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Issue 44 - November 16, 2018
2018 RAC WA SPORTS STAR AWARDS TICKETS AVAILABLE

Thank you to everyone who has lodged a nomination promoting the high achieving individuals and clubs from WA sport over 2018.  This has produced in excess of 200 nominations - a record!

It looks set to be a fantastic night celebrating the nominees, and we hope you can join us at Optus Stadium on Thursday 7 February 2019 for your gala event.  Tickets are available now.

 
UWA SPORT OFFERS KEY POSITIONS

UWA Sport is currently recruiting for a series of key roles in their fitness, programs, customer service and facilities teams. These roles include the opportunity to manage the new Man v Fat Soccer program, oversee the UWA Sport group fitness program or support the customer journey in a number of key areas.
 
For full information and details on each role, please visit http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/contact/employment
 
SEDA SEEKS WORKPLACE POSITIONS FOR STUDENTS

SEDA is WA’s only secondary school entirely focused on sport and in 2019 will have more than 400 students who are all required to complete 110 hours of workplace learning as part of their studies. 

Many students source their own work placements but SEDA also offers specially tailored Peak Placements that are designed to align sporting partner roles with the most suitable students. Contact jonathanc@sedagroup.com.au for further information or click here.

 
FUNDING BOOST FOR WATER SAFE PROGRAMS

The State Government has provided the Royal Life Saving Society of WA with an important boost heading into the hot summer months, contributing $405,000 in support of their Water Safe WA programs.

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray announced the funding boost - highlighting its focus on reducing the rate of multicultural, Aboriginal and regional drownings; improving children's swimming skills; and creating safer places to swim.

 

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FEVER SET TO SHOOT MEMBERSHIP GOALS

West Coast Fever has launched its 2019 membership drive, with the club setting sights on a record-breaking year, following a maiden grand final berth in 2018.
 

Following the best year in Fever’s history, record levels of interest have been recorded for 2019 memberships, with the club further boosted by securing RAC Arena as its official home, thanks to a renewed commitment from the City of Perth.

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ENRICHMENT SCHEME BOOSTS RURAL EVENTS
 

Football West will conduct a week of player, coach, referee and club development opportunities in the Great Southern region in March-April next year as one of eight sporting groups to benefit  from the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme.

 

It's part of $80,000 of funding through the State Government's scheme, which supports organisations to deliver international, national or State events and provide access to sport development. A variety of sport and recreation activities get a guernsey in this round of funding, including orienteering, hockey and wavesailing.
 

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PLA WA OFFERS WORKSHOPS AND TOURS

Parks and Leisure WA have a busy calendar in the lead up to Christmas with a number of events planned, including  Down South Playspaces Technical Tour (November 30), PLA WA Network Christmas Sundowner (November 30), Social Value Modelling of Leisure Centres workshops (December 5-6) and Event Risk Management Workshop (December 11).

 

Also, there is a Turf Management for Increased Sports Participation Technical Tour on November 22, with registrations scheduled to close on November 16 but late-comers can email plawa@parksleisure.com.au 
 

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'SEA SENSE' MAKES SENSE FOR BEACHGOERS

Western Australian beachgoers will benefit from a suite of new measures announced as part of the McGowan Government's enhanced comprehensive shark mitigation strategy.

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly unveiled five new initiatives to boost beach safety and announced a new campaign - Sea Sense - to encourage Western Australians to play their part in minimising the risk posed by sharks.The campaign will feature across print, television, radio and digital platforms and has a budget of $365,000.


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FIND 30 MINUTES ACTIVITY A DAY
 

SPORTAUS and the AIS have launched a Find Your 30 initiative which is all about finding practical ways in which anyone can work half an hour of activity into their day. There are simple solutions, like walking the extra block to work, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, and getting the whole family active together.

AIS chief medical officer Dr David Hughes says s
port participation by Australians is becoming increasingly passive and he urges Australians to put down the remote control and mobile devices and head outdoors for a half-hour walk.

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