How to get members more involved in your sports club

  Quick summary: Are you part of a sports committee and often feel that all the responsibility of organising everything falls on your shoulders? This article outlines some great ways to get members of your club to be more actively involved in participating.  Some of the ideas include setting expectations when members sign up, making volunteering…


$1.2 million RMIT pop-up basketball court gets a spray paint make-over

Photography: Ash Keating   Quick summary:  Grand Slam recently provided some of the sports equipment for this innovative pop-up basketball court in the middle of Melbourne CBD. The $1.2 million project features basketball courts and a recreation area. The space contrasts the concrete jungle of the new residential and commercial buildings in the same area. It is a…


Melbourne Park now the best Grand Slam venue in the world with new retractable roof

Quick summary: A new roof on Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne Park makes the facility the best Grand Slam venue in the world, according to Victorian Minister for Sport and Recreation, Damian Drum. The additional retractable roof means that the venue will be protected against all weather — meaning that the Australian Open could run without…


AMP’s Tomorrow Fund Offers an Opportunity for Sports Clubs

Quick Summary: AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is opening an opportunity for Sports Club and other passionate people to apply for funding that can help out with costs such as travel, living expenses and research. Funding will be issued to people in both the sports arena, and other fields such as IT,environment, youth work, social enterprise and a…


WA government seeks Senior Stadium Consultant for new Perth stadium

Quick summary: The Western Australian state government is currently advertising for an experienced Senior Stadium Consultant to assist with the development and operation of the new Perth Stadium. The successful applicant will help shape policy and assist with the design and planning of the stadium. Salary on offer will be between $107,200 and $114,897. Applications…


Polytan owner the Sport Group acquires Team Sports

Quick summary: The Sport Group, who are global owners of sports surface manufacturer Polytan, has recently announced they are acquiring Australian synthetic surface provider Team Sports. The acquisition follows the recent integration of Polytan with Melbourne based Sports Technology International (STI). Sports Group Chief Executive Frank Dittrich provided the following statement; “with the acquisition of Team…


Sports journalism has become a fairytale for adults

Quick summary: Lars Andersson believes that decent investigative journalism is lacking in sports reporting. There are underlying issues that prevent sports journalists venturing beyond the sporting world’s glossy facade. “Journalism in sport is dominated by TV presenters, fans and people who are only interested in counting corners and fouls and passes in football. Investigative journalism does not…


Is bad performance in sport connected to bad governance?

Quick summary: Former president of Manchester City FC and chairman of English FA, David Bernstein spoke out about his concerns and frustrations about poor governance affecting performance in football. Bernstein said he found a clear link between his national team’s performance on the pitch and the weak, complicated and inefficient structure of English football’s head body.…