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Issue 43 - November 9, 2018
TIME TO NOMINATE FOR THE RAC WA SPORTS AWARDS

Nominations are building for the eight categories in the RAC WA Sports Awards to be celebrated at Optus Stadium on Thursday, 7 February 2019.

It's time to reflect on the outstanding achievements made by the many people who contribute to WA sport, with nominations called for in the various categories, culminating in The West Australian RAC Sport Star Award.

Contact Matt Bamford at WASF by email should you need further information or assistance to get your nominations in.


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NETBALL OFFERS KEY POSITION
 

Netball WA is seeking an venue, events and competition manager  to provide effective management and overall performance of the State Netball Centre as well as lead the delivery of Netball WA’s community netball events. 

The role will be responsible for the management of venue operations including venue presentation, maintenance reporting, stakeholder management, the growth and sustainable development and success of programs and competitions, financial and budget management, maximisation of the facility and first-class customer service.
 

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BOWLS AUSTRALIA RECOGNITION FOR MANNING'S HOGG

WA's Sue Hogg has been recognised for her outstanding work after being named Official of the Year at the Bowls
Australia  Annual Awards.

 

Sue, an active member of the Manning club, is a highly distinguished international technical officer, having officiated at some of Australia and the World’s biggest events including the Commonwealth Games, Australian Open and several other national events.

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TOP LACROSSE HONOURS FOR WA DUO

Brad Goddard (Wembley) and Cam Evangelho (East Fremantle) have taken out the 2018 O.C. Isaachsen Trophy which is awarded by the Australian Lacrosse Association to the best men's player in Australia.

In claiming the 2018 trophy, midfielder Goddard becomes the first player to win the Isaachsen at two different clubs after his success in 2010 at East Fremantle while  Evangelho is the first US born player to win the award since 1986 and he becomes the 7th East Fremantle player to win the trophy.

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NATIONAL AWARD FOR SWIMMING VOLUNTEER
 

Swimming WA congratulates Julia Roberts from the Kambalda Swimming Club following her achievement in being named the Optus Local Legend of the Year for 2018 at Swimming Australia's awards night in Melbourne.

The local legend crown sits well with Julia because of her contributor to the Kambalda community, always volunteering and assisting whenever anything needs to be done and donating her time to ensure the club operates smoothly. To see all winners, follow this link.

HOCKEY BOOST FOR SOUTH EAST CORRIDOR

Hockey in Perth's south-eastern corridor has received a huge boost with the opening of the first synthetic field in the region at Southern River Hockey Club which is based at Sutherlands Park in Huntingdale.

The completed upgrades also include the installation of LED lighting throughout the new facility, making the club only the second Australian hockey facility to use such technology. The $2.6 million world-class project was funded in partnership between State, Federal and local governments, as well as the club who raised a remarkable $438,000 through grassroots fundraising efforts.

 

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MAJOR RECOGNITION FOR GOLDFIELDS OASIS

The ongoing business achievements of multi-award winning Goldfields Oasis has seen the Western Australian aquatic and recreation centre now achieve Fitness Australia Quality Accreditation ‐ a program designed to analyse and improve key business areas to ultimately benefit community members.

The recently launched Quality Accreditation Program by Fitness Australia, the peak fitness industry association, is designed to continuously build on the quality of a fitness business, with customer care and value being the ultimate goals.

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TIME TO GET ACTIVE IN 'MOVEMBER'

November brings with it the return of the moustache! “Movember” sees Australians band together to raise funds and
awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer and mental illness.

With the Movember Foundation encouraging all Australians to #MoveIt and commit to walking or running 60km over the month (60km for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour), Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) is supporting this initiative by reminding the nation of the importance of exercise for our physical and mental health.


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STROKE STUDY SHOWS BENEFITS OF YOGA AND TAI CHI
 

One of Australia’s biggest health issues could be checked if more people took up yoga or tai chi and reduced their blood pressure, a new Australian study has found.

A paper published in Future Neurology by researchers from Monash University, the University of South Australia (UniSA) and the University of Melbourne shows the impact that mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) such as yoga and tai chi can have on reducing hypertension, fatty acids and blood sugar levels – all risk factors for stroke.


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