As climate change is recognised as being a responsibility across workplaces, the sporting community is joining the action, with Water Polo Australia releasing their first Climate Action Strategy. The strategy acknowledges the United Nations Sports 4 Climate Action Framework and is working towards a target 50% reduction in WPA emissions by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2040.
A recent article published in Managing Sport and Leisure found that Australian's that chose to exercise at fitness centres were more likely to be motivated to exercise for physical health, including body shape, and mental health reasons. Whereas Australian's joining sporting clubs for exercise were more likely to respond with being motivated to participate for fun, enjoyment and the social aspect that comes from joining a sporting club.
The mission of Disability Sports Australia is to "enable more Australian's with a disability to be more active more often". Their newly released strategic plan for 2023 to 2026 outlines their 5 pillars to achieving this such as advocacy, people, culture and system, programs and delivery, partnerships and stakeholder engagement and financial stability.
Access the strategic plan
The West Australian Football Commission have recently finished their regional Western Australia tour presenting the Tackle Your Feelings program. This is a free program designed for AFL community football clubs to enhance staff and players ability to manage mental health challenges.
To find out more and request program implementation with your club visit Tackle Your Feelings.
The WA Government have awarded the Australian Sport Technologies Network (ASTN) with funding to support WA sporttech start-up companies in attending the ASTN’s Entrepreneurship Education Program. This program has been designed to support entrepreneur's in developing their innovative sporttech projects and linking with private investors to build their capabilities in bringing these emerging projects to the sports industry.
Draft 2 of the SIS Sport and Recreation Training package including:
• SIS10122 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
• SIS20122 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
• SIS30122 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
• SIS40122 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
• SIS50122 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.
the skill sets:
• SISSS00131 Aquatic Technical Operator Skill Set
• SISSS00132 Swimming and Water Safety Teacher Skill Set
• SISSS00133 Pool Lifeguard Skill Set.
are now open for industry feedback before Friday 17th June 2022. To look through the draft, provide feedback and enrol for one of the webinars about the new changes visit the SkillsIQ website.
After being delayed from the original date of 9-16 October 2021, the Australian Masters Games has commenced in Perth running the 23 to the 30 April 2022. The games have over 30 different sports including athletics, softball, swimming, netball, sailing, basketball and many more. It is expected to attract over 3,000 participants and supporters to major venues across Perth such as the HBF Stadium, WA Athletics Stadium and Bendat Basketball Centre and is a wonderful boost to tourism.
If you are interested in looking at the sport schedule it can be found at this link
Applications are now open for sports coaches and officials of state sporting associations to participate in professional development programs. Programs that focus on enhancing diversity and inclusion are encouraged, such as mentoring or pathway development programs. Applications close Friday 1st April 2022 . More details can be found at the Coaching and Officiating Grants Program.
The latest round of community sporting and recreation and facilities funding (CSRFF) resulted in the approval of over 21 projects totalling $10.34 million. If your community sport and recreation facility (Perth or regional) is in need of an upgrade or new development consider putting in an application for the next round of funding which closes on the 31 March 2022. For more information click here
The sport and recreation and aquatic and community recreation sub-sectors have changed significantly in the last decade leading to key changes to workforce demand and the operating environment. The training package products are no longer fit for purpose and need to be updated. As a result a Case for Change to these SIS Training Packages have been made:
SIS10115 Certificate I in Sport and Recreation
SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport and Recreation
SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation
SIS31015 Certificate III in Aquatics and Community Recreation
SIS40115 Certificate IV in Sport and Recreation
SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management.
To present your input and/or support for this case it needs to be made by 9:00am AEDT on Monday, 01 November 2021.
To access the case for change and contact details click here