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About School Sport Victoria

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About School Sport Victoria

School Sport Victoria, as part of the Department of Education and Training, delivers an extensive school sport program to primary and secondary students across Victoria.

School Sport Victoria was established on 1 January 2010 following the merger of the Victorian Primary Schools' Sports Association (VPSSA) and the Victorian Secondary Schools' Sports Association (VSSSA) that occurred during 2009.

Through our interschool sport program, in partnership with State Sporting Associations, we provide opportunities for students to represent their school across a wide range of individual and team sports.

As a member of School Sport Australia, we provide opportunities for students to represent Victoria, under the banner of Team Vic, across various sports to compete at School Sport Australia Championships.

We deliver the Victorian Teachers' Games, a unique annual event that aims to bring the community of educators together for multiple days of sport and social activities.

Our extensive communication and social media channels inform the school sport community of participation opportunities, celebrate the achievements in school sport and demonstrate the value of sport to engaging and developing students and schools.

We work collaboratively with partners across community, state and elite sporting organisations to support the delivery of our school sport opportunities, connect school and community sport pathways for students and provide opportunities for students facing additional barriers to participate. We also work with sector partners to collaborate on ways to engage children and young people in physical activity and sport.


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;
  • 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.

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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.

Competition Pathways and Progressions

School Sport Victoria provides student opportunities to play sport from local through to national levels, whilst enabling connection to community participation pathways.

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

School Sport Victoria Membership

Join over 2300 Victorian primary and secondary member schools in accessing a wide range of school sport programs and benefits provided through School Sport Victoria.

This includes enabling your students to access the 650,000+ participation opportunities in interschool sport and over 900 opportunities to represent Victoria (Team Vic) at School Sport Australia Championships.

School Sport Victoria offers schools three levels of membership categories:

  • Full members (any Government school)
  • Associate members (any non-Government school)
  • Affiliate members (any non-Government secondary school).

For further details of SSV membership categories, visit the SSV Membership Policy.

Schools can apply to become a new member of SSV from 2022 by completing a SSV Membership Application Form by Wednesday, 30 June 2021.

Membership Fees for 2021

Schools will be sent an invoice for your 2021 SSV Membership Fees in February 2021.

These are to be processed within 30 days of receipt – so that your school and students can access the range of benefits of being a member of SSV.

School Sport Victoria Advisory Committee

The School Sport Victoria Advisory Committee supports the strategic management of School Sport Victoria, including its strategic directions, key programs and stakeholder partnerships.

The School Sport Victoria Advisory Committee members are:

  • Megan Kerr, A/Director Statewide Services, Department of Education and Training (Chair)

  • Tim Argall, Executive Principal, Donvale Christian College - North Eastern school representative (Eastern Metropolitan Region, Hume Region).

  • Sarah Burns, Executive Principal, Somerville Secondary College - South Eastern school representative (Gippsland Region, Southern Metropolitan Region).

  • Tony Goodwin, Principal, Murtoa College - South Western school representative (Greater Western Region, Western Metropolitan Region).

  • Wayne Schultz, P-6 Physical Education and Sport and STEM Support, Roxburgh Park Primary School - North Western school representative (Loddon Mallee Region, Northern Metropolitan Region).

  • Jennifer McCrabb, Area Executive Director Central Highlands, South Western Victoria Region, Department of Education and Training

  • Ben Hartung, Senior Project Manager, Participation and Sector Development, Sport and Recreation Victoria

  • Michelle Barry, School Development Coordinator, Tennis Victoria

  • Patrick Jess, Manager – Leisure, Health and Wellbeing, Maribyrnong City Council

  • Petrina O'Connor, Project Director - Child & Youth Health, DET

  • Mark McAllion, Director, Maribyrnong Sports Academy, Maribyrnong College

  • Lorena Guidos, Manager - Business Partnering, Department of Education and Training

  • Dr Cameron Smee, Lecturer of Health and Physical Education, Federation University

  • Rayoni Nelson, CEO, School Sport Victoria

Further information on the School Sport Victoria Advisory Committee includes an Overview of the Committee, Terms of Reference and Role Description of the roles.




School Sport Victoria 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...