Only 1 Month to Go! Master of Ceremonies Announced!

            Have you registered yet? With a myriad of conferences, activities, forums and events to share knowledge, showcase good practice and provide an array of networking opportunities, it is THE industry event to attend. The National Sports Convention is very excited to announce the Master of Ceremonies and Chairs for […]

Encouraging Youth Participation in Sport and Active Recreation

            How can we Increase Youth Participation in Sport and Active Recreation? The National Sports Convention is fast approaching – with less than 6 weeks to go! One of the salient topics to be covered at the event, across several different conferences, is encouraging more youth to participate in sport and active […]

The Sports Surfaces Conference is almost here!

        The highly-anticipated National Sports Surfaces Conference is being held as part of the National Sports Convention from 17-18th July in Melbourne. If you’re interested in attending, or learning more about this Conference, then don’t forgetEarly Bird Registration closes on 1st June (this Friday), so don’t miss out! One of the key topics to be […]

Building the Best Sport Development Model for Australia’s Sporting Future

            With more people involved in active recreation and community sport, it is important that athletes have the opportunity to progress and achieve their ultimate performance level. In order to do this, there are several critical success factors that require a change in the way we approach thinking about the […]

The Inaugural National Disability Sports Conference

            In conjunction with Disability Sport & Recreation, the leading peak body in disability sport, we are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural National Disability Sports Conference. The National Disability Sports Conference will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17-18 July 2018 as part of […]

Developed by the Industry, for the Industry

                  If we are going to instigate the changes that truly encourage more participation and growth in community sport and recreation for the future AND genuinely meet the needs of our communities, then networking is critical. Did you know that this year’s National Sports Convention will host […]

Activating Urban Spaces through Sports Surface Technology and Field Design

                  With the majority of sports trends showing that young people are keen to be active in less structured environments, activating urban spaces is becoming more critical to embrace young people, keep them active, reduce opportunist crime, increase health benefits and improve social gains. This theme will […]

Recognising the Importance of Local Government to Collaborate and Grow Sport

          Local government traditionally plays a critical role in the delivery of community facilities. In particular, it plays an important part in the more recent growth and provision of active recreation and sport development programs, which are often in collaboration with community sport providers and clubs. This theme will be explored […]

The Leading Community Sport and Recreation Event

                  With less than three months to go until the National Sports Convention 2018, registrations for the key conferences are selling fast. This will be Australia’s largest community sport and recreation knowledge sharing event. The convention will be a compelling assembly of industry leaders and experts, international speakers, […]

Global Keynote Speaker Program for the National Sports Convention Released

                        The National Sports Convention 2018 program features an impressive line-up of industry experts and leaders charged with sharing with delegates their learnings and insights on significant issues. This year’s opening Global Keynote Session reflects many of the global conversations in 2017 which encouraged the industry to acknowledge […]