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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


Sport SA, through a contractual arrangement with the Office for Recreation, Sport and Racing (ORSR) has been engaged to deliver the following ORSR courses:

  • Essentials for Coaching Children (ECC) - A basic introduction to coaching aiming to give new and aspiring coaches the basic skills, knowledge and tips needed to provide fun, effective coaching sessions for kids.
  • Child Safe Officer (CSO) -  A Child Safe Officer at your club is vital to promote the message that keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. Every club must work towards minimising risk to children and the Child Safe Officer helps to ensure everyone is aware of the club's policies and procedures to support this goal.
  • Complaint Handling (CH) -  This course addresses the theory and practice of complaint handling in conflict situations. The emphasis is on understanding why people react the way they do to conflict and how to handle situations in a more effective and appropriate manner. Participants' real life examples will also be discussed.
  • Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) - Aims to provide comprehensive and quality training for club, state and national level MPIOs. Learn about MPIO roles and responsibilities, listening and responding effectively, conflicts of interest, impartiality, communication and promotion.

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