School Sport Victoria has made a significant change to inter school sport for 2018 and beyond. Instead of girls and boys competitions, sport is now structured as girls and boys/mixed. This change applies to all schools in all districts across the state.
What this means is that:
– boys should be aware that they might compete against and/or play in the same team as girls in sport this year
– girls should be aware that in some circumstances they may be offered the opportunity to compete in the boys/mixed competition. In all instances this will be in consultation with staff and will be the exception, not the norm.
Please note, this change does not apply to Netball and Football (Australian Rules) where the structure remains as girls and boys competitions.