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Sporting Schools: Expressions of Interest

Quick Summary: Sporting Schools is a $100 million dollar initiative by the Australian Government and is being administered by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). ACHPER National is gathering, analysing and interpreting data for the review and development of ASC resources. If you feel that your school is demonstrating a positive use of ASC resources, please…

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Sport helping the advancement of Human Rights

Quick Summary: Sport is a big part of our global culture and society, so why not use the sporting platform to promote and raise awareness for human rights?  While athletes are often discouraged from participating in public debate and discussion on current social issues, many sporting professionals are now building awareness that sport is more than…

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Football NSW forum discusses facilities expansion

Quick Summary: Western Sydney’s Valentine Sports Park hosted Football NSW’s first Facilities Forum last week. There were over 100 delegates that attended, which included representatives from both metropolitan and regional associations, as well as local council and State Government members. Members and council representatives discussed a wide variety of facility topics, which include synthetic fields, grants, community…

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Adelaide Oval wins award for excellence in structural design

Quick Summary: The Adelaide Oval redevelopment has won the Institution of Structural Engineers award for excellence in structural design.  The win has shown that Adelaide Oval is a world leader in stadium design and was commended for the response to the unique challenges faced throughout the project. Previous winners of this award includes the London…

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The importance of the sporting club/coach relationship

Article Summary: This article discusses the importance of the sporting club and coach relationship, with particular reference to tennis. There are a number of considerations and questions that a coach should address before committing to a particular sporting club. These include lenth of tenure, capital works, number of courts/fields, and size of the membership/community. Considerations…