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Peters farewells Sports Commission

Peters farewells Sports Commission
August 28, 2008

Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Chief Executive, Mark Peters, has resigned.

Announcing Peter's departure from the ASC, Federal Minister for Sport, Kate Ellis, stated that under his leadership, "Mark has overseen many important reforms including the upgrade of facilities at the Australian Institute of Sport, the establishment of a European training centre for Australian athletes, and the success of Australian Olympic teams at the Athens and Beijing Games.

"Under Mark's leadership, the ASC also saw significant growth in funding which doubled from $97.6 million to almost $220 million and saw the implementation of valuable grassroots sport and physical activity initiatives, like the highly popular Active After-School Communities (AASC) program.

"In the short time the AASC has been operating it has grown to involve more than 100,000 young school kids in many hundreds of communities around the country, reinforcing the vital role sport and physical activity plays in the healthy development of our children."

Peters joined the ASC in January 2001.


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