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The changing face of development, training and knowledge sharing

For decades, organisations big and small relied on “on-the-job” training schemes or classroom training to develop their workforce. These training strategies worked fine for organisations with a centralised workforce but for those organisations with a geographically dispersed employee base, classroom...

Participation awards help create great experiences

Throughout 2018 I have been asked to present at a number of conferences around the country on tactics and strategies sports and their clubs can use to increase participation. A lot of people think that participation awards are bad. This isn't...

Sports Community Announces Partnership With Trybooking – FREE WEBINARS

Sports Community is passionate about making sports club volunteering and administration easier. Through its website www.sportscommunity.com.au, live training workshops around the country and weekly volunteer training webinars, Sports Community is continually empowering volunteers to enable them to undertake their club...

Gambling on grassroots sports must be avoided at all costs

The Australian Gambling Research Centre which is a part of the federal government’s Australian Institute of Family Studies published in early November 2014, a report titled “Sports Betting and Advertising”. This innocuously titled report highlights the very deep ramifications arising...

Salary cap discussions expose an ethical leadership dilemma for clubs

In a previous life I had the honour and pleasure of being the CEO of the Mornington Peninsula Nepean Football League (MPNFL). At the time, 2007 -2008, the MPNFL was a combination of three separate football leagues and a netball...

Fast Forward 20 Years – What will be different for Community Sports Clubs

Youth Sports Trust, an English charity “devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport” recently released their latest research (undertaken in partnership with the Future Foundation). The research sought to determine “What role PE, Sport and physical activity play in...

 

Changing the gender imbalance in Australian sports coaching

At the IGW Women and Sport conference held in Helsinki in June 2014 the International Council for Coaching Excellence presented an analysis of the coaches attending the 2012 London Olympics. The results were startling! Of the 3,225 accredited coaches at...