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Celebrating women, their period and the positive impact on sporting performances. Active Inclusion, Taboo Period Products and the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) have teamed up to create the I’m an Athlete. Period. initiative. This new initiative promotes positive menstrual health in sport and recreation, aiming to break down the barriers that impact female participation in physical activity. See the panel discussion that was held on the night below.

The panel discussion features Eloise Hall (Co-founder, Taboo), Michelle Wilson (Australian Karate Champion), Izzi Batt-Doyle (2020 Olympic Runner),  Annette Edmondson (3x Olympian, Olympic Medallist and World Champion Cyclist) and Amber Halliday (3x Olympic Rower).

The Partnerships Program supports projects that align with opportunities within the South Australian Government's Game On: Getting South Australia moving initiative, to ensure physical activity and play can fit seamlessly into the daily lives of South Australians.

The Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing hosted workshops led by engagement specialists URPS, to provide inspiration and guidance on potential partnerships and initiatives that could be considered for future funding. The interactive workshops examined the concept of innovation and went into what creates a great partnership and how to find the right partners for your initiative.

The last couple of years have changed the game for the sport and recreation sector. Increased lifestyle pressures, evolving social norms and the rise of technology have had a significant impact on how sport and recreation organisations operate and how members can thrive in a club environment.

To prepare sports and recreation clubs for what's ahead, the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing hosted a Club Development Conference, which included a line-up of industry experts to provide the latest insights on innovation, marketing and governance applicable to sport and recreation.

Please find a recording from the day below.

Club Development Conference - Introduction
Welcome to Country
Hon. Corey Wingard MP
The Power of Sport, Roger Rasheed
Club of the Future Launch, Justin Stephens
Club of the Future Panel
Coach Education, Cameron Tradell - Sport Australia
Game Plan, Rachel Piastri - Sport Australia
Child Safe Environments, Lise Moody
Know Your Market, Karen Slabbert - Active Xchange
Social Media and Sporting Clubs, Jenna Hudson
Supercharging Sponsorship with chatbots, Get Chatty
Volunteer Trends and WeDo volunteering app, Tracey Fox
Heart of the Community Panel
Club Development Conference - Closing


As part of the State Government’s election commitment to allocate $1 million per annum for four years to Sport SA, Sport SA will be responsible for delivering a broad range of training and development programs to the sport and recreation sector. This includes such topics as:

  • Violence prevention and alcohol and drug programs
  • Mental health awareness and mental health first aid training
  • Reducing racism in sport training
  • Essentials for coaching children
  • Member protection information officer training
  • Child safe officer courses
  • Complaint handling and managing member disputes training
  • Other training and development programs to help build the capacity and capability of clubs and associations as identified by need.

If you would like to register for a course, or facilitate training specific for your club or association, please contact Sport SA at operations@sportsa.org.au or visit their website for more information.