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Issue 40 - October 13, 2017
PERTH STADIUM TO HOST STATE'S TOP AWARD

The RAC WA Sports Star Awards will be among the first major gala events at the new Perth Stadium - on February 8 in the Riverview Rooms at the state-of-the-art venue.

RAC sponsorship manager Carina McBurnie said the RAC was proud to continue its support of the awards while WA Sports Federation board chairman Michael Beros said the move to Perth Stadium continues the growth of the awards, as WASF marks 20 years of WA’s most prestigious sports awards under its custodianship. 
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BIG NAMES SET TO TEE OFF AT WA OPEN

The 2017 Nexus Risk TSA Group WA Open gets under way next week, with the opening round on Thursday 19 October at Royal Perth Golf Club.

With a field headlined by 2016 US Amateur Champion and The West Australian RAC WA Sports Star Curtis Luck, play gets under way on Thursday and Friday from 6:50am to 5:30pm, and from 9am each day of the weekend. Entry is free right through the tournament. 
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ROWING WA SEEKS SPORT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Rowing WA has a vacancy available for an enthusiastic and suitably qualified sport development manager to design and implement club, coach, official and athlete development programs to improve the recruitment and retention pathways for each of these stakeholder groups.

The role, which attracts a salary of up to $60,000 per annum plus superannuation and other benefits,  is initially offered as a full-time fixed term position for 12 months and the nature of the position requires some out of hours and weekend work and regular travel to clubs and schools. 
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DOCKERS LOOKING FOR SALES COORDINATOR

The Fremantle Dockers are looking for a sales coordinator who has a strong attention to detail and capable of coordinating the activities with the premium and corporate sales team including admin, database management, delivery of contractual obligations, reporting, client liaison and assisting with game day activities.

The successful applicant will be available to work at all home game days throughout the football season as well as out of hours at other club events.  Applications close 8am October 23.
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DROP A LINE ON GONE FISHING DAY

West Australians can go fishing licence-free on October 15  to mark the second national Gone Fishing Day, enabling recreational fishers to cast a line without the need for a recreational fishing licence.

Recfishwest through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund has provided $500 grants for fishing clubs and groups to run fishing workshops, information sessions, community fishing clinics and other events promoting recreational fishing.
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GREAT SOUTHERN BECOMES NEW ACTION HUB

Adventure opportunities in the Great Southern will be taken to a new level with the launch of the Great Southern Centre for Outdoor Recreation Excellence (GSCORE).

Officially launched at Albany's Camp Quaranup by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan, GSCORE aims to help make the region the adventure capital of Australia by promoting growth in the outdoor recreation industry. 
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PERTH STADIUM PUTS ON A LIGHT SHOW

PERTH'S title as the City of Lights is set to get an impressive reboot with the opening of the new stadium next year after Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray demonstrated the power of the state of the art lighting system around the new facility, with a test of the full range of different colours and sequences.

Across the stadium, a dazzling display will be created by more than 15,000 LED lights - the biggest in the world. <<READ MORE>>

MORE WEST AUSTRALIANS IN THE SWIM

Public swimming pools in WA saw record attendances of more than 11.1 million in 2015/16 according to the latest Western Australian Aquatics Industry Report.

Regional areas continue to record higher patronage per head of the population than the Perth and Mandurah region (4.5 compared to 4.2 visits), with the Esperance and Goldfields region recording the highest rate at 5.9 visits per patron.
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ANNA MEARES TO APPEAR AT THE WACA

Anna Meares, the greatest track cyclist in Australia’s history, will appear at the WACA Ground for a special night on November 16, a great opportunity to hear first-hand how she achieved her remarkable feats, came back from a crippling injury and the strategy she used to defeat Victoria Pendleton at the London Olympics.

All proceeds raised will go directly to provide life-saving services provided by Youth Focus – the independent Western Australian not-for-profit organisation working to stop youth suicide.
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EXMOUTH GOLF CLUB POWERS ON

Exmouth Golf Club has gone "off the grid" to become the site of the first standalone power system (SPS) in Western Australia’s north.

The independent electricity generator installed at the club will provide all the facility’s power from now on after its disconnection from the local mainstream electricity network. Standalone power systems generate and store their own electricity 24 hours a day using solar power and battery storage, along with a back-up diesel generator, and are designed to be an alternative power source for people in remote regional areas.
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BOXER HORN TAKES OUT 'THE DON' 

Jeff Horn's stunning upset victory over Filipino legend Manny Pacquaio has made him the first boxer to win The Don Award -- presented at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner -- as the athlete to have most inspired Australia in 2017.

While sprinter Raelene Boyle was elevated to Legend status, t
he 2017 inductees were: Lauren Burns, Olympic taekwondo gold medallist; Steve Hooker, Olympic pole vault gold medallist; Brad McGee, Olympic cycling gold medallist; Troy Sachs, dual Paralympic wheelchair basketball gold medallist; Frank Ponta (deceased), Paralympic pioneer as an athlete and coach; Tony Lockett, AFL’s greatest goalkicker; Debbie Handley Cummins, water polo great; Dr Grave Bryant, Olympic teams sports medicine. <<READ MORE>>
WHERE DO SPORTS SCIENCE GRADUATES END UP?

Australia’s first ever report on careers pursued by exercise and sports science graduates shows that 70 per cent go on to be employed within the exercise and sports science workforce.

The Exercise & Sports Science Australia Graduate Destination Report shows that the primary occupation of those in the workforce were predominantly accredited exercise physiologists (29 per cent of all graduates), personal trainers/fitness instructors (9 per cent), teaching and/or research academics (8 per cent), occupational rehabilitation consultants (5 per cent), strength and conditioning coaches (4 per cent), exercise scientists (3 per cent of all graduates) or sports scientists (3 per cent of all graduates). <<READ MORE>>

NEW ASC TEAM TAKES SHAPE

Australian Sports Commission CEO Kate Palmer said the ASC was committed to enhancing its strategic leadership of the Australian sport sector and has announced two key executive appointments.

Carolyn Brassil and Louise Eyres will start immediately as ASC general managers and will be part of a new-look ASC executive team that includes new AIS director Peter Conde
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