Approval for first stage of Mildura indoor sporting stadium

Quick Summary: The first stage of approval has been given for an indoor sporting stadium in Mildura. The approval has been given for the planning stage of the stadium, which will cater for gymnastics, squash, volleyball, basketball and table tennis clubs.  The projected capital cost are estimated to be about $21 million and the council have…


Plans to refurbish ANZ stadium and Moore Park expected to be unveiled this week

Quick Summary: The NSW Government is reportedly to unveil plans for the refurbishment to Syndey’s Moore Park and ANZ Stadium this week, as part of the $500 million overhaul of the state’s sporting venues. The Sunday Telegraph suggested that ANZ Stadium will be getting funding to build a roof over the venue, and that Sydney’s…


Australian sports clubs propped up by volunteers

Quick Summary: A recent study done by the Australian Sports Commission reveals that Australia has approximately 2.3 million sporting volunteers and it has been identified that these volunteers are holding up sport in Australia. This study shows and outlines the main needs and attitudes of the people who are volunteering in sport, as well as identifying the…


Which social media platform is the most effective for sports organisations?

Quick Summary: As a sports organisation, It is important to gauge which social media platform will reach the maximum audience and generate the highest level of engagement. Twitter has been a constant and consistent social media source in sport, however there is a rise in followings to sporting teams and brands on Facebook. It seems…


Introduction to basic badminton shots [Video]

  Certified badminton coach, Kowi Chandra, has a very helpful video which covers a basic introduction to the correct techniques for nine different badminton shots.    The techniques includes: grips in badminton; serve shot; clear shot; drop shot; smash shot; drive shot; lifting shot; net shot; and backhand shot.   The techniques are perfect for beginner classes.  …


Basketball dribbling lesson plan – from 2013 NRL Network PE teacher of the Year [Video]

This video features primary school PE teacher, Tom Winieki, teaching a lesson about basketball dribbling.  Winieki submitted this video to the NFL and won the 2013 NFL Network Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Along with the video, Winieki also includes his lesson plan.  The warm-up isn’t included in the video, however, this involved the…


The synthetic turf debate continues as construction anticipated in Penrith

  Quick Summary: There has been a continuing debate over the use of synthetic sporting fields.    A Councillor in the Penrith area has been appealing to the Council to seriously consider synthetic grass and to take note of the overwhelming benefits of using artificial turf throughout their sporting fields. The various benefits of artificial turf…


Plans progress to redevelop Penistone Park in Greenwood

Article Summary: Penistone Park in Greenwood is expected to undergo some major redevelopment, subject to receiving a grant through Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) and a lease agreement plan.  Three different options were given to the councillors for the redevelopment project. The councillors chose option 3A which included a new car park, a 3-on-3…