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Issue 28- July 27, 2018
UWA SPORT SEEKS CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICER

UWA SPORT is on  the lookout for an efficient, well-organised and self-motivated person to fulfil the role of customer service officer to set the standard for excellent customer service resulting in positive customer ratings and feedback.
 
This is a fixed-term .5 FTE, twelve-month role that works a standard Monday to Friday roster that includes shifts within the operational hours (6am-11pm) of UWA Sport. 


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POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT WAFDA

The West Australian Flying Disc Association is calling on nominations for important positions in the organisation, with current president Annie Jessop, treasurer Caitlin Bartholomaeus and communications officer Candace Lines, all stepping down at the AGM on August 27.

Nominations for elected positions are now open. These nominations must be received in writing by 7pm on August 22, and sent via email to contact@waultimate.com. WA Ultimate urges all members to attend the AGM to be heard and contribute to the organisation.

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GOLF WA JOINS FORCES WITH CURTIN UNI

Golf WA has moved to bolster services to Western Australia’s future elite golfers by announcing an exclusive education partnership with Curtin University.

It marks the first time in Golf WA’s history that tertiary education advice and opportunities have been officially available to current, future and aspiring golf stars.


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APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NETBALL FACILITIES FUND

 Netball WA has opened applications for the Netball WA Community Facilities Fund which was developed following the inaugural Netball Community Raffle in 2015.

The fund aims to assist associations and clubs to help with the planning for new facilities, upgrades to existing facilities and the purchase of infrastructure equipment. Since its inception, the CFF has distributed almost $50,000 in funding, with $35,000 of that last year to five successful applicants.

 
 
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WESTSWIM CLASSES COVER ALL AGES

Swimming WA’s WestSwim business unit is increasing learn-to-swim opportunities in the fast growing area to the south of Perth with the recent opening of WestSwim Lakelands.

Located at the Lakelands Shopping Centre between Rockhampton and Mandurah, the new facility is WestSwim’s third, offering learn-to-swim opportunities for children from three months, along with classes for aged and multi class individuals, together with adult learn to swim classes and in-term swim classes for schools in the area.


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KIMBERLEY PILOT PROGRAM ADDRESSES YOUTH SUICIDE

An innovative sport program, designed to build mental health resilience in at-risk Kimberley youth, has received $20,000 from the McGowan Government's Youth Engagement Scheme.

The Strong Mind, Strong Game pilot program was developed by child psychiatrist Deeta Kimba and the Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan Aboriginal Corporation and aims to address the disproportionately high rate of youth suicide and self-harm in the Kimberley.


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WATER PLAYGROUND FOR KUNUNURRA

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray has met with the Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley to discuss plans for the proposed Kununurra water playground.

The project, advanced by Kimberley MLA Josie Farrer in consultation with local Aboriginal elders, will provide a much-needed recreational facility for Kununurra youth.


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SWIMMING POOL NUMBERS DECLINE

Aquatic facilities in Western Australia are facing a series of challenges with a newly released industry report showing declines in attendance, income and pool operator positions along with a rise in water consumption.

The Bigger, Better, Safer: Western Australian Aquatics Industry Report 2016/17, compiled by the Royal Life Saving Society of Western Australia for the Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics, shows that in 2016/17 there were an estimated 10.3 million visitors to public swimming pools in the state, a seven per cent decrease from 2015/16.


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REPORT SHOWS AUSSIES NOT IN GOOD SHAPE

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals that, across all ages, few Australians meet recommended physical activity guidelines.

Physical activity across the life stages shows that, overall, only 30 per cent of children aged between two and 17 years and 44 per
cent of adults meet guidelines that call for adults aged between 18 to 64 years to undertake at least 150 minutes of activity a week over five sessions and children/youth aged five to 17 years to be active for at least 60 minutes per day.


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