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Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi

Vice President of Operations, Farah Experiences

Alhasan Kaabous Alzaabi has served as the Vice President of Operations at Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences since 2017, overseeing the operations across all of Yas Island’s theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Vision endorsed for Cairns to become vibrant hub for women’s sport

Cairns Regional Council has endorsed a bold vision to transform the region into a vibrant hub for women’s sports with the vision having the potential for far-reaching economic and…

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Jul 11, 2024 Events / Marketing / Sport /

 
 

Regional Tourism Development Loan Scheme established by Tasmanian Government

The Tasmanian Government has established a $50 million Regional Tourism Development Loan Scheme to provide an opportunity for operators to realise new projects with the incentive of a lower…

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Jul 11, 2024 Finance / Government / Hospitality / Tourism /

 
 

IXOM rolls out Algae Shield solution for algae, slime and unwanted wall growth in commercial pools

Water treatment, chemical manufacturing and sourcing company IXOM is promoting Algae Shield, its one-step solution for the control of algae, slime, blackspot and unwanted wall growth in…

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Jul 11, 2024 Aquatics / Technology /

 
 

Revamped Georges Heights Oval pavilion designed to increase sport participation

The revamped Georges Heights Oval pavilion situated in Mosman in Sydney’s north has been unveiled with its design aimed at increasing opportunities for female and mixed team sports…

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Jul 11, 2024 Sport / Venues /

 
 

Gymdesk secures $32.5 million to expand its fitness software platform

Gymdesk, a Texas-based management software provider for over 2,000 gyms and fitness studios across 34 countries, has secured a $32.5 million growth investment from software-focused investment…

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Jul 11, 2024 Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology / Wellness /

 
 

Parks and Wildlife rangers urge bushwalkers to ‘clean up their poo’

With ‘bush toileting’ seemingly a common practice throughout many Australian national parks and wilderness areas, bushwalkers are being urged to be more responsible and remove…

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Jul 10, 2024 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /

 
 

ASTN spotlights leaders in recently released ‘Women in Sports Innovation’ report

The Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) has released its 2024 edition of the ‘Women in Sports Innovation’ report spotlighting and celebrating leaders who are helping to…

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Jul 10, 2024 Design / Sport / Technology /

 
 
 
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Joe Cusmano

An experinced airline and travel industry professional, Joe has over 25 years international airline sales experience of which 18 have been in senior positions in Australia, North Africa and Europe, Middle East and Thailand.

Committed to sharing news and personal experiences, he explains that, post-COVID, "once I resume travelling with people that like me are nomads by nature and love to travel, (I will) provide you with as much advice and tips to make your travel experience a memorable one."

Click here to visit his website.

Ben Gallizzi

Ben Gallizzi, Senior Content Editor, uSwitch.com

Energy expert Ben Gallizzi is money.co.uk's authority on all things energy, making sure all energy content on the site is kept 100% accurate and up to date.

Kevin Wilson

PhD Student, Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kevin Wilson has worked in recreational programming for approximately 10 years and has a passion for recreational sport, leadership development and community. His research interests include sport participation, sport and recreation facilities, program outcomes and campus recreation. Over the last two years, he's served as a member of the NIRSA Canada Leadership Team. For his PhD, he'd like to conduct research in the Campus Recreation space to help better understand how post-secondary institutions and campus recreation professionals can understand and meet students' changing needs.

Manuscripts In Review
Wilson, K. E. S., & Millar, P. (IJSMM-303252). Investigating the sport participation legacy of a major event: The case of one multi-use sport facility. International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing.

Wilson, K. E. S., & Millar, P. (RSJ.2020-0028). Examining the impact of participant benefits and service quality on intramural program satisfaction and student retention. Recreational Sports Journal.

Mel Tempest

Fitness Business Influencer Speaker Podcaster

Mel Tempest is the Chief Executive and the founder at Ignite Fitness Business Events, the host and founder of The Gym Owners Fitness Business Podcast and The Womens Leaders Fitness Business Podcast.

In 2017, Tempest, who organises fitness business events and roundtable events globally, was the first Australian to receive an award from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and, in the same year her Ballarat health club was in the top three Smart Company Australian awards.

In 2019 and in 2020 she was recognised as a top three fitness business influencers in the USA by the Association Of Fitness Studios.

In 2005 she was the first Australian to receive approval from the Equal Opportunity Board and Human Rights Commission to open Australia’s first male gym.

In early 2021, she was named 2020 influencer of the year by the US-based Fitness Business Association.

Click here to visit Mel's LinkedIn page.

Greg Blood

Greg Blood has extensive experience as a sport librarian and researcher with an interest is in the history and development of sport policy in Australia.

Employed as a librarian at Australian Institute of Sport/Australian Sports Commission from 1983 to 2011, since 2017 he has been Publications Officer, Australian Society of Sport History.

He also writes for Australian Sports Reflections.

Arthur Stanley

General Manager - Media & Communications at VenuesLive

Arthur Stanley is one of Sydney's most experienced media professionals, having spent over 40 years in mainstream media and corporate communications roles.

He joined ANZ Stadium as General Manager of Media and Communications and a member of the Executive Leadership Team in December 2011.

Click here to contact Arthur via LinkedIn.

Gwen Luscombe

Writer, editor and copywriter for the travel, tourism, business events and hospitality industry, Gwen Luscombe is Director of the Ideas Library and a former Editor of Spice magazine.

Click here to contact her via LinkedIn.

Richard Young

Freelance writer, copywriter, and editor

Richard Young is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. Originally from Ireland, he moved overseas in 2015 and began his writing journey.

From travelling and living overseas, cultural, and social differences are a go-to topic, as well as the social changes throughout multi-cultural countries.

He has found cultural diversity a fascinating avenue to explore and continues to develop new angles of interest.

Contact inquiries welcome via rywriters.com