Tarik brings five years of business relationship and two years of community sport experience to Sports Without Borders.Read More
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Written by Katie Smith from Reporter’s Academy (a media production company run by young people).
Sporting organisations around Australia are currently facing a number of challenges, from falling participation numbers in some grassroots sport, to the wide use of performing enhancing drugs at an elite and community sport level. Add to that the declining numbers of volunteers and there is a big job ahead of sporting organisations to remain relevant and be socially inclusive.Read More
Innovation in community sport: Learn How, Now!
The essential conference for every grassroots sporting group, administrator and community leader in local communities and local government.
Australian nationalism, for better and for worse, is inseparable from our love of sport.
The Tests, the Cup, the Open, the Grand Final – these events structure our year as much as the big religious festivals. Questions about Bradman turn up in citizenship exams. We’ve spent more on the Olympics than on the National Broadband Network. In this country, sports mean something.
From the top right down to the grassroots, we use sports to express our values. Those values have to come from all of us and speak to all of us. They have to change with the times.
We need to factor in 21st Century views of gender equality and cultural inclusion. We need to guard against old-fashioned myths and prejudices. We need to continually innovate to survive.
This conference will illuminate how sports are changing, how sports clubs are innovating, and how sports administrators, players, observers and volunteers can help shape the outcomes.
• In the digital age, how do you recruit and retain your volunteers?
• In a spectator-led age, how do you develop systems to engage members?
• What has to change before under-represented groups – women, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, gay and lesbian people and Indigenous Australians – see your club as relevant to their lives?
• What partnerships are becoming possible with emerging stakeholders?
• Marketing: not just a good idea, it’s the game.
• Learn from the professionals how to innovate – it’ll push you ahead of the pack.
Why should I attend?
The 2013 Sports Without Borders Conference brings together the complete picture – sportspeople, club officials, volunteers, policymakers, government funders, government and local government workers, peak bodies, sports administrators and sports media.
If you’re from any of these groups, this conference is about you.
Learn the facts, hear the stories, and find out about best practice sports solutions. Your club, and your community, depend on it.
SEASONS GREETINGS 2012
2012 has been a big but successful year for Sports Without Borders. We have continued facilitating important programs in the community and deepened our engagement and consultation with communities across Victoria. Our focus has remained the same – innovation, engagement and leadership.
We’d like to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to everyone who has supported Sports Without Borders over 2012. Pease enjoy these highlights from the year.Read More
Linkages and partnerships are the lifeblood of any sporting organisation in Australia, at all levels of the organisation and sport, and administrators need advice on how to link, market and get grants to support their work. The 2012 Sports Without Borders Our Community National Sports Conference aimed to address this need and support sporting organisation by providing insights, case studies, opportunities and connections through great speakers and hands-on workshops.Read More
Australians love our sports; the thrill of competition, the warm glow of fellowship and the joys that come with being part of a team drive this passion. But not everybody gets a fair go in Australian sports today.Read More
The year 2011 bought challenges, opportunities and ultimately success for Sports Without Borders. SWB continued programs like the grants program and Youth Action while adding leadership programs for newly arrived communities and the Social Inclusion Through Sports (SITS) program. (Online Version with pics).Read More
The Department of Planning and Community Development through the Minister, the Honourable Lily D’Ambrosio, awarded SWB a significant grant of $360,000 from its Victorian Community support grant on 2nd September, 2010 at Debney Park Secondary College, Flemington.
Whether on the field, in play or as enthusiastic supporters, team sports have a unique ability to rally the whole community behind local champions and celebrate the hero amongst us. Sports participation inspires confidence and a sense of belonging in the individual team player, builds bridges across cultural differences, and contributes to community cohesion long after the winning goal has been scored.Read More