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Playtime important for physical and mental health in children

Quick Summary: A recent study shows that children’s playtime can increase their language development, problem solving and independent learning skills, as well as their physical and mental health. It is noted in the study, that families you report to visiting playgrounds and other youth facilities often show higher levels of overall happiness. It also states…

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Job Vacancy Alert: Pro Vice-Chancellor Industry, Community and Sport Engagement

Pro Vice-Chancellor Industry, Community and Sport Engagement is a newly established role which aims to establish Victoria University as a leading sport, industry and community university within Australia. The role requires a strong academic leader, who will co-ordinate and manage effective stakeholder relationships and have a strong commercial focus. This job would suit people working…

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Females lead the way as the cricket participation trend grows in Australia

Article Summary: The popularity of cricket in Australia has been reinforced by the amazing success of the Australian cricket team in last summer’s Ashes. The spectacular Ashes win has now seen, for the first time, more than one million people playing cricket and record crowd numbers and ratings for professional cricket. On top of this, there…

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RevolutioniseSPORT changing the way sports clubs communicate

Article Summary: RevolutioniseSPORT is a cloud-based online management system for sports clubs. It manages all memberships online, contacts members from an easy and central position and even helps with event organisation. It also allows insights into membership data and manages finances and process payment. Boccia Australia has made the move to revolutioniseSPORT and says it…

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Homophobic bullying in physical education

Article Summary:  A new study is finding that high school students are being exposed to homophobic bullying during PE lessons. This negative and hostile environment can lead to many different mental health issues, such as depression, self harm and even depression, among young gay and lesbian students. Students have reported casual homophobia during PE lessons,…

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Synthetic turf war as local and international sports organisations express concerns over injuries

  Article Summary: Synthetic turf is starting to make a resurgence in sports stadium locally and internationally. While the Football Association in the UK are considering reintroducing synthetic turfs to their pitches, a NSW city council is considering installing the first synthetic rugby league pitch  in Kellyville Ridge. There are some advantages to having a…