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About School Sport Victoria

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About School Sport Victoria

School Sport Victoria (SSV) is the peak body for School Sport in Victoria. SSV is a sub-committee of the Department of Education and Training.

School Sport Victoria is a merge of the Victorian Primary Schools' Sports Association and the Victorian Secondary Schools' Sports Association that occurred during 2009 and was established January 1, 2010. The two member associations have steered a school sport program for over 2,300 schools, all Victorian primary schools, government and non-government and all Victorian government secondary schools. These two associations existed for over 100 years providing an ongoing interschool sport program for Victorian students.


School Sport Victoria will actively promote school sport for all Victorian school students as a means of supporting schools programs in developing their students' health and wellbeing. School Sport Victoria will do this by:

  • providing strategic leadership for Victorian School Sport;
  • providing regular sporting competition that embraces an educational approach in developing students’ appreciation and carriage of respected community values;
  • advocating recognition for School Sport leadership at all levels;
  • maximising participation opportunities for all school students in competition that is commensurate with their age and ability;
  • promoting school and community partnerships through sport; and
    governing SSV to promote the efficient and effective administration of School Sport.

Download SSV's general brochure

Mission Statement

To be the State and National leader in providing quality sporting opportunities in the school environment for all school age children in Victoria.

Operating Procedures

Download the School Sport Victoria's Operating Procedures.



Our Ambassadors

School Sport Victoria is very fortunate to have a wonderful group of ambassadors who support and advocate the importance of school sport. These include Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games medallists and ground-breaking academics – all people who have attained the pinnacle of their career. SSV is indebted to each and every one of them who volunteer their time to promote school sport in a variety of roles. Read more... 



Competition Pathways and Progressions

You can view or download SSV's policy on competition pathways and progressions.

Membership Types

The ordinary membership of SSV consists of each of the classes listed below.  Only Full and Associate member schools compete in interschool competitions organised by SSV. 

Students attending schools that are affiliated with SSV for the current year are eligible to trial and participate in SSV interstate representative teams.

Full Members

Qualifications: Any Government School


Associate Members

Qualifications: Any Non-Government Primary School or Non-Government Secondary School which:

(A) does not participate in a regular school sport competition for students in year levels 7 to 12 conducted by another secondary school sport organisation; and

(B) is approved for admission to a Division as an Associate Member in accordance with the criteria prescribed by the SSV Board.


Affiliate Members

Qualifications: Any Non-Government Secondary School that participates in a regular school sport competition for students in year levels 7 to 12 conducted by another secondary school sport organisation.

SSV Board

President: Tony Goodwin (Murtoa Secondary College)

Vice President: Fiona Taylor (Western Heights College)


Bradley Fry (Tintern Grammar School; Principal representing Independent Schools)

David Russell (Parkdale College; Principal Southern Metropolitan Representative) 

Jason Mc Bean (Laurimar Primary School; Northern Metropolitan Representative)

Jocelyn Ziebell (Tallangatta Secondary College; Hume Region Representative) 

Kellie Catanese (Footscray City College; Teacher Representative)

Kendall Clarke (The Grange P-12; Western Metropolitan Representative)

Kevin Oakey (Jells Park Primary School; Eastern Metropolitan Representative)

Lee Jarvis (Truganina South Primary School; Teacher Representative)

Rachael Buck (Noorat Primary School; Greater Western Representative)

Sarah Swilks (Brentwood Secondary School; Teacher Representative)

Scott Ross (White Hills Primary; Loddon Mallee Representative)

Sebastian Scanu (Epping Views Primary; Teacher Representative)

Peter Wright (Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund)

DET Representative: Kim Ryan (Director - Statewide Services)


Chief Executive Officer: Rayoni Nelson 

Andrew Lewis (Wantirna Secondary College; Chair of Finance Subcommittee)


Positions coming up for re-election:

-         Gippsland Region (2 Years)

You can find out more or apply via this page of the SSV website.