Sport and Recreation Expo Program in the Victoria University Theatre
Tuesday 17th July

Time Session Title  Speaker
10.00am – 10.45am Session 1: Supporting Clubs and Sports Associations to strengthen their membership and reflect community values

Engaging local sporting clubs in health promotion programs can be a challenging space given the scarcity of volunteer time and pressure on club resources. This session will explore how to obtain club buy-in and ownership of practices and policies that reflect community attitudes, and the value of this in strengthening their membership and effectively responding to the increasing expectation that sporting clubs be safe and welcoming environments.

Steven Burrell – Governance Institute of Australia

and

Alice Dunt – Director, Prevention – Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

11.00am – 11.45am  Session 2: Healthy Choices

Healthy Choices is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to promote healthy food and drink options in a range of public settings including sport and recreation. In this session you will hear about what the government is doing to support healthy eating in the sport and recreation sector, and learn from lead adopters who have transformed the food supply in their facilities.

Sharon Laurence – State Public Health Nutritionist APD, Prevention & Population Health Branch – Sport and Recreation Victoria

and

Carson Brooks – Chief Operating Officer – Western Leisure Services

12.00am – 12.45pm Session 3: Designing Sports Pavilions for Future Sports Clubs & Local Community Needs – Part Two – A Game Changer

South Australian National Football League (SANFL) and Ausco Modular have developed a range of female-friendly modular solutions that meet the needs of the sporting community from a design, quality, cost and project delivery perspective. This innovation reduces typical building costs by 15-30% while enabling buildings to be manufactured 60% faster. This is a game changer for the industry!

Casey Grice – Planning and Infrastructure Manager – South Australian National Football League

and

Simon Manser – Regional Manager – Modular Construction – Ausco Modular

1.00pm – 1.45pm Session 4: Increasing Speed of Athletes Through Smart Track Technology

If we want to make our athletes as fast as world champions, we need to embrace the science and technology to achieve that. Humotion software and track technology was used by Justin Gatlin to ‘fine tune’ his training and race strategy – this is now available to all sports and clubs to use to maximise the coaching and athlete potential.

Johannes Rosenmöller – Chief Executive Officer – Humotion
2.00pm – 2.45pm Session 5: The Future of Fitness – Training, Equipment and Facilities

What will future fitness facilities, equipment, programs and training look like and how can you prepare for that now so that you are competitive and stay one step ahead of the game.

Adam Lewit – Commercial Director – Novofit
3.00pm – 3.45pm Session 6: LGBTI inclusion in Sport – the opportunities.

Description: A facilitated discussion led by Tim Burke, Assistant Director, Community Sport and Recreation with sector organisations leading the way

Tim Burke – Assistant Director, Community Sport and Recreation, Sport and Recreation Victoria

Emma Staples – Market and Community Engagement Manager – Cricket Victoria

James Lolicato – CEO & Co-Founder – Proud2Play

Ryan Storr – Co-Founder – Proud2Play

4.00pm – 4.45pm Session 7: Women in Sport as Participants and Coaches

To ensure that women and girls are equally represented in sport, in their roles as participants and coaches, broad systemic issues must be tackled. In this presentation, relevant research will be presented and potential ways forward will be discussed.

Dr Katie Rowe – Lecturer, Sport Management, Deakin Business School – Deakin University

and

Dr Julia Walsh – Senior Lecturer, Sport Coaching, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences –  Deakin University

6.00pm – 6.30pm National Sport, Recreation and Play Innovation Awards – Winners Presentations Martin Sheppard- Managing Director, Smart Connection Consultancy 

*Program subject to change

 

Wednesday 18th July

10.00am – 10.45am Session 8: The Future of Our Industry Partnership is Pivotal on us Developing the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Appreciating what we need to be looking for is the first step, we need to develop industry aligned programs to support, mentor and grow people to be able to take the industry forward. Victoria University has been aligning its teaching and professional development programs with the industry needs for a number of years and will share their latest understanding and insights and how higher education and then industry should work closer together to develop the next generation of leaders.

Professor Hans Westerbeek – Dean, Professor in Sport Business – Victoria University
10.45am – 11.00am Track Demonstration Area: Increasing Speed of Athletes Through Smart Track Technology

If we want to make our athletes as fast as world champions we need to embrace the science and technology to achieve that. Humotion software and track technology was used by Justin Gatlin to ‘fine tune’ his training and race strategy – this is now available to all sports and clubs to use to maximise the coaching and athlete potential.

Johannes Rosenmöller – Chief Executive Officer – Humotion
11.00am – 11.45pm Session 9: Launch of the SAPIA Code of Practice for the Installation and Maintenance of Impact Attenuating Surfacing Systems, Part 1: Wet Pour Rubber Safety Surfacing for Playgrounds

As the recognised Australian trade association, SAPIA fosters excellence, professionalism and continuous improvement throughout the sports and play construction industry, in order to provide the high quality facilities necessary for the success and safety of Australian sport and recreation. SAPIA has produced this Code of Practice, the first in a series of topics relating to sports and playground construction, to provide prospective clients and specifiers with guidance on the basic construction requirements, specifications and maintenance currently employed in constructing wet pour impact attenuating surfacing in playgrounds. This document calls on the experience of our member companies who have constructed a wide range of installations for a variety of clients over many years. The requirements of the relevant Australian Standards are also incorporated, where appropriate, in the document.  It is hoped that it will prove useful in the selection of an appropriate system and surface and form a useful reference in the design and construction process. The authors of the Code will be on hand to answer questions and share their in-depth knowledge of Impact Attenuating Surfacing Systems.

Sports and Play Industry Association
1.00pm – 1.40pm Session 11: Active Citizens Worldwide – Getting Millions of People More Active in Cities Around the World

Active Citizens Worldwide (ACW) was launched earlier this year in partnership with London, Singapore and Auckland to create positive step-change in the physical activity levels of citizens, through multi-city collaboration, best-practice sharing and global benchmarking. The ACW team will share findings from their research as well as explain what cities can do to join ACW and leverage insights to get more people active. 

Asahi Takano – Principal – Portas Consulting
2.00pm – 2.45pm Session 12: Athlete Wellbeing Solutions

Understanding how athletes work holistically and the importance of their wellbeing is critical for their success and their enjoyment of the sport, both of which impact on the length of time that they stay in the sport. To understand and provide the young and participants and aspiring champions with tools that can make a difference is critical.  This session will explore the key barriers or game changers to keeping participants involved and some tools that can assist.

Annie Flamsteed, Founder & CEO – iNSPIRE SPORT AUSTRALIA
2.45 Theatre closes

*Program subject to change

 

The National Sports Convention is being provided in conjunction with

 

Our Foundation Partners