Active Youth Development Program (AYDP)

A series of Active Youth Development Programs will be conducted throughout the state in the following regions:

Loddon Campaspe – Bendigo
Conducted on 21 May 2014 at Bendigo South East Secondary College - visit the tab to the left

Barwon - Geelong
To be conducted on 26 June, 2014 at Montpellier Primary School - email VOC for further details

Mallee - Mildura
Conducted on 24 October 2013 at Nichols Point Primary School - visit the tab to the left

South West Sport – Warrnambool 
To be conducted on June 3, 2014 at Warrnambool Primary School - email VOC for further details

Central Highlands - Ballarat
Conducted on 21 November 2013 at Ballarat Grammar - visit the tab to the left 

Gippsland – Yallourn/Moe  
Venue/date to be advertised soon

The programs are funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation. We have four objectives:
  1. Connect Olympians with the community to inspire participation in sport.
  2. Connect schools and students with local clubs to foster an ongoing relationship.
  3. Empower teachers with the tools needed to conduct the program with minimal support by the Victorian Olympic Council.
  4. Increase participation in sport.

Each program is conducted over the course of a day with the highlight being that students will be coached in their preferred sport by an Olympian. The sports are based on those that can be resourced at the host school. In the past we have offered any six of the following sports basketball, volleyball, athletics, table tennis, badminton, swimming, sailing, soccer, hockey and rowing. Once the sports are determined the VOC enlists the support of Olympians to coach and inspire the students.

During the day we conduct a nutrition/healthy eating session and another on the a.s.p.i.r.e. Olympic values:

Local clubs also have an opportunity to present to the students and recruit members in a local clubs expo.