Sutherland Shire commits to the installation of multiple synthetic sports fields

Quick summary:   The Sutherland Shire has committed $5 million to resurface and upgrade multiple sports fields and facilities across the region. A further $3 million will come from partners, clubs and associations.    With one in four Sutherland Shire residents participating in local sport, the current demand on fields and facilities is being tested.…


$2.15 million upgrade to Arlington Reserve in Marrickville completed

Quick summary: A $2.15 million upgrade to the Marrickville Council’s Arlington Reserve in inner western Sydney has recently been completed. The construction works included demolition of the existing site, earthworks, subgrade strengthening, subsurface drainage, construction of pavement, artificial turf, sports equipment, fencing and lighting.  The Mayor of Marrickville, Jo Haylen stated that “the Arlington upgrade is just one of a…


Next Generation fitness, sports & lifestyle facility under construction in Canberra

Quick summary:   Construction is underway on the Next Generation Canberra fitness, sports and lifestyle club. Next Generation Clubs have partnered with Tennis ACT to provide a world-class tennis centre, along with indoor and outdoor pools, squash courts, a cafe and bar, and exercise studios.   Turco and Associates Architect designed the complex and the…


VicHealth looking for innovations to get Victorians more physically active

Quick summary:   Trends in physical activity are changing. People are becoming less involved in club based sport and are shifting more towards individual and fitness/gym activities. This includes activities such as jogging, fun runs, aerobics and even military obstacle courses!   VicHealth is  to help generate new ideas to take advantage of these new…


The impact of parents behaviour on children’s sport – an Australian perspective

Quick summary: Sam Elliott from Flinders University discusses the impact of parental involvement in children’s sport from an Australian perspective. He believes that parent’s presence at youth sports events is often wrongly portrayed negatively, without the appropriate evidence to back it up. The view that there is a growing problem with parental behaviour when it…


How to maximise movement during PE classes

This workshop considers how policy and school curriculum strategies can support increased physical activity. With shrinking budgets and increased pressure for academic performance, schools are facing challenging decisions on behalf of students. Even in this environment, it is clear that schools play an important role in providing students with an opportunity to participate in physical…


University of Canberra’s new $16m sports complex unveiled

Quick summary:  The University of Canberra Sporting Commons will be the leading sports and research facility in Australia and will help the social and economic benefits of sport in the territory grow.They built a whooping $16m sporting complex which includes a jaw dropping triple gymnasium, medical, and rehabilitation areas, plunge tools, and even saunas. Acting Chief Minister…


Latest community sport coaching research from Clearinghouse

Quick summary:  This latest research from Clearinghouse of Sports analyses the role of importance of coaches to the development of sports participants. Amongst other things, it looks at the coaches’ role in the community, training and ongoing development, value and suitability of accreditation, influence of coaches on participation and child protection. The research concludes that effective delivery of…


Are your students looking for an excuse to get out of PE? Don’t let them read this article

Quick summary:  Doing exercise on a daily basis is really good to our health. Exercise reduces the risk of cancer, improves your memory and makes you happier. But are you aware that it lower your immunity? Article extract: Exercise is good for you – we hear it all the time. Sitting is the new smoking. Exercise reduces the risk of…