School Sport Victoria is pleased to announce the appointment of Rayoni Nelson as Chief Executive Officer of School Sport Victoria.
Rayoni started with School Sport Victoria on 2 January 2019. Rayoni has over 20 years' experience working across government, sport, health and transport sectors. Rayoni's career has included management roles in a broad range of areas including sport, physical activity, active transport, road safety, customer service and communications.
Prior to joining School Sport Victoria, Rayoni held the position of Manager, Physical Activity, Sport and Healthy Eating at VicHealth, where she was responsible for initiatives focused on encouraging regular physical activity and healthy choices, including though sport. Rayoni's sport experience particularly includes women, children and young people's participation at a community level.
Rayoni has a Bachelor of Management and a Masters in Sport Management. Rayoni also represented Australia in badminton at the 2000 Sydney Olympic and 1998 Commonwealth Games.
"I am excited to join the team at School Sport Victoria. I believe my extensive experience in the sport and health sectors, coupled with my passion to increase participation of Victorian students, is an exciting combination for my role at School Sport Victoria. I look forward to building collaborative relationships with the already established school and sports network to positively impact getting more Victorian kids enjoying the benefits of playing sport."
We are looking forward to a great year ahead for School Sport Victoria