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About School Sport Victoria

​​​​​​​​​About School Sport Victoria

School Sport Victoria (SSV) is the peak body for School Sport in Victoria. SSV is a sub-committee of the Department of Education and Training.

School Sport Victoria is a merge of the Victorian Primary Schools' Sports Association and the Victorian Secondary Schools' Sports Association that occurred during 2009 and was established January 1, 2010. The two member associations have steered a school sport program for over 2,300 schools, all Victorian primary schools, government and non-government and all Victorian government secondary schools. These two associations existed for over 100 years providing an ongoing interschool sport program for Victorian students.


Purpose

School Sport Victoria will actively promote school sport for all Victorian school students as a means of supporting schools programs in developing their students' health and wellbeing. School Sport Victoria will do this by:

  • providing strategic leadership for Victorian School Sport;
  • providing regular sporting competition that embraces an educational approach in developing students’ appreciation and carriage of respected community values;
  • advocating recognition for School Sport leadership at all levels;
  • maximising participation opportunities for all school students in competition that is commensurate with their age and ability;
  • promoting school and community partnerships through sport; and
    governing SSV to promote the efficient and effective administration of School Sport.

Download SSV's general brochure


Mission Statement

To be the State and National leader in providing quality sporting opportunities in the school environment for all school age children in Victoria.



Operating Procedures

Download the School Sport Victoria's Operating Procedures.

 

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Our Ambassadors

School Sport Victoria is very fortunate to have a wonderful group of ambassadors who support and advocate the importance of school sport. These include Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games medallists and ground-breaking academics – all people who have attained the pinnacle of their career. SSV is indebted to each and every one of them who volunteer their time to promote school sport in a variety of roles. Read more... 

 

Competition Boundaries

From 2011 schools will use DET regions and networks as the base structure for competition boundaries.  To view the current competition groupings, see:

Primary (Excel - 228Kb)
Secondary (Excel - 118Kb)
Download or view current Region, Division and District Coordinator appointments

 

Competition Pathways and Progressions

You can view or download SSV's policy on competition pathways and progressions.

 

Sporting Sub Committees

School Sport Victoria Sport Sub Committees began in 2011 with the  purpose to develop a high quality school sport program by fostering stronger partnerships between education and state sporting associations.  These sub committees bring together sporting and education expertise to inform both sectors in their planning and development to provide vibrant, sustainable school sport programs with strong links to community sport. Read more...

 

Membership Types

The ordinary membership of SSV consists of each of the classes listed below.  Only Full and Associate member schools compete in interschool competitions organised by SSV. 

Students attending schools that are affiliated with SSV for the current year are eligible to trial and participate in SSV interstate representative teams.

Full Members

Qualifications: Any Government School

 

Associate Members

Qualifications: Any Non-Government Primary School or Non-Government Secondary School which:

(A) does not participate in a regular school sport competition for students in year levels 7 to 12 conducted by another secondary school sport organisation; and

(B) is approved for admission to a Division as an Associate Member in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the SSV Board.

 

Affiliate Members

Qualifications: Any Non-Government Secondary School that participates in a regular school sport competition for students in year levels 7 to 12 conducted by another secondary school sport organisation.


SSV Board

President: Sarah Burns President (SIEL; SMR Rep)
Vice President: Tony Goodwin Vice President (Murtoa Secondary College; GWR Rep)
Chief Executive Officer: Jude Maguire
DET Representative: Jeanette ​Nagorcka (Regional Director NMVR)

​Board Members:

Bradley Fry (Tintern Grammar School; Principal)
Cameron Heath (Healesville Primary School; Principal EMR Rep)
David Russell (Parkdale College; Principal SMR Rep)
Fiona Taylor (Western Heights College; Principal WMR Rep)
Jan Arney (Apollo Parkways Primary School; Teacher Rep)
Jason McBean (Laurimar Primary School; NMR Rep)
Peter Wright (Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund)
Ross Pritchard (Melbourne High School; Teacher Representative)​

Sally Wilson (Mackellar Primary School)

Scott Ross (White Hills Primary; LMR Rep)​

Sebastian Scanu (Plenty Parklands Primary; Teacher Representative​)

 

SSV Life Members and Service Award Recipients

Download a full list of SSV Life Members and Service Award Recipients.