1st. August 2016 - Media Release
Sport SA slams IOC
The decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to blanket ban all Russian athletes from this month’s Rio Olympic Games is a cop out, according to Sport SA President and former SA Sports Minister, Michael Wright.
Mr Wright said that for the Games to be considered fair and equal for everyone competing it should have been a clear cut decision to stop Russia’s participation.
“Why put the Olympic Games credibility at risk by making this gutless decision,” he said.
“This decision can only undermine the legitimacy of performances at the Olympics. What happens when an athlete is beaten for gold by a Russian?
Let’s hope this doesn’t happen to any Australian, let alone to a South Australian.”
Mr Wright, who was SA’s Sport and Recreation Minister from 2002 to 2011, said by thrusting the limelight onto 28 individual sporting federations to decide the fate of Russian athletes under their control, the IOC stands condemned and tarnished forever.
“Systematic State-run doping of athletes, as we believe occurred for years in Russia, is an anathema and abhorrent to anyone who cares about sport and its integrity,” he said
Sport SA Annual General meeting
DATE: Tuesday 13th September 2016, 6.30 pm
VENUE: Sport SA Industry Skills Centre, Military Road, West Beach SA 5024 (opposite Adelaide Shores Caravan Resort)
Download the agenda. The agenda includes the Board nominee information, six nominations were received for four positions:
• John Cranwell
• Wendy Carter
• David Hutton
• Jane Russo
• Katrina Webb-Denis OAM
• Hon Michael Wright.
Each Full Member may be represented by two (2) delegates at any AGM, Special General Meeting or General Meeting, but each Full member shall have only one (1) vote.
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/ .
Sport SA People’s Choice Community Lottery - Funding for our Sports Museum
As you maybe aware, Sport SA has been commissioned with the establishment of the South Australian Sports Museum, which will incorporate the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame on North Terrace, Adelaide. This prime location in the riverbank precinct is near the Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide Casino and the convention Centre and in the vicinity of Adelaide Oval.
Sport SA and the Hall of Fame Board of Governors have been advocating and supporting this initiative for a permanent home for the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame and the South Australian Sports Museum since 2010 and now this is becoming a reality, finally sport will be on North Terrace.
Sport SA is again seeking your assistance and support in ensuring that we make the Museum a place where we can celebrate all sport in this state with our sporting memorabilia and proud sporting history. As partners in this exciting development we will bring this to the entire community and inspire visitors to enjoy their involvement in an active, healthy lifestyle through sport and recreation.
The drive and support of the Sport SA Board, the Board of Governors of the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame, State Government and with you as our members as key partners, this will deliver a great, exciting initiative for South Australians to enjoy our outstanding sporting success and key elements of the South Australian lifestyle.
Now the hard work begins as we seek funds to establish this showcase of South Australian sporting history. Sport SA is participating in the People’s Choice Community Lottery and we need your support. Tickets are available online and can also be sold in books of 10 for $2 a ticket. There is a massive $360,000 prize pool, with 159 prizes on offer!
• 1st Prize: Hyundai Tuscon Elite 1.6 Turbo Petrol AWD Auto (includes on road costs), prize value is $40,454
• 2nd Prize: Harvey Norman Shopping Spree, prize valued at $35,000
• 3rd Prize: Hyundai I30 GD4 Active Auto (includes on road costs), prize value is $24,904.
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....