Sport & Recreation Pillar

The G21 Sport & Recreation Pillar fosters community wellbeing through participation and improving the capacity of sport and recreation assets to respond to regional needs. The Pillar supports efforts to:

  • develop organised sports (through supporting the development of coaching, volunteers, club governance, etc.)
  • link to the school sector
  • develop drought resistant facilities, and
  • share knowledge.

Priority Projects

The G21 Board has endorsed the following Sport & Recreation projects as a ‘G21 Priority Project’:

Pillar Projects

The G21 Sport & Recreation Pillar projects support the objectives of ‘The G21 Geelong Region Plan – A sustainable growth strategy’ and are owned and delivered by a variety of regional organisations. Current Projects are:

Latest Pillar Activity

An update from the September 2018 Sport & Recreation Pillar meeting.
The 480-player strong Barwon Soccer Club will have its cramped changerooms replaced with new female friendly clubrooms thanks to $150,000 from the Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
The State Government has committed $300,000 to investigate the creation of a walking trail between Torquay and Apollo Bay.

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Pillar Leadership

Ian Hicks (LEADER)
Social Planning & Investment Manager
City of Greater Geelong
Shaan Briggs (DEPUTY LEADER)
Manager, Leisure & Wellbeing
Surf Coast Shire
Cr Anthony Aitken
City of Greater Geelong
Damian Armour
Chief Executive Officer
Epworth Geelong
Elaine Carbines
Chief Executive Officer
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
Brooke Connolly
Team Leader, Sport, Recreation & Health
Leisure Networks
Andrew Crowley
Sport and Recreation Strategic Advancement Officer
Deakin University
Nicole Frampton
Recreation & Open Space Coordinator
Colac Otway Shire
Erika Gee-Kot
Sport & Recreation Victoria BSW
Cr Nathan Hansford
Golden Plains Shire
Cr Rose Hodge
Surf Coast Shire
Phil Josipovic
General Manager Planning & Infrastructure
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cameron Loftus
Chief Executive Officer
Barwon Sports Academy
Cr Bob Merriman
Borough of Queenscliffe
Cr Peter Murrihy
City of Greater Geelong
John O'Brien
Development Coordinator
Sport & Recreation Victoria BSW
Stephen Parker
Coordinator Sport, Recreation and Open Space
City of Greater Geelong
Cr Jason Schram
Colac Otway Shire
Ian Seuren
Manager Recreation, Arts & Culture
Colac Otway Shire
Dean Veenstra
Recreation Team Leader
Golden Plains Shire
Louisa White
Community Development Manager
Golden Plains Shire
Simon White
Program Manager Forest Management
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning