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Greater Shepparton initiative wins top honour at inaugural Sport, Recreation & Play Industry Awards

Greater Shepparton initiative wins top honour at inaugural Sport, Recreation & Play Industry Awards
June 24, 2016

Greater Shepparton City Council’s Sporting Chance community grant scheme has been recognised as the Overall Winner at the inaugural Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Awards.

The Awards, presented at the 2016 National Sports Convention, recognised achievement and innovation that has promoted and encouraged more people to play, recreate and participate in sport. 

Presented in six categories, each category winner received a trophy and $1,000 cash award with the Overall Innovations Award receiving a $5,000 Award from FieldTurfTarkett.

The finalists in each category were:

1. Programs, Activities and Events: (Collaborated with: Community Sport Australia)
Programs, activities and events that have been developed to encourage the community to be more active in large number:
Winner - Greater Shepparton City Council - Sporting Chance - Community Grant Scheme
Nominated 
• YMCA (Victoria) - Active Moreland - Weeklong Expo and Get Active Program 
• Sunshine Coast Council - Heart Week 2016 - Weeklong Health Promotion Expo 

2. Sports Turf (Collaborated with: Sports and Play Industry Association):
Innovative solutions that encourage greater intensity and durability of natural or synthetic sports fields in a manner that allows for greater usage:
Winner - SportEng - Deakin University - Multisport Precinct Development 
Nominated
• Hornsby Shire Council - Pennant Hills Park, Oval No.3 - Synthetic Field Development 

3. Technological Solutions and Products (Collaborated with Australian Sports Technology Network and Sponsored by: JassTech Solutions)
The Business to Business or the Business to Consumer markets that encourage more people to play sport or be active:
Winner - GOALRILLA Australia - GOALRILLA Basketball - Arena style basketball system for home and sport 
Nominated
• Thinkrelativity - revolutionise360 - cloud based online platform for peak bodies of sport
• Tennis Victoria - Opening Up Tennis - linking on line bookings to access and lights

4. Playgrounds
Designs and developments that encourage more children to play, have fun and be active:
Winner - Rhinoplay - CUBE - Innovative play system
Nominated
• Parkequip Pty Ltd - Deception Bay Aquatic & Fitness Cent - Aquatic play pad
• City of Greater Geelong - Queens Park Playground - A playground in the trees

5. Marketing and Communication (Collaborated with Australasian Leisure Management)
Packaging and communication of an opportunity in a manner that has encouraged more people to be active:
Winner - Warrnambool City Council - CONNECT Warrnambool - Changing the way clubs and community connect
Nominated
• CloudeNotes - CloudeNotes - communication tools organizations managing Children in clubs and at venues
• APTA / Melos GmbH - Ready to Build for Sport and playgrounds

6. Facility Design and Development 
Innovative design and management that creates and environment where more people are active, (built and natural environments):
Winner - City of Boroondara - Ashburton Pool - Pool Pod Development and Installation 
Nominated
• k20 Architecture - Ballarat Regional Sports Park Design and Development 
• Ipswich City Council - Redbank Plains Sports Field and Water harvesting Project

Image: Greater Shepparton City Council’s Sporting Chance initiative (top) and winners at the Awards (below).

23rd June 2016 - SPORTS AND PLAY INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GETS INDUSTRY LAUNCH AT NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION

15th June 2016 - MASSIVE INDUSTRY COLLABORATION AT NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2016

14th June 2016 - SPORT, RECREATION AND PLAY INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

17th February 2016 - SHEPPARTON CONFERENCE TO FOCUS ON ROLE OF SPORT IN BRINGING ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE

31st October 2013 - BOROONDARA SPORTS FACILITIES TO BENEFIT FROM $3.1 MILLION FUNDING BOOST


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