Topic: Sport and recreation

Saints March Into Marvel In Support Of Chinese Community

Victoria has secured the AFL Round 12 game between St Kilda and Port Adelaide which has been relocated from Shanghai, and will harness the occasion to celebrate the local Chinese community. The match had been scheduled to take place on 31 May, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the St Kilda home […]

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Alcott And Stephan Win State’s Top Sport Gongs

Grand Slam tennis legend Dylan Alcott and world champion rower Lucy Stephan have taken out top honours at the 2019 Victorian Sport Awards held at Marvel Stadium last night. Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Danielle Green congratulated Alcott and Stephan, male and female athlete of the year respectively, who were among 19 winners on a night […]

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Partnership Puts Stawell Gift On Track For Bright Future

The future of the Stawell Gift – Australia’s oldest and most prestigious professional footrace – has been secured thanks to a community support package delivered by the Andrews Labor Government. The $1.22 million, four-year package will underwrite the growth of the iconic central Victorian athletics carnival until at least 2023. Prizemoney will be maintained, including […]

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Premier’s Active April Out To Break Records In 2020

Victorians of every age and ability are being encouraged to lace up their runners and follow in the footsteps of their heroes to boost their health and fitness in the 2020 Premier’s Active April challenge. Last year, a record 130,211 Victorians participated in Active April, with 1761 Victorian schools and 854 Victorian workplaces registered as […]

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Grand Effort As Workers Prepare Albert Park For F1 Thrills

Construction of the Albert Park track and grandstands for the 2020 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix has kicked off, ahead of race day on Sunday, 15 March. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today visited Albert Park to see work being carried out at the circuit to cater for an expected four-day […]

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Perry Impressive: Push On For Huge World Cup Crowd At MCG

Victoria’s support for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is building, just over one month out from an anticipated blockbuster crowd turning out for the final at the MCG. Images of two stars of the show – Australian cricket gun Ellyse Perry and namesake, American singing sensation Katy Perry – along with the MCG were […]

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Billie Jean King Set To Change Our Game At World Cup

Gender equality and human rights icon Billie Jean King will headline a special International Women’s Day event in Melbourne in March, two days before the landmark ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final at the MCG. The tennis legend and social justice champion will be keynote speaker at the Change Our Game International Women’s Day Lunch […]

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Gain, Set, Match: Australian Open 2020 A Winner For Victoria

Tens of thousands of tennis fans will pour through the gates of Melbourne Park today as Victoria celebrates the start of the Australian Open – one of the most anticipated two weeks in world sport. The Open will be contested by the cream of the tennis world headed by Australian world number one Ash Barty […]

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Australian Open 2020 – The Grand Slam For Everyone

Melbourne Park is primed to deliver the most open Australian Open in history, putting Victoria in the global spotlight and delivering accessible and inclusive Grand Slam action to hundreds of thousands of fans. Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers Luke Donnellan at Melbourne Park […]

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Uniform, Equipment, Training Grants For Local Sports Clubs

Grassroots sporting clubs across Victoria are being encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced that applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program will open on Monday, 6 January […]

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