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Dr James M. Dorsey

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Dr James M. Dorsey

Dr James M. Dorsey is an award-winning journalist and scholar, an Adjunct Senior Fellow at Nanyang Technological University’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, and the author of the syndicated column and blog, The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer.

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Development application approved for swimming pool at Reflections Hawks Nest

Reflections Holidays has advised that the Hawks Nest holiday park, located on the NSW mid north coast, has received development approval from Port Stephens Council to deliver $1.4 million…

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Jul 13, 2024 Aquatics / Hospitality / Tourism /


Sydney’s Royal National Park expands its footprint

Australia's oldest national park, Royal National Park - situated in Sydney’s south - has expanded after unformed road reserves near Bundeena were formally added to the park.…

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Jul 13, 2024 Environment / Parks /


Victorian Government Scholarships Program supports women thrive in sport leadership

The Victorian Government has today announced that applications are now open for the State Government’s Change Our Game Professional Development Scholarships Program which is aimed at…

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Jul 13, 2024 Finance / Government / Sport /


Dreamworld owner reports improved ticket sales over past year despite severe peak season storms

Coast Entertainment Holdings Limited, the owner of Gold Coast theme parks Dreamworld and WhiteWater World has reported a 3.1% rise in ticket sales over the past financial year, overcoming…

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Jul 12, 2024 Attractions / Entertainment / Ticketing / Tourism / Waterparks /


WynActive marks NAIDOC week with celebration of indigenous culture through art

This NAIDOC week, WynActive is spotlighting their commissioned artwork ‘Past & Present Dreaming’ which embodies the essence of Indigenous art and brings together the three…

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Jul 12, 2024 Aquatics / Arts / Culture / Recreation /


New appointment to drive Australasian Leisure Management’s growth

Australasian Leisure Management has announced the appointment of Declan Gillard-Martin as SPASA Brand Manager, a role in which he will drive the growth of Australasian Leisure Management and…

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Jul 12, 2024 Aquatics / Marketing /


Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre among Victorian Regional Sporting Facilities to receive financial boost

The Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre is to receive almost $750,000 from the Victorian Government’s Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund  to add three…

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Jul 12, 2024 Aquatics / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /

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Lindsay McGrath

Chief Executive, Swimming Pool and Spa Association Australia

A founding Director of several not-for-profit trade associations and one global alliance, McGrath advises "I enjoy adding value to the wider community. With experience at both board and executive levels, I bring a blend of efficient governance and commercial acumen to drive a strong growth mind set to any group.

"I have had the privilege to lead in the creation of several new trade qualifications across Australasia, and the unification of the federated regions to form one Swimming Pool and Spa Association."

Robert McMurtrie

Founder and Director, Sportspeople Recruitment

A former Chief Executive/Event Director for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and CEO, Netball Australia Robert McMurtrie founded industry recruitment service Sportspeople Recruitment in 1996.

Sportspeople Recruitment rapidly grew to become the industry's largest recruitment service.

He is presently Sportspeople Recruitment’s Director, Talent and Search.

Kate Cracknell

Journalist/editor/content creator

As the former editor of Health Club Management magazine, Kate is one of the world's leading journalists covering the global fitness industry.

She is an authoritative and in-demand content creator working with a range of leading fitness brands.

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Jarod Pickering

Head of Cricket, Sportradar

Jarod Pickering is an experienced product leader and strategist with over 20 years' experience crafting digital experiences in domains including insurance, education, e-commerce and sport.

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Jordan Fuller

Golf Mentor and writer on the Golf Industry

Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer and businessman. When he’s not on the course working on his own game or mentoring young golfers, he writes in-depth articles for his website, Golf Influence and other publications reporting on the Golf Industry

Dan Stretch

Dan Stretch is a global rescue operations manager based in Nepal during the Mount Everest climbing season. he has coordinated hundreds of evacuations and crisis response operations.

He is an experienced high-altitude mountaineer with ascents in The Himalayas, Europe, South America and Africa.

He graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in the UK with a BSc in paramedic science.

Anti Kajlich

Founder, Anti Wave Global

Former professional water polo player and 2017 FINA Masters 70+ champion goalie, Anti Kajlich founded Anti Wave in 1971.

Anti Wave equipment was first selected for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, as well as the 1st World Aquatics Championships in Cali, Colombia in 1975. Since then the Brisbane-based company has led the world in product innovation and development and Anti Wave products have been featured in multiple Olympic games included Sydney’s 2000 Games where its products contributed in breaking 15 World Records.

Today, Anti and his son Anton continue to design, innovate and produce the world’s best aquatic sports products with licensed production in eight countries around the world and with Anti Wave products exported to over 150 countries.

Anti Wave has filed for patents to protect a range of aquatic facility and water polo inventions with Anti continuing to work hard in reaching new countries and provide the best quality and value aquatic sports equipment around the world.