2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards
Sport SA in partnership with The Advertiser, Channel Seven and KPMG invite all sport enthusiasts to join us at the the KPMG South Australian Sport Awards. This event will honour the State's most outstanding sportspeople as well as showcasing our all time sporting heroes from the history books. 2015 marked the induction of the 50th member into the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame, this year we welcome six more inductees and will elevate two Hall of Fame members to Legend status. For the first time since 2010, we have kept the inductees secret, to be announced on the night.
This night will comprehensively acknowledge these exceptional people in South Australian sport in the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame, The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Awards and the Sport SA Awards. The evening includes a three course meal, beer and wine.
Location: Adelaide Oval, William Magarey Room
Date: Thursday 17th November 2016
Time: 6.15pm for 6.45pm start
Dress: Black Tie
Cost: Members: $150 / Non Members: $170 (GST exclusive)
To book: Download and complete the booking and return it by email or fax: 8353 7822.
Members booking form
General public booking form.
Please contact Sport SA by email or by phone 8353 7755 for further details.
The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Award is on again for 2016. The public have the opportunity to vote for their favourite sports star finalist with the adelaidenow People’s Choice Competition.
The 10 finalists for 2016 are:
Kyle Chalmers (Swimming)
Rohan Dennis (Cycling)
Travis Head (Cricket)
Alexander Hill (Rowing)
Joe Ingles (Basketball)
James McRae (Rowing)
Anna Meares (Cycling)
Stephanie Morton (Cycling)
Jared Tallent (Athletics)
Jess Trengove (Athletics)
The finalist who picks up the most reader votes is The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year People’s Choice winner. Vote here.
Sports First Aid course 8th November 2016
Sport SA delivers a First Aid course designed for sport. The Sports First Aid course is equivalent to the current Provide First Aid HLTAID003 (replaces Senior First Aid) that is the standard nationally accredited First Aid course.
However the difference with the Sport SA course is that it is contextualised to our Industry. It is completely sport related. All scenarios and practical activities relate to sport so that when the need arises you are confident and qualified to respond to situations within your sporting organisation or club.
The next course is: Tuesday the 8th November 2016 at Sport SA (9.00am - 5.00pm).
2016 Sport SA Awards Finalist announcement
The Squad behind our Sporting Stars Sport SA Award Finalists Announced
Our dedicated coaches, volunteers, administrators and officials who at the core of sport were acknowledged with the student achievers in sport when the finalists in the 2016 Sport SA Awards were announced at the Sports Centre / Sport SA Partners and Members Breakfast held at the Rydges Hotel last Friday.
Sport SA CEO, Jan Sutherland said, “The Sport SA Awards program is a great recognition of the team behind sport in SA. The significant contributions made by our workforce both paid and unpaid to sport and the community are not always recognised and their achievements have been profiled.”
“The community is built and connected through sport and everyone can enjoy achieving success as they play, coach, officiate, organise events and complete many other tasks”.
Ms. Sutherland stated, “The quality and number of nominations from our 160 members in many sporting organisations provides evidence of the outstanding commitment to sport. Their recognition and support is key to the advocacy role of Sport SA. The Selection Committee has once again completed the challenging task in reviewing the submissions to select the finalists.”
Three finalists in each category were announced (details are attached): Administrator of the Year; Coach of the Year; Country Athlete of the Year; Events of the Year; Official of the Year, Volunteer Award, Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award and the Secondary School Sports Award.
Award recipients will be presented at The KPMG South Australian Sport Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 17th November at the Adelaide Oval when we join forces with The Advertiser and Channel Seven presenting: The KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame; The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year and the Sport SA Awards.
“Please join us at the 2016 KPMG South Australian Sport Awards on November 17th to celebrate with the champions, leaders and friends of sport showcasing the sporting success of today and the past to inspire all ” said Jan Sutherland.
Finalists of the 2016 Sport SA Awards
Volunteer Award – Sponsored by the Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run Inc.
Neil Brown, Golf
Brett Fisk, Athletics
John Holland, DragonBoats
Official of the Year – Sponsored by Club One
Glenn Errington, Table Tennis
Diane Milner, Bowls
Linda Probert, Netball
Administrator of the Year – Sponsored by Arthur J. Gallagher
Shane Bernhardt, Cricket
Adam Bishop, Athletics
Michael Carter, Football (Soccer)
Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award – Sponsored by the Department for Education & Child Development
Robert Brennan, Mitcham PS, Baseball,
Ben Hinks Craigburn PS, Sailing
Madison Schwarz, West Lakes Shore PS, Athletics, Cross Country and Tennis
Secondary School Sports Award – Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited
Emma Adams, Reynella East College, Air Rifle Shooting
Liam Bekric, Underdale HS, Multi-class Swimming
Emily Condon, Saint Mark's College Bosco, Port Pirie, Football (Soccer)
Country Athlete of the Year
Leigh Hoffman, Cycling
Aidan Stock, Hockey
Dimity Payne, Surfing
Coach of the Year
Peter Bishop, Swimming
Andrea McCauley, Cricket
Lucas Norman, Squash
Community Event of the Year – Sponsored by BeSigned
Dragons Down Under Adelaide 2016
2016 Murray Bridge SA Masters Games
Significant Event of the Year - Sponsored by BeSigned
Australian International 3 Day Event
Hancock Prospecting Swimming Australia Olympic Trials
Sport SA Annual General meeting
Thank you to our members and supporters who attended the Sport SA AGM on the 13th of September and congratulations to the following nominees who were elected to the Board:
• John Cranwell
• David Hutton
• Katrina Webb-Denis OAM
• Hon Michael Wright.
Sport SA Media Release
Community Sport Wins with Investment in Sporting Infrastructure featuring in the 2016/2107 State Budget
Sport SA recognises the excellent investment of $40m and thanks the state government for their commitment to the provision of quality sport and recreation in a healthy, active lifestyle for South Australians.
This injection of resources into community sport addresses the issue which our members have identified, assisting both metropolitan and regional communities and servicing the needs of a variety of sporting activities.
The significant investments in Sporting hubs such as St Clair Recreation Centre ($7.5m);
Port Pirie Memorial Oval ($5m) and the former Ross Smith School ($4.6m) will connect the community through sport and promote health and wellbeing through sport and recreation.
We welcome the initiative for Female Change rooms in Sporting Facilities and believe that this will open up greater opportunities for women in sport as they will now enjoy appropriate, safe facilities thereby enhancing the fun, sporting experience to keep them involved.
The Funding in this budget ($10m) for new artificial pitches at soccer clubs captures the momentum of the Adelaide United success and recognises the future direction of facilities in our climate. There is no doubt that there will more places on the pitches for our aspiring next generation of Adelaide Reds and Lady Reds.
Our great tradition in Cycling is further developed with the International BMX Track at O’Halloran Hill ($2m) and we are looking forward to international events featuring our stars and also supporting the development pathways in the sport.
Sport SA members have expressed their concerns at the rising cost for sport and this budget has also provided Land tax exemption for sporting clubs, continued payroll rebates and removed the Murray levy. All of which will assist our organisations.
The successful Sports Vouchers program applauded by Sport SA since its introduction continues to grow and this complements the new initiatives in this budget to provide greater opportunities for sport and recreation in our state.
SIS50612 Diploma of Sport Development Course commencing 27th July 2016
Enrolments are now open!!!
SIS50115 Diploma of Sport and Recreation Management Course commencing 27th July 2016
Enrolments are now open!!!
Horse Safety Australia
Sport SA has partnered with Horse Safety Australia to run 4 day clinics which assess the skills involved in teaching horsemanship to others.
Horse Safety Australia Inc. -formerly the Association for Horsemanship Safety and Education in Australia Inc. (AHSE) was formed to foster higher standards of safety within the horse industry, particularly relating to teaching horse riding to groups of beginners. Since then Horse Safety Australia has accredited over 1800 instructors in Queensland, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, WA and South Australia.
Upon completion of the course, student will receive a Horse Safety Australia qualification as an instructor and a statement of attainment from Sport SA for equine units within the SIS10 Sport Fitness and Recreation Training Package. These clusters of units are industry agreed competencies for being horse riding instructors or trail guides. They also meet the requirements of the Adventure Activity Standards.
HSA Clinic information page
To find out when the next clinic is, contact Sport SA or go to: http://www.horsesafetyaustralia.com.au/clinics/future-clinics/ .
New Partnership with Deakin University Researchers
Sport SA is excited to announce a new partnership with Deakin University researchers to support Australia’s first and biggest study of men’s mental health and wellbeing during their late 20s and early 30s. The Men and Parenting Pathways (MAPP) Study will make an important contribution to supporting men and furthering our understanding of mental health risks during this stage of life.
If you’re a man aged between 28 and 32, with or without children, the MAPP Study wants YOU! Participation involves completing an online survey once a year for five years. Monthly prize draws are held for men who participate. As a MAPP study partner, Sport SA encourages you to be a part of this important initiative by participating if you are eligible, or forwarding this information to anyone you think might be interested. To take part in the MAPP Study please click here, or for more information visit the MAPP Study website here.
Men’s mental health matters.
Wine Fundraising for South Australian Sports Museum
Dear members, you and friends are now able to order two fantastic wines through Sport SA as part of our fundraising campaign for the South Australian Sports Museum.
For lovers of white wine we have a 2015 Sauvignon Blanc from Tomich wines in the Adelaide Hills. This wine has just been bottled and shows intense passionfruit and citrus flavours with a clean zesty finish. Red lovers will be very impressed to see we are offering a 2011 Shiraz from Tapestry wines in McLaren Vale. This wine has been in the bottle for three years and is drinking beautifully.
Prices are as follows:
2015 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc: $125 a dozen
2011 McLaren Vale Shiraz: $125 a dozen
Mixed case (6 of each): $125 a dozen
These wines are designed with a special Sports Museum front label and wine description back label. If you are interested in ordering please click here to download an order form or contact Ellie in the office on 8353 7755. If you are interested in knowing more about the wines, please contact Peter Spry on 0416 183 811.
Education and Sport Opportunities for Student Athletes
Sport SA and Athletes Dream Pty Ltd have signed a strategic alliance to activate and promote the importance of Athlete Career Development. Through this alliance, qualifying student athletes will receive opportunities to combine Education and Sport, particularly in North America. College scholarships in North America are sought after, hard to acquire alone and will change your life.
A sustainable lifestyle post sporting career is a key objective for any athlete. Without higher education too many athletes are experiencing a narrow pathway of opportunity in securing an enjoyable working future. Obtaining higher education is paramount in improving the skill set of an athlete, which provides long term returns of social and economic benefit to the communities that once supported the athlete. READ MORE....