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One-third of WA community sport funding threatened by TAB privatisation

Quick summary:  The WA government’s plans to privatise the TAB would threaten valuable community sport funding, according to the WA Sports Federation. Approximately 32% of current community sports funding is provided through TAB profits, funds that could be wiped-out if the state Government goes through with their planned sale of the betting agency.  Although a final decision has…

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Keynote speakers announced for 2015 ACHPER conference

The International Conference for ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation) has revealed both the themes and keynote speakers for the upcoming conference in Adelaide. The event will focus on education within health and physical education, as well as health literacy, and learning through movement. Those chosen to speak at the highly touted event include…

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Chinese educators learn from Sydney school sports program

Quick summary: Sydney’s Belmore Boys High School has played host to 24 Chinese delegates, who witnessed the school’s elite football program, especially interested in how Belmore balances sport with academics. The school is linked with Sydney FC and Campsie RSL, who work together to merge elite football training with everyday classes. The Chinese visitors are all…

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Who’s paying for Adelaide Oval reno’s? Arguments over upgrade

Quick summary: Adelaide Oval’s Stadium Management Authority and the State Government are engaged in a dispute over funding for Adelaide Oval upgrades. The SMA is requesting the South Australian Government pay for nearly $2 million in additional costs, a figure disputed by the Government following a DPTI (Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure) audit. The…

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Calling all contractors for Perth’s new stadium

Quick summary: The Western Australian Government has announced 12 tenders for construction of Perth’s new stadium, with work set to commence at the end of the year. Each package is worth approximately $140 million. The new stadium will be located on the Burswood Peninsula, and is described by the state government as a multi-purpose facility,…

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A gym class of thousands? Here’s how it’s done!

If you’re looking for a new and interesting routine for your PE class or exercise regime, why not try this? Thousands of Chinese gym class members perform an elaborate exercise routine in near perfect synchronisation! The routine is made even more spectacular by the matching track-suits, and the inspirational ‘movie-soundtrack’ music. The result is quite amazing…

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Child safety sessions at community sports clubs

The Child Safe sports sessions are vitally important seminars designed to help community sporting clubs adjust to the alterations made to the Working With Children Check, as well as ensure that clubs put in place effective child safe practices and protocols. The sessions will take place throughout NSW, and will cover key topics, including the major…

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Medibank Community Grants 2014/2015 now open for sports clubs

Medibank Community Grants is now open. The grant program designed to help not for profit organisations with one-off grants which will fund health and wellbeing projects.  Medibank’s vision is to encourage people to eat well, stay active and connect with their communities. The 2014/2015 budget allocations are: NSW/ACT – $100,000 QLD – $100,000 VIC –…

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$320 million to be spent on first-class sporting venues for the 2018 Commonwealth Games

  Quick Summary: The Queensland Government is estimated to invest over $320 million into infrastructure for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which is being hosted by the Gold Coast. The new facilities are said to create up to 500 new jobs as well as encourage grassroots participation in sport in South East Queensland due to the…

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2014 ACHPER professional development conference for PE teachers

Quick Summary: The 2014 ACHPER conference will be running on the 27 and 28 November.  After the success of last years conference, this year there will be a focus on ‘supporting educators for healthy active lifestyles’. This will include a focus on the new proposed Australian Curriculum for Health and Physical Education, and will be…

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