Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Sports Professionals Association completing ‘State of the Sporting Industry’ survey

New Sports Professionals Association completing ‘State of the Sporting Industry’ survey
June 8, 2019

The new Australian Sports Professionals Association (ASPA) is set to release an industry survey on the state of the sporting industry for professionals in Australia.

Described as “the first wide-scale survey of employees, volunteers and those who work in sport in Australia as to what their challenges are, what their organisational challenges are, and what the future of the industry looks like” a summary publication, the State of Sport 2019, will be available toward the end of June.

Having invited anyone working in sport in Australia to contribute, the publication aims to offer a high-level outlook for the industry - and this will be available toward the end of June.

The ASPA is a new association for individuals who work, volunteer or study in sport in Australia - from club volunteers and paid administrators of small state/territory sports to executives and board members of large national sports.

Set up “by the industry, for the industry”, its vision is to strengthen the sporting industry through forming an individuals association to bring its workforce together.

Past attempts at creating an industry body for sport - including the Australian Society of Sport Administrators, the Confederation of Australian Sport and the Institute of Sport Management - have failed because of the disparate nature of the Australian sport industry, with the management experiences of local volunteers being very different to those of executives in major sports.

However, since its launch in February, ASPA has staged events across Australia with nearly 200 attendees and with 200 pre-registrations for membership.

ASPA has also partnered with over 40 national and state sports organisations, sports federations such as Sport NSW and Sport SA.

For more information on ASPA go to www.sportsprofessionals.co

Related Articles

10th April 2019 - Australian Sports Professionals Association gets official launch

29th March 2019 - Partnership looks to community sport and active recreation alignment

1st February 2019 - Member data will see Sport NSW Market Segmentation Platform change planning and investment

30th August 2018 - Sport SA Chief Executive sees potential for clubs to help run school sport programs

23rd March 2017 - Sport SA calls for ‘immediate’ $10 million injection into South Australian sport

23rd February 2017 - AWRA to trade as Women Sport Australia

12th May 2016 - Sport NSW name Darren Simpson as new Chief Executive

30th April 2015 - Fitness, recreation and sport employment grew by 34% over five years

24th October 2013 - Australian sport worth $12.8 billion in income, employs 134,000

31st July 2013 - Confederation of Australian Sport looks to revive industry advocacy role

25th November 2009 - CAS Shelves Industry Advocacy


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.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. FIT FOR PURPOSE. Based on the Gold Coast, AlphaFit is a leading manufacturer and supplier of Australian gym equipment specifically for the commercial, strength and conditioning,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SENtag

Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

PRIAVA

About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 

BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

TPEC Pool Enclosures

TPEC Pool Enclosures provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing residential, local government…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 

TICKETSERV

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

 
 
 
 

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