School Sport Victoria is excited to launch SSV Play - 2023.

SSV Play aims to engage less active students and those not currently participating in interschool sport, through providing a range of activities that are more social, non-competitive and focus on participation.

The following free SSV Play opportunities are available in 2023:

  • SSV All Aboard Skateboarding in partnership with YMCA Action Sports
  • SSV School Games in partnership with Reclink Australia (Term 2 only)
  • SSV Diversity Dash with a strengthened focus on inclusion and diversity during and in the lead up to the event.

Funding for these initiatives is provided at no cost to selected Victorian Government and low fee independent schools.

About SSV Play

SSV Play aims to address some of the current barriers schools and students may face in being able to participate in school sport, including:

  • affordability and accessibility of local opportunities;
  • younger students who want to participate in sport activities focused on fun, skill development and playing with friends; and
  • some students being put off by competition and the pressure to perform and win.

As part of the Positive Start in 2022 initiative, SSV Play offered more opportunities for both primary and secondary Victorian students to participate in sport and physical activity, with approximately 240 schools engaged and 35,000+ participation opportunities provided.

School Selection Criteria

 In 2023, schools will be prioritised based on the following criteria:

  • Only government or low fee non-government schools will be eligible
  • Priority will be given to schools that didn't participate in the SSV Play program in 2022
  • Schools can express interest in only one activity so please do not submit a form for multiple activities. Please choose the activity your school wants the most.
  • There will be limited places in Diversity Dash for schools that have over 600 students to ensure we can offer the activity to as many schools as possible
  • Both SSV School Games and SSV All Aboard Skateboarding have a target of 100 students (4 sessions with 25 students per session) on a one-day school incursion:
    • If you are a smaller school and do not have 100 students, please consider if you can partner with another nearby school to meet this requirement. Alternatively, you can apply for Diversity Dash where no minimum student limits apply
    • If you have more than 100 students consider selecting specific classes within your school that might benefit most and fit the 100-student maximum.

For all activities, schools need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) form. Open periods for schools to submit EOI forms will vary, and once places are full the activity will be closed for EOIs. Get in early to ensure your school can be considered for selection.

Submitting an EOI form does not guarantee your school a spot in that activity. School Sport Victoria assesses all submissions prior to selecting and notifying all schools accordingly.

To find out more about each activity and to submit an EOI form click on the activities below for further details. 

Expressions of Interest are open.