Minister's Cup

 

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The Victorian Teachers’ Games Minister’s Cup was introduced in 1997 and is a prestigious, perpetual award presented to the team or school who best epitomizes the spirit of the Games.

The winner of the Minister’s Cup receives the Minister’s Cup to be housed at the school for the year, recognition from Victorian Teachers’ Games, School Sport Victoria and the Department of Education. The winner also receives the opportunity for a School Sport Victoria ambassador to present at their school.

In 2019, Libby Birch visited girls from Year 7-9 at Sunshine College (2018 Minister's Cup winners) to chat about the highs and lows of her elite sporting journey with the aim to inspire and encourage girls' participation in sport (see below).

The VTG theme is ‘Communicate, Celebrate, Educate’ and everybody that is a part of VTG embodies these three concepts. The Games provides an opportunity for Teachers to reconnect and communicate with past colleagues, university friends, local community and sporting organisations, celebrate their year so far and prepare to enter their last term of teaching while receiving education in and learning more about sports on offer in Victoria. Teachers will return to school reinvigorated, with new learning, new friendships and plenty of great stories to share.

The Minister's Cup is awarded in line with the Minister's Cup Policy.

VTG shares its values with that of our co major partners Bank First and VicSuper – in that our values are integral to who we are and underpin what VTG are about. The VTG Minister’s Cup will be awarded on the following criteria; which embodies the VTG theme, what our partners stand for, and the spirit of VTG.

VICTORIAN TEACHERS’ GAMES MINISTER’S CUP GENERAL CRITERIA

  • Consistently engaged and invested in both sporting and social activities and provide a significant competitive and spiritual contribution to the outcome of the event – “event focused”.
  • Communicate, listen, support and empower VTG people (colleagues, friends, local community) to be their best; and enable their team and others around them to achieve the best outcomes by being easy to navigate, present and stand out by being authentic, honest and proud to do the right thing.
  • Celebrate in the spirit of VTG; are passionate and actively seek to be agile and great through team bonding, team spirit and valuing individuality and diversity.
  • Learn, grow and value continuous improvement by building collective knowledge and receiving Education by participating in the sports of the Victorian Teachers’ Games.


The Minister’s Cup nominations are forwarded by local conveners and the winners are selected by VTG organisers with endorsement from major sponsors under the VTG Minister’s Cup Policy.

The winner of the Minister’s Cup will be announced in the month of October. See the full list of winners below!

  

Year

Location

Minister’s Cup Winning School/Team

1996

Geelong

Cup Not Awarded

1997

Geelong

Courtenay Gardens PS

1998

Bendigo

Bendigo Senior SC

1999

Bendigo

Mill Park Heights PS

2000

Moe & District

LaTrobe City

Roxburgh Homestead PS

2001

Moe & District

LaTrobe City

Nhill College

2002

Ballarat

Patterson River SC

2003

Ballarat

Mount Lilydale Mercy College

2004

Wodonga

Warragul Spring Chickens

2005

Wodonga

Bacchus Marsh Marshians

2006

Geelong

Wodonga Warriors

2007

Geelong

Heywood Consolidated Heycon Sharks

2008

Gippsland

Merrilands College ‘HOTSTUF’

2009

Gippsland

Carrum PS ‘Aye Carrumba’

2010

Bendigo

Craigieburn SC – Crazyburn

2011

Bendigo

Silverton PS

2012

Ballarat

Beaconsfield PS

2013

Ballarat

Croydon Specialists

2014

Bendigo

Vermont PS – The Flying V

2015

Shepparton

Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Specialist School

2016

Shepparton

Verney Road School

2017

Ballarat

Oakleigh South PS

2018

Ballarat

Sunshine College

2019

Geelong

Wantirna College

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