b'CEOSMESSAGESport has made a remarkable recovery after COVID. MostVicsport has continued to work with sports, RSAs and LGAs participant numbers are back to 2019 levels and sports areon other projects including: CEO Forums, bespoke projects now concentrating on building more numbers. Vicsportin governance, strategic planning and child safety as well as has been proud to work with sport in Victoria over the pastnetworking and education events. twelve months as we make our return to normal. The special interest groups have continued in the areas I would like to thank the Vicsport board, members andof finance, participation, marketing, junior sport and child Vicsport partners and sponsors for their support throughoutsafety. the past year. The Victorian Sport Awards, recognising performances A particular thanks to the Vicsport staff who have workedand contributions during 2022, was conducted at Marvel tirelessly through the year. Thank you to Anthony Bowd,Stadium at the beginning of June 2023. The event attracted Maryanne Cabral, Grant Richardson, Meredith Hodson andrecord attendees and nominations. Neale Daniher AO Michaela Cook. Special thanks to Gillian Manson who spentwas the winner of the State Government Outstanding a year with the team as a consultant working on the SportContribution to Sport award. It was a special night with Volunteer project.Neale and his family in attendance. Thank you to the Hon. Ros Spence for her continuedVicsport acknowledges the support of its preferred support during the past year. The assistance from thesuppliers and partners. These partners support Vicsport Minister and the team at Sport and Recreation Victoria hasand stakeholders by providing essential services to deliver enabled sport operations to return.sport. We continue to work with partners to provide information and resources to our members. Many partners Partnership work has continued with SRV and VicHealth andhave provided specific help during COVID that has enabled we have been able conduct more face-to-face events as wellsports to get through difficult times. as more hybrid events along with online delivery. The focus of project work with SRV has included: female professional development through the LEAP leadership program, sport for all abilities, diversity and inclusion,Lisa Haskermandatory board quotas, member protection, integrity, childCEO, Vicsportsafe standards and bespoke 1:1 support for many sports. A particular highlight was the delivery of the Child Safe Modules in partnership with SRV and etrainu along with the Sport Volunteer Project in partnership with SRV, Regional Sport Victoria and Volunteering Victoria. In partnership with VicHealth, Vicsport has continued to support sports through programs with a focus on healthy environments, innovation and inclusion. The work has produced great sessions on Doing Sport Differently, sport immersion experiences and projects with Proud 2 Play.03'