HYPOXI® is one of Europe’s most successful health and weight loss studio concepts. It’s the first weight loss technology to incorporate exercise with advanced vacuum and…read more
Belgravia Group commits to boosting physical activity among Australian children
Belgravia Group Chairman and Chief Executive Geoff Lord has today announced his commitment to boosting physical activity among one million children across Australia per year, launching the Belgravia Foundation at an industry breakfast in Melbourne.
Introducing the registered charity to a crowd of more than 300 industry stakeholders, Lord advised “Belgravia Group is going to achieve this target through our new initiatives, Belgravia Kids and the Belgravia Foundation.
“People who face financial hardship, distress, inequity or other barriers will be able to get help from the Belgravia Foundation.”
Many of the activities will be delivered by new Belgravia Group division Belgravia Kids, headed by former Gymnastics Australia Chief Executive Mark Rendell, which will provide swimming and water safety lessons and gymnastics for children and teens in vibrant community hubs in Australia’s growth suburbs.
Lord (pictured below) commented “Belgravia Kids will be a safe space for children to play, learn and be engaged in their community.”
Both organisations will work in partnership with Belgravia Group’s health and leisure companies and franchise networks, Belgravia Leisure, Genesis Fitness, Coaching Zone, Ninja Parc, Australian Sports Camps and Community Sports Camps, to improve health and wellbeing outcomes among people in Australia’s marginalised communities, as well as children across the country.
Having backed a significant number of business ventures across the leisure industry throughout his professional life, with an ongoing commitment to activity among all ages groups and a particular concern at how the latest Active Healthy Kids Australia (AHKA) report card scored Australia a D- in overall physical activity levels, Lord concluded “I believe we can do more to tackle the increasingly sedentary lifestyle of our children, which can lead to chronic conditions such as obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and heart disease.
“The Belgravia Foundation will work hand in glove with Belgravia Group health and leisure facilities to engage children in physical activity and good old fashioned face-to-face social interaction.”
Belgravia Foundation is a registered charity established to connect people with a disability or experiencing disadvantage to a Belgravia Group aquatic, fitness, sports or recreation facility in over 200 locations across Australian metropolitan and regional areas.
3rd February 2018 - BELGRAVIA FOUNDATION SET FOR INDUSTRY LAUNCH
29th December 2017 - BELGRAVIA LEISURE EXPANDS COACHING ZONE FRANCHISE
17th November 2017 - NEW AUSPLAY FIGURES SHOW FOOTBALL LEADS SPORT PARTICIPATION RATES IN AUSTRALIA
31st August 2017 - GYMNASTICS AUSTRALIA IN GOOD SHAPE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE RENDELL MOVES ON
16th August 2017 - GENESIS FITNESS MELTON’S SWIM SCHOOL WINS LIFE SAVING VICTORIA AWARD
1st August 2017 - BELGRAVIA LEISURE ANNOUNCES AUSTRALASIAN FACILITY OF THE YEAR AWARD
6th March 2017 - BELGRAVIA GROUP ACQUIRES COMMUNITY SPORTS CAMPS
20th February 2017 - FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REVIVES GIRLS MAKE YOUR MOVE ACTIVITY CAMPAIGN
28th January 2017 - NEW SPORT MINISTER BACKS WOMEN’S SPORT AND ACTIVITY
8th December 2016 - LANDMARK STUDY FINDS SPORT STRUGGLING TO KEEP YOUTH ENGAGED
10th August 2016 - GENESIS FITNESS LAUNCHES THE COACHING ZONE AS ‘THE FUTURE FOR GROUP 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 www.ausleisure.com.au 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.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…read more
SKC Operations Pty Ltd (SKCorp) is an expert retail and marketing services team specialising in sports, leisure, aquatics, fitness, health, wellness & recreation industry. Using proven…read more
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
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
At EventPro Software, we are proudly different from our industry competitors. We have a development-driven culture and 20 years’ experience in event, venue, and catering management software,…read more
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!