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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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H2Oasis, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast’s new aquatic play zone, takes splash parks to a whole new level

Among Village Roadshow’s $70 million investment in its Gold Coast theme parks during the pandemic, Wet’n’Wild’s H2Oasis splash park has proved to be truly breathtaking…

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Nov 26, 2022 James Croll Aquatics / Design / Play / Tourism / Waterparks /


Inaugural AMPSEA conference brings together Australia’s mass event industry

The first AMPSEA (Australian Mass Participation Sporting Events Alliance) conference has concluded in Sydney having successfully brought together the key figures across Australia’s mass…

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Nov 23, 2022 James Croll Culture / Events / Fitness / Play / Recreation /


Calls for new Canberra Stadium to replace GIO Stadium

Concerns have been raised by Canberra Raiders Chairman Dennis Richardson about the existing GIO Stadium in Canberra being passed its use-by date and that its time for a new stadium.…

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Nov 7, 2022 James Croll Features / Government / Sport / Venues /


Contactless payment transactions to exceed $10 trillion globally by 2027

The ongoing adoption of contactless payments across most economies will see cashless transactions reach $10 trillion globally by 2027 according to a recently released study from UK-based…

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Nov 3, 2022 James Croll Billing / Finance / Security / Technology / Ticketing /


Victorian Rugby Union to benefit from new Centre of Excellence at La Trobe University

Construction of a new elite facility supporting Victorian Rugby Union and grassroots clubs is now underway. Backed by a $31 million investment from the Victorian Government, the new…

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Nov 2, 2022 James Croll Education / Sport / Venues /


Mindarie Park sees rise in visits by all children including those with disabilities

Parkequip, the designers of the inclusive Mindarie Park All Abilities Playground, undertaken for Lane Cove Council, have advised of the increased usage of this popular playground since its…

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Oct 19, 2022 James Croll Access / Parks / Play / Recreation /


MotoGP to make its debut in India in 2023

MotoGP will race in India next year, with the series set to debut on the subcontinent at the Buddh International Circuit south of the capital of Delhi. Under a seven-year race contract…

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Oct 5, 2022 James Croll Events / Sport / Venues /

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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. 

Shawn Zeng

Solutions Director, Accedo

Shawn Zeng is Solutions Director for unified cloud platform Accedo.

Accedo helps the world's leading content providers, TV operators, broadcasters and brands deliver multi-screen video services.

Linda Tillman

Managing Director, Tilma Group Pty Ltd

Since 2008, Linda Tillman has been combining her skills in tourism development, destination marketing and event management, with a passion for regional and rural Australia to grow Tilma Group, a boutique regional tourism and events agency servicing clients throughout regional Australia.

Tilma Group employs a dedicated, professional and highly skilled team that works with businesses and organisations of all sizes to achieve one common goal - growing regional and rural Australia! Developing and promoting the industry excites me and every achievement, big or small, drives me to go the extra mile to achieve the best results for my clients and the industry.

Linda previously worked in tourism, events and development roles in the government, education and private sectors, is a board member on the Australian Regional Tourism Network (ARTN),  a judge and mentor for the NSW and Queensland Tourism Awards, and has presented on rural tourism and sustainable events at conferences and summits.

Her current role takes here across the nation, providing services to local government, regional and state tourism organisations, event committees and small business.

Click here to visit the Tilma Group website.

ALM Correspondent/Contributor

Australasian Leisure Management aims to report all that is best about the industry that is leisure - focussing on aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

Our news content, which is independent and unpaid for (except where noted), is drawn from contributions, industry contacts and experience, media releases and a range of other sources while we also are fortunate to have a range of respected authors writing for us, whom we acknowledge. 

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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RJ Houston

National Manager - Aquatics, Royal Life Saving Society - Australia

RJ Houston is the National Manager - Aquatics at Royal Life Saving Society - Australia.

He has an extensive background in leadership roles across local government, non-profits, aquatic facility management organisations and peak bodies.

RJ’s role at Royal Life Saving focusses on advocating aquatics and bringing industry, community and government organisations together to develop joint strategies and guidance. RJ’s most recent major work projects have focussed on advocating the health, social and economic benefits of the aquatic industry as well as its social value and social impact.

He is the current author of both the Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations and the Guidelines for Inland Waterway Safety, and has contributed to a range of recent Royal Life Saving research reports.

RJ is currently studying a Masters of Business Administration - Social Impact Specialisation at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Hayley Fisher

Country Manager Australia and New Zealand, Adyen

Hayley Fisher is Country Manager Australia and New Zealand for Adyen.

Click here to contact her via LinkedIn.