SSV Play is the participation stream within SSV's school sport pathway, which aims to engage less active students through a variety of sport and physical activities program.
SSV Play provides a program in a non-competitive format to engage students, with consideration to addressing key barriers to school sport participation including:
The changing way children and young people engage with sport – with a shift in focus from playing sport to win, to playing sport to keep fit.
Students who are currently missing out on opportunities through interschool sport (eg: not trying out for or getting selected in school teams etc)
Students who are put off by the pressure to perform and win (don't like competitive sport).
The drop of in sport participation amongst teenagers, particularly from the age of 15 (Year 9).
School Sport Victoria is excited to launch new Term 3 and 4 programs for SSV Play.
The following free SSV Play opportunities are now open for schools in Term 3 and 4:
SSV Play – Circus in partnership with Ruccis Circus
SSV Play - Downball in partnership with Downball Australia
SSV Play - Diversity Dash with a strengthened focus on inclusion and diversity during and in the lead up to the event.
Funding for SSV Play is provided at no cost to Victorian Government and low fee independent schools selected to participate.
Each SSV Play program has limited spaces available.
Schools will be prioritised based on the following criteria:
Level of disadvantage
Previous participation in SSV Play
VIT registered member of school staff supervision requirement
Preferred Play program
For all programs, schools need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form on the specific program page below.
Open periods for schools to submit EOI forms will vary, and once places are full the EOI portal will close.
Places for all SSV Play programs are limited so get in early to ensure your school can be considered for selection.
Note: Submitting an EOI form does not guarantee your school a spot in that program. School Sport Victoria assesses all submissions prior to selecting and notifying all schools accordingly.
To find out more about each program and to submit an EOI lick on the program below for further details.