Celebrating our Women and Girls in the MALLEE"  to see the stories click on the name.

Angela Hird   Bree Fletcher  Debbie Hassell Donald Basketball Association  Akesa Kei  Verna Currie Maddison Sparrow Rita Chase

Teika Collins  Sara McNeil Macorna Netball Club Ladies Only Bike Rides Kelsey Allen Hannah Holmes Emma Simmonds Dianne Gardner 

Chelsea Humphrey Briony Dimasi  Border Western Horse Goup Bianca Bugeja  Zoe Smith Natasha Anstee 


"Celebrating our Women and Girls in the Mallee"- picture collage


2019 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M Northern Mallee Sports Star Awards

The February monthly nominations for the 2019 Merbein & District Community Bank 97.9 Triple M Northern Mallee Sports Star of the Year Award also close on Friday 8th March, 2019.


2018-2019 Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program 

Applications for the second funding round of 2018-19 of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program are now open and close 11.59pm Tuesday, 19 March 2019.  

Guidelines for this program can be found at  It is recommended you read the program guidelines before applying as some changes have been made this year, specifically travel date eligibility.

The program has two funding categories:

Category 1: State Sporting Associations: State sporting associations, Peak and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria (or if no state sporting association, the relevant Australian Sports Commission recognised national sporting organisation) can apply for up to five grants per funding round on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at national championships and/or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials.
·        Grants of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
·        Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2000.

Did you know? State Sporting Associations can apply in advance of teams or individuals being selected for championship events.  See the application form on how to provide details if a team/individual has yet to be selected or please call me for assistance.

Category 1 travel dates: This round covers travel between 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019.


Category 2: Community Organisations: Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation opportunities can apply for up to two grants per funding round of $750 each to assist athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of training and competition over a 12 month period.

Category 2 travel dates:  This round covers travel commencing from 5 March 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Applications are to be made online at - go to sub heading Apply Now.


VicHealth Active Club Grants - The  next round of VicHealth Active Club Grants will open on Tuesday 5 February 2019.

A total of around $500,000 in funding is available for community sport clubs throughout Victoria. Clubs can apply for grants of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to provide more opportunities for Victorians to participate in sport, with a particular focus on people who otherwise wouldn’t get these opportunities.

Building on momentum generated by our successful This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, the new funding will help local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get active.

Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can indicate if they would like to be considered for an additional $2,000 grant to promote This Girl Can – Victoria to encourage women in their local community to get active.

The grants will also provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs for Victorians of all ages, genders and backgrounds as well as more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.


Launch of 2019 Calendar of Events

  The Mallee Sports Assembly launched the 2019 Calendar of Events at their office in Ninth St in Mildura this week.  Five hundred calendars have been printed and distributed to sport and recreation groups across the municipalities of Mildura, Swan Hill, Buloke and Gannawarra.  Additional copies are available from the Mallee Sports Assembly Office at 101-101A Ninth St, Mildura.

For the twelfth consecutive year the calendar is sponsored exclusively by Bendigo Bank.  “Both Bendigo Bank and Mallee Sports Assembly are in the business of supporting communities, making this partnership a very natural fit,” Mildura Langtree Branch Manager Dafydd Scholes said.

The calendar aims to encourage participation and activity and provides advice and guidance in particular for those who are the least active, people with disabilities and residents from multi-cultural and lower socio-economic backgrounds.  The calendar highlights the broad range of activities available across the four municipalities and is also a way of raising the profile of the different clubs and associations that exist in the communities.

Carmel Mackay, Executive Officer of the Mallee Sports Assembly said: “The calendar is an important annual program co-ordinated by the Assembly, especially in times of hardship when social interaction in communities becomes so important for all people.”

The 2019 Bendigo Bank MSA Calendar is now ready for collection.  Please contact your local MSA offices located at Mildura, Swan Hill and Wycheproof to arrange collection.

For further information, contact Mallee Sports Assembly on 5021 3464,  or office at 101-101A Ninth St, Mildura, otherwise go online to


100 Day Challenge

Take a break from gambling with the 100 Day Challenge

The 100 Day Challenge is a free online tool for anyone who wants to change their relationship with gambling.

It’s a flexible program that offers you 100 alternative activities to help resist the urge to gamble and focus your energy on other aspects of life.

Set your own goals and you can track your progress daily. You can also check in with other challengers via the community forum.

This journey is about you and the change you want to make. Reaching day 100 can only come by registering for day one. 

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