A gathering of around 20 people attended last week’s Sport SA’s What does good board diversity look like for sport? Held in Statewide Super’s boardroom which overlooks Victoria Square and the Adelaide Hills it was the ideal setting to hear from those in the field share their experience and work in sport board diversity.
Lisa Cook and Jessica Wainwright took us through SANFL’s highly successful Leading Teams program which is equipping women with not only the skills to get on a sport board but connecting them to board opportunities.
Jen Williams was highly entertaining showing her passion and love of what sport can do drawing on her work as a psychologist and working within football in South Australia, she shared concepts about how we need to change our mindsets.
Participants were treated to a sneak peak of Sport SA’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) due to be officially launched in March with Nerida Saunders sharing her insights into the RAP as a member of the working group. Actions that all sport can embrace to strive for better diversity.
Our last speaker, Andrew Ellis drew on his experiences from the number of sport and disability boards he has been on, acknowledging that having a board member with lived experience is essential.
The last part of the evening enabled participants to talk with the presenters and to share their experiences and challenges on achieving good board diversity. There was an opportunity to explore two questions around gaps and opportunities, and this feedback will be utilised to help guide Sport SA in the next steps in how we might best assist members with achieving better board diversity.
A podcast has been created of this event and will soon be available to Sport SA members through the Member Resources section of the website.
Panel members Andrew Ellis, Nerida Saunders, Jenny Williams, Lisa Cook and Jessica Wainwright listen to event facilitator Jane Russo.
Sport SA thank the members and non members who were in attendance on the night.
Port Pirie Masters Games – Online Registration Launch
Port Pirie Regional Council is excited to announce registrations for the 2019 Masters Games are now open.
The games will take place over ten days from the 5 – 14 April 2019 and will be hosting a total of 29 different sports.
With the majority of the sporting events being held in Port Pirie there will also be other towns hosting some events, with the Equestrian being held at Murraytown, Golf at Clare and BMX Bicycle Motocross in the Copper Coast.
Port Pirie is delighted to be hosting this amazing event again and with the new multi-million dollar Sports Precinct fully functioning it will provide a great central hub.
It is a great privilege to have National Basketball Legend Mark Davis and Commonwealth Games Netball Champion Michelle Den Dekker OAM return as Masters Games Ambassadors. These two outstanding sports people will be around the whole ten days to watch the different sports.
Competitors can either enter online at www.portpiriemastersgames.com.au or fill out the hardcopy form which can be collected from the Tourism and Arts Centre and as well as Council’s Admin Office.