AllPlay Footy has been named a finalist in health promotion’s night of nights, the VicHealth Awards.
The Deakin Child Study Centre has been recognised for AllPlay Footy which aims to include children with disabilities in NAB AFL Auskick.
Prof. Nicole Rinehart, Director of the Deakin Child Study Centre, said being named a finalist for the 2017 VicHealth awards is a tremendous honour.
“I’m thrilled that AllPlay has been recognised as a leader in health promotion in this prestigious category of the VicHealth Awards,” Prof. Rinehart said.
“Deakin Child Study Centre is committed to improving the health of Victorians and AllPlay Footy is an example of our work to get children of all abilities physically active and involved in community sport.
“The VicHealth Awards highlight the critical role of health promotion in keeping Victorians happy and well and we look forward to celebrating our achievements with the other outstanding finalists in December.”
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the quality and scope of this year’s nominations were outstanding.
“This year’s finalists are to be commended for tackling some of Victoria’s biggest health issues and making a huge difference to the lives of so many Victorians,” Ms Rechter said.
“We received a record number of nominations across 10 categories this year, from small community gardening projects supporting disadvantaged families to state-wide campaigns confronting challenging health issues like mental illness, cancer and drug abuse.
“It’s inspiring to see so many organisations like Deakin Child Study Centre working with communities and using health promotion to improve the health and wellbeing of Victorians.”
Winners will be announced on Tuesday 5 December 2017 at the VicHealth Awards Ceremony at Melbourne Museum.
For more information about the 2017 VicHealth Awards, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/awards