Community Sport Think Tank

Wednesday 19th July – Free and Open to All

The National Sports Convention (NSC) welcomes the opportunity to expand its Community Sport Think Tank, in association with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Vicsport to now include the National Sports Plan Forum.

The NSC Community Sport Think Tank was originally embraced by the industry to explore how we could collaborate to activate and retain a further 2 million participants in Australia.

On 22nd May 2017, the Federal Minister for Health, Minister for Sport, the Hon Greg Hunt launched the National Sports Plan for participation and elite sport in Australia.  The National Sports Plan will be a long-term strategy for the whole of sport examining four key pillars or participation, performance, preventative health through physical activity and integrity.  The ASC has produced a fact sheet on the National Sports Plan.

The National Sports Convention has evolved the Community Sport Think Tank to have a specific focus on the National Sports Plan and will now be the Victorian Forum for the ASC consultation process, to be held from 10.00am – 3.00pm.

By integrating both events, participants will hear the latest trends and views from global keynote speakers followed by a facilitated Forum for the National Sports Plan.  The Community Sport Think Tank has been sponsored by Canopi Learning Solutions.

The format of the Community Sport Think Tank is now:

From 9.30 am
Arrival and registration

Welcome – Martin Sheppard, MD – Smart Connection Consultancy

Xiaoyan Lu– ASC – State of the Nation – the Latest AusPlay results – to set the scene and provide a good understanding of participation and who we need to target if we are to achieve another 10% of the community being more active

Keynote Q&A – Chair – Greg McLoughlin-Wilden, Director – Canopi Learning. Panel members include:-

  • Kate Palmer, Chief Executive Officer – Australian Sports Commission;
  • Jerril Rechter, Chief Executive Officer – VicHealth;
  • Jennie Price, Chief Executive – Sport England;
  • Peter Miskimmin, Chief Executive Officer – Sport New Zealand;
  • Cathy Jo Noble, Executive Director – Canadian Parks and Recreation Association;
  • Nick Cox, CEO – Belgravia Health and Leisure Group; and
  • Peter Fitchett –Director City Planning and Infrastructure – City of Casey


National Sports Plan Forum

Conclusion and Where to Next?

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