Resources during COVID-19
- Staying active
Please visit the Department of Human and Health Services website for the latest updates on coronavirus and current restrictions and health advice.
- Mental health
- Clubs taking action
Spartan Challenge - Brunswick City Soccer Club
Brunswick soccer club have made available their Spartan Challenge, which is a home training program for all ages. You can access the home training plan through Dropbox.
Free online soccer workouts - Pascoe Vale Soccer Club
Pascoe Vale soccer club have created a facebook group where soccer players aged 8 to 16 can access free online football workouts.
Basic indoor exercises - Fawkner Soccer Club
Fawkner Soccer Club have put forward this video on Youtube from the Keilor Downs College Soccer School which provides some home training ideas for soccer players.
They have also recommended this article on the Soccer Today website about 'Developing youth soccer skills during COVID-19' which features advice on practicing at home and some video demonstrations of basic indoor exercises that you can practice.
Play For Lives Campaign
The Play for Lives campaign is a rapidly growing campaign to get our professional athletes off the bench and into the thousands of essential volunteer positions left vacant in the wake of the coronavirus. You can volunteer, get your sports club involved or reach out if you need help from volunteers through the Play for Lives website.
- Return to Sport
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Victoria will move to a COVIDSafe Summer. A summary of restrictions as they impact community sport and physical recreation are detailed on the Sport and Recreation Victoria website.
State Sporting Associations guidelines:
Return to Sport Focus on Girls - fact sheet
VicSport - Return To Sport Checklist for Leagues, Associations and Clubs
- Helpful information for clubs
COVID-19 Quick Response Grant
A provision has been made to support club activities that may be necessary to meet or enhance general hygiene in the sporting environment which may include sanitisation and improvements to general cleanliness.Supports up to $1,000 (ex GST) for the purchase of hygiene and sanitation products through Council partner Organisation Brunswick Industries Association. To assist with Moreland sport and community organisations that have been approved by Council's Recreation Services to return to training.
- Fill out the "Brunswick Industries Back to Training Order Form" that has been provided to your club (attached). Save the completed form on your computer ready to upload on SmartyGrants.
- Fill out the COVID-19 Quick Response Grant Application Form via SmartyGrants and upload the completed order form items the club wishes to receive.
- Council can only approve up to the value of $1,000 (excluding GST). Should the club wish to purchase more items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss a detailed arrangement with the supplier.
- Council will directly remit funds to Brunswick Industries Ass on behalf of the recipient.
The timeline for this grant to be assessed is very quick, once submitted officers will arrange for the order form to be sent directly to Brunswick Industries who will then contact you when goods are ready for collection.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Importance of Community Connection – Play By The Rules
Working with children check - status checker
Now is the perfect time to check the status of your staff and volunteer’s Working with Children Checks. Head to the working with children website and download the status checker spreadsheet.
Input the Surname and Working with Children Check Number of your staff and volunteers. Click Start Search and this template will check the status of multiple cards at the one time. It is so super simple and will save you a mountain of time.
Be Kind Moreland
Spectrum Victoria - enabling people with migrant and refugee backgrounds to feel at home in Australia
Grants and Fundraising
Australian Sports Foundation Program: We work with all sports, at all levels from grass roots through to National Sporting Organisations to help them fund their sporting needs.
City West Water Sewerage Rebate Scheme: The State Government funds a rebate of up to $260 a year to eligible community service organisations on the fixed service charge component of their water bill issued by their water authority.
Project Defib: Project Defib provides every sporting club, school and not for profit in Australia with an opportunity to access over $1000 worth of subsidy to put towards the latest Lifeline Defibrillator package.
Sport Australia Play for Purpose: This world-first fund raising raffle is free for clubs to participate in, and gives clubs access to large prize pools and powerful e-commerce technology, with no financial risk.
Tennis Facility Loans: The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans.