2019 National Community Sport Conference Schedule

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To activate the community to be more active, move more and provide opportunities for community sport participation means as an industry we need to be smarter, work together, adapting to the interests and wants of the each local community. Understanding their behaviours, best ways of getting messages over, developing modified games and appreciating how to embrace data and information will increase the chance of success. This conference explores the key areas of: 

  • Schools and children – what’s the options, how have other countries and local communities had success?
  • A Systems Approach – exploring how we can all work together to attain greater outcomes then any single one of us can
  • Building capacity of local clubs
  • Reimagining sport through modified games.

Day 1: Wednesday 24 July 2019

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Global Thought Leaders Sessions  

Each conference will join together in the morning to enjoy the inspirational speakers from around the globe that have been brought together to explore the conversations we need to have today, to be ready for tomorrow. They will then be joined by a panel of Australian and New Zealand leaders and specialists to explore the implications nationally, state and territory wide, and locally.

View Global Thought Leader Sessions here 

Expo Area

MORNING TEA 

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Plenary Sessions  

All of the conference delegates, irrespective of the conference chosen will have the opportunity to share knowledge with keynote speakers at the Plenary Sessions that have been developed by the industry to address the key strategic opportunities and challenges we all collectively face. The options are based around the key opportunities and challenges facing the industry, with Participation, Facilities, Sports Management, Systems Approach, Diversity and Inclusion/Disability Sport.

View Plenary Sessions here 

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Expo Area

LUNCH 

1:30PM - 3:00PM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

NCSC Workshop 1A

Our Future Generations – Are Schools the Heart of Activating Children and if so What Needs to be the Focus?

Transforming the place of physical education in the hearts and minds of young people, school leaders, parents and employers and aligning its impact with the needs and priorities of the next generation.

  • Making physical education fit for purpose – It is important to understand young people’s behaviours and activation points. The Youth Sport Trust has evolved over the past 20 years to continue to meet these changing behaviours and needs, what can be learnt from school and out of school programs in the UK for Australia? – Alison Oliver, Chief Executive Officer – Youth Sport Trust (UK)
    Appreciating a school’s perspective – A recent history of physical activity in primary schools; the challenges facing schools today in integrating more physical activity into the curriculum; who is responsible for getting children active; and, how we can make it happen in schools? – Michael Nuttall, Executive Officer – Australian Primary Principals Association
    ACTIV8 – Changing the thinking in a school to encourage 2,000 children to be more active – After last year’s NSC, the Heads of Sport developed their ACTIV8 Physical education program, designed to provide more opportunities for the students at the Townsville P-12 school to be more active. To date, results indicate the program is proving beneficial to the physical, mental and social health of students and will hopefully lead to improved behaviours – Brendan Wendt and Andrew Grubba, Heads of Sport – Ryan Catholic College, Townsville

Panel to Explore: Top three issues identified by the audience.

Additional PanellistsDr Bernie HollandProfessional Learning Manager – ACHPER Vic; Peter BanksBoard Member – School Sport Australia; Professor Jo Salmon, Co-Director, Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) – Deakin University

NCSC Workshop 1B

Participation – Connecting Global Success and Medals Back to the Community to Inspire, Engage and Encourage Greater Participation

Understanding the focus to encourage more people to be active, what impact does that have with success at international level.

  • The AIS Engagement Program connects elite athletes to local communities to inspire and drive participation opportunities – Key learnings that can be embraced by sport, local government and education to activate local communities – Adam Woolnough, Engagement Manager, Athlete Wellbeing & Engagement – Australian Institute of Sport (AIS)
  • Creating a lasting legacy for cricket through the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Sunil Menon, Community Engagement Manager – ICC T20 World Cup 2020
  • Understanding the strategic role events can (and should) play in sport and physical activity, based on its growing popularity, and the shift in the way we consume sport in today’s world Andrew O’Loughlin, Director – Experience Design Co.

Panel to Explore: Top three issues identified by the audience.

Additional PanellistThomas Fleurot, Project Manager – Portas Consulting

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Expo Area

AFTERNOON TEA 

4:00PM - 5:15PM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

NCSC Workshop 2A

Collectively Working Together to Activate the Local Community to Encourage More People to Recreate

Activating communities – bringing health, fitness, local government, education, the commercial and community sectors with community sport to activate local communities.

  • Healthy Active by Design: Planning for health initiatives at national, state and local levels – Keith Brown, Policy Advisor, Built Environment – National Heart Foundation of Australia
  • Targeted Participation: Linking sport and health – The WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has formed a new partnership with Healthway to deliver a $1million Targeted Participation Program. To ensure sustainability of this partnership program, the evaluation team is working with sport and active recreation organisations to build internal capacity, and to demonstrate the benefits of collaborative approaches to sport and health program delivery – Dr May Carter, Manager, Policy and Research – Sport and Recreation – Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
  • Key reasons reported by less active people on why they participate in sport are fitness, health and fun. What are the options for integrating these interests into modified or social sports programs? Exploring the results and key learnings from over 50 programs supported by VicHealth over past four years – Matt Cameron, Senior Project Officer, Physical Activity – VicHealth

Panel to Explore: Top three issues identified by the audience.

Additional PanellistRayoni Nelson, Board Member – School Sport Australia

NCSC Workshop 2B

Growing Participation by Supporting Clubs to Build Capacity

The competing demands on sports clubs raises questions on how they can grow and support their capacity to focus on delivering an improved experience for the community and grow membership base.

  • Supporting clubs to focus on program development and delivery by partnering with organisations to support the compliance and business side of managing the sportAdam Hawken, Business Development Manager – Systems, Belgravia Leisure
  • Capacity and capability building require funds – Growing participation is an emotive and engaging cause for fundraising campaigns and the local and philanthropic community – Michael Burke and Jaime Firman – Australian Sports Foundation
  • Healthier Choices, Canberra Sports Club Sponsorship program – Supporting state sports organisations and their clubs through learning how to grow their resources ethically and engage sponsors that do not promote junk food to children – Vickie Saunders, Director – The Sponsorship Consultants

Panel to Explore: Top three issues identified by the audience. 

Additional Panellist: Steve Pallas, Founder and Managing Director – Sports Community Manager

5:15PM - 6:30PM

SPORT & RECREATION EXPO

INDUSTRY NETWORKING 

Day 2: Thursday 25 July 2019

8:45AM - 10:15AM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Global Thought Leaders Sessions  

Each conference will join together in the morning to enjoy the inspirational speakers from around the globe that have been brought together to explore the conversations we need to have today, to be ready for tomorrow. They will then be joined by a panel of Australian and New Zealand leaders and specialists to explore the implications nationally, state and territory wide, and locally.

View Global Thought Leader Sessions here 

10:15AM - 11:15AM

Expo Area

MORNING TEA 

11:15AM - 12:30PM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

Plenary Sessions  

All of the conference delegates, irrespective of the conference chosen will have the opportunity to share knowledge with keynote speakers at the Plenary Sessions that have been developed by the industry to address the key strategic opportunities and challenges we all collectively face. The options are based around the key opportunities and challenges facing the industry, with Participation, Facilities, Sports Management, Systems Approach, Diversity and Inclusion/Disability Sport.

View Plenary Sessions here 

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Expo Area

LUNCH 

1:30PM - 3:00PM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

NCSC Workshop 1A

Embracing Data to Drive Activation of Communities and Specific Cohorts – The Detail

Based on the range of data sources available, where should organisations collect data into what data sets, in order to create insights that will be formed into future strategies and priorities and then monitored?

  • Embracing data to drive change across communities and cohorts – How can organisations leverage the value of their existing data, coupled with a range of other datasets and the latest market intelligence? Data can track intelligent-led action plans and strategies, guiding delivery and funding decision in an accurate, credible and consistent way Alex Burrows, Founder – Active Xchange
  • Planning for future generations to identify real needs and utilise open source data to enable planning and developing the right strategies in the right placesKaren Jones, Executive Director Sport Infrastructure – NSW Sport and Recreation
  • Local and national data, is there a place for both? Logan City Council, in partnership with Griffith University, gathered its second round of local participation data to understand local physical activity patterns. This research informs actions that aim to improve community wellbeing over time – Helene Windels, Sport & Recreation Planner – Logan City Council

Panel to Explore: Top three issues identified by the audience

Additional Panellist: Claire Sparke, Head of Population Health Unit – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

NCSC Workshop 1B

Reimagining Sport Through Modified Programs

 The ‘modified sport program’ environment, where mass participation and involvement is currently the focus, how do talented children and adults remain engaged in a sport and find their way in a system that is less resourced for talented and high performing players? Can they still extend their ability in the community club environment and are new pathway systems in place producing better players, or just more “better than average players”? 

  • Doing Sport Differently – Exploring the results and key learnings from over 50 programs supported by VicHealth over past four years – Vanessa Phillips, Senior Project Officer, Physical Activity – VicHealth
  • The growing interest in social sport has resulted in the development of new technology platforms and products to provide sport in a way the modern consumer wants to play it. A relentless and uncompromising customer centric approach is resulting in significant participation growth. What does this mean for the community and for sports clubs? – Jonathan Fagg, Director – Sport Concepts Australia
  • Modified sports through technology – Fun with Balls has taken the European market by storm after starting the company only two years ago. Utilising sports centre walls, outside of buildings and in school environments creating fun and active environments – Markos Aristides Kern, Founder and CEO, Fun with Balls GmbH

Panel to Explore: Top three issues identified by the audience

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Expo Area

AFTERNOON TEA 

4:00PM - 5:00PM

Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre

NCSC Workshop 2

Reimagining Sport, Future Issues or Future Opportunities

Sport Australia is currently completing a research project around the BIG ISSUES facing sport and its management. The results of this survey will be discussed with key industry leaders exploring options and solutions for large and smaller sports at NSO and SSO level.

Panel discussion: Six CEO’s and Industry Influencers of sport will explore the big issues, an open and frank discussion. 

Additional Panellists: Trevor Shilton, Director Active Living – National Heart Foundation of Australia; Peter Filopoulos, Chief Executive Officer – Football Victoria; Andrew Larratt, General Manager, Sport Business – Sport Australia; Phil Hamdorf, Executive Director – Office of Sport NSW; Ben Sanders, Chief Executive Officer – PlaySport; Clare Hanlon, Susan Alberti Women in Sport Chair – Victoria University

5:00PM

National Sports Convention 2019 Closes