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Multiple National Sports Convention strands to address increasing youth participation

Multiple National Sports Convention strands to address increasing youth participation
June 18, 2018

With Australia having one of the highest levels of childhood obesity in the world, the upcoming National Sports Convention (NSC) is, across several different conference streams, to address the issue of encouraging children to get active.

Presentation highlights from the Convention include:

As part of the National Community Sport Conference there will be a focus on life-long participation and the importance of appreciating physical literacy in creating strategies and provision for the broad community at all life stages.

Scott Mackenzie, Play and Physical Activity Consultant at Sport New Zealand, will speak at the Stream 2 Workshop about the Principles of Play - Children, the Next Generation and How to Keep them Active.

As part of the National Aquatic and Recreation Infrastructure Conference there will be discussions around collaboratively activating sport and active recreation spaces to attract young people, as we continue to see the urbanisation of sport. Dave Cove, Chief Executive at Sportspace, Dacorum Sports Trust UK, is just one of the engaging speakers at the Plenary Keynote Session 3.

The National Disability Sports Conference will explore growth initiatives and learnings from working with people with disability and how they are impacting the industry.

In particular, Nicole Rinehart, Professor of Psychology (Clinical) and Tamara May, Senior Research Fellow at Deakin University/AFL Victoria, will present an engaging segment on AllPlay as part of the Plenary Keynote Session 1.

The NSC is also hosting the Australian Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation Awards which aim to recognise individuals, not-for-profits, commercial, play, recreation and sport sectors, in how they are being innovative to get more people active.

The purpose of the Awards is to recognise innovation and success that is occurring in the industry using the following categories: 

1. Programs, Activities or Events – that have been developed to encourage the community to be more active in large numbers;

2. Sports Turf – innovative solutions that encourage greater intensity and durability of natural or synthetic sports fields in a manner that allows for greater usage;

3. Technological Solutions and Products – for the Business to Business or the Business to Consumer markets that encourage more people to play sport or be active;

4. Play Grounds – designs and developments that encourage more children to play, have fun and be active;

5. Young Innovator – a young person (under 25) who has developed a program, space, activity, technological solution or innovative partnership that is encouraging more people to be active;

6. Marketing and Communications – the packaging and communication of an opportunity in a manner that has encouraged more people to be active;

7. Facility Design and Development – innovative design and management that creates and environment where more people are active (built and natural environments); and

8. The Overall Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Award for Innovation – the winner will be chosen from one the above seven winners.

Each category will be independently assessed by a panel of industry experts.

As part of the National Sports Convention, the final three short listed applicants will be provided with an opportunity to display their innovation as part of the Sport and Recreation Expo, so the industry can appreciate their innovations.

The awards will be presented on Tuesday 17th July at the National Sports Convention Industry Networking Evening in the Victoria University Active Living Theatre, within the Sport and Recreation Expo. Trophies and cash prizes are to be provided to all winners.

Applications must be submitted by 1st July 2018.

For more information go to www.nationalsportsconvention.com.au/awards/

For more information on the National Sports Convention click here to view details in the Australasian Leisure Management Industry Calendar. 

Main image courtesy of Greater Shepparton City Council.

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