Crash the Boards


About Crash the Boards

Collingwood Basketball are proud to be leading the Crash the Boards project, which will see eight basketball associations across Victoria implement a suite of interventions targeting key change makers such as coaches, players, committee members and referees to address and take action on the gendered drivers of violence.

The project is funded as part of the Victorian Government’s 2022-24 Preventing Violence Through Sport: Taking a whole-of-sport approach to engage young people and the broader community grants program, which will support the community sport sector to help family violence prevention efforts across Victoria, and align with and support implementation of the government’s Guidelines for Preventing Violence Against Women: Taking Action Through Community Sport, a practical primary prevention resource developed with invaluable input, leadership and insight from across the community sport sector.

The Preventing Violence Through Sports grants program is a partnership between:

  • Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) in the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR); and
  • Office for Prevention of Family Violence and Coordination (OPFVC) in the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH).


What does Crash the Board involve for Basketball Associations?

Why sport?

For information, research and to learn more about how gendered drivers contribute to violence against women and the role sport can play, visit:

Photo from Collingwood Youth League Active Bystander workshop


Questions? Contact our Crash the Boards program manager:

Participating Associations


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