Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Recreation and Sport
Thursday, 26 March, 2015
Vouchers program proving a winner for children’s sport
The Government’s major program aimed at reducing the cost of junior sport for families has been a runaway success, with children now able to claim sporting vouchers from hundreds of clubs statewide. The $50 Sports Vouchers program for primary school-age children was a Labor state election promise, with $7.7 million allocated over four years in the State Budget for the initiative. READ MORE...
The Federal Minister for Sport, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, has launched the Australian Sport Commission’s new participation game plan, Play.Sport.Australia.
This plan sets out the Australian Government’s big picture vision for boosting participation in sport, and is a sister document to Australia’s Winning Edge, the AIS’s 10-year game plan for high performance sport.
As the Minister said in launching Play.Sport.Australia. at the 2015 Business of Sport Summit, this plan is both comprehensive in its information and exciting in its ideas. It paints a compelling picture of how sport has changed in the last decade and plots the opportunities we must embrace and maximise in the years ahead. Further details are available here.
New laws no insurance for sports future
The Advertiser, 4th March 2015
South Australian sporting bosses are angry new laws introduced for volunteer screening and hiring of facilities are forcing clubs into unwanted insurance burdens. READ MORE...
Minister Leon Bignell
Minister for Recreation and Sport
Sunday, 30 November, 2014
On your marks for children's sports vouchers program
Registrations are open for sports clubs and associations throughout the state to become involved in a major State Government program aimed at reducing the cost of junior sport for families. The $50 sports voucher program for primary school-age children was a Labor state election promise, with $7.7 million allocated over four years in the State Budget for the initiative. Recreation and Sport Minister Leon Bignell said the vouchers will be available next year for all South Australian school children from Reception to Year 7. READ MORE....
Further information for sport providers and parents can also be found here on the Sports Vocuhers website.
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....
2014 KPMG Celebration of South Australian Sport - Media Release - 10th. November 2014
Sport in SA celebrates at the Home of South Australian Sport
On Friday night sporting dignitaries and friends applauded our success at the KPMG Celebration of South Australian Sport at Adelaide Oval
Sport was on the stage for all South Australians to enjoy as we celebrated the fifth year of the KPMG Celebration of South Australian Sport on Friday night in the William Magarey Room, the premier function room at Adelaide Oval. The Sport SA Awards; The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year Awards and our history with The KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame were presented with 450 people at the Gala Event hosted by Bruce Abernethy and Rosanna Mangiarelli from Channel Seven. Sport SA and partners Channel Seven and The Advertiser paid tribute to Robert Gerard AO with the Spirit of South Australia which was presented on only the second occasion. Robert joins Marjorie Jackson-Nelson AC CVO MBE in this elite prestigious group. The entertaining interview by Margaret Ralston AM provided an insight into the passion and character of Robert Gerard AO. In 2014 there are five Inductees into the KPMG South Australian Sport Hall of Fame and Chris Burton OAM and Kerry O’Brien shared the highlights of outstanding sporting careers in interviews with Bruce Abernethy. The team that places these athletes on the stage were recognised with the Sport SA Awards including every aspect, representing many sports from the OAMPS Insurance Brokers Administrator of the Year, Bowls SA CEO, Mark Easton; Print Junction Coach of the Year, Cycling , Tim Decker; Sunday Mail City Bay Fun Run Inc. Volunteer Award from Table Tennis, Cynthia Langley; Club One Official of the Year - Ken Gooding, Cycling; Brand SA Country Athlete of the Year - Simon Geldenhuys, Swimming from Whyalla; Office for Recreation and Sport Event of the Year – Hammer Time (Croquet SA). Our school sport champions, Richard Newman Primary School Sports Award – Sponsored by the Department for Education & Child Development, Alex Haydon, Squash (Henley Beach Primary School) and the Secondary School Sports Award – Sponsored by Messenger Community News Limited, Jack Rossiter, Shooting (Woodcroft College). The Advertiser Channel Seven Sports Star of the Year, the best BMX rider in the world, Sam Willoughby was beamed in from the USA, enjoying an exceptional year and the Team of the Year, Australian Men’s Pursuit, leading the event in the world and Jessica Trengove was voted as the Alexander Symonds People’s Choice. Jesse Aungles, Swimmer, awarded the West Beach Community Branch, Bendigo Bank Elite Athlete with a Disability of the Year and Clare Lindop, Jockey, received the Tanya Denver Award for Endeavour and Sportsmanship. Jan Sutherland, Sport SA CEO, said, “We are delighted to celebrate every aspect of sport, from the people on the fields, courts and pool, in the offices, training venues and schools with you. Sport SA brings the stories of our sport to you now and will ensure that we record and recognise these achievements for the future. Thank you to our partners, members and friends for your support bringing our ambitious dream of this celebration to reality and ensuring that the profile of sport is at the forefront of the South Australian community”. Ends………
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