The State Sport Centres Trust

The statutory authority responsible for governing Melbourne Sport Centres’ Venues

About The State Sport Centres Trust

The State Sport Centres Trust is a statutory authority responsible for governing the Melbourne Sports Centre’s four venues; Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Parkville Stadium (formally known as the State Netball Hockey Centre), Lakeside Stadium and the MSAC Institute of Training.

State Sport Centres Trust operates under the State Sport Centres (Amendment) Act 2004. The operations of the State Sport Centres Trust are overseen by the Hon Martin Pakula, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events and the Hon Ros Spence, Minister for Community Sport.

State Sport Centres Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees, chaired by Chris Jackson.

Our Vision

As a premier multi-sport facility in Victoria, our vision is to enable sporting organisations and individuals to achieve peak performance, reach their potential and deliver world-class events.

Our Strategy

At Melbourne Sports Centres, our premier multi-sport faciIities exist for you to discover your best.

We know that striving to reach your full potential is what matters to you, and that’s exactly why we exist – to offer the pathways, programs and support to help you achieve your goals.

Whether you are a beginner or a high-performance athlete, we support your desire to strive for constant improvement – each day. To be faster, stronger, fitter, healthier and happier.

In witnessing beginner aspirations to high-performance achievements, you inspire us through your commitment and courage. It drives us to do more for you. To build a community of like-minded people who support one another and be there as you strive and if you stumble.

We understand the dedication, focus and grit that it takes to continuously push through and conquer your personal best and we are with you every step of the way.

Being your best is our business.

The Observership Program

State Sport Centres Trust / Melbourne Sports Centres aims to not only provide world-class facilities, but also to provide support for sports and the sporting industry overall.  The Board of SSCT is committed to creating a legacy in sport to help under-represented groups be given opportunities which lead to real progress in the sports industry.

In 2022 SSCT is partnering with The Observership Program to offer the opportunity for talented, emerging leaders to be an Observer on SSCT’s board for a period of 12 months.

Are you an emerging leader interested in building and developing your board governance skills with a view to making a valuable contribution to the not-for-profit Sports Sector?

While all registrations are welcome and considered on their merits, we encourage interest from women and people with a disability.

What is The Observership Program?

The Observership Program provides opportunities for talented, professional emerging leaders with a diverse range of skills and backgrounds to observe on a not-for-profit board over a twelve-month period. Board Governance Training is provided to Observers, delivered by The Observership Program’s strategic partners, the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and The Ethics Centre over the course of the Observership year.

2022 Applications open on Monday 7 June 2021

Applications close on Sunday 4 July 2021

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