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Nominations open for the Sports Star of the Year categories!

THE state’s premier sports award, will be announced at the South Australian Sports Award night on Friday November 24 at Adelaide Oval.
Many of SA’s best athletes will battle it out for the top honour, which is judged by The Advertiser and Channel 7’s sports editors and reporters.
If you think someone is worthy of a nomination in one of the following categories for this year’s awards then read the criteria below and send a comprehensive list of the athlete or team’s performance between October 1, 2016 and October 6, 2017 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Nominations close on Monday October 16.
Performances are judged from October 1, 2016 until October 6, 2017.
Email your nomination to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with all the athlete’s achievement details recorded in the official nomination period.
Please attach a picture of the athlete or team and contact details for the athlete and the person submitting the nomination.

Award categories:

2017 Sports Centre / Sport SA Partners and Members Breakfast
and South Australian Sport Awards Finalist announcement

An exciting morning where we will announce the finalists of the South Australian Sport Awards judged by Sport SA. This is a great opportunity for you to catch up with your friends in sport and hear from our outstanding guest speaker, International Basketballer, Abby Bishop who has enjoyed an outstanding career as an Australian professional basketball forward/center who commenced her journey from Laura in the Mid North of SA to the international stage and now returning as a member of the 2017/18 Adelaide Lightning team. Michelle den Dekker OAM, South Australian Sport Hall of Fame Ambassador, will be the MC and also interview our guest.
Date: Friday 13th October 2017, 7.20am for 7.30am start
Venue: Sage Hotel, Orchid Rooms, 208 South Terrace, Adelaide
Guest Speaker: Abby Bishop, Australian Opal and Adelaide Lightning Basketball player
MC: Michelle den Dekker OAM, World Championship Netball Captain and SA Sport Hall of Fame member and Ambassador
Cost: $32.50+GST per person
To book email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6th October 2017.

Guest speaker: Adelaide Lightning Captain, Abby Bishop.

2017 South Australian Sport Awards
24th November 2017, William Magarey Room, Adelaide Oval

The South Australian Sport Awards Gala Event is the night of nights for the South Australian sporting community.
Each year the South Australian Sport Awards will honour those who have made an outstanding contribution to sport in South Australia as individual or team athletes, coaches, administrators and volunteers from both metropolitan and regional areas of South Australia.Held at Adelaide Oval, the home of sport in South Australia, the Awards are hosted by Channel 7 personalities Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson.  These Awards can be attended by all entrants, nominees, family, friends, sporting organisations and clubs to come together and celebrate successes in and out of the sporting arena.

There are three major sections within the South Australian Sport Awards:

Judged and Awarded by The Advertiser and Channel 7
South Australian Sport Stars of the Year Award
Team of the Year Award
Junior Sports Star of the Year Award
Elite Athlete with a Disability of the Year Award
Tanya Denver Award for Endeavour and Sportsmanship

Voted on by the People of South Australia
People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year Award

Nominated by Sporting Organisations and Judged by Sport SA
Country Athlete of the Year
Major Event of the Year
Community Event of the Year
Coach of the Year
Official of the Year
Administrator of the Year
Volunteer of the Year
Primary School Sports Award
Secondary School Sports Award.
Nominations have now closed. The finalists in each of the Sport SA Award categories are invited to attend the South Australian Sport Awards on the 24th of November at no charge. The finalists will be announced at the Sports Centre / Sport SA Partners and Members Breakfast on Friday 13th October at the Sage Hotel, North Terrace.

South Australian Sport Hall of Fame and Legends
Each year at the South Australian Sport Awards gala event, we induct South Australian athletes and general members who have achieved the highest level of recognition for their outstanding achievements in sport. Nominations have now closed for 2017.

The Awards Gala Evening
The Awards Gala Evening is a black-tie event, hosted by Mark Soderstrom and Jessica Adamson of Channel 7 in the stunning William Magarey Room at Adelaide Oval.
Enjoy pre-dinner drinks with South Australia’s sporting community from grassroots to elite before enjoying a fabulous three course meal with beverages.
You can book your seats here (online bookings available soon).

A New Brand for the South Australian Sport Awards
An exciting development for this year's event is new branding! This has been initiated as the relationship between The Advertiser, Channel 7 and Sport SA is enhanced as presenting partners and the different Award categories are brought under the one banner: "The South Australian Sport Awards". The new logo has a focus on the shape of the State, which is used in a circular array, to symbolise the inclusion of all of the sports played in South Australia. This also creates a “Star” in the centre, in acknowledgement of the history of The Advertiser Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year Award.

For More Information: If you’d like to learn more about how to nominate or participate in the South Australian Sport Awards, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sport SA or call 8353 7755.

The South Australian Sport Awards are proudly presented by The Advertiser and Channel 7.

SA Sports Museum Landscape                         Donate now button

The South Australian Sports Museum will be the state’s most comprehensive sports cultural institution, housing significant sports collections from a diverse range of sports. We will make the State’s historical sports heritage accessible to all through exhibitions and public programs. The creation of the South Australian Sports Museum will acknowledge the achievements of our sporting greats and bring their feats to life and inspire all South Australians.

Donate now! - Australian Sports Foundation
In 2017 Sport SA is bringing to life our mission to provide all South Australians with a Sports museum centred on educating and inspiring future generations through sport. We ask you to join us in bringing this ambitious project to fruition by generously supporting our new South Australian Sports Museum on North Terrace Adelaide by making a financial contribution.The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) works with sports from all over Australia to help raise money, this partnership means that donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. If everyone who played sport in SA donated $1 we would easily reach our target of $250 000 to complete stage one of the Museum!

Further details of the Museum are available here.



2017 Annual General Meeting of the South Australian Sports Federation Inc.

Thank you to our members and guests who attended the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 19th of September. Congratulations to the three members elected to the Board of Directors:
- Mark Easton
- Jane Russo
- Joe Stevens.

Managing the AGM for Sport and Recreation Organisations

Sport SA invites your Staff, Directors and Committee Members to the first Workshop in a series, to assist you in managing your Annual General meeting effectively in the best interests of your organisation and meeting all requirements. This is supported by the Office for Recreation and Sport .
Date: Tuesday 26th. September
Time: 6:00—9.00pm
Where: Sport SA, Military Road, West Beach
An outstanding panel of experts will provide essential information and answer your questions regarding the effective management of your Annual General Meeting.
- AGM & Governance
- The AGM Process
- Preparation
- Conduct
- Review.

Register here.

The 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey is now open!
People working in sport, fitness and aquatics jobs in Australia and New Zealand are being called upon to participate in a national survey which opens this week, mapping employment and salary trends for the sector.

The 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey is managed by recruitment agency and job board operator Sportspeople, in conjunction with La Trobe University's Centre for Sport and Social Impact. The focus of the La Trobe University report will be "understanding the gender wage gap in the sport industry". The survey supported by a number of key industry partners including:

• Australian Leisure Facilities Association
• Australasian Leisure Management
• QSport
• Sport NSW
• SportSA
• Vicsport
• WA Sports Federation

Working hours, age, gender, education and remuneration practices were just some of the hot spots for the industry in the previous surveys. According to Sportspeople’s General Manager, Angelique Everett the 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey will continue to map changes to employment practices from the data collected in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

“This year will be our most comprehensive survey yet, combining the research questions for La Trobe University's Centre for Sport and Social Impact study, and utilising their expertise in compiling and publishing the results. We have also tailored the survey to cater for the numerous volunteers in the sector, allowing us to publish additional data mapping this valuable industry resource.”

“In constructing the Survey questions we have also consulted with a number of external agencies to ensure we are collecting additional data that can be put to good use. For example, the level of education of respondents was considered of particular interest to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Checking to see if respondents are actually working in the field in which they have studied, for example, has also been included in the Survey.”

“The support of our Survey Partners is acknowledged and greatly appreciated. Each of these organisations has made a commitment to promote the 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey to their constituents and membership, an integral part of the success of the data collection process. We plan to continue to conduct the Sportspeople Workplace Survey regularly as the benchmark measure of employment and salary trends for the sport, fitness and aquatic sectors.” she said.

The 2017 Sportspeople Workplace Survey is now open and can be accessed via the link at the Sportspeople website –

2018 South Australian Masters Games Host Region Announced

The South Australian Masters Games are to be hosted by the Rural City of Murray Bridge in 2018

Sport SA congratulates the Rural City of Murray Bridge on their successful bid to stage the 2018 South Australian Masters Games.

“The Rural City of Murray Bridge is very excited to have been chosen as the host for the 2018 South Australian Master Games. As demonstrated by our successful staging of the 2016 SA Masters Games, we have many excellent sporting facilities and very capable sports administrators and volunteers that will provide an outstanding experience for participants. We are looking forward to welcoming visitors from far and wide and introducing them to the many attractions of the Rural City and the broader Murray Bridge Region.” said Mayor Brenton Lewis.

This event will celebrate the 23rd staging of the South Australian Masters Games, with previous host regions including Ceduna, Clare, Mt. Gambier, Orroroo, Pt. Lincoln, Pt. Pirie, the Riverland and Whyalla.

Sport SA CEO Jan Sutherland said,
“The unique environs of the Rural City of Murray Bridge will showcase the mighty Murray River including aquatic activities with rowing, dragon-boating and swimming. There will also be a wide variety of activities both sporting and social. The new and improved sporting facilities which have been developed and planned will be ready for 2018.
I encourage our sporting masters to joining us once again at the Masters Games in Murray Bridge. Masters Sport is a great way to enjoy lifelong involvement in sport as part of an active, balanced and healthy lifestyle for all South Australians.
Please take the opportunity to visit Murray Bridge and the Murraylands region, enjoy the local hospitality and be a part of the 2018 South Australian Masters Games”.

The 2018 South Australian Masters Games will be held from Thursday 19th April through to Sunday the 22nd April 2018.
Further information regarding dates and sports involved will be released at a later date.

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....


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