Back in the Game program

Overview 

Council is offering a free series of modified physical activity sessions for seniors in Romsey and Woodend as part of the Back in the Game program.

Back in the Game is a modified indoor sports program endorsed by the Council Of The Ageing (COTA) and aimed at local residents 65 years and over who are currently physically inactive. 

The program aims to improve the physical wellbeing and quality of life of older people, and provide opportunities to connect socially in a fun and friendly environment. Council is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of residents, especially older members of our community, and promoting the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Modified activities include:

  • walking soccer
  • walking netball
  • balloon volleyball
  • table tennis
  • and more. 

Free transport to and from the sessions is available, and a healthy morning tea is provided free of charge.

Registrations are essential. For more information or to register your interest, call 0418 992 556  or email backinthegame@mrsc.vic.gov.au

This project was made possible by Loddon Mallee Region Move It program funding provided by the Australian Government through Sport Australia. The Loddon Mallee Region Move It project is a regional project coordinated by Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Mildura Rural City Council.

Session locations

Woodend classes are held at Buffalo Sports Stadium, 29 Forest Street, Woodend.

Romsey classes are held at Romsey Recreation Centre, 12 Park Lane, Romsey.

Session times and dates

Session times are held from 10.30am-11.30am.

Romsey

Thursdays

  • 4, 11, 18, 25 February
  • 4, 11, 18, 25 March

Woodend

Tuesdays

  • 2, 9, 16, 23 February
  • 2, 16, 23, 30 March

Transport timetable

Registrations are essential. 

Romsey

Pick up time Location
Stop 1: 10am Lancefield Mechanics Institute, The Crescent, Lancefield
Stop 2: 10.15am Romsey Community Hub, 96-100 Main Street, Romsey

Buses will arrive at the Romsey Recreation Centre, 12 Park Lane, Romsey at 10.20am 

Return trips will be completed when sessions finish at 12noon

Woodend

Pick up time Location
Stop 1: 10am Kyneton Administration Centre, 129 Mollison Street (bus pick up is at the rear of the building in the car park. Enter off Hutton Street)
Stop 2: 10.15am Woodend Bowling Club, 142 High Street, Woodend

The bus will arrive at Buffalo Sports Stadium, 1-27 Forest Street, Woodend at 10.20am.

Return trips will be completed when sessions finish at 12noon.