Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Australian Sports Commission joins global movement to get children active

Australian Sports Commission joins global movement to get children active
July 29, 2018

The Australian Sports Commission has announced it will be a principal partner for the Movement to Move Event in Adelaide in November, a major international initiative that will examine the physical activity levels and health of children and adolescents around the world.

The Movement to Move Event presented by Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA), the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance (AHKGA), will present the Physical Activity Report Cards for children and youth from 49 countries.

The Report Cards track children’s activity globally and inform nations about the practices, education and planning that may help to improve the longer-term health of their communities.

Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chief Executive Kate Palmer (pictured below) says the agency has come on board to support the message that physical activity is vital for children’s health.

Palmer explained “the Australian Sports Commission is committed to making Australia the world’s most active nation and a huge part of that ambition is about creating generational change so Australian children move more often.

“We know children can benefit holistically from sport and physical activity, which includes boosting their physical and mental health, their social development and their ability to learn. By creating active habits in children, we can put them on the path to active and more productive lives.

“This event offers global insights and context for how we are doing here in Australia. Bringing so many experts together to consider the international progress being made to keep children active is invaluable.”

Event convenor and Active Health Kids Australia Co-Chair, UniSA’s Dr Natasha Schranz says support from the ASC is hugely important, advising “we are delighted to have them on board as the principal partner of the Movement to Move.

“As the Australian Government’s peak body for sport and physical activity, the ASC strives to support the development of children’s physical literacy to promote lifelong participation in physical activity.

“Their support of the Event is a symbol of their willingness to be part of a movement to get all kids moving more.”

The Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance includes 49 countries who have committed to producing the Physical Activity Report Cards for the 2018 Global Matrix of Grades.

The nations are: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guernsey (Channel Islands), Hong Kong, India, Japan, Jersey (Channel Islands), Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Scotland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Wales and Zimbabwe.

For more infotmation go to

Related Articles

27th July 2018 - VicHealth initiative to help sporting organisations engage with teenagers

18th July 2018 - ExerciseNZ calls on Government to support physical activity

12th May 2018 - More children trying sport, but desired activity levels still not being met

11th May 2018 - Sports Commission welcomes funding to get Australians active

19th March 2018 - Programs and registrations launch for 2018 National Sports Convention

14th February 2018 - New VicHealth program aims to get inactive teenagers away from their screens

21st November 2017 - Report shows massive commitment to youth and children’s sport by Australian families

17th November 2017 - New AusPlay figures show football leads sport participation rates in Australia

26th September 2017 - ESSA Relaunches Exercise Right for Kids

22nd May 2017 - Federal Sports Minister suggests new lottery to fund national sports plan

23rd March 2017 - Massive decline in Australians’ participation in rugby, squash and tenpin bowling

11th January 2017 - Sports Foundation grants help increase participation

13th December 2016 - Kate Palmer unveiled as new Australian Sports Commission Chief Executive

8th December 2016 - Landmark study finds sport struggling to keep youth engaged

19th April 2013 - Are we creating the right environments for youth fitness?

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing



Gladstone Health & Leisure (Gladstone MRM Pty Ltd Australia) is a leading supplier of leisure management and fitness software and is endorsed by leading health and fitness professionals and…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Venues



SGL is an innovative and progressive lifestyle, leisure and community consulting practice, operated by Phillip Gray and active since 1988. SGL has undertaken an extensive range of sport,…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Recreation / Sport



Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology


Enta Australasia

As of the 1st July 2018, Enta Australasia Pty Ltd/Best Union has been rebranded as VIVATICKET Pty Ltd.  Click here to view the VIVATICKET Pty Ltd listing.  19th July 2018 - ENTA…

read more

Technology / Ticketing / Venues



Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation


Aussie Strength

We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness


Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business