Active Mansfield About Active Mansfield
Active Mansfield is an exciting new project which aims to increase the number of community members regularly undertaking daily physical activity.
The first phase the project has already involved surveying 1000 randomly selected residents. The Survey report will be available soon.
There are many ways you can regularly undertake daily physical activity, whether you like group or individual activities, indoors or outdoor activities there is something for everyone!
Check out the activities listed in the Active Mansfield Newsletter or click in the menus below to find out about the groups and clubs you can join, or the walks and other activities you can do as an individual or with family and friends.
TAFISA WORLD CHALLENGE DAY - WEDNESDAY 30 MAY
Imagine every person in the Mansfield Shire being active for just 15 minutes on the one day! This is the aim of World Challenge Day.
World Challenge Day is on Wednesday 30th May (between 7am and 9pm) and Mansfield Shire residents will be competing with Itirapua in Brazil to have the largest percentage of our population active on the one day.
There will be activities on the median strip in High Street Mansfield as well as other locations throughout the Mansfield Shire.
You can participate in the Challenge as an individual, in a group or as part of one of the activities planned for World Challenge Day.
All registered participants will go into the draw to win $70.00 towards sports equipment or a personal training session with a qualified and registered personal trainer.
To register your participation call or email Kirsten Lingard after you have completed your 15 minutes of activity. Ph: 5775 8534 or email: Kirsten.email@example.com
If you are participating as part of one of the organised activities listed below, an activity leader will register your participation.
Below are some of the events that you can participate in as part of World Challenge Day:
|Time ||Location || |
|9am ||Goughs Bay walking track, meet at Picnic Point || |
Take a leisurely stroll around Lake Eildon with the Goughs Bay walking group
|Cycle the Rail Trail - meet at the Visitors Information Centre || |
Cycle along the Rail Trail with the Tolmie Re-cyclers
|10am-12pm ||Lords Reserve || |
Come and try croquet with the Mansfield Croquet Club.
|11.30am ||High Street, Median Strip ||Various activities throughout the day commencing at 11.30am |
|4pm ||Bonnie Doon Bridge – meet in the carpark on the Bonnie Doon side of the bridge || |
Join the locals from Bonnie Doon and take a walk across the Bonnie Doon bridge.
Other groups participating in World Challenge Day include the Mansfield Scouts, Mansfield Primary School, St. Marys Primary School, Mansfield Secondary College, Mansfield Bowls Club, the Jamieson Community Group, Jamieson Primary School, Lauriston Grammar - Howqua Campus and the Mansfield Football and Netball Club.
Participation in World Challenge Day may form part of a regular meeting or training session or may be a specially organised walk, ride or game – anything that makes your heart beat faster for 15 minutes.
If you would like to run a 15 minute activity for your club, group or community or would like further information about any of the above listed activities please contact Kirsten Lingard, Community Development Officer on 5775 8534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAPOERIRA IN HIGH STREET
To give Mansfield residents and visitors the opportunity to be active and experience of the activity that people in Brazil might be doing on World Challenge Day we have organised a Capoiera workshop in our main street.
Instructors from Capoeira Melbourne will be playing instruments, talking about the history of Capoeira and giving a demonstration. Bring your dancing shoes because following the demonstration they will be teaching some simple Capoeira moves.
Participation is FREE. All you need to do is be on the High Street median strip at 11.30am on Wednesday 30 May. Be ready to be active!
For more information call Kirsten Lingard on 5775 8534.
Find out more
The below links are to other health and wellbeing websites which may provide information on the benefits of being active.
To find out more about Active Mansfield contact Kirsten Lingard, Community Development Officer.
Phone: 5775 8555