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James Croll

With a background in adventure tourism, events management and marketing, James Croll is a regular contributor to Australasian Leisure Management and Asian Leisure Business.

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Dates announced for Singapore’s 2025 World Aquatics Championships hosting

World Aquatics has revealed that the 2025 World Championships in Singapore will run from 11th July to 3rd August next year - a three-week schedule slightly longer than the approximately…

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Jun 16, 2024 James Croll Aquatics / Events / Sport /


Strategic partnerships, leadership and technology the focus at 58th ARI Annual Conference and Trade Show

The Aquatic and Recreation Institute NSW (ARI NSW) concluded its Annual Conference and Trade Show last week at the West HQ in Rooty Hill, after two eventful days - from Sunday 19th…

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May 31, 2024 James Croll Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety / Technology /


Surf Lakes Global shifts base to USA

The formerly Queensland-based wave pool developer Surf Lakes Global has advised of the creation of a new parent company, Surf Lakes Global, Inc., based in the USA state of Delaware. Surf…

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Jan 13, 2024 James Croll Aquatics / Attractions / Finance / Tourism /


Gateway Ticketing unveils new version of Galaxy Connect

Leading admission control systems provider Gateway Ticketing Systems has revealed details of its latest version of the Galaxy Connect platform which now includes support for the new OCTO…

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Oct 13, 2023 James Croll Attractions / Technology / Ticketing /


YouGov tracking shows growing global interest in women’s sport

The growth in interest for women’s sporting events has been confirmed by data and market research company YouGov. Following on from record attendances at the FIFA 2023…

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Sep 15, 2023 James Croll Marketing / Sport / Venues /


Otago Harbour shared path opened to the public

A shared walking and bicycle pathway running ‘port to port’ around Dunedin’s Otago Harbour has been opened. Known as Te Aka Ōtākou (The Otago Vine), the full trail runs…

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Aug 30, 2023 James Croll Culture / Recreation / Tourism /


Leading Female Professional Triathletes ready to race for GWM Ironman Western Australia title

Leading female professional triathletes from Australia and abroad are making their way to Busselton to race for the GWM IRONMAN Western Australia crown this Sunday. The women’s…

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Dec 1, 2022 James Croll Aquatics / Events / Fitness / Recreation / Sport /

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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.

Click here to view her LinkedIn profile.

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.