THE VTG STORY
PARTICIPATE | CONNECT | INSPIRE
The Victorian Teachers’ Games (VTG) is a priority event for Victorian educators to participate, connect and be inspired.
The VTG is a major event on the education calendar and provides an opportunity for education professionals to participate and connect through a range of sporting, recreational and social events.
Teams of staff from within schools view the event as a unique way to build team morale and enhance staff health and wellbeing.
VTG exists to give teaching teams across the state a circuit breaker – a chance to play sport, connect with their colleagues and get away.
Through VTG, we aim to build workforce capability amongst Victorian educators to enhance Education State and school sport outcomes.
We want our teachers to be the best that they can be. By participating at VTG, we aim to boost your teaching capability and your understanding of the value of school sport in Victoria. The flow on effect? Happy, healthy and resilient kids. That’s a win-win.
We’re 25 years strong, and we’re proud of that. Our journey has seen us travel across the state of Victoria for over two decades delivering a fun-filled program for the real heroes of Victoria – our teachers!
The inaugural VTG took place in Geelong in 1996 and was founded by local teacher Peter Currie. From 1996 to 2013, VTG was organised by the regional offices of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. From 2014 onwards the Department of Education and Training assigned School Sport Victoria (SSV) to deliver the event. SSV also deliver an extensive school sport program to primary and secondary students across Victoria.
We travel to cities in regional Victoria and stay there for a period of two years before we decide to head somewhere else. It’s to keep it fresh for you – our teachers – and to give local communities across Victoria the chance to have us in town.
25 years later, VTG continues to provide educators the opportunity to participate and connect through a range of sporting, recreational, wellness and social events.